How Did Terry Southern Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Terry Southern Died

The novelist Terry Southern passed away at age 71, respectable.

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Novelist and screenwriter whose comedic fiction works include The Magic Christian (1959) and Candy (1958). He also contributed to the screenplays for Dr. Strangelove (1964), The Cincinnati Kid (1966), and The Loved One (1965).

He attended Southern Methodist University, but left college to serve as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He later graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in philosophy.

He received an O. Henry Award for his 1962 short story, “The Road Out of Axotle.”

How did Terry Southern die?

Respiratory Insufficiency caused Terry Southern's death in 1995.

He was 71 and lived in East Canaan, Conn. The cause was respiratory failure, said his son, Nile. Mr. Southern collapsed on Wednesday while on his way to teach a class on screenwriting at Columbia University.

Information about the death of Terry Southern
Cause of deathRespiratory Insufficiency
Age of death71 years
BirthdayMay 1, 1924
Death dateOctober 29, 1995
Place of deathManhattan, New York, United States
Place of burialN/A


"Sometimes we would be staked out in the middle of the river, several barges tied together. So we could party."

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"After Strangelove I also started work on an adaptation of The Collector."

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"For a director and a producer to be named on the writing credits is practically unheard of."

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"In the case of The Loved One, I was hired to collaborate on an updated version of the book."

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"The Loved One has been the most underrated film I've worked on."

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