Philip Roth (Novelist) Death – Age of Death and Cause of Death

Philip Roth Death

The novelist Philip Roth passed away at age 85, impressive.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author known for works such as Goodbye, Columbus, Portnoy’s Complaint, American Pastoral, and The Human Stain. In 2001, he became the first ever recipient of the Franz Kafka Prize.

He graduated from Bucknell University and subsequently earned a Master’s degree in English literature from the University of Chicago. He published his debut novella, Goodbye, Columbus, in 1959.

His 1997 novel American Pastoral won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

How did Philip Roth die?

Congestive Heart Failure caused Philip Roth's death in 2018.

Roth died at a Manhattan hospital of heart failure on May 22, 2018, at the age of 85.

Information about the death of Philip Roth
Cause of deathCongestive Heart Failure
Age of death85 years
BirthdayMarch 19, 1933
Death dateMay 22, 2018
Place of deathManhattan, New York, United States
Place of burialN/A


"Life is just a short period of time in which you are alive."

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"To read a novel requires a certain amount of concentration, focus, devotion to the reading. If you read a novel in more than two weeks, you don't read the novel, really."

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"I said the screen will kill the reader, and it has: the movie screen in the beginning, the television screen, and now the coup de grace, the computer screen."

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"Writing is frustration - it's daily frustration, not to mention humiliation. It's just like baseball: you fail two-thirds of the time."

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"I don't know any writer for whom it comes easily. Maybe John Updike - a story would just seem to come to him whole, you know, out of a personal experience. But the rest of us, I think, are not so lucky, and I had to work hard, yeah."

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