Roald Dahl, the famous British author, died on 23rd November 1990. He was aged 74.
He died of myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of blood disease.
He died in Oxford in Oxfordshire (England) and he was buried in Great Missenden in the cemetery of St Peter and St Paul’s Church.
Apparently, he was buried with some of his favourite things – some red wine, his HB pencils (the type he used when writing his books), some chocolate, his snooker cues and a saw.
Following his death, the Roald Dahl Museum (in Great Missenden) was opened in 1995, and Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery was opened in 1996.
Roald Dahl Day is celebrated annually on 13th September (Roald Dahl’s birthday).
Dahl was survived by Felicity Ann Crossland (his second wife), and three children from his first marriage to Patricia Neal – Theo, Tessa and Ophelia. Tessa (a children’s writer) is the mother of Sophie Dahl, the famous model, cook and children’s author.