Philip Larkin – Cause of Death, Age of Death, and Other Facts!

Philip Larkin died at age 63, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding poet Philip Larkin's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

A British poet and novelist, he is best known for such poetry collections as The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings, and High Windows. His works of fiction include A Girl in Winter and Jill.

He was educated at Oxford and, upon graduation, began a thirty-year career as a librarian.

He declined a 1984 offer to become English Poet Laureate because he did not believe that he was producing poetic work of any significance.

How did Philip Larkin die?

Information about the death of Philip Larkin
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death63 years
BirthdayAugust 9, 1922
Death dateDecember 2, 1985
Place of deathKingston upon Hull, United Kingdom
Place of burialN/A


"They say eyes clear with age."

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"I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any-after all, most people are unhappy, don't you think?"

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"I wouldn't mind seeing China if I could come back the same day."

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"Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth."

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"Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself."

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