Terry Southern – Cause of Death, Date of Death, and More!

Terry Southern died at age 71, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding novelist Terry Southern's death.

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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?

Terry Southern's death was caused by respiratory insufficiency.

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


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"You can't do the end of the world in a conventionally dramatic way or Boy Meets Girl way."

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"Grossing Out dealt with the western nations selling arms to the Third World and exploiting these countries."

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"I met The Beatles and Stones at the same time, because Michael Cooper was doing several of their album covers."

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

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