Arthur Koestler


Is Arthur Koestler Dead or Still Alive? Arthur Koestler Birthday and Date of Death

Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler Death

Arthur passed away on March 3, 1983 at the age of 77. Arthur's cause of death was suicide-drug overdose.

Arthur Koestler death quick facts:
  • When did Arthur Koestler die?

    March 3, 1983
  • How did Arthur Koestler die? What was the cause of death?

    Suicide-drug overdose
  • How old was Arthur Koestler when died?


Arthur Koestler Birthday and Date of Death

Arthur Koestler was born on September 5, 1905 and died on March 3, 1983. Arthur was 77 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: September 5, 1905
Date of Death: March 3, 1983
Age at Death: 77

Arthur Koestler - Biography

Arthur Koestler, (/ˈkɛstlər, ˈkɛslər/; Hungarian: Kösztler Artúr; 5 September 1905 – 1 March 1983) was a Hungarian-British author and journalist. Koestler was born in Budapest and, apart from his early school years, was educated in Austria. In 1931 Koestler joined the Communist Party of Germany until, disillusioned by Stalinism, he resigned in 1938. In 1940 he published his novel Darkness at Noon, an anti-totalitarian work that gained him international fame. Over the next 43 years, from his residence in Britain, Koestler espoused many political causes, and wrote novels, memoirs, biographies and numerous essays. In 1968 he was awarded the Sonning Prize "for [his] outstanding contribution to European culture" and in 1972 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). In 1976 he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and in 1979 with terminal leukaemia. In 1983 he and his wife killed themselves at their home in London.