When Roald Dahl was 74, he died with a rare blood disease called myelodysplastic syndrome on November 23, 1990 in Oxford. After his death, he was buried in the cemetery at St. Peter and St. Paul's Church in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England.
Smart, gifted, imaginative, brave
Husband of Patricia Neal, dad of four children
Who loved humor and reading
Who hated his family members dying, loved to make jokes, and loved to write
Who feared he will die in war, feared his writing career is going to end, and feared that his country is going to be taken over
Who changed children literature and reading popularity
Who wanted his family to be safe and away from war and wanted to be an author
Born in Llandaff, Cardiff, United Kingdom and lived in Dar es Salaam and Llandaff
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