How Sholem Aleichem Died: Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

Sholem Aleichem reached the not so modest age of 57 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous novelist.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Jewish writer whose stories about Tevye the Dairyman inspired the musical, Fiddler on the Roof. His actual name was Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich; he was known throughout his career by his pen name of Sholem Aleichem.

He wrote a Jewish-themed variation on Robinson Crusoe when he was fifteen years old. In 1905, he moved to New York City, his family facing the threat of pogroms in Russia.

His literary work inspired the Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof, which was the first commercially successful English-language stage production about Jewish life.

How did Sholem Aleichem die?

Sholem Aleichem's death was caused by Diabetes.

Information about the death of Sholem Aleichem
Cause of deathDiabetes
Age of death57 years
ProfessionNovelist
BirthdayFebruary 18, 1859
Death dateMay 13, 1916
Place of deathNew York, New York, United States
Place of burialN/A