Ian Fleming Dies

By the beginning of 1964 Fleming’s health had deteriorated to a point of no return.  At Easter he played a round of golf in the rain, drove home in wet clothes and developed pleurisy.  He spent a long time in hospital recovering and in July his mother Evelyn passed away, adding to his melancholic outlook. In August he was in Kent where he was due to be elected captain of the Royal St. George’s golf club, when after dinner on 11th August he suffered a heart attack.  The following morning, on his son Caspar’s twelfth birthday, he died at the age of 56.

Ian Fleming at his typewriter at Goldeneye

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