Sholem Aleichem (שלום־עליכם‎) (1859-1916)

Death: 13th May 1916
Location: Mount Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens County, New York, United States
Cause of death: Tuberculosis and Diabetes
Photo taken by: Arthur25
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Yiddish author and playwright. The musical Fiddler on the Roof, based on his stories about Tevye the Dairyman (1894), was the first commercially successful English-language stage production about Jewish life in Eastern Europe.
Sholem Aleichem had a mortal fear of the number 13. His manuscripts never have a page 13; he numbered the thirteenth pages of his manuscripts as 12a.