James Baldwin (1924-1987)

Death: 30th November 1987
Location: Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA. Plot: Hillcrest A, Grave 1203
Cause of death: Cancer – stomach
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American novelist and short story writer whose work often deals with sexual and racial issues in the US during the middle of the 20th century. From 1948 he spent a great deal of time living in Europe. When he returned to the US he became an active participant in the Civil Rights Movement.