Rosalee Barnes McCullough and her family pay tribute to author David McCullough, who died at the age of 89.
David Gaub McCullough was an American author, storyteller, lecturer, and noted historian who was the finest in his field. McCullough has twice won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.
The veteran writer passed away on August 7, 2022 at the age of 89. His writing was captivating, his research on Adams, Truman and many other subjects was profound, and the narrator’s voice was known to millions of people thanks to his work on various documentaries.
What caused the death of author David McCullough, who passed away at the age of 89?
David McCullough, one of America’s greatest and most accomplished historians, passed away yesterday at the age of 89. He died Sunday at his home in Hingham, Massachusetts. Although the cause of death has not yet been released, it appears that David died of natural causes.
In 2001, in the year “John Adams”, the author’s biography was published, David McCullough was photographed. He eventually won his second Pulitzer Prize for it.
When David McCullough entered the Library of Congress in 1961 as a young researcher for the US Information Agency, he noticed an image depicting the deadliest flood in American history – the 1889 flood in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
According to Mr McCullogub, the tragedy had become less well known in history and had received little to no serious scholarly investigation. He decided to write a book about the Johnstown flood despite having no writing experience.
When The Johnstown Flood was published in 1968, it became an instant bestseller, reignited interest in the disaster across the country, and established its author as a historian with a particularly unique talent for bringing history to life.
Wife Rosalee Barnes McCullough and Children Memorial
David died, leaving his family heartbroken. His daughter, Dorie Lawson, confirmed his death but gave no further details.
David was married to Rosalee Barnes McCullough, whom he first met when he was 17 in Pittsburgh. They were partners until her death in June 2022.
David loved athletics, history and art – especially watercolors and portraits. When he left his job to write history and biographies while they raised their five children, he was inspired by Rosalee.
Melissa MacDonald, a second daughter, three sons named David Jr., William and Jeffrey, a brother named George, 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren will continue alongside Dorie McCullough’s legacy.
Was author David McCullough ill or did he have an illness?
It is not known if David McCullough’s death was caused by illness. In announcing the news, his daughter made no mention of any illness or condition.
David McCullough was one of the four sons of Ruth (Rankin) and Christian McCullough, who were born on July 7, 1933 in Pittsburgh. In 1955 he received an honors degree in literature.
McCullough had in the past considered studying medicine and writing plays or literature. But in the end he decided to work as a trainee for Sports Illustrated, which debuted last year.
After that, writing and editing jobs began to spring up, first at the United States Information Agency in Washington and later for the historical journal American Heritage. McCullough, who is registered as an independent, typically avoided discussing current issues in public.