Dahl and his sister were raised in the Lutheran faith and were baptized at the Norwegian Church, Cardiff, where their parents worshiped. Roald Dahl’s sister died at the early age of 3 because of appendix and weeks later his father died of phenomena at the age of 57. Dahl’s mother decided to remain in Wales because his father wished to have their children educated in British School. Dahl received his earliest education at Llandaff Cathedral School. Roald Dahl later transferred to Repton, a private school with a reputation for academic excellence. While in Washington, DC., Dahl met with author C.S. Forrester, who encouraged him to start writing.
Novelist Dahl married film actress Patricia Neal, who won an Academy Award for her role in Hud. The marriage lasted for 30 years, and the couple gave birth to five children one of whom sadly died. Dahl told his children nightly bedtime stories that inspired his future career as a children’s writer. The couple eventually divorced and soon after, Dahl married Felicity Ann Crosland.
Over his decades-long writing career, Dahl Composed 19 children’s books and nine short story collections. He also wrote several television and movie script. After suffering from an unspecified infection, Roald Dahl got admitted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England. He died at the age of 74.