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    • Orwell died of tuberculosis in 1950, at the age of forty-six. Three days before, he ended his last will - "...lastly, I direct that my body shall be buried (not cremated) according to the rites of the Church of England in the nearest convenient cemetery, and that there shall be placed over my grave a plain brown stone bearing the inscription, 'Here lies Eric Arthur Blair, born June 25th 1903, died...'" He was buried at Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire.