July 7th 1930: Arthur Conan Doyle dies
On this day in 1930, the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle died aged 71. He is best known for his beloved stories about the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. The character of Holmes was first introduced in Doyle’s 1887 novel ‘A Study in Scarlet’. Holmes featured in 56 of Doyle’s short stories and four of his novels. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died from a heart attack in July 1930.
"You are wonderful"
- Doyle’s last words, said to his wife