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Susan Taylor Hastings

Facts of Susan Taylor Hastings

Full NameSusan Taylor Hastings
First NameSusan
Middle NameTaylor
Last NameHastings
ProfessionCelebrity Wife
Birth CitySausalito, California
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseShel Silverstein
No Of Children1
Married Date1969

Susan Taylor Hastings is the celebrity wife of an American writer, poet, cartoonist, songwriter, and playwright Shel Silverstein

She is no more among us.

Sheldon, also known as Shel, was one of the greatest writers and also has been very successful in the music world. 

He has also made famous cartoons and shows during his time. 

His books were translated into more than 30 different languages. 

He has sold more than 20 million copies of his books and was one of the greatest sales in history. 

Susan Taylor Hastings husband Shel Silverstein back in his days.
Susan Taylor Hastings husband Shel Silverstein back in his days. Source: YouTube


Susan was married to Shel. They were together from 1969 and lived in Chicago. 

Susan and Shel first met in the playboy mansion and felt a connection. They started dating after that and were close.

They had a daughter named Shoshanna Jordan Hastings together. They were together till Susan died on June 29, 1975.   

Susan's death:

Susan died on June 29, 1975. She died just the day before her daughter Shoshanna's fifth birthday. 

Shel became the single parent to their daughter and was very sad because of her death.


Shoshanna lived with her father, Shel but suffered from a cerebral aneurysm and died at 11, leaving Shel alone. 

Shel dedicated a book to his daughter named 'A Light in the Attic.' 

Shel was so devastated for losing his family that he never got married again.

After losing family:

After losing his wife and daughter, he met Sarah Spencer, and they started dating. 

Sarah used to drive a trackless tourist train. They also share a son named Matthew

However, they never got married as Shel was devoted to his wife and daughter.

Song inspired by Sarah:

Shel wrote the song "The Great Conch Train Robbery," inspired by Sarah and her profession. 

He dedicated the song to Sarah as well.

Shel's regret:

Shel has mentioned how he regretted going to college as he could have seen the world during those years he spent in college. 

He majored in arts from the Chicago Academy of fine arts and joined English Roosevelt University for his three years of college studies. 

He then drafted into the army. 

Sheldon's work rules:

Shel strictly believed that all the written works need to be read on paper. 

He also liked to choose the right paper for a particular work. 

Shel was very strict when it came to the publication of his book as he used to check the right type, size, shape, color, and quality of the paper by himself. 

He also used to see and verify the fonts and word sizes. 

He cared about the looks of the book and checked everything from the front to the back of the book. 

He also used to see the binding work of the books. 

Shel didn't want his books and his work ever to diminish, so he never kept a paperback edition of his work.

A book written by Susan Taylor Hastings husband Shel Silverstein.
A book written by Susan Taylor Hastings husband Shel Silverstein. Source: Instagram

Net worth:

The net worth Susan is not known, and the work she did is also not known.

The net worth of Shel was $20 million when he died. 

His main source of income was from his writing profession and music as well. 

He has also made cartoons and is also a playwriter.

$20 millionWriter, music, playwriter, cartoonist, songwriter.


  1. Her husband, Shel, was 68 years old when he died on May 10, 1999. He died because of a heart attack in Florida.

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Updated On Fri Apr 16 2021 Published On Fri Apr 02 2021 By shaumya

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