"But, by early afternoon, he had begun to worry about his health."

F. Scott Fitzgerald was a notorious hypochondriac. As Kelly Boler points out in an article for Pine Magazine, he was also prone to a certain degree of self-diagnosis: 'In 1936, he convinced himself he had tuberculosis, and self-prescribed a nice, quiet recuperation in the mountains at the glamorous Grove Park Inn, which advertised itself as “the finest resort hotel in the world.”' ('F. Scott Fitzgerald in Asheville: The Crack Up', 21 August 2006).

He was certainly left in poor health following years of alcohol abuse. He died on 21 December 1940 after suffering two heart attacks.

Grave of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
Public DomainGrave of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald - Credit: JayHenry