George Washington Carver died of complications after a fall in his home on Jan. 5, 1943, according to A&E's Biography. The scientist was 78 years old at the time of his death.
In the later years of his life, George Washington Carver lived on the grounds of the Tuskegee Institute. His health had been failing for some time, but a tumble down the stairs at his home left him injured and bedridden for more than a week, where his condition worsened due to anemia and other complications from the fall. He is buried on the grounds of the Institute alongside the grave of Booker T. Washington.