Author of the famous children's books Winnie the Pooh, about a stuffed bear and all his friends' adventures in Sherwood Forest.
He attended Trinity College, Cambridge on a math scholarship and wrote for Granta, a student magazine.
He was a playwright whose creation of a cartoon bear with a love for honey made him famous. The protagonist, Christopher Robin, is named after his son.
His parents were named Sarah Marie Heginbotham and Vince Milne.
He is renowned for his Winnie-the-Pooh book series, commonly voiced by Sterling Holloway in the many admired film editions.