The widow and literary executor of the Nobel laureate has died after a short illness
The poet's estate said she died on Friday at her London home after a short illness.
Valerie Eliot was the second wife of the US-born Nobel laureate in literature, whom she met at London publisher Faber & Faber. He was a director, she a secretary.
The couple wed in 1957. Friends said the marriage was a happy one despite the almost 40-year gap in their ages.
After TS Eliot's death in 1965, Valerie became his devoted executor, editing his poems and letters for publication and steadfastly refusing to cooperate with would-be biographers, in keeping with the poet's last wishes.
A death notice in the Daily Telegraph said her funeral would be private.