Allen Ginsberg’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 3, 1926

Death Date

April 5, 1997

Age of Death

70 years

Cause of Death




The poet Allen Ginsberg died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Famous beatnik poet and National Book Award recipient who is best known for Howl, a controversial 1956 poetic work. His other notable works include Reality Sandwiches, Iron Horse, and White Shroud Poems.

He began a long-term relationship with Peter Orlovsky in 1954.



“The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.” (Allen Ginsberg)


“Poets are Damned… but See with the Eyes of Angels.” (Allen Ginsberg)


“The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.” (Allen Ginsberg)


“You see those guys wearing baggy pants, descendants of the parachute pants, wearing an odd, weird Frankenstein haircut. It all comes out of Peter Lorre.” (Allen Ginsberg)


“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.” (Allen Ginsberg)