Augusto Roa Bastos’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 13, 1917

Death Date

Apr 26, 2005

Age of Death

87 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Apr 26, 2005



The novelist Augusto Roa Bastos died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Paraguayan novelist who is best known for helping to establish the dictator novel genre. His most famous works include Yo el Supremo and Hijo de hombre.

He was born and raised in Asuncion, Paraguay. Born into a peasant family, he grew up speaking both Guarani and Spanish.

Roa Bastos died on April 26, 2005 in Asunción from a heart attack. He was survived by his three children, his third wife, Iris Giménez, and a reputation as one of Latin American’s finest writers.



What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what’s behind them.


The things that have come into being change continually. The man with a good memory remembers nothing because he forgets nothing.


Anyone who attempts to relate his life loses himself in the immediate. One can only speak of another.


In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates the deficiencies of the remainder. In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence, there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference.