Carlos Castaneda’s Death – Cause and Date

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Born (Birthday) December 25, 1925

Death Date April 27, 1998

Age of Death 72 years

Cause of Death Liver Cancer

Profession Novelist

The novelist Carlos Castaneda died at the age of 72. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A Peruvian-born mystic, shaman, and author, he is best known for his work, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge. The book details his apprenticeship to a Yaqui Indian Sorcerer. His other works include The Eagle’s Gift, The Art of Dreaming, and The Active Side of Infinity.

He married Regina Thal (Florinda Donner-Grau) in Las Vegas in September of 1993. His other female companions and followers included Maryann Simko (Taisha Abelar) and Kathleen Pohlman (Carol Tiggs).

On April 27, 1998, he died of liver cancer at his home in Los Angeles, said Deborah Drooz, an entertainment lawyer, friend of Mr. Castaneda, and executor of his estate. She said he had suffered from the illness for at least ten months. After his death, his body was cremated, and the remains were sent to Mexico, she added.



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