Dr. Seuss’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Mar 2, 1904

Death Date

September 24, 1991

Age of Death

87 years

Cause of Death

Oral Cancer


Children's Author

The children’s author Dr. Seuss died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American author and cartoonist who wrote 46 immortal children’s books under the pen name of Dr. Seuss. His most notable works include The Cat in the Hat (1957), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957), and Green Eggs and Ham (1960). 

He left Lincoln College, Oxford before receiving his PhD in English literature, having met his future wife and fellow children’s author, Helen Palmer, who convinced him to pursue a career in illustration. During his marriage, he had an affair with Audrey Stone Dimond, who became his second wife following Helen Palmer Geisel’s 1967 suicide. 



“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” (Dr. Seuss)


“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” (Dr. Seuss)


“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” (Dr. Seuss)


“Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.” (Dr. Seuss)


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” (Dr. Seuss)