Edward Abbey’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

January 29, 1927

Death Date

March 14, 1989

Age of Death

62 years

Cause of Death

esophageal hemorrhage

Place of Death

Tucson, Arizona, United States



The activist Edward Abbey died at the age of 62. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Environmentalist writer and activist who published books and papers on the environment of the West.

He formed his environmentalist views while studying philosophy at the University of New Mexico, taking time in between his studies to explore the land.

His best known work Desert Solitaire explored the consequences of human intrusion into the desert landscape of southeastern Utah.

He was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania and his father was a farmer and a logger.

Rachel Carson was another prominent American environmentalist.

How did Edward Abbey die?

On March 14th, 1989, Abbey passed away due to what was determined to be an esophageal hemorrhage. He was 62 years old. He died in his own home, Fort Llatikcuf (named by Abbey) and was survived by his last wife, five children and his father.



One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain’t nothin’ can beat teamwork.

Edward Abbey

Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.

Edward Abbey

You can’t study the darkness by flooding it with light.

Edward Abbey

Grown men do not need leaders.

Edward Abbey

Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube; there are some things one would rather have done than do.

Edward Abbey