Gary Paulsen’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 17, 1939

Death Date

October 13, 2021

Age of Death

82 years

Cause of Death

Cardiac Arrest

Profession

Young Adult Author

The young adult author Gary Paulsen died at the age of 82. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Author of over 400 wilderness-themed short stories, books, plays, and magazine articles intended for teens and young adults. His best known works include Hatchet, Dogsong, Woodsong, The Voyage of the Frog, and Masters of Disaster.

Paulsen’s father was an Army officer on General Patton’s staff during World War II, and he was raised primarily by his mother, grandmother, and aunts. He married Ruth Wright Paulsen and fathered three children: Lance, Lynn, and James.

How did Gary Paulsen die?

Paulsen died from cardiac arrest at his home in Tularosa on October 13, 2021, 11:30 am, at age 82.

Quotes

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Look at Inuit clothing. Their stuff still works better than Cabela’s. I’ve made my own parkas, mukluks, footgear, and it is good to 60 degrees below zero. All I did was copy the patterns that came down from the Inuits.

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I’m a teller of stories. I put bloody skins on my back and dance around the fire, and I say what the hunt was like. It’s not erudite; it’s not intellectual. I sail, run dogs, ride horses, play professional poker, and tell stories about the stuff I’ve been through. And I’m still a romantic; I still want Bambi to make it out of the fire.

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Humans are the big thing that cause damage in life – in war or whatever – and if I can get away from that and into a wilderness situation, I’m OK. You can more or less live on your own merit.

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Yes, I’ve been in an igloo. They’re surprisingly cozy and warm – small, though, you can’t really stand up in some.

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I think that what computers have done is just disastrous to the language.

Gary Paulsen