Helen Keller’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 27, 1880

Death Date

Jun 1, 1968

Age of Death

87 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes

Place of Death

Jun 1, 1968



The activist Helen Keller died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Famous American woman who, though deaf and blind, became a women’s suffragist and leftist political activist. She published twelve books and a number of articles over the course of her life.

She was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama to Kate Adams and newspaper editor and Confederate Army Captain, Arthur H. Keller. Helen Keller’s paternal grandmother was the second cousin of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.



“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” (Helen Keller)


“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” (Helen Keller)


“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” (Helen Keller)


“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” (Helen Keller)


“Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.” (Helen Keller)