John Hersey

John Hersey's Death

Born (Birthday) June 17, 1914

Death Date March 24, 1993

Age of Death 78 years

Cause of Death Cancer

Place of Death Key West, Florida, United States

Profession Journalist

The journalist John Hersey died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American writer and journalist known as one of the first practitioners of New Journalism.

He wrote articles for Time and Life magazine during World War II.

He wrote a 31,000-word article titled Hiroshima documenting the use of the atomic bomb on Japan.

Personal Life

He married Clare Boothe Luce.

He was good friends with writer Ralph Ellison.

How did John Hersey die?

John Hersey, the novelist and journalist whose “A Bell for Adano” won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1945 and whose nonfiction work “Hiroshima” awakened Americans to the horrors of atomic warfare, died yesterday at his home in Key West, Fla. He was 78. The cause of death was cancer, said his family.