John Kennedy Toole Death Cause and Date

John Kennedy's Death

Born (Birthday) Dec 17, 1937

Death Date March 26, 1969

Age of Death 31 years

Cause of Death Suicide

Profession Novelist

The novelist John Kennedy died at the age of 31. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

The author of the picaresque novel, A Confederacy of Dunces (published in 1980), he committed suicide in 1969 and was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His other novel, The Neon Bible, was also published after his death.

He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to John Dewey Toole, Jr. (a car salesman) and Thelma Ducoing Toole (a teacher). His mother published his two novels– Confederacy of Dunces and The Neon Bible– several years after his suicide.