Joseph Campbell’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Mar 26, 1904

Death Date

Oct 30, 1987

Age of Death

83 years

Cause of Death

Esophageal Cancer

Place of Death

Oct 30, 1987


Non-fiction Author

The non-fiction author Joseph Campbell died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A prolific author and philosopher, he examined the evolution and function of mythology in human society. His works of comparative mythology and comparative religion include The Hero with a Thousand Faces, The Masks of God, and A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake.

He was born in White Plains, New York, to an Irish Catholic family. He was married to dancer and choreographer Jean Erdman Campbell.



“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” (Joseph Campbell)


“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” (Joseph Campbell)


“When people get married because they think it’s a long-time love affair, they’ll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.” (Joseph Campbell)


“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” (Joseph Campbell)


“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” (Joseph Campbell)