Keith Haring’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 4, 1958

Death Date

February 16, 1990

Age of Death

31 years

Cause of Death



Pop Artist

The pop artist Keith Haring died at the age of 31. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Internationally acclaimed pop and graffiti artist best known for his “Tuttomondo” mural and his “Boxer” sculpture. He toyed with such concepts as birth, death, war, and sexuality in his work and often invoked political imagery.

His father, Allen Haring, worked as a cartoonist. His life was commemorated by Madonna during her first New York performance of the Blond Ambition World Tour.



“I don’t think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.” (Keith Haring)


“Red is one of the strongest colors, it’s blood, it has a power with the eye. That’s why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well… In fact I use red in all of my paintings.” (Keith Haring)


“Everybody draws when they are little.” (Keith Haring)


“Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.” (Keith Haring)


“Art is nothing if you don’t reach every segment of the people.” (Keith Haring)