Ken Kesey’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 17, 1935

Death Date

November 10, 2001

Age of Death

66 years

Cause of Death

Liver Tumor



The novelist Ken Kesey died at the age of 66. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American counterculture author best known for his novels One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion, and Demon Box. He was a key member of the psychedelic literary collective known as the Merry Pranksters.

He was born in Colorado to Frederick and Geneva Kesey, and he moved with his family to Oregon when he was eleven years old. He married Norma Faye Haxby in 1956. He had two sons, Jed and Zane, and two daughters, Shannon and Sunshine.



“I’d rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.” (Ken Kesey)


“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” (Ken Kesey)


“It’s time to move on to the next step in the psychedelic revolution. We’ve reached a certain point, but we’re not moving any more.” (Ken Kesey)


“You can’t really be strong until you see a funny side to things.” (Ken Kesey)


“Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.” (Ken Kesey)