Langston Hughes’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 1, 1902

Death Date

May 22, 1967

Age of Death

65 years

Cause of Death

Prostate Cancer

Place of Death

May 22, 1967



The poet Langston Hughes died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

African-American poet, author, activist, and Harlem Renaissance leader whose best-known works include The Weary Blues, Montage of a Dream Deferred, Not Without Laughter, and Black Nativity. He published his masterpiece poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” in 1921.

He was born in Missouri to Carrie Mercer Langston and James Nathaniel Hughes, both of whom traced their heritage back to both slaves and slave owners.



“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” (Langston Hughes)


“Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.” (Langston Hughes)


“My soul has grown deep like the rivers.” (Langston Hughes)


“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.” (Langston Hughes)


“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.” (Langston Hughes)