Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

March 24, 1919

Death Date

Feb 22, 2021

Age of Death

101 years

Cause of Death

Lung Disease

Profession

Poet

The poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti died at the age of 101. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Beat poet and author known for A Coney Island of the Mind, Starting from San Francisco, and other works. His numerous literary honors include the Janus Pannonius International Poetry Prize and the National Book Foundation’s Literarian Award.

He married Selden Kirby-Smith in 1951 and subsequently had two children.

How did Lawrence Ferlinghetti die?

He was 101. Ferlinghetti died at his San Francisco home Monday, his son Lorenzo Ferlinghetti told The Associated Press Tuesday. The cause was lung disease. His father died “in his own room,” holding the hands of his son and his son’s girlfriend, “as he took his last breath, his son said.

Quotes

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Well, I didn’t know how to draw very well back then, in the ’40s and ’50s.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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No, I didn’t become disenchanted. I just couldn’t paint like them.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn’t have any money for lawyers.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that they’d been kept in the dark by the United States government as to what atomic bombs can do.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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I think if there’s a great depression there might be some hope.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti