Octavio Paz’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Mar 31, 1914

Death Date

April 19, 1998

Age of Death

84 years

Cause of Death

Spinal Cancer



The poet Octavio Paz died at the age of 84. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A surrealist and existentialist poet and writer, he was the recipient of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature. His best-known works include poetry volumes such as La Estacion Violenta (1956) and Piedra de Sol (1957), as well as the long essay, The Labyrinth of Solitude.

He was the son of Octavio Solorzano and Josefina Lozano. He was, at one point, the lover of Italian artist Bona Tibertelli. He was married to Elena Garro from 1937 to 1959 and Marie-Jose Tramini from 1965 to 1998. He had a daughter named Helena.



“Deserve your dream.” (Octavio Paz)


“Even though the society that Marx foresaw is far from being an historical reality, Marxism has penetrated so deeply in history that we are all Marxists, one way or another, even unknowingly.” (Octavio Paz)


“When hypocrisy is a character trait, it also affects one’s thinking, because it consists in the negation of all the aspects of reality that one finds disagreeable, irrational or repugnant.” (Octavio Paz)


“One of the most notable traits of the Mexican’s character is his willingness to contemplate horror: he is even familiar and complacent in his dealings with it.” (Octavio Paz)


“The idea of modernity is beginning to lose its vitality. It is losing it because modernity is no longer a critical attitude but an accepted, codified convention.” (Octavio Paz)