Robert Shea’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

February 14, 1933

Death Date

Mar 10, 1994

Age of Death

61 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States



The novelist Robert Shea died at the age of 61. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American novelist and journalist, he co-authored the Illuminatus! fantasy trilogy with Robert Anton Wilson. Shea’s other works include Shike; All Things are Lights; The Saracen; and From No Man’s Land to Plaza del Lago.

Before beginning his fiction writing career, he wrote for Playboy magazine.

His final novel, Children of Earthmaker, remained unfinished at the time of his death.

He was married twice: first, to Yvonne Bremseth Shea, and later to writer Patricia Monaghan.

He and Cherith Baldry both wrote fantasy novels.



But instead I usually say that, though it may surprise them, I too believe in the necessity of organization.

Robert Shea

Indeed, one of the most successful and influential religious organizations in history, the Society of Jesus, was consciously modeled along military lines by its founder, Ignatius Loyola.

Robert Shea

Indeed, if our ancestors of millions of years ago hadn’t learned how to care for one another and hunt in packs, they’d all have ended up being eaten by leopards.

Robert Shea

Just as predatory animals follow a similar general design and behave in similar ways, so organizations, especially those in competition with one another, must follow certain design principles if they are to succeed and prevail.

Robert Shea

This whole phenomenon of the diversion of organizations from their purposes and ideals does not seem very serious when the scum rise to the top in the bridge club or the offices of a small magazine publisher.

Robert Shea