Robert Stone’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

August 21, 1937

Death Date

January 10, 2015

Age of Death

77 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Key West, Florida, United States



The novelist Robert Stone died at the age of 77. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A National Book Award-winning American novelist, he is best known for works such as Dog Soldiers (about a heroin deal gone bad) and Children of Light. His third work, A Flag for Sunrise, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in the early 1980s.

He dropped out of high school and spent four years in the Navy. Later, he studied at both New York University and Stanford University.

He received Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships.



"It's easy to create a country, all you have to do is to think of a name for it."

Robert Stone

"It's creepy, knowing someone might be watching me. Why do they need that?"

Robert Stone

"Life is a means of extracting fiction."

Robert Stone

"I think everybody must be aware that this society is a whole lot shakier now than it was before the war. I was trying to examine, in 'Dog Soldiers,' the process of that blow falling on America."

Robert Stone

"At the time, acid made me consider questions of reality, the difference, as someone said, between words and silence. It also brought back a lot of latent religious feelings in me that I had turned my back on."

Robert Stone