Thor Heyerdahl’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Oct 6, 1914

Death Date

April 18, 2002

Age of Death

87 years

Cause of Death

Brain Tumours



The explorer Thor Heyerdahl died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Leader of the famous Norwegian Kon-Tiki and Ra scientific expeditions that set out to prove ancient civilizations could reach each other across the ocean.

His third wife, Jacqueline Beer, was a movie actress and won Miss France in 1954.



“For every minute, the future is becoming the past.” (Thor Heyerdahl)


“In my experience, it is rarer to find a really happy person in a circle of millionaires than among vagabonds.” (Thor Heyerdahl)


“In fighting nature, man can win every battle except the last. If he should win that too, he will perish, like an embryo cutting its own umbilical cord.” (Thor Heyerdahl)


“One learns more from listening than speaking. And both the wind and the people who continue to live close to nature still have much to tell us which we cannot hear within university walls.” (Thor Heyerdahl)


“We must wake up to the insane reality of our time. We are all irresponsible, unless we demand from the responsible decision makers that modern armaments must no longer be made available to people whose former battle axes and swords our ancestors condemned.” (Thor Heyerdahl)