Gregory Corso– How Did the Poet Die?

Gregory Corso died at age 70, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding poet Gregory Corso's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Beat generation poet whose works include The Happy Birthday of Death and Long Live Man. He was the youngest of the beatnik poets and the second (after Jack Kerouac) to have his literary work published.

He was arrested as a teenager for breaking into a dress shop in order to steal formal clothes for a date. He published his first poetry collection, The Vestal Lady on Brattle, in 1955.

He was featured in a documentary film called Corso: The Last Beat.

How did Gregory Corso die?

Gregory Corso's death was caused by prostate cancer.

Gregory Corso, 70, one of the circle of Beat poets that included Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, died of prostate cancer Jan. 17 at a hospital in Robinsdale, Minn.

Information about the death of Gregory Corso
Cause of deathProstate Cancer
Age of death70 years
BirthdayMarch 26, 1930
Death dateJanuary 17, 2001
Place of deathRobbinsdale, Minnesota, United States
Place of burialN/A


"My father went into the armed service and I never saw my mother - I don't know what happened to her."

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"I moved up over Lower East Side and I was adopted by eight foster parents; I lived all over New York City with these parents, man, till I was about ten years old."

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"The judge said I was a menace to society because I had put crime on a scientific basis."

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"The lucky thing was that I was Italian; when the other Italians saw me fight back, they came to my defence."

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"My father took me back home, back to Greenwich Village, and he thought by taking me out of the orphanage he'd be out of the World War too. But no way - they got him anyway. He went in the Navy and then I lived on the streets."

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