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An American author, spoken-word poet and musician, he is best known for his autobiographical work, The Basketball Diaries. He published a second memoir, Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries 1971-1973, in 1987.
He was born into a working-class, Irish-American family. In 1963, he earned a scholarship to the prestigious Trinity School in New York City.
How did Jim Carroll die?
Jim Carroll's death was caused by Heart Attack.
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Age of death||60 years|
|Birthday||August 1, 1949|
|Death date||September 11, 2009|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Artists have nothing to do with the deranged, vaguely connected actions of a few celebrated nutcases.Jim Carroll
I was this Catholic kid, and I never really lost that. I loved the rituals of Catholicism. The mass is a magic ritual; it’s a transubstantiation, and the stations of the cross – I mean, a crown of thorns? Getting whipped? It’s punk rock.Jim Carroll
Rock and roll kind of screwed up my voice poetically. I found myself having this ‘Beat’ voice in my poems. It was like this self-fulfilled prophecy because everybody was calling me this rock poet, this Beat poet.Jim Carroll
It’s easy to get by on a facade of fancy style, but sooner or later, people are going to see through it. I’m trying to be as honest as possible.Jim Carroll
When I came back to New York, it was such a joke because I was always referred to as the pure young poet who wasn’t in it for what he could get out of it. And all of a sudden, the pure young poet comes back… and I’m hanging out with the Rolling Stones.Jim Carroll