Philip K. Dick– How Did the Novelist Die?

Philip K. Dick died at age 53, not too shabby. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding novelist Philip K. Dick's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

A renowned American novelist, short story writer, and essayist, he wrote Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?; The Man in the High Castle; A Scanner Darkly, and other classic works of science fiction. He published over forty novels and more than a hundred short stories over the course of his career.

He briefly studied at the University of California-Berkeley. After publishing his first short story in 1951, he dedicated himself to a literary career.

He won the Nebula Award five times and the Hugo Award three times.

How did Philip K. Dick die?

Philip K. Dick's death was caused by stroke.

He died in 1982 in Santa Ana, California, at the age of 53, due to complications from a stroke.

Information about the death of Philip K. Dick
Cause of deathStroke
Age of death53 years
BirthdayDecember 16, 1928
Death dateMarch 2, 1982
Place of deathSanta Ana, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


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