Richard Brautigan – Cause of Death, Date of Death, and More!

Richard Brautigan died at age 49, not too shabby. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding novelist Richard Brautigan's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American fiction writer and poet known for his frequent use of satire, black comedy, and parody, he is most famous for his 1967 novel, Trout Fishing in America. His other well-known works include In Watermelon Sugar (1968) and The Tokyo-Montana Express (1980).

He grew up in the Pacific Northwest and wrote for his Oregon high school’s newspaper during his teenage years. In 1955, he was diagnosed with both clinical depression and paranoid schizophrenia.

He died of a self-inflicted .44 Magnum gunshot wound to the head.

How did Richard Brautigan die?

Richard Brautigan's death was caused by suicide.

In 1984, at age 49, Richard Brautigan had moved to Bolinas, California, where he was living alone in a large, old house that he had bought with his earnings years earlier. He died of a self-inflicted . 44 Magnum gunshot wound to the head.

Information about the death of Richard Brautigan
Cause of deathSuicide
Age of death49 years
BirthdayJanuary 30, 1935
Death dateSeptember 14, 1984
Place of deathBolinas, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


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