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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.
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Age of death||49 years|
|Birthday||January 30, 1935|
|Death date||September 14, 1984|
|Place of death||Bolinas, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds."Richard Brautigan
"I don't want my daughter to be educated. I think women should just be decorative."Richard Brautigan
"I'm in a constant process of thinking about things."Richard Brautigan
"It's strange how the simple things in life go on while we become more difficult."Richard Brautigan
"Probably the closest things to perfection are the huge absolutely empty holes that astronomers have recently discovered in space. If there's nothing there, how can anything go wrong?"Richard Brautigan