Robert Bly’s Death – Age, Place, Cause, and More!

Robert Bly died at age 94, astounding. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding poet Robert Bly's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Poet and author associated with the Mythopoetic Men’s Movement and known for Iron John: A Book About Men. His 1967 poetry collection, The Light Around the Body, received the National Book Award in 1968.

He attended Harvard University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

His poetry collections include My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy, Surprised by Evening, and Loving a Woman in Two Worlds.

How did Robert Bly die?

Robert Bly's death was caused by dementia.

In 2012, his daughter Mary told Minnesota Public Radio that Bly had Alzheimer’s disease. Bly died at his home in Minneapolis on November 21, 2021, at the age of 94.

Information about the death of Robert Bly
Cause of deathDementia
Age of death94 years
BirthdayDecember 23, 1926
Death dateNovember 21, 2021
Place of deathMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Place of burialN/A


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