Obituary of Ken Kesey

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Ken Kesey

Ken Elton Kesey (born September 17, 1935 in La Junta, Colorado) was a novelist, writer, and poet who was best known for his 1962 novel, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo”s Nest” and his 1964 novel, “Sometimes a Great Nation.” Ken died on November 10, 2001 and his death was because of liver cancer following surgery. He died quite soon at age 66.

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Ken Kesey Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Kesey, Ken
    • Common Name: Ken Kesey
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: La Junta, Colorado, United States
    • Birth Date: September 17, 1935
    • Age: 66 (at death)
    • Occupations:
    • Religion: Christian
    • Net Worth: $5 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Kraft Mac & Cheese
    • Favorite Color: Burgandy (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Ken's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Ken Elton Kesey
    • Father: Frederick A. Kesey (1911-1969)
    • Mother: Geneva Kesey (née Smith)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Norma Faye Haxby (married 1956-2001, his death)
    • Son(s):
      • Zane Kesey
      • Jed Lesey (1964-1984)
    • Daughter(s):
      • Sunshine Kesey
      • Shannon Kesey

Death Notice:

  • Date: November 10 2001 at age 66
  • Place: Eugene, Oregon, United States
  • Cause of Death: Liver cancer (related complications)

Category Tags:

NovelistWriter Poet American Born on September 17th Born in 1935 Born in Colorado Died in 2001 Died at age 66 Died from Liver cancer

Ken's Notable Roles:

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Sometimes a Great Nation

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