How Philip K. Dick Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Philip K. Dick reached the not so modest age of 53 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous novelist.

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
ProfessionNovelist
BirthdayDecember 16, 1928
Death dateMarch 2, 1982
Place of deathSanta Ana, California, United States
Place of burialN/A

Quotes

"Reality, by itself, becomes a story by Philip K. Dick."

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"I am a fictionalizing philosopher, not a novelist."

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"I used to dig in the garden, and there isn't anything fantastic or ultradimensional about crab grass... unless you are a SF writer, in which case, pretty soon you're viewing crabgrass with suspicion. What are its real motives? And who sent it in the first place? The question I always found myself asking was, 'What is it, really?'"

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"I saw a segment of Douglas Trumbull's special effects for 'Blade Runner' on the KNBC-TV news. I recognized it immediately. It was my own interior world. They caught it perfectly."

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"The ultimate problem confronting me all my life has been the senseless injury to and neglect of my sister."

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