Alfred Kinsey’s Death – What Happened?

Alfred Kinsey Died

The psychologist Alfred Kinsey passed away at age 62, respectable.

Biography - A Short Wiki

World-renowned sex researcher who founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University in 1947 and compiled statistical research on his subjects’ intimate behavior. His books, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, are considered precursors to the sexual revolution that occurred over a decade later.

He suffered from curvature of the spine, a condition that saved him from being drafted during World War I.

He developed the revolutionary Kinsey Scale, which measures an individual’s sexual orientation on a range from 0 to 6, where 0 is exclusively heterosexual and 6 is exclusively homosexual. He is the subject of the 2004 film Kinsey, where he is played by Liam Neeson.

How did Alfred Kinsey die?

Pneumonia caused Alfred Kinsey's death in 1956.

Kinsey died on August 25, 1956, at the age of 62. The cause of his death was reported to be a heart ailment and pneumonia.

Information about the death of Alfred Kinsey
Cause of deathPneumonia
Age of death62 years
BirthdayJune 23, 1894
Death dateAugust 25, 1956
Place of deathBloomington, Indiana, United States
Place of burialRose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Indiana, United States


"Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheeps and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white."

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"We are the recorders and reporters of facts - not the judges of the behaviors we describe."

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"The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform."

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