Harry Crews’ Death – What Happened?

Harry Crews Died

The novelist Harry Crews passed away at age 76, respectable.

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American novelist and playwright, he wrote the 1968 novel The Gospel Singer and also published columns and essays in Esquire magazine. His other literary works include The Mulching of America, A Feast of Snakes, and The Gypsy’s Curse.

He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War.

He had a tattoo on his arm that featured a line from an E.E. Cummings poem.

How did Harry Crews die?

Peripheral neuropathy caused Harry Crews' death in 2012.

He was 76. The cause was complications of neuropathy, his former wife, Sally Crews, said.

Information about the death of Harry Crews
Cause of deathPeripheral neuropathy
Age of death76 years
BirthdayJune 7, 1935
Death dateMarch 28, 2012
Place of deathGainesville, Florida, United States
Place of burialN/A


"There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with."

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"Teaching, real teaching, is - or ought to be - a messy business."

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"What the artist owes the world is his work; not a model for living."

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"He did not know what love was. And he did not know what good it was. But he knew he carried it around with him, a scabrous spot of rot, of contagion, for which there was no cure."

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"Survival is triumph enough."

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