How Did Gregory Corso Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Gregory Corso

The poet Gregory Corso passed away at age 70, respectable.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Beat generation poet whose works include The Happy Birthday of Death and Long Live Man. He was the youngest of the beatnik poets and the second (after Jack Kerouac) to have his literary work published.

He was arrested as a teenager for breaking into a dress shop in order to steal formal clothes for a date. He published his first poetry collection, The Vestal Lady on Brattle, in 1955.

He was featured in a documentary film called Corso: The Last Beat.

How did Gregory Corso die?

Prostate Cancer caused Gregory Corso's death in 2001.

Gregory Corso, 70, one of the circle of Beat poets that included Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, died of prostate cancer Jan. 17 at a hospital in Robinsdale, Minn.

Information about the death of Gregory Corso
Cause of deathProstate Cancer
Age of death70 years
BirthdayMarch 26, 1930
Death dateJanuary 17, 2001
Place of deathRobbinsdale, Minnesota, United States
Place of burialN/A


"They, that unnamed 'they,' they've knocked me down but I got up. I always get up-and I swear when I went down quite often I took the fall; nothing moves a mountain but itself. They, I've long ago named them me."

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"Anyway, I lived on the streets and did pretty good until I got caught stealing, what was it? I kicked in a restaurant window, went in and took all the food that I wanted, and while coming out I was grabbed."

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"I remember the people I knew in prison; I was very fortunate to know them - they came from 1910, 1920, 1930."

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"The judge said I was a menace to society because I had put crime on a scientific basis."

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"The other guy I dug a lot was Burroughs because he was a smart man already; he learned it through the druggie pool - the street scene of an old aristocratic kind of man."

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