How Did Jim Carroll Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Jim Carroll death

The autobiographer Jim Carroll passed away at age 60, too young.

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American author, spoken-word poet and musician, he is best known for his autobiographical work, The Basketball Diaries. He published a second memoir, Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries 1971-1973, in 1987.

He was born into a working-class, Irish-American family. In 1963, he earned a scholarship to the prestigious Trinity School in New York City.

How did Jim Carroll die?

Heart Attack caused Jim Carroll's death in 2009.

Information about the death of Jim Carroll
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death60 years
BirthdayAugust 1, 1949
Death dateSeptember 11, 2009
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A


It’s easy to get by on a facade of fancy style, but sooner or later, people are going to see through it. I’m trying to be as honest as possible.

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Poetry can unleash a terrible fear. I suppose it is the fear of possibilities, too many possibilities, each with its own endless set of variations… With basketball, you can correct your own mistakes, immediately and beautifully, in midair.

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I once said a poet has the right to sing as loudly and vocally as he wants to. Most poets should face a rock n’ roll audience for one night to keep them honest.

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Artists have nothing to do with the deranged, vaguely connected actions of a few celebrated nutcases.

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I should have stayed an athlete, body well-tuned, cruising around with my accountant in a Porsche, maroon and chrome.

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