How Did Octavia E. Butler Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Octavia E. Butler death

The novelist Octavia E. Butler passed away at age 58, too young.

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The first American science fiction writer to receive the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, she published such popular titles as Kindred (1979) and Fledgling (2005). She is also known for her Patternist, Lilith’s Brood, and Parable series.

Her father died when she was a baby, and she was raised in Pasadena, California by her mother and grandmother.

How did Octavia E. Butler die?

Stroke caused Octavia E. Butler's death in 2006.

Information about the death of Octavia E. Butler
Cause of deathStroke
Age of death58 years
BirthdayJune 22, 1947
Death dateFebruary 24, 2006
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A


I have a huge and savage conscience that won’t let me get away with things.

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I had a long period of writing what I think of as ‘save the world’ novels. ‘Fledgling’ was a chance to play.

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No, I think the future of humanity will be like the past, we’ll do what we’ve always done and there will still be human beings. Granted, there will always be people doing something different and there are a lot of possibilities.

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The norm is white, apparently, in the view of people who see things in that way. For them, the only reason you would introduce a black character is to introduce this kind of abnormality. Usually, it’s because you’re telling a story about racism or at least about race.

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With a disaster like global warming, it’s too late to worry about when it’s looming except to figure out how to adapt to it.

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