Chester Himes – Cause of Death, Age, Date, and Facts

The Novelist Chester Himes passed away at age 75; this age of death has to be considered respectable. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Chester Himes and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American writer known for his Harlem Detective series, he also published the popular 1945 novel, If He Hollers Let Him Go. He was a recipient of the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere.

He was sentenced to 20 to 25 years in prison for armed robbery; he served seven years of this sentence.

He moved to France in the 1950s.

He married Jean Johnson in 1936.

He was a friend of Malcolm X.

How did Chester Himes die?

Chester Himes' death was caused by Parkinson's Disease.

In 1969, Himes moved to Moraira, Spain, where he died in 1984 from Parkinson’s disease, at the age of 75.
Information about the death of Chester Himes
Cause of deathParkinson's Disease
Age of death75 years
Death dateNovember 12, 1984
Place of deathMoraira, Spain
Place of burialN/A

Quotes by Chester Himes

I would sit in my room and become hysterical about the wild incredible story I was writing. And I thought I was writing realism. It never occurred to me that I was writing absurdity. Realism and absurdity are so similar in the lives of American blacks one cannot tell the difference.

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American violence is public life, it’s a public way of life, it became a form, a detective story form. So I should think that any number of black writers should go into the detective story form.

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I grew to manhood in the Ohio State Penitentiary.

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