Joseph Brodsky – Cause of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death

The poet Joseph Brodsky passed away at age 55, this age of death has to be considered premature. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Joseph Brodsky and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Russian-born, Nobel Prize-winning poet, essayist, and playwright who was appointed United States Poet Laureate in 1991. His best-known works include A Part of Speech, To Urania, and Less Than One.

He grew up in Leningrad and worked for a time in a prison morgue. He was banished from the Soviet Union in 1972, and after spending time in Austria, he moved to the United States.

He taught at Mount Holyoke College, the University of Michigan, and Columbia University, among other schools.

How did Joseph Brodsky die?

Joseph Brodsky's death was caused by heart attack.

Joseph Brodsky, 55, the Library’s 1991-92 Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, died of a heart attack on Jan. 28 at his home in New York City.

Information about the death of Joseph Brodsky
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death55 years
BirthdayMay 24, 1940
Death dateJanuary 28, 1996
Place of deathBrooklyn Heights, New York, United States
Place of burialSan Michele Cemetery, Venice, Italy

Quotes by Joseph Brodsky

"This assumption that the blue collar crowd is not supposed to read it, or a farmer in his overalls is not to read poetry, seems to be dangerous if not tragic."

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"How delightful to find a friend in everyone."

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"Reduced... to a crude formula, the Russian tragedy is precisely the tragedy of a society in which literature turned out to be the prerogative of the minority."

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"For some odd reason, the expression 'death of a poet' always sounds somewhat more concrete than 'life of a poet.'"

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"For a head of state presiding over a ruined economy, an active army with its low wages is god-sent: All he's got to do is provide it with an objective."

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