Lucille Clifton – Cause of Death, Age, Date, and Facts

The poet Lucille Clifton passed away at age 73, 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 Lucille Clifton and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

African-American poet and author known for such poetry collections as Good Times and Blessing the Boats. She is also known for her Everett Anderson series, as well as for such children’s books as Three Wishes and The Lucky Stone.

She studied at Howard University on a scholarship, but received low grades and transferred to the State University of New York at Fredonia.

She was born with six fingers on each hand, as were other women in her family. She had her extra fingers removed when she was a child.

She wed artist and professor Fred James Clifton in 1958, after acting with him in a community theatrical production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie.

She was the Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1979 to 1985. Claudia Emerson, too, was the Poet Laureate of a Mid-Atlantic state (Virginia).

How did Lucille Clifton die?

Lucille Clifton's death was caused by cancer.

Information about the death of Lucille Clifton
Cause of deathCancer
Age of death73 years
Death dateFebruary 13, 2010
Place of deathBaltimore, Maryland, United States
Place of burialN/A

Quotes by Lucille Clifton

Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.

Lucille Clifton

People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that’s a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.

Lucille Clifton