Multimedia Artist

Nam June Paik, R. I. P. – Cause of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death

The multimedia artist Nam June Paik 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 Nam June Paik and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Korean-American, multimedia artist credited as the founder of video art. He was one of the first to use “electronic super highway” in reference to telecommunications.

He trained as a classical pianist in his youth and studied music at the University of Tokyo and at Germany’s Munich University. He became acquainted with conceptual artists Joseph Beuys and Wolf Vostell while in Germany, and they had an incredible impact on his pursuit of electronic art.

His famous work, “Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii 1995-96,” was put on exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

How did Nam June Paik die?

Nam June Paik's death was caused by stroke.

In 1996, Paik had a stroke, which paralyzed his left side. He used a wheelchair the last decade of his life, though he was able to walk with assistance. He died on January 29, 2006, in Miami, Florida, due to complications from his stroke.

Information about the death of Nam June Paik
Cause of deathStroke
Age of death73 years
ProfessionMultimedia Artist
BirthdayJuly 20, 1932
Death dateJanuary 29, 2006
Place of deathMiami, Florida, United States
Place of burialN/A

Quotes by Nam June Paik

"Skin has become inadequate in interfacing with reality. Technology has become the body's new membrane of existence."

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"Our life is half natural and half technological. Half-and-half is good. You cannot deny that high-tech is progress. We need it for jobs. Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war. So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life."

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"The future is now."

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