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Dr. Seuss

Born: 1904-03-02 - Died: 1991-09-24
Cause of Death:
Cancer


Death Summary: Dr. Seuss died of cancer at the age of 87 in his home in La Jolla, California.

At his request, no funeral was planned and his body was cremated.

Who was Dr. Seuss : Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel got his start drawing political cartoons and served in the animation department of the United States Air Force.

Of course, he is known for his time-honored children's books that stood out from the rest thanks to his illustrations, his creation of non-existent words, and positive messages that were laced within the pages.

Some of his popular books include: The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Green Eggs and Ham, The Sneetches and Other Stories, Horton Hears a Who, The Lorax, The Butter Battle Book, Fox in Socks, and many more.

Though childless himself, he touched the lives of many, many children through his books and will continue to so for ages to come.
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107 Signatures in Dr. Seuss's guestbook

  1. lesa marie hauzes Says:

    i love all DR.seuss books and everything here did ……much love 2 him.

  2. Maxine Says:

    Your books are amazing and I hope you enjoy as much happiness wherever you are as the amount you have provided to children around the world.

  3. Patricia Taylor Says:

    Is it true that his wife danced on his funeral hearse?

  4. kristen mccabe Says:

    my kids love his book. i read his books to them ever night. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  5. DEB Says:

    MY HUSBAND LOU DIED ON FEBRUARY 19, 2008. HIS FAVORITE BOOKS WERE WRITTEN BY DR. SEUSS. HE WOULD DO VOICES FOR THE KIDS. YOU ARE BOTH MISSED.

  6. jamie Says:

    i love you:(

  7. Elle Says:

    Happy Birthday! We miss you and honor what you do! Thank you so much. We love you in our class!

  8. cassidy Says:

    i love dr. seuss i hate books but i love his books his books rock!!! i love scrambled eggs super! that book is aweome!!!s

  9. william ortiz Says:

    much love to dr.seuss he had some pretty funny books rip (dr.seuss)much love to him

  10. Nick Says:

    Happy Birthday! I love THE SNEETCHES.

  11. tracey Says:

    love ur work my fav is the grinch who stole christmas.r.i.p

  12. jenn. Says:

    heyy, nice stories.

  13. Tacarra Says:

    I will always love your books!

  14. Emilyy Says:

    R.I.P Dr Seuss,
    Everyone loved you lots!

  15. Laiken Says:

    i love you!

  16. stacy Says:

    love ur stories u r my fave author

  17. paul Says:

    Hey Dr. seuss you are de bomb. love ya

  18. Allie Says:

    i love all your books!!! i wish u were still here!!!! ur books are great and halarious! my little cousin is learning how to read from your books!!! R.I.P!! WE MISS YOU!!

  19. Victoria Vilegas Says:

    i am a huge fan he is my favorite author. He is awesome

  20. Austin Says:

    Dr.Seuss was my favorite person for years, but now he is in my heart.

  21. Ally Says:

    4ever in our hearts

  22. Pablo Radreges Says:

    dr.seuss did etx thats why is picks are so messed he hated children

  23. Jenna Says:

    I love you Dr. Seuss I have all of your books and I am doing a Biography on you at this very moment :) !

  24. James and Tina Farr Says:

    Dr. Seuss’s books remain a pleasant memory of my childhood. I have always had a fondness for his books and when I see my son read his books, it takes me back in time to my youth…..thank you for being a part of my childhood……

  25. Sally Says:

    Wow, I loved the Dr. Seuss books when I was a kid; they helped me learn how to read.. thanks Dr. Seuss for your help, may you rest in peace.

  26. skylar marie Says:

    rip seuss!!! heyy umm everyone, umm i need help im doing this project i need onfo on him fast!! plz help im 13!!!! and dont want to fail at life/skewl thanks k byee:)

  27. Eva Says:

    Dr.Seuss I’m doing a report on u- u rock!!!!

  28. Alex Says:

    We miss you Dr. Seuss!!!!!!! My fave. book was 1 fich 2 fish red fish blue fish.:)

  29. F. B. Says:

    I just did a huge report on Dr. Seuss, his impact on the world will certainly not be forgotten anytime soon.

  30. Caroline Cicelski Hamilton Says:

    Dear Dr.

    I would gladly eat your hat, gobble your eggs and dance a tap…… on a boat, your head, or bed. I have loved you all my life and wish that I could meet your wife! What talent God gave you, I hope you knew Him so someday I’ll meet you.

  31. haydne Says:

    hi

  32. hannah Says:

    cool books

  33. Alexandra Freed Says:

    You’re awesome. I’m going to write a book report on you. I wish you were still alive. You’ve made kids have a big imagination and that is why parents are so proud of your wonderful creation. We all love you so much Dr.Seuss. We wish you could make more books but you can’t.I loved you’re work!!!!!!
    alexandra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Brittany Myers Says:

    So you are pretty FRIGGIN AMAZING!

  35. Jessica Lynn Says:

    ..Dr Seuss you will be missed terribly, i don’t think there was ever a better writer than you. Sleep sweet <3

  36. Monique Says:

    I MISS YOU DR. SEUSS…LIKE CRAZZY! I’M WRITING/SPEAKING A CEREMONIAL SPEECH TOMORROW FOR YOU

  37. jennifer lopez Says:

    dr.seuss has the greatest books ever i have to do an obituary for high school on a dead person and it will sure be him!!!! my siblings enjoy his books and i will read thme to my children.

  38. jennifer lopez Says:

    dr.seuss books are the best i read them when i was in elemantary school

  39. Alexa Says:

    I’m gonna miss him. I admire him so much for the optimistic person he was. He reminds us all that there’s still a little child left in all of us.

  40. regine Says:

    hi

  41. mandolyn Says:

    I <3 you

  42. isaac leomiti Says:

    thanxz for alll the storys dr seuss :)

  43. Sophia Says:

    Actually his wife died before him and then he got remarried to a woman named Audrey Stone Dimond

  44. Andrew Broadbent Says:

    Thanks to you, there is yet another musical to be appreciated by the locals of my town

  45. Gabrielle Meador Says:

    I love you Dr. Seuss.. My parents read me your books & i had every one of them. Your books taught me how to read while having fun with it.. I’ll never forget your stories. I knew “Hop On Pop” by heart.

  46. PEEPEE Says:

    i looove you, cant believe you died !):

  47. LaDeria Lee Says:

    I think the books he wrote are great for children to start off with. so i will like to help get his books in every libary in the children section. plese send mne a email.

  48. Bailey Beers Says:

    I miss Dr.Seuss terribly. I have felt the pain and sorry that his family and friends felt because i met him once. and once you meet him you will never be able to forget they way he smiled and talked. who ever is related to him must be very proud of him.

  49. Bri'ana Brown Says:

    i will always love dr. seuss books..rest in peace for eternity

  50. guillermina garcia Says:

    i love dr. seuss books im so sorry….. you will always be with us theodore.

  51. guillermina garcia Says:

    rest in peace and i..love…you

  52. annet lorenzo Says:

    your books are amazing rock on Dr. Seuss

  53. Anne Frank Says:

    hes a pedo

  54. jiamin toh Says:

    his style will continue one and on forever … <3

  55. George Clooney Says:

    Aww crap this guy is more populat than me!

  56. Susan Kloch Wendlandt Says:

    My art students at I will never forget you! I promise that life history will be covered and your artwork and words rediscovered in my classroom! Thank you inspiring me as a child and again as an adult!

  57. Emily Morales Says:

    I’m pretty young ,and what i have to say is that i know i’ll never forget your amazing stories :)

  58. Nicholas and Mickayla Says:

    Your deeply missed and your books are the best. heyyyyyy!!! i love your book green eggs and ham!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. selena Says:

    well i would just like to say that dr seuss inspired my very existance. i would not be here today with the help of this very generous man. thank you

  60. Victoria Says:

    You are awesome!!!!!!!!! Like butter(:

  61. JPS Says:

    I love Dr.seuss is my most faveorite writer. <3

  62. JPS Says:

    I love Dr.seuss he is THE best <3

  63. australia Says:

    woooooh! dr seuss you are amazing. I make green eggs everyday and always read hpo on pop before i go to sleep. my 12 year old daughter loves your work also xxx

  64. kain Says:

    hihihjihih

  65. grace and kaylee Says:

    i loved his books i wish someone would keeep writing his books

  66. Charles Says:

    Same birthday, same heart <3

  67. Riley Says:

    1-603-558-1114

  68. madisyn Says:

    i love all the books by dr.seuss i wish he could live forever bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeee

  69. Ayanna Says:

    Dr. Seuss will truly be missed. You are truly talented. You made reading fun in your own special way. We will continue you work forever and ever. May you rest in peace.

  70. Dominica Hawkins Says:

    Thanks to Dr. Seuss I am a great reader and the tradition has continued with my daughter. She was having a problem with ryhming we pulled out Hop on POP and now she is a great at rhyming. :) Thanks Dr. Seuss

  71. Paige Ostroushko Says:

    Dear Dr.Suess

    You did a great job writing all your books. I love all your books so much. Thank You

  72. Hannah Qiu Says:

    I love his books.His books are funny and his drawings are creative.

  73. Evelyn Turner Says:

    i wish he was still alive i love his books!! I love that new movie to the lorax i watched it in 3D if he was still living he could see it to but i know he did watching above his family friends and fans -Love Evelyn :)

  74. Dakota Jade Says:

    Thanks to Dr.Seuss, I’m writing poems now, And if it wasn’t for him, My life wouldn’t be as good. His books, Especially “The Lorax” taught me lessons that I use now. “UNLESS Someone Like You Cares A Whole Awful Lot, Nothing Is Going To Get Better. It’s Not”. I’m Getting It Tattooed, So It Will Always Be With Me.
    R.I.P

  75. Maary McNeill(; Says:

    I will never forget the many books I had of you as a kid .

  76. soad sofia Says:

    DR SEUS… I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD CHILD YOU YOU GAVE ME. I REALLY TOUCHED BY YOUR LOST. I KNOW ALOT OF US ARE.YOUR BOOKS ARE VERY INSPIRING TO ME ALL MY BLESSINGS AND LOVE GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART I CHERISH EACH AND EVERY BOOK THAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN. AND YOUR MOVIE DR SEUS THE LORAX I REALLY LOVED IT TOOK MY BACK TO MY YOUNGER DAYS MUCH WITH MUCH LOVE SINCERELY SOFIA…

  77. mackenie massey Says:

    loved the dr.seuss books!!!!!omfg it sucs he isnt here anymore :( rip<3

  78. lakisha bernachi Says:

    hey stop being so rude to dr.suess be is a very intellegent person nd is very smart….i use to read green eggs and ham that is my favorite book of his nd right now i am writeing a farcebook on himmmmm soooo blahhhhhh to you mr know it alllll

  79. corey craig Says:

    love this guy……

  80. Rebeca Says:

    wow that is very sad

  81. hannah Says:

    u r the best auther

  82. hannah Says:

    u r r the best auther in the world lov u

  83. Lexi Says:

    Dr.seuss i Love you!!!

  84. Lexi Dovi Says:

    Dr.seuss were do i begin you are the best auther ever i meen when im at school all i read is ur books even if they sre under level and dr.seuss yesterday my teacher told our class to write about a famous auther and of course the first person to pop into my head was you! dr.deuss i love you as you even if your not alive just rember that i love you! Forever and Always Love ~Lexi Dovi <3

  85. Stormy Eshelman Says:

    I love your books!!!! my little brother is obsessed with them(:

  86. thosksalgtj; Says:

    hello fu

  87. kool Says:

    U ROCK

  88. Karrleigh Clenin:) Says:

    I LOVE YOU DR. SEUSS! I wish you were still alive so we could enjoy more of your books! You are my favorite author of all time! XOXO, Karrleigh. <3

  89. Candace Johnson Says:

    you were a loved author, and you still are loved. R.I.P Dr. Seuss !!!

  90. Yazmin Bowers Says:

    You’re an amazing Author and your writings will forever be known. I’m doing a research paper on you, and i enjoy learning more about you. WE LOVE YOU DR.SEUSS! <3 (:

  91. Jacqueline Nicole Finuliar Says:

    I love you books Dr. Seuss I choose you for my Biographical Report. I doing research on you. I love you so much.

  92. Mitchell Betz Says:

    He had alot of good books.

  93. Tiffany Says:

    MISS you I am doing a report on you and how amazing your books are!!

  94. fartface Says:

    3=O suck on it

  95. Angie Heilig Says:

    A man with such talent for bringing whats in our hearts and imaginations to life will live on forever!!

  96. Michaella Says:

    He was an inspiration to all

  97. maddy Says:

    All his books especially the lorax were either hilarious or inspiring
    he is my favourite author and his illustrations were amazing

  98. Ciara mc cann Says:

    You touched our hearts filled them with joy and happiness all were repay now to you is rest in peace . Ps ur books are amazing you make a child a child

  99. Ivana Grgic Says:

    Dr.Seuss,

    You helped me learn how to read. I love your books. You are truly a great writer.
    Love you!

    Ivana Grgic (6 years old)

  100. matthew blair Says:

    i love his books sooo much and im so sad you died

    rip dr seuss <3 <3 gbnf!

  101. Rose Says:

    Dr. Seuss was truly a genius who made nonsense sensible…bravo! Life happens in no particular order isnt it grand!

  102. matt varley Says:

    he was an amarican hero

  103. Brittney Says:

    Dr.Seuss is amazing i love all his books. i read them to my niece every night. He truly was an American hero<3

  104. Amanda Says:

    your a great writer and story teller!

  105. A Kid At Heart Says:

    “Praising what is lost makes the rememberance dear.” -William Shakespeare
    “You have brains in your head, and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” – The Poem Master Him Self

  106. A Kid At Heart Says:

    “Praising what is lost makes the rememberance dear.” -William Shakespeare
    “You have brains in your head, and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” – The Poem Master Him Self, Dr. Seuss

  107. A Kid At Heart Says:

    Sorry, my keyboard was broken so it repeated twice, one was full writing and one was issing some words… DR SEUSS INVENTED AWESOME!!!!!!!


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