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William S. Burroughs

Born: 1914-02-05 - Died: 1997-08-02
Cause of Death:
Heart Attack

Death Summary: Burroughs passed away at the age of 83 from complications from a heart attack that he had suffered the day before.

He was buried next to his Father in their family plot in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis. His stone reads "American Writer".

Who was William S. Burroughs : William Seward Burroughs II was a writer of novels and essays as well as a painter and a spoken word performance artist. He also did a little acting including performances in Gus Van Sant films.

He graduated from Harvard University after losing his virginity to a female prostitute. He then went to the Army just after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was soon discharged.

One of his most popular works was the Novel Naked Lunch, which was adapted into a film directed by David Cronenberg (who had also remade the Vincent Price classic The Fly) starring Peter Weller and the late Roy Scheider.

Burroughs had once recorded a spoken word cd with Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain who "played" guitar in the background. The guitar work was mostly feedback.
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  1. Joojoobee Says:

    Bill, You changed my life. Hope you are enjoying life wherever you are. Hope you and your son Billy are finally together and happy. You both made me see the world in a different way. Bill, see ya soon.

  2. Crystal Hayes-Cable Says:

    Thank you for understanding and giving me a sense of normalcy <3 Forever Loved

  3. Richard L Says:

    do we really need to know when/how he lost his virginity, and i would assume a female prostitute would be normal ??

    “He graduated from Harvard University after losing his virginity to a female prostitute….”

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