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Richard Brautigan

AKA Richard Gary Brautigan

Born: 30-Jan-1935
Birthplace: Tacoma, WA
Died: 14-Oct-1984
Location of death: Bolinas, CA
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: So the Wind Won't Blow it All Away

Beat novelist and poet, someone "tainted" by the psychedelic movement. Brautigan commited suicide, his body discovered 25 Oct 1984, a .44 caliber firearm next to a bottle of liquor. The October 14 date of death is approximate.

Father: Bernard F. Brautigan, Jr.
Mother: Lulu Mary Keho ("Mary Lou")
Sister: Barbara (b. 1-May-1939)
Sister: Sandra Jean
Wife: Virginia Dionne Adler (m. 8-Jun-1957, div. 28-Jul-1970)
Daughter: Ianthe Elizabeth Brautigan (b. 25-Mar-1960, by Virginia)
Wife: Akiko Nishizawa Yoshimura (m. 1978)

    High School: Eugene High School, Eugene, OR (1953)
    Scholar: Poet-in-Residence, California Institute of Technology (1967)
    Teacher: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT (1982)

    NEA Fellowship 1968-69
    Disorderly Conduct Eugene, OR (14-Dec-1955)
    Shock Treatment
    Shot: Self-Inflicted Bolinas, CA (14-Oct-1984)
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Schizophrenia

Appears in articles:
Life, 14-Apr-1970, DETAILS: Gentle Poet of the Young -- A Cult Grows around Richard Brautigan, BYLINE: John Stickney

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