Remembering Jack Kerouac

21 Oct

 

Jack Kerouac

March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969

Jack Kerouac was only forty-seven years old when he passed away. The day before he died, he’d been drinking whiskey and writing at his home in St. Petersburg, Florida, when he suddenly felt ill. He called out to his wife, a Greek American from his hometown of Lowell, and Stella Sampas Kerouac got him to St. Anthony’s Hospital, where he ultimately died from his internal hemorrhage. He was buried in Edson Cemetery in Lowell, in the Sampas family plot.

 

 

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4 Responses to “Remembering Jack Kerouac”

  1. skjam2013 October 22, 2014 at 7:34 am #

    For those who are Kerouac completeists, he’s mentioned in the new book “The 66 Kid” by Bob Boze Bell as one of the people who influenced the popularity of Route 66. There’s a tiny watercolor portrait by Mr. Bell of the author as well. (The book is mostly a memoir by BBB about growing up in Kingman, Arizona.)

  2. J Haeske October 27, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    Reblogged this on Retracing Jack Kerouac and commented:
    Thank you Stephanie for reminding me of that – hadn’t thought about the date I have to admit. Shame on me. It shall not happen again, I promise, just mark my words for 2015

  3. Disco Lemonade October 31, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    I think it’s no coincidence at all that him and Cassady died so close together, their souls were eternally bonded forever ❤️❤️

  4. abexguy November 25, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    He should be the first Buddhist saint in North America….St. jack

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