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How Did Dr. Seuss Die? Everything You Need To Know

Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss

How did Dr. Seuss die? Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in 1904 on March 2 and goes by the name of Dr. Seuss. He was an American children’s author and cartoonist and is known for writing more than 60 books.

Dr. Seuss’s work includes many of the most popular children’s books of all time. His books were sold over 600 million copies and they have been translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his Death on September 24, 1991, in San Diego, California, United States.

Theodor Seuss Geisel adopted the name Dr. Seuss for his undergraduate at Dartmouth College as well as for his graduation from Lincoln College, Oxford. In 1927 he left Oxford to start his career with Vanity Fair, Live, and many other publication houses as an illustrator and cartoonist.

Besides working with publications, he also worked for advertising campaigns such as FLIT and Standard Oil. Dr. Seuss is also a political cartoonist for the newspaper PM, which is a New York newspaper.

Dr. Seuss’s first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, came into the market in 1937, during World War II. During that time he took a break from writing Children’s literature to illustrate political cartoons.

During the war, besides being a political cartoons illustrator, he also worked in the animation and film department of the army and he wrote or produced, or animated various productions. Design for Death won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film in the year 1947.

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss

When the war was over, he returned to writing children’s books such as If I Ran the Zoo, Horton Hears a Who!, The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He is also the writer of  Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, The Sneetches and Other Stories, The Lorax which was published in 1971, The Butter Battle Book (1984) and Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and many more.

In his career as a children’s book writer, Dr. Seuss has a book count of more than 60 published books which have numerous adaptations. His books were converted into many television specials. His work was also made in five feature films, a Broadway musical, and four television series.

Talking about his awards, he has won two Lewis Carroll Shelf Awards, one in 1958 for his book Horton Hatches the Egg and the other in 1961 for And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. Catholic Church Library awarded him, Regina Medal, in 1982, and his birth date, March 2, has been embraced as the annual date for National Read Across America Day.

This day is an initiative which is started by National Education Association on reading. He is also the recipient of two Primetime Emmy Awards, one for Outstanding Children’s Special for his book Halloween Is Grinch Night and the other for Outstanding Animated Program for The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat.

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How Did Dr. Seuss Die?

Theodore Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, and was a children’s book writer and illustrator. In his career, he has written more than 60 published books. He goes by the names of Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg, Rosetta Stone, and Theophrastus Seuss in the industry.

Dr. Seuss died at the age of 87 on September 24, 1991, in San Diego, California, United States. He died at his home in the La Jolla Community of San Diego. After his Death, his ashes were dispersed in the Pacific Ocean.

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss passed at the age of 87 due to cancer. He was diagnosed with oral cancer and was undergoing treatment to prevent it from spreading, but it later developed into an incurable jaw infection.

Dr. Seuss Posthumous Honors

4 years after Dr. Seuss’s Death on December 1, 1995, San Diego’s University Library building was renamed after his name. It was named Geisel Library in honor of Geisel and Audrey Hepburn, who died on January 20, 1993.

Dr. Seuss

In 2002, a memorial sculpture garden was opened in Springfield, Massachusetts, after Geisel’s name. It was named Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. The garden has sculptures of Geisel and many of his characters.

In 2004 U.S. children’s librarian established awards in his name to acknowledge American books.

In 2008, he was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, and the following year on March 2, 2009, the Google Web Search engine temporarily changed its logo to commemorate Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

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