Death of Octavia E. Butler: Age, Cause of Death, Date of Death, What Really Happened!

Death of Octavia E. Butler

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The first American science fiction writer to receive the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, she published such popular titles as Kindred (1979) and Fledgling (2005). She is also known for her Patternist, Lilith’s Brood, and Parable series.

Her father died when she was a baby, and she was raised in Pasadena, California by her mother and grandmother.

How did Octavia E. Butler die?

Novelist Octavia E. Butler died in 2006, 58 years old. The cause of death was Stroke.

Information about the death of Octavia E. Butler
Cause of deathStroke
Age of death58 years
BirthdayJune 22, 1947
Death dateFebruary 24, 2006
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A


My race and sex had a great deal more to do with what people believed I could do than with what I actually could do.

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People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn’t bother me. It’s other people doing the calling that bothers me.

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I wasn’t trying to work out my own ancestry. I was trying to get people to feel slavery. I was trying to get across the kind of emotional and psychological stones that slavery threw at people.

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The norm is white, apparently, in the view of people who see things in that way. For them, the only reason you would introduce a black character is to introduce this kind of abnormality. Usually, it’s because you’re telling a story about racism or at least about race.

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Religion kept some of my relatives alive, because it was all they had. If they hadn’t had some hope of heaven, some companionship in Jesus, they probably would have committed suicide, their lives were so hellish.

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