Death of Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel

March 2, 1904 - September 24, 1991
La Jolla, California | Age 87

Famed author of children's books as Dr. Seuss, dies at 87
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Theodor Seuss Geisel, the author and illustrator whose whimsical fantasies written under the pen name Dr. Seuss entertained and instructed millions of children and adults around the world, died in his sleep on Tuesday night at his home in La Jolla, Calif. He was 87 years old.

The exact cause of death was unclear, said Jerry Harrison, who oversees children's books for Random House, Mr. Geisel's longtime publishers. Mr. Harrison said the author had been suffering from an infection of...

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