How Did Dr. Seuss Die | TV Store Online
The man who brought us The Cat in the Hat and The Lorax died in La Jolla, California at the age of 87 in 1991. He was at home when he finally succumbed to the cancer that he had been battling for a decade.
Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was cremated and had his ashes scattered.
In 1995 the University of California at San Diego renamed their library the Geisel Library in his honor. This was in honor of both Dr. Seuss and his wife for their contributions and their devotion to literacy awareness.
It wasn’t until 2002 that the Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden first opened. This is in Springfield, Massachusetts where the great Dr. was born. In this garden are sculptures of many of the Dr. Seuss characters and one of Dr. Seuss himself.
In 2008, Maria Shriver and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that Dr. Seuss was to be inducted into something called the California Hall of Fame which can be found at the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts. When the induction actually occurred, Geisel’s widow Audrey accepted it in his honor.
Those are just a very few of the many awards and honors that Theodor Geisel earned with his passion for writing and literacy. He even has a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood! Dr. Theodor Geisel may have died in 1991, but to all generations Dr. Seuss lives on and will continue entertaining children and encouraging them to read for many more generations to come.
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