Is Joseph Campbell Living or Dead?

Has American mythologist, writer and lecturer Joseph Campbell died? Or is he still alive?

Living or Dead? Celebrities, films, tv shows, birthdays, deaths ... your one-stop shop to satisfy your morbid curiosity.


American mythologist, writer and lecturer

Joseph Campbell is ...

Dead
Born 26 Mar 1904 in White Plains
Died 30 Oct 1987 in Honolulu
Age83 years, 7 months
Causeesophageal cancer
Correction?
Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell, late 1970

About Joseph Campbell

Joseph John Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) was an American Professor of Literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work covers many aspects of the human experience. Campbell's most well-known work is his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), in which he discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero shared by world mythologies, termed the monomyth. Since the publication of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell's theory has been applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists. His philosophy has been summarized by his own often repeated phrase: "Follow your bliss." He gained recognition in Hollywood when George Lucas credited Campbell's work as influencing his Star Wars saga.

He is also known as Joseph John Campbell.