Jan Kerouac

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Jan Kerouac
Jan Kerouac in Eugene, Oregon (1983)
Born Janet Michelle Kerouac
(1952-02-16)February 16, 1952
Albany, New York, U.S.
Died June 5, 1996(1996-06-05) (aged 44)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Resting place Saint Louis De Gonzague Cemetery
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Relative(s) Jack Kerouac
Joan Haverty Kerouac

Jan-Michelle Kerouac (born February 16, 1952 - died June 7, 1996) was the daughter of writer Jack Kerouac, by his second wife Joan Haverty. A writer herself, Jan's books included Baby Driver and Trainsong. She also appeared in some documentary programs about her father, giving her side of his life story.

Death[change | change source]

On June 5, 1996, Kerouac died in Albuquerque, New Mexico a day after her spleen was removed. She had suffered kidney failure five years earlier and was on dialysis.[1] She is buried in Nashua, New Hampshire, next to her father's parents.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jan Kerouac, 44, the Novelist And Daughter of a Beat Icon". The New York Times. June 8, 1996. Retrieved April 2, 2010. 

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