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Christopher Johnson McCandless

  • Birth 12 Feb 1968 Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death 18 Aug 1992 Denali Borough, Alaska, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 23573485

Folk Figure. He was an American wanderer who died near Denali National Park after hiking alone into the Alaskan wilderness with little food or equipment. Author Jon Krakauer wrote a book about his life, Into the Wild, published in 1996, which was adapted into a 2007 film directed by Sean Penn, Into the Wild, with Emile Hirsch as McCandless.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Cool James and Black Teacher
  • Added: 27 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23573485
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christopher Johnson McCandless (12 Feb 1968–18 Aug 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23573485, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.