Neal Cassady, Jr

Neal Cassady, Jr

Original Name Neal Leon
Birth
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 4 Feb 1968 (aged 41)
San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende Municipality, Guanajuato, Mexico
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 7567150 · View Source
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Cultural icon and folk figure of the 1950s and 1960s. He was the inspiration for the character Dean Moriarty, in Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," and one of the inspirations for Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl." He was born by the side of the road, in Salt Lake City, Utah. At young age he wandered the west with his alcoholic father, riding freight trains with hobos. He met "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" author Ken Kesey in 1962 and became the driver of "Further," the Merry Pranksters' psychedelically painted bus. One evening, after a Mexican wedding party, he had the idea of walking 15 miles from San Miguel to Celaya to pick up his "magic bag" at the train depot there. He was found in a coma the next morning and died in a Mexican hospital.

Bio by: Rich H.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Rich H.
  • Added: 12 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7567150
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Neal Cassady, Jr (8 Feb 1926–4 Feb 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7567150, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.