Kurt Vonnegut Obituary

Literary enthusiasts the world over are mourning the loss of American novelist Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., who passed away at age 84 on Wednesday, due to brain injuries from a recent fall.

A chemistry major at Cornell University, the Indianapolis native was a prisoner in World War II. The “free thinker” struggled with depression throughout his life and attempted suicide in 1984.

From Slaughterhouse-Five to A Man Without a Country, Vonnegut inspired would-be writers and introspective individuals to examine and question the world around them.

Vonnegut is survived by seven children and his wife, photographer Jill Krementz.