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Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 12:41:33 -0800
From: radtimes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Author and hippie icon Kesey dies
Saturday, 10 November, 2001
Author and hippie icon Kesey dies
American author Ken Kesey, who wrote the classic One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest and whose exploits spawned the hippie movement has died.
The celebrated king of counter-culture, who was 66, died in an Oregon
hospital following an operation for liver cancer.
Nicholson: Starred in film adaptation of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Kesey found success at the age of 27 when he wrote One Flew Over The
Cuckoo's Nest, later made into a film starring Jack Nicholson.
It celebrated the rebellion of a group of patients in a mental hospital
Kesey was equally well-known for his drug-infused exploits.
In the 1960s he toured the US in a psychedelic painted bus with the
Grateful Dead, giving away free LSD.
His adventures were later chronicled by author Tom Wolfe in The Electric
Kool-Aid Acid Test.
He was jailed in 1967 for six months for possession of marijuana.
He then retreated to his farm and family in Oregon, where he continued
to write and made occasional appearances on stage - including ones in
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