50 Years of KEZI 9 News: Ken Kesey’s Memorial Service

November 10, 2010

EUGENE, Ore. — Ken Kesey was a true original.

He wrote two best-selling books before the age of 30.

He was an artist, a poet and a loyal Duck fan.

And Oregon claims him as its own, which is why on this day in 2001, when Kesey passed away, it seemed the whole state took a sharp breath and sighed.

A few days later, a memorial was held for him at the McDonald Theater.  Here is a look back at that event.

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