Caitlin Doughty - Updated Dec 2023

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Oahu, Hawaii, USA
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Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Caitlin Doughty

Caitlin Doughty is a mortician, author, blogger as well as YouTube personality. Caitlin Doughty is a creator of the web series ‘Ask a Mortician’ and founder of ‘The Order of the Good Death’.

Early Life and Childhood

Caitlin Doughty’s current age is 37 years old. She was born on 19th August 1984, in Oahu, Hawaii. Similarly, she belongs to the American nationality. There is no information regarding her parents and siblings.

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Caption: Caitlin Doughty recreating her childhood photo (Source: Instagram)

As a kid, she suffered a lot and had a broken childhood. When she was just 8 years old, she became a witness to a child falling from a balcony at a shopping mall.

Though she was quickly taken away from the scene but was haunted by the fear of her mortality.


Reflecting on her education, she had completed her schooling at St. Andrew’s Priory School, a private Episcopal all-girls college-prep school in Honolulu, US.

Then, for higher she joined the University of Chicago and majored in medieval history, focusing on death and culture. Furthermore, she even studied the European witch trials in the early modern period.

Caitlin Doughty – Social Media

The 35 years old beautiful author is active on social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Currently, she has gained more than 191 thousand followers on Instagram (@thegooddeath), more than 22k followers on Facebook (@thegooddeath), and has gained more than 90.2k followers on Twitter (@TheGoodDeath).

The Order of the Good Death

Caitlin Doughty also became the founder of ”The Order of the Good Death…”. This industry is an inclusive community of funeral industry professionals, academics, as well as artists who advocate for teaching individuals to accept death.

Similarly, the industry even has an official website that shares articles and information by prominent figures in the death industry. It makes individuals more informed about the topic of ‘death’.

Professional Life

After completion of Caitlin Doughty’s studies, she moved to San Francisco and pursued her career in the interested field. After six months of searching for employment, she got hired by the crematory of Pacific Interment.

On the very first day of work, she had to shave the corpse.

There her work included picking up corpses from homes and hospitals in a van, preparing them for viewings, creating them, delivering the cremains to the families, acquiring death certificates, or obtaining the release of a body from the coroner.

Moreover, she was even tested with very hands-on assignments by her boss and coworkers at Pacific Interment.

Web Series ‘Ask a Mortician’

In the year 2011, the 35 years old mortician uploaded her series ‘Ask a Mortician’ on the YouTube channel. This series humorously explored morbidity and sometimes taboo death topics such as decomposition and necrophilism.

Through this, she gained a lot of fans on social media. Furthermore, she has even gained  876K subscribers on her YouTube channel as of 2019.

Book Writing 

The gorgeous author published her first book in the year 2014. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes is a combination of memoir, science, and manifesto entertainingly.

It would attract a wide range of readers to the unpleasant topics of death, decay, and corpse handling.

Similarly, she published her second book, From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death, in October 2017.

The book’s synopsis tells the chronicles of her travels to see first-hand death customs in Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, Spain, Bolivia, and, the USA.

Likewise, she published her third book titled Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death. The story answers 35 questions sourced from children.

It originated after Doughty’s observation that most adults she encountered had not received adequate death education.

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Caption: Caitlin Doughty posing with her book (Source: Instagram)

Youtube career

She launched her Youtube channel under Ask A Mortician on October 1, 2011. Since then she has been uploading videos on her channel.

Then, she posted her first debut video titled “Ask a Mortician, Episode One” on Nov 3, 2011, and has got 397,293 views. She generally answers the death questions asked by fans.

Her Youtube series are conic Corpse, Ask A Mortician, Morbid Mystery, Historical Corpses, and Morbid Minute.

One of the famous and most viewed videos on her channel is “CLOSING MOUTHS POSTMORTEM (Ask a Mortician).” It premiered on July 21, 2016, and has got 2,826,558 views.

Some of her other notable videos are “Ask a Mortician- Worst Way to Die?,” “Ask A Mortician- Hip, Knee, & Breast Implants,” ”

WHAT HAPPENED TO TITANIC’S DEAD?,” “ASK A MORTICIAN- Coffin Birth,” “Ask a Mortician- Necrophilia” and more. This video has crossed millions of views.

Caitlin Doughty – Net Worth 2023

Speaking on her earnings, she is a famous mortician, author, blogger as well as YouTube personality who has earned a decent sum of money through her work. However, she has not disclosed her exact net worth officially.

Concerning her Youtube earnings, she has posted Her Youtube videos has uploaded 221 videos which all together add up to more than 109.8 million views till now.

She creates 2 new videos every month on average and earned around 562,000 dollars from Youtube videos as of April 2020.

Is Caitlin Doughty dating?

Caitlin Doughty hasn’t married nor has children. She is currently living single. She is just focusing on her career and giving more time to herself. Moreover, she even has managed to keep it low profile

But while on set, she takes the personal of Nonnie who is in love with Patty. And had even begun to question her biological preferences. She is single as of now.

Focusing on her past relationship, she hasn’t dated anyone till now. She usually doesn’t speak about her personal life in the media or public as well as hasn’t mentioned her affairs publically.

Caitlin Doughty – Body Measurements

Caitlin has a height of 6 feet 1 inch tall. Similarly, she has beautiful black hair and a pair of blue eyes.