What caused the death of Edgar Allen Poe?

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What caused the death of Edgar Allen Poe? Does anyone know? Could it have been suicide?

-- Anonymous, May 06, 2000


It used to be said that Poe was an alcoholic and his death was attributed to that he was peproved of drink. But it is newly stated that a researcher from the universtity of Maryland Medical canter says he was killed by rabies. His medical conditions at the hospital didnt match with the alcohol situation and besides that, Poes' family swore that he had been abstinant for 1/2 a year. They said that Pow was a cat lover and it was likely that he was bit by one of his pets. They also say that rabies is only a possible diagnosis and we will never know forsure how he died. Reference:Perspectives in American Literature

-- Anonymous, May 09, 2000

He was a pot head!

-- Anonymous, September 12, 2003

ive heard that he died of tirbuculosis.

-- Anonymous, October 21, 2003

I heard he died from rabies, but since everyone back then was so sure he died because of alcohol, no one thought to look for any bite or scratch marks left by some animal.

-- Anonymous, November 13, 2003

Actually I have the real answer. Poe died becuase his cat castrated him and the loss of blood was immense. There ya go.

-- Anonymous, November 23, 2003

He was anally fucked untill he bled to death..

-- Anonymous, November 25, 2003

Poe died of depression because he foresaw a world in which people thought it would be funny and/or shocking to say he died by being "anally fucked untill (sic) he bled to death." However, according to editor H.C. Schweikert (Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1937), Poe stopped in Baltimore on a trip home from New York. It was election day. A corrupt trick to increase votes was to get strangers drunk (or drug them) then take them to various polling stations and "vote them" under false names. There is evidence of this happening to Poe the evening before he was found dead. Oddly enough, Schwiekert did not note whether or not Poe had been "anally fucked" or if there was anything else that suggested murder.

-- Anonymous, December 01, 2003

He was hit by a car and died in the hospital

-- Anonymous, February 18, 2004


-- Anonymous, February 24, 2004

i am really not sure how he died but i think that he died a virgin, unless he fucked his little cousin, Virginia Clemm

-- Anonymous, May 25, 2004

he got bit by a whasp and started to fuck his black cat

-- Anonymous, December 08, 2004

We know the possible REASONS for why he died, but WHEN did he die?

-- Anonymous, January 26, 2005

ummmm edgar is dead umm he could have died from drug overdoseage or something i mean he was a druggy ƒuck bítch

-- Anonymous, February 22, 2005

He Died of rabies my teacher told me

-- Anonymous, March 04, 2005

I Heard he was shot in the nuts

-- Anonymous, March 14, 2005

Hay we have the same midle name its spelled the same to thats cool.

-- Anonymous, March 14, 2005

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