The Cause of Death, of Edgar Allan Poe : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

My daughter is working on a report, she can't find his cause of death. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

-- Anonymous, October 22, 2000


he died from drugs. Poe was allergic to drugs. He was found penniless sitting on a sidewalk dead.

-- Anonymous, October 22, 2000


The most informative data I have found is on line at the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore web site at:

There are several theories about his mysterious death including a 1996 medical evaluation by a Dr. Benitez based on historical records and the notes of Dr. John J Moran, Poe's attending physician in Washington College Hospital. Dr. Benitez's conclusions are that Poe may have died of rabies based on his condition and symptoms at the time of his stay at the hospital. Best of luck.


-- Anonymous, October 23, 2000

it was a heroin overdose.

-- Anonymous, October 25, 2000

hey im working on a project on edgar allan poe. i found out in my research that drugs were highly available at the time and i highly belive it was either a drug overdose on launanum...or he was used to vote repeatadly because he was in different clothes and was allergic to the alchohol they possibly had given him to vote. but, i am doing a story about how he died and i would like an interesting muder story to present. please give ideas about people in poes life that could have caused his death? is there any proof he might still be alive?

-- Anonymous, October 10, 2002

poe died from gonarreha from sexual intercours with men. although poe was very inspirational he had alot of issues after his wife died and he found men as a relief. and suffered for it

-- Anonymous, November 07, 2002

i killed edgar allan poe because he was a sissy. no one liked him anyway and his drugs weren't very good and he sold them at a really high price for that time so one day i just up and strangled him. he screamed like a little girl the whole time too. what a pussy

-- Anonymous, December 02, 2002

You all are Damn Fools!!

-- Anonymous, December 18, 2002

Edgar allan poe died of a drug called opium...he wrote in one of his poems that he was afraid to die alive...the drug opium slowed his heart beat it would only beat once a minute or once ever 2 minutes. so doctors thought he was dead...but he wasnt...therefor he was buried alive...and probably died from a) hunger or b) insects ate him alive

-- Anonymous, January 25, 2003

through my study they said they found broclei in his stomach(so theory states it was his cause of death)

-- Anonymous, October 07, 2003

Why in the heck are you guys contributing an answer if you know that your answer is wrong??? That's stupid.

-- Anonymous, October 08, 2003

edgar allen poe because he was a fucking pimp and fuck to many chicks and got some type of transmitted diseae

-- Anonymous, October 20, 2003

there are many theories on how poe died, some involve drugs, some involve alcohol, mugging, fowl play, and even a rabies theory. dont go to just one about how he died, since no one knows exactly how he did, and why are you trying to find stuff for your kid when its her assignment? isn't that just gonna let her think that she can just have other people do her stuff for her? MAKE HER DO IT HERSELF! p.s. send me a pic of her if she's got it goin on, thanks.

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2003

having sex w/ men

-- Anonymous, November 03, 2003

I have been reading some of Edger Allan Poes stories and has realized that he writes alot about female death. I bealieve that he dead from lack of a femal companion.I am thinking he killed himself from drinking, or opium wich was very popular in the 1800s.

-- Anonymous, November 21, 2003

I think that Poe was kidnapped by gangs and was forced to vote over and over so that the gangs candidate would win. Then he was plied with liquor and beaten. That would explain why his he was wearing clothes that did not belong to him. And the day he was found was Election Day.

-- Anonymous, November 29, 2003

A while a go, doctors were given the conditions of Poe and the circumstances in which he was found. The symptoms were those consistant with rabies. SO, as he was found with different sets of clothes he was most likely kidnapped by thugs and forced to vote over and over for their canidate on election day. The seemed to have had him wasted also. So is it not possible that they left him after they were done with him and then something came up and bit him? (And for the whole STD theory-who drops dead in other people's clothes on election day?)

-- Anonymous, December 01, 2003

because he was a cool and i ws he was still alive and a gangsta

-- Anonymous, January 28, 2004

he was a dick sucker

-- Anonymous, January 30, 2004

He died from HIV. He got it from "droppin the soap too many times", after his wife died.

-- Anonymous, February 01, 2004

He found out that his exgirlfriend is bedding with his dad.

-- Anonymous, April 20, 2004

moron, poe's parents were dead

-- Anonymous, May 16, 2004

Fools.. edgar allan poe is still alive. And elvis too.

-- Anonymous, June 08, 2004

I heard there was a raven with rabies tapping tapping at his ass while he was shooting up outside his chamber door.

-- Anonymous, June 11, 2004

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