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Could you give me details about Edgar Allen Poe's death? For instance what caused it,etc.

-- Anonymous, December 04, 2002


While unknown it is not "above all conjecture". Check for the best brief treatment. Combination of stress, ill health, and perhaps a kidnapping by a vote fraud press gang who plied him with drink and forced him to go from precinct to precinct voting all night under different guises. His change into strange cheap clothes is one good clue for that theory. Obviously no one came forward among such scoundrels to take credit for effectively murdering a revered poet. {Poe gave no details if he could remember any. He was supposed to have been going home to another city when last seen.

Rabies theory does not medically hold up well and even less circumstantial evidence.

-- Anonymous, December 05, 2002


-- Anonymous, March 27, 2003

this site does not give out enough informatin!!

-- Anonymous, May 07, 2003

It does not have enough information

-- Anonymous, May 20, 2003

me and robbie say heyyyyyy***

-- Anonymous, October 01, 2003

hey you guys are the ones that suck Edgar is kick ass awsome writer and crazy but hey isn't everyone!!!

-- Anonymous, October 15, 2003

Well I can tell you one thing, it was really short...and stupid...and short...oh and did I mention it was STUPID?!?! But Poe rox!!!! Poe rox, u get over it

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2003

wow, what's with all the hate? This site doesn't hold a lot of information but hey, they can add on. Besides, there are different views out there how he died.

I lean towards The Rabies theory. Check into it.. Yep.

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2003

He died from frozen penis

-- Anonymous, November 12, 2003

he did from looking in my face or my mommas

-- Anonymous, November 12, 2003

He looked on at my little penis

-- Anonymous, November 13, 2003

He caught us having sex

-- Anonymous, November 13, 2003

I think he died from looking at his nicks pewe

-- Anonymous, November 14, 2003

I think he died from smellin rj

-- Anonymous, November 14, 2003


-- Anonymous, November 16, 2003

Poe sucked his own penis!!!!!!

-- Anonymous, November 21, 2003

I think that poe died of acaholism because all of the facts are here he was going through some problems because his wife had just died and he was a writer so he had might of had to drink to get some of his creative words out and that's why in his work he has so much personification in it because he used to drink the drug opium all of the time and that is my theory on how edgar allen poe died.

-- Anonymous, November 24, 2003

Dude, I think poe died from rabies since he had so many cats and dogs and one of his dogs bit him.

-- Anonymous, November 25, 2003

um....... ya......

-- Anonymous, December 02, 2003

you guys are so funny, im supposed to be working on a english project im in my school library! hehe

-- Anonymous, December 04, 2003

i really dont care about how he died or watever i just got do this stupid language project and get it over with

-- Anonymous, December 10, 2003

all you are stupid u didnt answer anything

-- Anonymous, December 11, 2003

How did poe die and no gay shit.....

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2004

hell hell hell hell you will all go to hell sad poe he did he did he did he did he did he did he

-- Anonymous, January 08, 2004

I believe poe died of rabies he just had so many problems i think he was in a crak house and a rat bit him but he was high so dats y he didnt remember being bit but alcoholism and encephilitis still have good reasoning behind them.

-- Anonymous, January 14, 2004

i think poe died of maybe brain inflamation combined with alcoholism....i read this yesterday with my english 1 class.....i don't think rabies has ANYTHING to do with anything.....because it says so that the writers just wrote that so poe wouldn't get a bad reputation.....BULLSHIT....WHO CARES??? he was a bomb ass writer...don't yalls think so too?....yea me to... laterzzz

-- Anonymous, February 08, 2004

i agree i think that rabis had jack shit to do with the death of poe i think that beer,crack, and other drugs did him in

-- Anonymous, March 09, 2004

In an analysis almost 147 years after his death, doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center believe that writer Edgar Allan Poe may have died as a result of rabies, not from complications of alcoholism. Poe's medical case was reviewed by R. Michael Benitez, M.D., a cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His review is published in the September 1996 issue of Maryland Medical Journal.

This May be Helpfull I got it from another website.

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2004

No one is really sure how Edgar Allen Poe died Lollipop03. After testing and drawing conclusions, scientists have said that he may have died from rabies. Edgar enjoyed cats and had a few of his own. It is said that he may have been bitten by one of them not long before his death. Still others say that he died of alcaholism or from being severly beaten and then dragged around to all of the polling booths. So if your doing a research report just mention that the death of Poe is unknown, unless you find someone else who really knows how hw died.

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2004

the 2 reasons why i think e.a.p. died, 1) his problem with drinking which he might had a brain tumor. And 2) he might have been bit by one of his or another animal that had rabies. Well peace my brothers and sisters. And oh yeah, don't fuck with poe, best writer that ever lived, the same with stephen king. Go to to find out about ul's(urban legends)

-- Anonymous, April 19, 2004

Well i love Edgar Allen Poe and all he done, and i am doing a report in English about him and i have lots of info about him and it seems to me that he possibly died of alcoholism. I mean come on he was always drinking thatis how he dealt with his problems, and ialways think he done drugs so he probably died of drinking and drugs....Or maybe he done something twisted like drank himself to death on purpose or done to much drugs on purpose because he thought his life was a meaningless journey of disasters.I guess he did not realize how famous he really was, or how famous he was going to be in the future...

-- Anonymous, May 13, 2004

I just hopped on to see if there was going to be anything of interest on the death of poe. I read every friggin' response on this page and i can say that I wasted three full minutes of my life that I will never get back, Damn you all! I do believe that he was under the intoxication of the substance known as Pernod "Absinthe" Which makes you trip balls.Trust me. The drink has been outlawed in the u.s. for almost a hundred years. However it can be ordered on the box you are looking at.

-- Anonymous, May 15, 2004


-- Anonymous, June 05, 2004

dude im writen this paper on this guy and im fuckin stoned as hell man... fuck this Poe needs to rock on in the after life

-- Anonymous, June 20, 2004

i think that its in the past and no one really cares about it. so if any guys wanna e-mail me i'm free!

-- Anonymous, August 09, 2004

i agree with homegurl . stop living in the past. and to all of you eddie poe fans. YOU NEED HELP!!!!! and by the way if any girls wanna email me.... ; )

-- Anonymous, September 07, 2004

Yea I agree this site sucks, and some of the information isn't accurate. The fact that Poe had rabis was backed up fairly well. DO THE RESEARCH BEFORE YOU POST A SITE LIKE THIS! Man I was hoping to use this as a source too.

-- Anonymous, September 15, 2004

yup this sucks he did not die of rabies. He got drunk,the mob beat the crap out of him, then while he was in the gutter he got bit by a animal which gave him rabies!!

-- Anonymous, September 22, 2004

I think Edger Allan oe died of rabbies because of the clinically facts includeing Edger's fear of water at the time that is a symptom of rabies and also ...a rabbies victim dies in several days of symptoms they act crazy and edger had the fact for all of them if you ask me so i think that edger seriously did die from Rabbies thanks.

KiNkz Krys

-- Anonymous, September 22, 2004

wasnt edgar so sexy????? i'm lookin for a hot and sexy guy with a hell of a penis because i wanna get all sweaty. email me studs ;)

-- Anonymous, September 25, 2004

I think Edgar over dosed.

-- Anonymous, September 28, 2004

I recently visited Poe's grave in Baltimore Maryland not sure about his death but i noticed pennies lying all about his headstone..I would like to know what the pennies mean,i know that when he died the children collected pennies to place at his grave..I will add if you ever get to Baltimore the westminster church is a must see,they actually built the church over top of the graveyard so that the graves would not be harmed,you can actually look under the church and see headstones everywhere,very cool place!!

-- Anonymous, September 30, 2004

i think you are all losers because you spent all this time responding to this and im just laughing at it. (i think he died from seeing your penis). I LOVE JEN

-- Anonymous, October 05, 2004

Hey sexys, i love you all. edgar allen poe sucked my cock. did you know that? well he did. so fuck you all except for the person above me. heh love you bitches I LOVE YOU CYNTHIA

-- Anonymous, October 05, 2004

hahaha you guys aare soo lame..and yeah me and cynthia re going on..lesbians rock my socks and yeah.. ;) BUH BYE GAY ASSES

-- Anonymous, October 06, 2004


-- Anonymous, October 06, 2004

ya'll r all fucking crazy!!

-- Anonymous, October 07, 2004

yea..i think that poe died from frozen penis AND from smellin R.J.

-- Anonymous, October 17, 2004

Im in skool and i clicked on this shit its funny!!!!! lol!!!!!! uu ppl are funny!!!!

-- Anonymous, October 20, 2004

He dies from depression suckers!

-- Anonymous, November 01, 2004

Person McFallistman refuses to answer this pandemonic answer. Please do not create pandemonium on the boards. We do not appreciate frickin fuckers at this=assd fasdfasedfasdfdf

-- Anonymous, November 01, 2004

i also am doing an english project and u guys ar dumbfucks who cares how he died, i think it was alcohol poisoning.

-- Anonymous, November 11, 2004

Another poster wrote that the explanation of rabies did not hold up as a cause of Poe's death. I disagree. The University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore) studied the Poe case and concluded that rabies was the most likely cause of Poe's death, based on the available evidence. The study dismisses the theory that Poe had suffered from an all-night alcohol and opium binge. Read the following synopsis from the UMMC itself:

-- Anonymous, November 12, 2004


-- Anonymous, November 15, 2004

I think that alll of you guys are pretty stupid if you didn't want to read this then why did you come to this site?Ay way I'm doing a report and there isn't enough info. here to do jack justice. I think that the reason he died could be and most likely is because of his drinking and drugs wich ones i don't know but if your doing research this is not the site to go to.

-- Anonymous, November 15, 2004

I don't know how Edgar Allen Poe died. I think that everybody should give him respect.Poe was a great writer and I like alot of his writings. If somebody in y'all family died y'all would want somebody to show them respect. So stop talking about him in a bad way. that's not very nice.

-- Anonymous, November 15, 2004

I think Edgar Allan Poe died because of all of his crisis he had. He was drunk and founnd almost dead at a gutter.

-- Anonymous, November 15, 2004

you should put more facts but i didnt know he could have been kidnapped its okay but im only 12 and i could make a better website as matter of a fact i did Its has games and pics not jusr some stupid little paragraph thing about poe

:-( p.s. it suckz

-- Anonymous, December 01, 2004

All you people need to have a little more respect for the man. He was very troubled, but he was, indeed, a genius. If you can't realize his immense talent and all you can talk about is sex, instead of the subject at hand, than you really need to look at yourself. You ignorant, puerile morons. I hope you all have nightmares about a Raven gouging your useless eyes out.

AND PS. Poe died from a broken heart...everyone knows that...

-- Anonymous, December 04, 2004

i think poe waz a gay ass writer...who givez a shit how he died...just az long az he

-- Anonymous, December 05, 2004

The idea that Poe died and was a alcoholic is a a myth. Yes he drank and yes he did drugs, but the drugs he took were for pain. He was not an alcohol so alcoholism couldnt be why, and the rabies theory does not hold up medically. His wife had not recently died, it was two years after. My theory is that he had a form of the same disease many of his loved ones died from, tuberculosis. Possibly a form that effected the brain. But who knows, I'm prolly wrong.

-- Anonymous, December 06, 2004

He died because of alcohol and because of this site!!!!!!!!!!

-- Anonymous, December 16, 2004

You guys are all stupid I was hoping to get some help on my english paper but none of you guys were any help, THANX A LOT!!!

-- Anonymous, December 16, 2004

ur all losers. i wasted like 5 minutes on this freaking site and couldn't find anything to help me. ur all a bunch of JACKASSES!!!!

-- Anonymous, December 19, 2004

Uh... just cause it doesnt give out a lot of information doesnt mean its not good... after all... there wasnt much information on the death to begin with. and I dont see anyone else with an alternative website.

-- Anonymous, January 02, 2005

um edgar allen poe died a mysterous death no one knows for sure. Ur site doesn't give enough ifo or proof of his death you need to resherch it some more!!

-- Anonymous, January 27, 2005

he died from asshole cancer

-- Anonymous, February 02, 2005


-- Anonymous, February 03, 2005

Basically sittin in the library doin a project... and readin this shit... you all... suck ass. And he died from... me kickin him in the head.... ha ha I win.

-- Anonymous, February 08, 2005

no one knows really how he did die but im doing a paper on the ways he could have died and i need to know were u found your info at. please yall its due next monday

-- Anonymous, February 24, 2005

To all that answered this question in a horrible way. you poeple know nothing and you need history to learn and know what could happen again to YOU! This info was to help. not many people know what happened. what would you say if you had the same sickness kill you that killed EDGAR ALLEN POE!!!

-- Anonymous, February 24, 2005

i think he died of a broken heart. he was to lonly.

-- Anonymous, February 24, 2005

shut up gay bookworms, fucking library loosers... this sight sucks like dumbass poe. TNBM rocks!

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2005

Lauren, no one really knows what caused his death. My advice is to go to a nicer website where crackheads don't put in their idiotic two cents. Buh- bye!

-- Anonymous, March 06, 2005

im writing a story about Poe its fiction but i need some facts about how he died and THIS site is b.s. i think i know he died but HOW>? no one knows that scientifically! so im writin on how he got murdered ^_-

-- Anonymous, March 12, 2005

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