Poe's death.

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Im writing a paper on Edgar Allen Poe's death and its not easy to find information on it. What are some of the guesses of his death?

-- Anonymous, March 14, 2003


Newer reports suggest he died of rabies, which was not uncommon in 19th century America.

-- Anonymous, March 14, 2003

he could also have died from a medical condition, that made him dizzy and pass out, but most people just assumed he was drunk, or my personal favorite theory, a political gang, called ryan's boys were responsible for killing him, but if you are really interested you should read about what the doctor of church hospital said regarding the events of poe's last days before his death, he diddn't die in the hospital, but the accounts of the doctor were very strange.

-- Anonymous, March 18, 2003

He could have died because of a medical condition. People supposed that he would get drunk. He got like that because of the loss of his family.

-- Anonymous, March 21, 2003

He died of depression

-- Anonymous, April 18, 2003

I think he died of Alcoholism and i am right

-- Anonymous, April 23, 2003

he died of drinking the wisky posined him he drank becase he was depresed so thats what happend

-- Anonymous, April 30, 2003

He died because it was his time to go, maybe depression maybe murder (sp), it doesn't really matter how. It's just a mystery to twist peoples minds.

-- Anonymous, May 01, 2003

i am also doing a paper on edgar allan poe's death and all my looking has pointed me to death because of drinking because when they looked at his body the liver was the cause of death and drinking causes that. and yes they did find the body!

-- Anonymous, May 01, 2003

Poe died of severe trauma to the brain stem...they found him delirious on the streets of baltimore in 1849 (october). but if your doing a report on poe I sudjest you work on the strange circumstances that surround his burial as well as his death....the burried his bodie...he never had a tombstone until 15 years later a monument was donated, and poe's body was to be dug up... but they never found it...I assume the remains a private phillip Mosher rest next to Virgina Poe under the massive monument...but i'll leave it up to you to decide.

-- Anonymous, May 17, 2003

Nobody knows for sure ... he could have been wacked because he had various outstanding debts -- others said he passed out drunk and drowned in his own vomit. Whatever the case, Americans have something to be proud about in Poe ... he was an original and extremely extraordinary!

-- Anonymous, October 21, 2003

His disatrous addiction to liquor and his alleged use of drugs may have contributed to his early death.

-- Anonymous, October 23, 2003

go to: www.eapoe.org and you'll find everything about him^^

-- Anonymous, October 31, 2003

He died cuz of drinking!!!!!!!

-- Anonymous, November 12, 2003

I think Poe die because of rabies,but i'm not sure cause everyone else isn't sure.but maybe he died of something else we never know..

-- Anonymous, February 11, 2004

SOMe say that he could've been so depressed and upset about his wife's death (virginia) He loved her so much, he could've killed himself to be with her

-- Anonymous, March 01, 2004

Try this website: http://www.eapoe.org/geninfo/poealchl.htm

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2004

Current theory leans toward Rabies, with several medical associations in the past year endorsing it as the only theory that fits the bouts of delusion and lucidity. There are literally hundreds of websites about Poe and his death, though, and many other theories. Be sure to verify that the site you are reviewing is a sourced site so that the information you review is actually relevant. As on poster here already stated, there are more mysteries attached to Poe than just his death, so have fun researching!

-- Anonymous, March 05, 2004

because he was gay

-- Anonymous, April 20, 2004

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