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WHat did Edagr Allan Poe die of?
-- Anonymous, October 15, 2003
Aside from a very studied theory about rabies, in general it seems Poe's mysterious disappearance and reappearance in fatal condition might be attributed to being shanghaied by a vote fraud gang and plied with liquor.
In any event poverty, his stress over his wife's death and his job, his long bout with alcoholism which ruined his health, even the stress of going on the wagon were contributing factors to his death.
-- Anonymous, October 16, 2003
edgar allen poe died 4 days later after he was uncontieus and druk at a taven on his wedding day
-- Anonymous, October 17, 2003
Edgar Allan Poe was found drunk on the side of a road in Baltimore and thus having rabies, but in his autopsy it was shown that he was beaten by a gang of thugs.
-- Anonymous, October 21, 2003