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What was the cause of Edgar Allan Poe's death?

-- Anonymous, January 14, 2004


Dear Miss, The cause, of Poe's unforeseen and appropriately melodramatic death, is of no certainly, but there are speculations as to the cause of his death. These hypotheses are drawn from ambiguous records of the last accounts of Poe. After his mother-in-law came ill in Richmond Virginia, Poe, against advice from the doctor, made plans to return to New York as to ensure the most healthy recovery of his past wife's mother, the last living person from which Poe had both given and received love. No one is sure as to what events took place aboard that ship, but one can certainly make their own conclusions from what was to happen to Poe afterwards. The next and last evidence of Poe was to be found in Baltimore. He sat barley conscious, unshaven, sloppily dressed, and terribly looking at a bar in the city, until he was taken to the hospital by fellow patrons. There he spent the next few days having conversations with objects on the wall that didn't exist, and he was suffering from hallucinations. It is possible that he died from a terrible fever, a brain tumor, some sickness or infection of the brain, or severe alcoholism. Whatever that cause eerily irregular as the tone still echoing throughout eternity from his writing. may be, his actual death is just as

-- Anonymous, January 14, 2004

Edgar allen poe froze to death he had a heart attack while walking he fainted there he laid until he died of hypithermia.

-- Anonymous, January 15, 2004

A few months ago I saw a documentary abouts Poe's death on Discovery Channel. Recently some research was done involving a chemical analysis of a preserved lock of Poe's hair. In it they found some elements that pointed to the possibility of Poe being poisened. However, on the internet I'm unable to find data about this investigation. Could someone help?

-- Anonymous, March 05, 2004

the doctors of the time said he died of 'excesive fluid on the brain' he was very drunk in the gutter apperntly. poor bloke

-- Anonymous, March 08, 2004

EdgarAllen Poe died of a serious achloholic thing is what I heard. I heard they found him all messed up in a gutter!

-- Anonymous, October 11, 2004

Firt of all edgar allan poe was killed with poisoin in his alchol

-- Anonymous, October 25, 2004

Beeovious and Boot Head

-- Anonymous, January 11, 2005

Edgar Allen Poe may have died returning from his childhood's friends house. While still morning over his wife that died he drank alot. Then while walking he probly passed out on the street and suffacated.

-- Anonymous, March 14, 2005

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