In October 1849, now-legendary horror and suspense writer Edgar Allan Poe was found in a tavern in Baltimore, delirious, with clothes that didn't appear to be his and no concrete answer for where he'd been since he left Richmond, Virginia almost a week before. Just days later, the author would be dead - and it's still unknown what exactly caused his death, and what happened to him in the time before his tragic demise.
Was goth king Edgar Allan Poe the victim of alcoholism? A fatal illness? Was he suicidal? Or was he...murdered? We take you through the sad life and death of Edgar Allan Poe, and all the theories - plausible, unbelievable, or downright strange - behind his mysterious end.
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