How Did Edgar Allan Poe Cause Death

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Edgar Allan Poe was a great and talented poet that was very successful in life. He strived for greatness in the writing of poems, and publishing them. The sad part about it is that Edgar Allan Poe had died at age 40. The cause of death seems to be a mystery, but reading from many reliable websites, Edgar Allan Poe had in fact suffered from alcoholism and foul play. Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts; grew up in Richmond Virginia in which he attended the University of Virginia. When he was younger his mother had died when she was only 20, of tuberculosis. When his mother died, Edgar and his siblings were separated form each other and were forced to live in different households. Edgar’s father wasn’t the supportive type and in fact he didn’t want to have anything to do with Edgar while he was attending college. Although Edgar lived a depressing and cruel life, he found success in the writing and publishing of poetry. Edgar was a well-known and very popular poet, and is still known for his outstanding poems. On October 7, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe was found sitting on a park bench with his body that looked as if…show more content…
Many people were convinced that Edgar’s death was caused by drinking constantly due to depression and deaths of loved ones, particularly after his wife, Virginia had passed due to consumption, which is what his mother had passed away from when he was a child (Esselman, “The Alcohol Theory). Edgar thought that if he were to drink all the time, which it would numb the pain he was always feeling, but all it did was bring him one step closer to death. After many years of alcohol consuming, Edgar was physically and emotionally weak. He could barely focus on his work half the time and was becoming broke from buying alcohol all the time. He would sometimes publish his poems for money just to buy alcohol. Another reason that leads to Edgar’s death was foul
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