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Edgar Allan Poe's life was cut tragically short at the age of 40 in 1849. Was it alcoholism that killed Edgar Allan Poe, as commonly believed, or rabies, as new evidence suggests-- or something else? Join in the debate here-- post a message below!

For more about Poe, read MysteryNet's profile of Edgar Allan Poe and the full-length version of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue".



  • What about the theory that Poe died of rabies, in... by Marc Ammon - Aug 28, 97 (#1 of 53)
  • Does anyone have proof wether Poe died of rabies... by Patrick Fogarty - Nov 17, 97 (#2 of 53)
  • was readings omething about him as well as doing a... by Violator - Nov 19, 97 (#3 of 53)
  • No, I'm not South American, but part Puerto... by Melissa Matos - Nov 20, 97 (#4 of 53)
  • The story that I heard was that it was election... by MG - Dec 1, 97 (#5 of 53)
  • Hello All, I'm here to address how the man died... by Edward Pellicone - Aug 6, 98 (#6 of 53)
  • Poe may have been killed by rabies not alcaholism... by the magnificent O - Jan 21, 99 (#7 of 53)
  • Poe was a tortured soul if there ever was one... by Tom Mullaney - Jan 28, 99 (#8 of 53)
  • I need to know what Poe's famous last word was... by J. Birkofer - Feb 5, 99 (#9 of 53)
  • I believe this is it, but don't quote me! "Lord... by - Feb 5, 99 (#10 of 53)
  • EDGAR DIED OFF NOTING OF EITHER SORT HIS POWER TO... by Dustin Adams - Jun 13, 99 (#11 of 53)
  • What's left to say? by Fran Hinkel - Jun 15, 99 (#12 of 53)
  • I know that most of his closest family did die of... by Camille Tisdel - Jul 20, 99 (#13 of 53)
  • In the August 1999 issue of Readers Digest(of all... by chele goul - Jul 22, 99 (#14 of 53)
  • My english class is doing research on Poe... by Amy Pierson - Oct 1, 99 (#15 of 53)
  • To asweres to some of your questions... by Mel wearstler - Oct 4, 99 (#16 of 53)
  • Poe was a poor, poor troubled man... by Missthang - Oct 23, 99 (#17 of 53)
  • the people are hiding how poe died and won' t tell... by Jacob Greetan - Dec 20, 99 (#18 of 53)
  • Edgar Allan Poe died in Church Home and Hospital... by Sharyn Bowman - Feb 1, 00 (#19 of 53)
  • From my earliest learnings about Poe, and my great... by Todd Robinson - Feb 23, 00 (#20 of 53)
  • Actually drug addiction was quite common in Poe's... by David Matthews - Feb 24, 00 (#21 of 53)
  • I think that he still economically exists as a... by suzy webb - Apr 14, 00 (#22 of 53)
  • A forensic pathologist in training was asked to... by Jessica Simpson - May 23, 00 (#23 of 53)
  • I read in an encyclopidia that, on election day,... by Kim Porter - Sep 28, 00 (#24 of 53)
  • I admire Poe's works... by Heather Stafford - Apr 5, 01 (#25 of 53)
  • I heard that he had diabetes, and drank more than... by silveridol - Nov 9, 01 (#26 of 53)
  • I thihk Poe might have died of shock from... by Aaron Patterson - Nov 12, 01 (#27 of 53)
  • I think Poe died of drugs he used marajoina and... by bob yera - Nov 17, 01 (#28 of 53)
  • How old was Poe when Virginia died?.. by cesar hernandez - Jul 30, 02 (#29 of 53)
  • Back in the "good ole days" especially with Poe... by Lanell Sims - Sep 17, 02 (#30 of 53)
  • I have found through many information that Poe's... by Maria Reyes - Oct 12, 02 (#31 of 53)
  • Edger Allen Poe really died at the theater on... by Micheal Jacobs - Oct 28, 02 (#32 of 53)
  • I've never heard that before, Michael, thanks. by Fran Hinkel - Nov 12, 02 (#33 of 53)
  • I have never heard the rabies theory, but I have... by virginia rogers - Jan 16, 03 (#34 of 53)
  • wow... by my name here. - Mar 18, 03 (#35 of 53)
  • Hi I was a die-hard fan of E.A... by nowhie - Jul 9, 03 (#36 of 53)
  • I had heard that poes death was from being robbed... by shane london - Sep 26, 03 (#37 of 53)
  • I thought this was a black on white fact it turns... by J.R.Clemente - Oct 6, 03 (#38 of 53)
  • There is a good book out titled "Midnight Dreary:... by Mark Boatman - Oct 9, 03 (#39 of 53)
  • I think poe was mugged because he had no money and... by Katelyn Moore - Oct 20, 03 (#40 of 53)
  • he homies!!!.. by aerohead276 - Dec 11, 03 (#41 of 53)
  • The case file of a man who died was given to... by yoda chuck - Apr 6, 04 (#42 of 53)
  • hey i need help how did he die i have a report i... by don't worry - Feb 15, 05 (#43 of 53)
  • he died from a drug problem , but the problem is... by #1 rebel - Oct 25, 05 (#44 of 53)
  • I believe that poe died one night after he had a... by david stanch - Oct 31, 06 (#45 of 53)
  • Wasn't and isn't it a proven fact that Edgar Alan... by RisingStars - Sep 2, 07 (#46 of 53)
  • I have recently began studying the life and death... by Jewelie Williams - Feb 28, 08 (#47 of 53)
  • I think Poe killed himself... by Kimberly Henderson - May 29, 08 (#48 of 53)
  • I BELIEVE THAT HE COMITTED SUICIDE BECAUSE IF YOU... by JOHN JOESPH - Oct 17, 08 (#49 of 53)
  • AND I ALSO BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULDNT LOOK AT HOW HE... by JOHN JOESPH - Oct 17, 08 (#50 of 53)
  • Wel as told he died from alcohol poisoning.. by Elena A. - Feb 11, 09 (#51 of 53)
  • There is an account here - a study of his... by Fran Hinkel - Jul 10, 09 (#52 of 53)
  • I wrote an historical mystery called ... by Jim Musgrave - Jun 10, 13 (#53 of 53)

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