The Real Stories Behind The Strange Deaths Of Famous Writers



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The world’s greatest works of literature muse on subjects like love and death – topics that everyone, including the authors who crafted the stories, will experience at some point in their life. 

Though some writers have written about so-called “good deaths” – when a person passes in their bed, surrounded by friends and family – most people don’t get that final gift, not even the authors who wrote about it. 

From scandalous duels to tragic demises, death came in strange ways to all the writers on this list. The tragic, mysterious, and downright strange deaths of famous writers throughout history prove beyond a doubt that truth is stranger than fiction.