Disturbing Literary Deaths
Euripides [480-406 B.C.] Greek Playwright - Mauled by a pack of wild dogs owned by Archelaus, the King of Macedonia.
Honore De Balzac [1799-1850] French Author - Believed to have choked on too much coffee.
Edgar Allan Poe [1809-1849] American Author - Died of "acute congestion of the brain" several days after he was discovered lying unconscious in a Baltimore street, wearing someone else’s tattered clothes.
Maxwell Bodenheim [1893-1954] American Author - Shot with a .22 rifle by an insane dishwasher.
Tennessee Williams [1911-1983] American Playwright - Choked on a bottle cap while trying to get hands on some barbiturates.
John Berryman [1914-1972] American Poet - Jumped from a bridge over the Mississippi River; reputedly waved at passersby on way down.
Roland Barthes [1915-1980] French Critic & Philosopher - Run over by laundry truck outside the College de France.
And many others. (via Cynical-C)