5 Weird Fiction & Fantasy Authors & their Deaths

  1. Fritz Leiber. 220px-FSF_0769 Fritz Leiber was an American author.
    He was also a poet, actor in theater and films, playwright and chess expert.Wikipedia
    On the journey home from a science fiction convention in London, Ontario, Fritz Leiber collapsed. He died a few weeks later from a brain disease. It’s nice to know that he was living the sci-fi dream until the end.

     


    2. E. T. A. Hoffman. ETA_Hoffmann_2

    Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann was a Prussian Romantic author of fantasy and Gothic horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. – Wikipedia
    Born: 24 January 1776, Königsberg, Germany
    Died: 25 June 1822, Berlin, Germany
    Period: 1809–1822
    Compositions: Der Trank der Unsterblichkeit, Undine
    Hoffman suffered as a result of syphilis and alcohol abuse until his death caused by the former in 1822. His headstone (found in Berlin-Kreuzberg) reads: E. T. W. Hoffmann, born on 24 January 1776, in Königsberg, died on 25 June 1822, in Berlin, Councillor of the Court of Justice, excellent in his office, as a poet, as a musician, as a painter, dedicated by his friends.


    3. Edward Lucas White was an American writer.

    Born in the USA in Bergen, New Jersey, he attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he lived for the rest of his life.Wikipedia
    Born: 11 May 1866, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States
    Died: 30 March 1934, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    Education: Johns Hopkins University
    Edward Lucas White is well remembered for his short story collections Stuff of Dreams and Song of the Sirens, as well as for numerous other works.
    White died by his own hand in 1934, a week after the death of his wife, by gassing himself in his bathroom. – Book Depository lukundoo

     


    4. Horacio Quiroga. Horacio_Quiroga Horacio Quiroga is remembered for his bizarre jungle-themed stories depicting the struggles of men and animals. He was born in Uruguay in 1878 died in Argentina in 1937. Following family problems, Horacio Quiroga’s wife and children left him alone and ill in the jungle. He had prostate hypertrophy and managed to travel to Buenos Aires for treatment. Whilst in the hospital, Quiroga learned that a patient with severe deformities was locked in the basement. His name was Vincent Batistessa and Quiroga asked for him to be moved in to his own room. The pair became friends and Batistessa was by Quiroga’s side when the latter took his own life by drinking cyanide, no longer able to cope with the pain of his illness and the knowledge of his imminent death.


    5. Sax Rohmer. sax-rohmer Sax Rohmer was a successful English novelist. He was born in 1883 in Birmingham, England and died in London in 1959. His writing was made in to numerous films, including Daughter of the Dragon (1931, starring Anna May Wong), Slave of Crime (1987, starring Marco Moriarty) and The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968, starring Christopher Lee). Some of his most well-known books include Brood of the Witch-Queen, The Devil Doctor and The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu. Sax Rohmer died of ‘Asian Flu’ in 1959.

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