Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849, in Baltimore, Maryland, at the age of 40. The circumstances surrounding his death remain shrouded in mystery and speculation. Poe was found in a state of delirium on the streets of Baltimore, wearing clothes that were not his own. He was taken to Washington College Hospital, where he died a few days later without regaining sufficient consciousness to explain how he had come to be in his dire condition. Several theories about his death have been proposed over the years, including alcohol poisoning, rabies, cholera, and even murder. However, the exact cause of his death has never been definitively determined, adding to the enigmatic aura that surrounds Poe’s life and work.