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11/13/2010 07:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Brecht, Playwright And Author, Died Suddenly: New Theory Behind Death

A professor at Manchester University in Britain says he has uncovered the truth behind the death of German playwright Bertolt Brecht.

Professor Stephen Parker, an expert on modern German literature, said the playwright died from an undiagnosed rheumatic fever which attacked his heart and motorneural system, eventually leading to a fatal heart failure in 1956.

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