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10 Most Disturbing Shakespeare Deaths

08/04/2011 08:49 am ET | Updated Apr 22, 2012

He is known for penning some of the most beautiful romances in literary history but, when writing tragedies, Shakespeare's murderous imagination ran wild. Of the countless characters Shakespeare killed off in his work, there are some pretty gruesome deaths that definitely deserve some recognition. From smothering to stabbing, Shakespeare covered all of violent bases. Here are his most disturbing and goriest deaths!

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