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Weirdest Writer Deaths

First Posted: 08/13/11 11:24 AM ET   Updated: 10/13/11 06:12 AM ET

The two most written about themes in fiction? Love and death. Yet however strange the circumstances that writers may invent, real circumstances of death are often weirder than anything that anyone could imagine.

Writers themselves aren't immune from the surreal whims of the reaper. Here are some of the most bizarre ways that writers have had their story end.

Know of another unusual way that a writer died? Let us know in the comments!

Tennessee Williams
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The author of such plays as "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "The Glass Menagerie" choked to death on the cap of a bottle of eyedrops. Doctors believe that the empty bottle of wine and various prescription pill bottles found next to him may have had something to do his restrained gag reflex.
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