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How did Shakespeare die? What caused his death?
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William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616. The cause of his death is unknown. He was 52 years old when he died. He had been retired for several years and was a grandfather. He was buried in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford, at the age of 52, on April 23, 1616. Just four weeks prior to his death, on 25th March 1616, William made his will. Some writers have wondered if this was a coincidence or if he knew he was dying.
A contemporary of Shakespeare was said to have reported the following:
"Shakespeare, Drayton, and Ben Jonson had a merry meeting and it seems drank too hard
On Shakespeare's tomb is the message:
“Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare,
To dig the dust enclosed here.
Blessed be the man that spares these stones,
And cursed be he that moves my bones”
Posted by ladyvols1 on January 17, 2009 at 1:08 PM (Answer #1)
William was out one night, and couldnt get into his house, so he slept outside. it happened to be a very cold night, and he suffered of hyperthurmia, as he got sso cold. by morning, he was dead.
will was 52 when he died, in the year 1616.
i hope ths answers your question!!!!!!!
Posted by willshaker on April 18, 2009 at 6:06 PM (Answer #2)
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