Edgar Allan Poe
Famous for short stories
Edgar's mom died of tuberculosis in 1812.
Edgar was orphaned at 15.
Being in hospital/death
He was kicked out of West Point for being drunk later was hospitalized after being found unconscious.
Tuberculosis- disease caused by airborne bacteria that causes death
Rabies- disease caused by being bitten by wild animal
Acquaintance- friend or associate
Bragg, Georgia, and Kevin O'Malley. How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous. New York: Walker, 2011.