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Baltimore honoring Edgar Allan Poe

Oct. 11, 2009 at 12:58 PM   |   Comments

BALTIMORE, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Baltimore Sunday was wrapping up five days of events honoring Edgar Allan Poe that included a proper burial for the 19th-century U.S. author, organizers say.

CNN noted Sunday's funeral procession to a cemetery and two funeral services come 160 years after Poe, a master of the macabre mystery, died of a still-mysterious cause in Baltimore at the age of 40 on Oct. 7, 1849. Poe's original burial was not made public, resulting in only a handful of people attending the somber event. He's best remembered for the poem "The Raven," and such novels as "The Purloined Letter," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "Fall of the House of Usher."

The services planned at Westminster Hall near the Westminster Burial Grounds were to include eulogies offered by actors portraying other famed writers, CNN said.

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