Poe was addicted to gambling and alcohol. At the University of Virginia, where he attended college, he would show up to classes and exams drunk.
He loved cats- hey, just because you’re kinda creepy doesn’t mean you can’t like animals.
No one knows exactly how he died: some theories include alcoholism, tuberculosis, and even rabies. In October of 1849 he was found facedown in a gutter in Baltimore, wearing a stranger’s clothes.
- He created the detective story, and tried to popularize the horror genre.