I am sure most of us were exposed to Edgar Allan Poe in school. I remember reading his poetry and stories in English class. I have visited his grave in Baltimore.
This talented but tortured soul had his life cut tragically short at the age of 40. I often wonder how much more people like Poe would have contributed if they had lived a normal life span.
After 160 years, Edgar Allan Poe is getting a proper funeral. Actually two. Tickets were sold and 350 people are expected to attend each service tomorrow.
A replica of Edgar was made so there is a body to boot. It will lie in state for 12 hours prior to the funerals for public viewing.
Actor John Astin will be the master of ceremonies for the event. How appropriate! He was Gomez Addams on the Addams Family if you have forgotten!
RIP Edgar Allan Poe.