Which man died on Halloween from a ruptured appendix?
Harry Houdini died of peritonitis, secondary to a ruptured appendix at 1:26 p.m. on October 31, 1926 in Room 401 at Detroit’s Grace Hospital, aged 52. In his final days, he optimistically held to a strong belief that he would recover, but his last words before dying were reportedly, “I’m tired of fighting.”
Harry Houdini died on Halloween in 1926. The official cause of death was peritonitis, internal poisoning resulting from a ruptured appendix.
Houdini Halloween Costume
Heavyweight boxer Jack Dempsey mock punching Houdini (held back by lightweight boxer Benny Leonard)