The Death of Edgar Allan Poe, Revisited

Duffy Hudson as Edgar Allan Poe. / Photo by Jessica Peralta

Actor and Edgar Allan Poe enthusiast Duffy Hudson recently gave Halloween Every Night his theory on the iconic American writer’s death. In character.

In this special video commemorating the author’s October 1849 death, Hudson, who occasionally does a one-man show about Poe, ad libbed a monologue at the Actor’s Workout Studio in North Hollywood, Calif. exclusively for Halloween Every Night’s camera. The video is edited by Eva Wang with period-style illustrations by artist Camille Casario.

Hudson’s theory on Poe’s death is his own, but presented in character is a moment to ponder. Enjoy.