Hart Crane (1899-1932)

Death: 27th April 1932
Location: Body lost at sea
Cause of death: Suicide - drowning
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American poet who wrote modernist poetry that was difficult, highly stylized, and ambitious in its scope.

While on board the steamship Orizaba en route to New York, he was beaten after making sexual advances to a male crew member. Just before noon on April 27, 1932, Hart Crane jumped overboard into the Gulf of Mexico. Although he had been drinking heavily and left no suicide note, witnesses believed his intentions to be suicidal, as several reported that he exclaimed "Goodbye, everybody!" before throwing himself overboard. His body was never recovered.
A marker on his father's tombstone in Garrettsville includes the inscription, "Harold Hart Crane 1899–1932 lost at sea".