Jacques Futrelle (1875-1912)

Death: 15th April 1912
Location: North Atlantic Ocean, Wreck of the RMS Titanic
Cause of death: Accidental – died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic
Photo taken by: NOAA
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American journalist and mystery writer. He is best known for writing short detective stories featuring Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, also known as The Thinking Machine for his application of logic to any and all situations. 
Returning from Europe aboard the RMS Titanic, Futrelle, a first-class cabin passenger, refused to board a lifeboat insisting his wife board instead. His wife remembered the last she saw of him, he was smoking a cigarette with John J. Astor. He perished in the Atlantic.