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Harry Houdini, the famous illusionist and escape artist, died on October 31, 1926. He died as a result of peritonitis, which is inflammation of the peritoneum (the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity). 

The circumstances surrounding Houdini's death are somewhat mysterious and have been the subject of speculation and controversy. It's commonly believed that his death was caused by a ruptured appendix, which was believed to have been brought on by a blow to the stomach delivered by a student named J. Gordon Whitehead. This incident occurred on October 22, 1926, when Houdini was reclining on a couch and not prepared for the blow. However, some modern medical experts have cast doubt on this theory, suggesting that other factors may have contributed to Houdini's appendicitis.

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Harry Houdini, the famous illusionist and escape artist, died on October 31, 1926. He died as a result of peritonitis, which is inflammation of the peritoneum (the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity). 

The circumstances surrounding Houdini's death are somewhat mysterious and have been the subject of speculation and controversy. It's commonly believed that his death was caused by a ruptured appendix, which was believed to have been brought on by a blow to the stomach delivered by a student named J. Gordon Whitehead. This incident occurred on October 22, 1926, when Houdini was reclining on a couch and not prepared for the blow. However, some modern medical experts have cast doubt on this theory, suggesting that other factors may have contributed to Houdini's appendicitis.

Houdini's death occurred at the age of 52 in Detroit, Michigan. Despite his death, Harry Houdini's legacy continues to live on as one of the most iconic figures in the history of magic and entertainment.
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