- NAME: Dylan Thomas
- OCCUPATION: Poet
- BIRTH DATE: October 27, 1914
- DEATH DATE: November 09, 1953
- Did You Know?: Dylan Thomas, generally a heavy drinker, died soon after leaving the New York City pub the White Horse Tavern.
- EDUCATION: Swansea Grammar School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Swansea, Wales
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
- Full Name: Dylan Marlais Thomas
- AKA: Dylan Thomas
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Writer Dylan Thomas is best known for the poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" and play Under Milk Wood. He's also known for his heavy drinking, which led to his untimely death.
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Thomas began doing reading tours to bring in income, and his readings were more like flamboyant performances than staid poetic events. He toured the United States four times, with his last appearance taking place at the City College of New York in October 1953. A few days later, after a long drinking bout at Manhattan's White Horse Tavern, Thomas collapsed at the Chelsea Hotel. He died in a New York City hospital not long after, on November 9, 1953,
at the age of 39. Three causes of death were given during Thomas's post-mortem examination: pneumonia, swelling of the brain and a fatty liver.
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