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William Thomas Stead was a writer of journalistic pieces and ghost stories whose life came to an end on the Titanic.
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By the early hours of the next day, the great luxury liner had sunk into the cold waters of the North Atlantic. Stead's final moments were reportedly spent reading in cabin. His body was never recovered. Some, however, claimed to have received messages from him after his death.
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