In New York's Bellevue Hospital, songwriter Stephen Foster dies suddenly, aged thirty-seven

Stephen Collins Foster, perhaps America's most famous popular song writer at the time, died in Bellevue Hospital after being admitted for injuries in a fall at his New York boarding house three days before.  He was in very poor health in any case due largely to his rising alcohol intake and probably died of a heart attack or stroke.  His remains were transported by rail to Pennsylvania where he was buried in Lawrenceville.  He was 37 years old.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation
Ken Emerson, Doo-dah!: Stephen Foster and the Rise of American Popular Culture (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997), 299. 
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