died of peritonitis, a burst appendix.
days before, Houdini had been speaking to a group of students during which he
commented about the strength of his stomach muscles. Without warning, one of the
students punched him hard, twice, in the stomach. His appendix was ruptured.
so, he performed once more before being hospitalized.
was one of the most famous escapologist in the world. One of his most popular
tricks was to be bound and gagged and placed in a water tank, before escaping.