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Wednesday 26th of June 1957

67 years ago He Played the Ukulele no More

Poet and writer Malcolm Clarence Lowry dies of inhalation of stomach contents, barbiturate poisoning and excessive consumption of alcohol at the age of 48 in Ripe, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

It has been suggested that Lowry's death was a suicide. Inconsistencies in the accounts given by his wife Margerie at various times about what happened at the night of his death have also given rise to suspicions of murder. Lowry reputedly wrote his own epitaph: "Here lies Malcolm Lowry, late of the Bowery, whose prose was flowery, and often glowery. He lived nightly, and drank daily, and died playing the ukulele," but the epitaph does not appear on his gravestone.