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Sylvia Plath, 02-10-1963. On February 10, 1963 Sylvia Plath was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in her kitchen. Plath had placed her head in the oven, while the gas was turned on and the pilot light unlit. She was 30. 13thfloorgrowingo...

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