I know. I have a lot of pet peeves where 'death photos' are concerned. Frenzied acceptance of any glamorous, tragic, or 'poignant' story is gleefully accepted with no accompanying research. This photo for example, has never been authenticated as a photo of Edgar Allen Poe. As a matter of fact MANY maintain that it is, in no way, Poe. Yet I see it all over the place, authoritatively titled as Edgar Allen Poe.
Robert Todd Lincoln, first son of Abraham & Mary Lincoln only child to survive past childhood had his mother committed to mental hospital