Margo Jones - Death


In 1955, Jones died at age 43 from accidental exposure to poisonous carbon tetrachloride fumes from a newly-cleaned carpet in her Dallas apartment. She was found unconscious on the floor and rushed to the hospital; she died 9 days later. According to friends, she regained consciousness during hospitalization, and slowly realized that she was dying, making elaborate preparations for it and instructing her closest friends to groom and dress her properly for burial. However, she never actually knew what had killed her. Her theater closed in 1959.

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