Harry Houdini Remains to Be Exhumed after 80 Years … Poisoned? And the Family Attorney is “Guess Who”?
Was Houdini poisoned? After 80 years, the body of magician Harry Houdini is to exhumed to determine his exact cause of death. Speculation as to his death arose after “The Secret Life of Houdini,” a biography published last year.
Houdini died at age 52 on Halloween 1926, days after the athletic magician was repeatedly punched in the stomach by a college student testing the performer’s abdominal muscles.
His death certificate listed him as a victim of peritonitis from a ruptured appendix. No autopsy was performed, though, and rumors that he was murdered started almost immediately. (AP)
You will never guess who is representing the family of Houdini. Amazing that this attorney after 80 years wants answers to the death of an individual, yet the same could not be said the same in this attorney’s case for a teenager that vanished less than two years ago. I think we know who said attorney might be.
Legal paperwork necessary to dig up Houdini’s body from a New York City cemetery will be filed Monday to get the process started, said Joseph Tacopina, an attorney representing Houdini’s family. It could take months before the body is exhumed, although the process should move faster because the family and cemetery officials support the plan, he said.