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Richard Wagner led one of the romantic period's most controversial, exciting and bizarre lives - find out more about him with our facts gallery!
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In his final years, Wagner suffered severely from angina and eventually died from a heart attack in February 1883 while visiting Venice. The rumour at the time was that the attack had been the result of an argument between Richard and his wife, Cosima, about his interest in another woman.
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