How did Tchaikovsky die?
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Tchaikovsky: Compositions, ballets, biography and more facts
14. How did Tchaikovsky die?
There is much speculation surrounding Tchaikovsky's death in 1893. It happened only nine days after he conducted the premiere of his Symphony No. 6 (one of his most impassioned works), but differing sources attribute it to cholera, his drinking and smoking, and there are some who suspect suicide.