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Wagner: 15 facts about the great composer
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.