Cause of death: Heart Failure
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American poet and author who is best remembered for his narrative poem John Brown’s Body which won him a Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1929. He also received an O.Henry award for his short story The Devil and Daniel Webster. He received a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 1944 for Western Star. His brother, William Rose Benét, was also a poet.