Did Cleopatra die from a snake bite?

History claims she did, she held an asp ( a small viper ) to her breast, and commited suicide. Octavian was planning on making her his personal slave to be ridiculed, and she was too proud to live like that. She had tried to starve herself, but Octavian said he would kill her children if she did this. However, when it actually came down to it, she knew she had to die. She had her servants sneak an asp into a fruit basket and then had them bring it to her. Snakebites, in the Egyptian religion, were thought to make you immortal. Thus, even in her demise, Cleopatra came out on top once again.