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Is Ed Gein still alive?

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Answered 2011-07-21 22:58:45

No, and he is buried beside his mother (watch the movie to see why he was).

Edward Theodore Gein (August 27, 1906 - July 26, 1984), was one of the most notorious murderers in United States history. The particularly bizarre and morbid nature of his crimes shocked the world, even though it may never be known if he committed more than two murders. Besides the death of his brother in 1944 under puzzling circumstances, between 1947 and 1957 six people disappeared from the Wisconsin towns of La Crosse and Plainfield; Gein could be linked to only two. Gein died of respiratory failure in 1984 at the age of 77 in the Mendota State Hospital in Madison.
His body was interred at Plainfield Cemetery in Plainfield. Vandalism to the grave site, near his parents', included many years of stone pieces chipped off for souvenirs until his gravestone was finally stolen in 2000. It was recovered in June 2001 near Seattle and now is displayed in a museum in Wautoma, Wisconsin.

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