Nobody knows if Jack London killed himself or died trying to cure
He was one of the first writers to
become a worldwide celebrity - making a fortune in the process - but, for all of his success, he was not a happy
chap. He suffered with bipolar disorder and depression, as well being an alcoholic and a noted womaniser. While out on a Pacific voyage he contracted various tropical
infections and diseases, including Yaws, after which he suffered dysentery and uremia
(urine in the blood), relying on morphine to relieve the pain.
It was a solution Jack took that consisted of heroin and mercury,
among other things, that finally led to the kidney failure that killed him. But
was it a suicidal overdose or an attempt to assuage his ailments?
Writer of humorous novels; The Accidental Scoundrel, and Tripping the Night Fantastic.
Find them on Amazon here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Accidental-Scoundrel-Rochdale-Manor/dp/1499628226/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522068925&sr=8-1&keywords=the+accidental+scoundrel