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How many people died in "Romeo and Juliet?"

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Six people died in the play "Romeo and Juliet" - Mercutio, Tybalt, Lady Montague, Paris, Romeo and Juliet. The tragic suicides of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet are the most famous deaths in the play.

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How many people died in "Romeo and Juliet?"
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William Shakespeare's famous tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" is a tale about the power of young love and the tragic consequences of a long-standing family feud. Mercutio, Tybalt and Paris died in fights for family honor, while Romeo and Juliet took their own lives because they could not live without each other. The themes of death, violence and love (all as a result of passion) run deep throughout the play.

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