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How did George Washington Carver die?

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George Washington Carver died of complications after a fall in his home on Jan. 5, 1943, according to A&E's Biography. The scientist was 78 years old at the time of his death.

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In the later years of his life, George Washington Carver lived on the grounds of the Tuskegee Institute. His health had been failing for some time, but a tumble down the stairs at his home left him injured and bedridden for more than a week, where his condition worsened due to anemia and other complications from the fall. He is buried on the grounds of the Institute alongside the grave of Booker T. Washington.

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