Bram Stoker, who was born in Ireland in 1847, studied mathematics at Trinity College in Dublin before beginning his long career as Sir Henry Irving’s assistant. In addition, he started to carve himself a second career as a writer, releasing The Primrose Path in 1875. Stoker’s most well-known book, Dracula, was published in 1897; nevertheless, he passed away before the fictitious vampire would become very well-known through a number of film and literary adaptations in the 20th century.
Stoker passed away at No. 26 St. George’s Square, London, on April 20, 1912, following several strokes. Some biographers cite overwork as the reason of death, while others cite tertiary syphilis. His death certificate listed “Locomotor ataxia 6 months” as the cause of death, which is likely a reference to syphilis. He was cremated, and the Golders Green Crematorium in north London deposited his cremated remains in a memorial urn. The author’s son, Irving Noel Stoker, passed away in 1961, and his ashes were later put to his father’s urn. When Florence Stoker passed away, her ashes were dispersed at the Gardens of Rest instead of being kept together as originally intended.