Tragic life of the brilliant young poet who committed suicide. While still in college, Sylvia Plath suffered a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized. Later, her husband, poet Ted Hughes, left her for another woman, and she fell into a terrible depression. She managed to move to London and write the novel The Bell Jar, but she took her own life in February 1963 at age 30.
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