Hemingway lived through 2 plane crashes, anthrax, pneumonia and dysentery before committing suicide!
Ernest Hemingway is one of the most iconic writers in American history. He had four wives and three kids during his life. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works.
Three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Once he graduated high school, he soon enlisted with the World War I ambulance drivers over in Italy. He was seriously injured in 1918 and sent home with mortar shrapnel wounds. It was on his 3rd honeymoon that he contracted anthrax.
During World War II he was in a car accident that left him with a concussion. He later suffered in two other car accidents. He also suffered through pneumonia and dysentery. At one point he even suffered burns from a bushfire. In 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in two successive plane crashes that left him in pain or ill health for much of the rest of his life.
He lived through many physically painful and even more emotionally painful situations in his life, and it was the emotional ones that finally ended him. He died of suicide in 1961.