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Houdini’s Family Say No To Exhume Body

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Houdini’s Family Say No To Exhume Body

Published on March 28, 2007 with No Comments

The family of Harry Houdini’s widow are seeking to block plans to exhume the escape artist’s remains.

Houdini’s great nephew George Hardeen last week launched a campaign to have the body removed from its grave, but has been met with opposition over claims it is a publicity stunt.

Houdini died on Halloween 1926 at the age of 52, allegedly after receiving a punch to the stomach, rupturing his appendix – but reports persist the illusionist was murdered.

But John and Jeffrey Blood, the grandnephews of Bess Houdini, refuse to have the legendary illusionist’s body dug up – 81 years after he died – because they do not believe the media hype surrounding Houdini’s death as suspicious.

In a statement, the Blood brothers said: “It is our firm belief that Bess Houdini would never approve of this. The family believes this is likely being done to promote sales of a recent book on Harry Houdini, suggesting he may have been murdered.”

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