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07/06/1954 Mathematician Alan M. Turing dies

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In June 1954, Turing's housekeeper found him dead. He had died the previous day. A post-mortem examination established that the cause of death was cyanide poisoning. When his body was discovered, an apple lay half-eaten beside his bed. It was speculated that this was the means by which a fatal dose was consumed.