Sure, he tailspin-spiraled to his death, but the important thing is that he was a pioneer in his craft. His styles made waves in the literary community and it continues to influence art and literature.
He revolutionized American fiction (and in some opinions, poetry as a whole)
His (arguably) most famous poem, The Raven, was said to be written in his beloved wife’s memory..
but to me, The Raven also expresses the loss of one of America’s most beloved authors.