The Woman Who Inspired Nintendo’s Zelda Had An Incredible Life of Her Own

Died in an Asylum

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Zelda Fitzgerald died at Highland Hospital in North Carolina on March 10th, 1949. That night a fire broke out in the kitchen. Unfortunately, the hospital doors would always lock behind the staff. When the fire spread, the doors remained locked. Zelda, along with 8 women, did not make it to safety. Zelda was 47 years old.

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