The top 5 most shocking deaths in literature: Cathy Earnshaw

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Catherine "Cathy" Earnshaw from Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

It's revealed early on that Catherine Earnshaw is writing from beyond the grave but it isn't until later in the book that the cause of her untimely death is explained: she dies as as result of complications during childbirth.

Check out this scene of Cathy on her deathbed from the 1939 film adaptation.

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