Edward Mordrake, AKA "Poor Edward," was the 19th century heir to an English peerage. He also had a second face on the back of his head. It was never proven that the second face could talk but it could laugh and cry. Edward claimed it would laugh when he cried and it would cry when he laughed. According to Edward, the head was evil. He said that it would whisper evil things to him at night. For this reason he desperately wanted it removed but no doctor would accept the surgery. He killed himself at age 23. It is unclear whether he poisoned himself or shot himself between the eyes of the second head.
- "Poor Edward" by Tom Waits - a song about Edward Mordrake