His sister Isola passed away suddenly after a brief illness. Isola was almost 10 years old, and Wilde was only twelve. He composed the poem "Requiescat," seven years later which starts softly with the line, "Tread lightly, she is near," and ends with the lines "All my life's buried here / Heap earth upon it."
After being married in 1891, he met and fell in love with Lord Alfred Douglas five years later. At a later period, when homosexuality was viewed as a felony, Douglas' father suspected Wilde of being gay. As information about his private life came to light, he was ultimately detained for gross indecency and given a two-year hard labour term.
Constance, his wife, moved their kids to Switzerland, and despite Wilde's best efforts, he was never able to see them again. Wilde spent the rest of his life angry and alone after being released from prison in 1897. He travelled across Europe under different identities, including Sebastian Melmoth and Holland.
“My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or other of us has got to go.” Oscar Wilder reportedly said these as his last words before passing away from meningitis on November 30, 1900, in a shabby bedsit in Paris while bankrupt.