During a National Council of Women in Washington, D.C. meeting, Douglass died of a massive heart attack or stroke. Thousands attended his funeral to show their respect. His coffin was taken back to Rochester, New York, where he lived for 25 years and was buried by his wife. Frederick Douglass' work and life affected many people. His speeches, autobiographies, and many organizations helped many people throughout his life and still inspire people today. His statue stands in the United States Capitol Visitor Center.