Sajid Malik In: Drama What happens to the fool in King Lear? What happens to the fool in King Lear? King LearShakespeare 1 Answer Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise 6 Questions 268 Answers 125 Best Answers 1,309 Points View Profile Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise Added an answer on July 29, 2019 at 10:41 pm The fool fills the void left by Cordelia in King Lear’s life as his guardian and well wisher.He is able to criticise the King and get away with it. Bu there is no mention of the fool after Act III apart form Lear informing the audience that his fool was hanged. Since, Cordelia is hanged just before the comments, he could have meant it for her as well. However, most believe this suggest that either Edmund was able to kill him or he committed suicide. 1 Login to Reply Share Share Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Select as best answer Sorry, you do not have a permission to answer to this question.