Gregory of Tours (1. ii. c. xi. p. 168) is concise, but correct, in the reign of his countryman. The words of Idatius, "caret imperio, caret et vita" [Hist. de France, i. p. 621], seem to imply that the death of Avitus was violent; but it must have been secret, since Evagrius (1. ii. c. 7) could suppose that he died of the plague.