Top 10 Death Incidents that Have Been Recorded on VideoHere are examples of deaths, murders and suicides recorded on video.
Christine Chubbuck had severe drug use and depression. On July 5, 1974, she reported about a restaurant shooting that occurred the previous day. Then said "In keeping with the WXLT practice of presenting the most immediate and complete reports of local blood and guts news, TV 40 presents what is believed to be a television first. In living color, an exclusive coverage of an attempted suicide." She points the revolver on her head and shoots herself, shocking and scaring the viewers who witnessed it. ABC's station WXLT-TV quickly ran a PSA then a movie. The footage was never seen again, but it was confirmed that Robert Nelson owns footage of it.
A cassette audio recording then surfaced on the internet recently (WARNING: DISTURBING): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJmO3TcA-Ug
Armin Meiwes posted an advertisement to The Cannibal Cafe, for people willing to be eaten by him. Bernd Brandes then answered and met on March 9, 2001. Meiwes recorded the 4-hour tape of Brandes being tortured and cut off. The tape was found on December 2002 when a college student alerted authorities, and Meiwes was arrested. On 2004, he was convicted of manslaughter and was sentenced to eight years in prison. The next year, his sentence was changed to life in prison since he was found convicted of murder. The tape was never seen into the public.
Jones suffered from HIV and cancer. He planned to commit suicide in the end of April 1998 since he would die soon. It received the attention of televised helicopters, the ones that interrupted "CARTOONS AND KIDS SHOWS" for this. He burned his own truck and sent his dog there to die. Then he pulled the trigger and shot himself, with so much blood leaking out since the cameras were still rolling. It shocked many viewers, especially children.
The video can be watched on the internet but WARNING: VERY DISTURBING THAN JFK SINCE FOOTAGE IS CLEAR. Also, there is a picture of him very shortly after he killed himself. This photo could show up when searching this guy without SafeSearch.
Damn, I feel really bad for this man. On January 22, 1987, he was going to be sentenced to 55 years in prison even though he was innocent. His suicide is not like most suicides that are depressing. He killed himself because it would feel like it's the end of his life. In front of many people who were at his press conference, be shot himself in public. Television stations aired the tape uncensored and caused controversy.
You can still see it on the internet, but is very very disturbing since it's a closeup of a person shooting himself for real.
Steve Irwin was known for The Crocodile Hunter, Croc Files, and The Crocodile Hunter Diaries as a zookeeper and environmentalist.
While filming a documentary called Ocean's Deadliest, he unfortunately got pierced in the chest by a stingray barb. The announcement of his death came with shock and grief by fans. The clip was never seen into the public.
Brancheau was performing with Tilikum in February 2010. But however, she was pulled by the ponytail and died of drowning. The body was released 45 minutes later. The tape will never be seen to the public and I feel bad for the audience.
Oh yeah, thank you for adding this onto the list. I wasn't thinking about the incident while editing this list.
While appearing in a segment on The Dock Cavett Show, Rodale started having a fatal heart attack. He was pronounced dead when he arrived at the hospital. The segment never aired again and has made the whole episode no longer publicly seen.
On February 18, 2001, Earnhardt crashed into a restraining wall after contact with Sterling Marlin and Ken Schrader. His death shocked millions of viewers and NASCAR fans. He will be remembered as one of the best NASCAR racers.
It can still be viewed on YouTube since it doesn't really show blood, guts and disturbing content.