Top 10 Most Unusual Deaths of Famous PeopleUnusual cause of death or/and unusual circumstances.
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He was a 16th-century Danish astronomer whose research helped Sir Isaac Newton devise the theory of gravity.
He died because he didn't make it to the bathroom in time. In that society it was considered an insult to leave the table before the banquet was over. Brahe had too much alcohol but was too polite to ask to be excused - he instead allowed his bladder to burst, which killed him slowly and painfully over the next 11 days. - Metal_Treasure
He was a 17th-century composer who wrote music for the King of France. While rehearsing for a concert, he became overexcited and drove his baton right through his foot which caused blood poisoning. - Metal_Treasure
He was an influential English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator and author in the 16th century. But he became a victim of his own experimental scientific method. Inspired by the possibility of using the snow to preserve meat (instead of salt), he tried to test his theory outside in the snow by stuffing a chicken. The chicken didn't freeze but Bacon did. He contracted a fatal case of pneumonia and died a week later. - Metal_Treasure
I have to admit that his idea was great but was ahead of its time - F. Bacon just didn't have the needed technology/inventions (currently we all use freezers and fridges to preserve meat, i.e. low temperatures). - Metal_Treasure
In 24 hours Bonham drank around 40 shots (1-1.4 litres) of 40% ABV vodka, after which he vomited and choked. - Metal_Treasure
He choked on a bottlecap which he had removed from a bottle of eyedrops and placed in his mouth. The bottlecap slipped down his throat as he titled his head back to place the eyedrops in his eyes. After his death, drugs were found in his room and there were suspicions that these contributed towards his death. - Metal_Treasure
But, why? - Misfire
He was living in his parents house at the time because he was depressed and suicidal. His father shot him after an argument over misplaced documents. Gaye's father had reportedly been beaten by the singer prior to the shooting, and received 5 years of probation after pleading guilty to manslaughter charges. - Metal_Treasure
The family has strongly contested this.
He was the lead singer and harmonica player for The Yardbirds. At 33, he died from electrocution, at his home, while playing his improperly grounded electric guitar. - Metal_Treasure
You forgot the best part, he was rehearsing IN THE BATH TUB with his PLUGGED-IN electric guitar!
No, almost all sources, including wiki, say he died in his basement. He stood on a gas pipe and "because the guitar was ungrounded, the electrical current resulted in a severe shock to his body."
Because the Relf family remained private about his death, a rumor began to grow that the singer was foolishly playing an electric guitar in the bathtub. - Metal_Treasure
She was an American dancer, often cited as the creator of "modern" dance. She was a passenger in a car when her long scarf, draped around her neck, got entangled around one of the vehicle's open-spoked wheels and rear axle. She "was hurled in an extraordinary manner from an open automobile" and "instantly killed by the force of her fall to the stone pavement." She was almost decapitated by the sudden tightening of the scarf around her neck. - Metal_Treasure
Well, he kinda deserved it. - I80
More recent theories have tended toward murder by poisoning.
One of the most bloodthirsty men in history died from a nosebleed... He was too drunk to notice the problem with his nose.
An alternative theory is that he succumbed to internal bleeding after heavy drinking, possibly a condition called esophageal varices, where dilated veins in the lower part of the esophagus rupture leading to death by hemorrhage. - Metal_Treasure
Rest in peace. Dimebag was a legend and one of the greatest guitarists of all time - ace_comet667
It happened while on location filming the Steven Spielberg-produced “Twilight Zone: The Movie”.
Spielberg, pilot Dorsey Wingo, and director John Landis were ultimately acquitted of involuntary manslaughter and Morrow’s daughters settled out of court. - Metal_Treasure
Character actor and politician Albert Dekker was found dead in 1968 in his home. "He was naked, kneeling in the bathtub, with a noose tightly wrapped around his neck and looped around the shower curtain rod. He was blindfolded, his wrists were handcuffed, there was a ball gag in his mouth, and two hypodermic needles were inserted in one arm. His body was covered in explicit words and drawings in red lipstick". - Metal_Treasure
Autoerotic asphyxiation is an intentional restriction of oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal. - Metal_Treasure