Worst Ways to Die


The Top Ten

1 Buried Alive

No food, no water, dark, cramped, limited air, nothing to end it quicker besides abusing the air, nothing to save you, no one to save you, and your only way out is near impossible. - Qryx

It's dark, you can't move, you're running out of air, and no one can save you, because no one knows you're there. Creepy - TwinsFan11092

*come on people, its not THAT horrible. *shudders*. on second thought, it is.

Can you imagine slowly dying in a small space? *shudders* - DrayTopTens

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2 Torture

Because it could go on for ages while someone is enjoying it

Torture could include any way of death so it wins. Annd it can include 1000 hours of Justin Bieber

Death by a thousand cuts, stacking rocks on you slowly until your body caves in. There are so many horrible ways that people could do this. They could torture you until you want to die, and still torture you for a long time before you die. There is nothing worse than this because they can make it last for as long as they want, and make it as painful as they want - SirSheep


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3 Drowning

It takes minutes to kill you, should be number 1

It is awful and sad for those who have drowned. Can you image dying a slow painful death? - DrayTopTens

Worst on here. - Camaro6

Drowning is undoubtedly the most painful on this list. Number one isn't bad because it's fiction. Number two isn't bad because once I'm dead I won't care. Number three I could just sleep through. Number four would be quick and easy for me and gruesome for the poor guy who had to clean it up. Number five would be quick and easy. Number six isn't that bad.

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4 Burning

Enough with the stupid Justin Bieber and virgin jokes.
This is indeed the worst way you can die, it is slow and extremely painful, come on guys this is much worse than dying a virgin.

This would be the last way I'd want to die. And also, WHY CAN I NOT FIND A NEGATIVE LIST WITHOUT POOR JUSTIN BIEBER ON IT! I mean come on people. I am literally liking every single comment that is agreeing with me. Like bruh. WE KNOW OKAY!? It's okay to not like his songs but seriously? Can we please not bully him!? Yes, it's bullying people! AND I AM NOT LIKING IT!

Well, I think this one is the worst because someone could burn for 7 hours before they actually die. - sadical

I've been hit by boiling water before (100 Celsius) and it was like your skin has fallen off. Then I always told myself that fire is something like 1000 times hotter than boiling water... just wow

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5 Trapped under ice

Freezing, can't move at all
Screaming, can't hear my call
I am dying to live
Cry out, I'm trapped under ice - Soader36

Screaming (screaming) I'm trapped under ice! (A one for all you Metallica fans) - IronSabbathPriest

More horrifying than being buried alive, because you can see the world thru the ice, but can't get out to it. Plus, in your panic, you loose sight of were the hole in the ice is and you begin to drown from the shock.

Being trapped under ice is like being buried alive while drowning. Ice actually is pretty soundproof, and thick ice is hard to break. Plus, you would be able to see people, and the world, knowing that they won't be able to save you. It also is much more possible than actually being buried alive.

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6 Be strapped down so you can't move. Then, have a 1 foot nail start from a foot above your head, and go down a millimeter every hour until it goes through your forehead

There are 304.8 millimeters in a foot and 304.8 hours is 12.7 days so it would take 12.7 days to die which is way too long of a time. - DrayTopTens

FUNNN... Ill bet THAT'S what slenderman and i.t. where talking abut, right...

Realistically, you'd be laying there for two and a half weeks. You'd die of starvation before that thing touches your head. Now if it was inches, then you would die in under a day. - JamesBourne

Your torture would probably take care of you to keep you from dying earlier. Also, it wouldn't need to go all the way through your head. Only deep enough to kill you. I don't know if that's what you meant but anyway. - KilljoyWithAPen

This would be horrible just to watch AND listen to so imagine having to life (or die) though this!

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7 Starving

No this one’s actually somewhat bearable - Camaro6

My mom says starving is better than eating yourself to death

This should be number one because you don't die from being buried alive, you'd die from dehydration, starvation, or running out of oxygen. Also why isn't dehydration on here? It's worse than most of these and happens before starvation.

I can barely survive a day without eating breakfast! - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter

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8 Long Painful Illness

I nearly died of being SUPER sick, this is the worse sickness ; - ;

Flesh eating bacteria? Ebola? Cholera? Bubonic plague?

Dang that would hurt since it would be torture and then you just die

I have cancer.

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9 Having your skin torn off

Ouch! - ElSherlock

You know this happens to people who are overweight or pregnant, and when pregnant or overweight, the baby or junk food pushes out the belly and stretches the skin til it rips.
Ever wonder why they have stretch marks? oh and they're still alive, but it sucks and is something they'll never forget.

Having your skin torn of I imagine is pretty god damn painful, so for me its one of the most painful ways to die

Well, this happens to pregnant people, and people who have surgery, and they don't die, but it's torture.

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10 Falling off the Empire State Building and landing on your balls

That sounds funny, yet really painful a the same time... - Celestius

I would die of laughter before I could die from this

That will totally hurt dude laugh out loud but no really... And I'm a girl! :O

Just hitting my balls with my legs accidentally makes me feel sick and I can't move or walk.

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The Contenders

11 Listening to Justin Bieber

NO I'd rather be buried alive than listening to that piece of... I'd like to die in war, trying to defend my country...

Princess Daisy* - Qryx

Have any of you seen endgame?

I'm made this comment

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12 Skinned alive

This one hurts - ElSherlock

I searched this up and I literally threw up. I promise don't search this up. People are stupid to do this to animals. Why can't they just shave instead? A man had this happen to him once.


This is basically the same as having your skin torn off.

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13 Impalement

This can take 3 days to die

Lol that weird...


14 Suicide

Its what leads up to suiside that's bad

You have no idea what you are talking about. Walk a mile in another persons shoes. Then decide, don't judge something you don't understand... The human experience.

Kurt Cobain, Chris Benoit, Robin Williams, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, & Sean O'Haire All Died From This Please Do Not Become Depressed People - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

Chris Benoit does not deserve to be mentioned with the others. - Cesium

This is definitely the worst way... If you don't like your life, there is always a way to make it better..

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15 Being crucified

You're pinned to a cross with your hands and feet nailed in, and that's it. You hang there until you die of starvation or something, which would take days. Thing is, there isn't a "fast" way to die in this situation. - Qryx

How is this not number one? It was SO BAD in the Ancient Rome that it was reserved for non citizens

That's really bad. For you guys who don't know, they hammer nails into your hands and feet, then put you upright and let you hang by that. All while your naked, wearing a crown of thorns, and everyone you love is watching you starve/bleed out/die of thirst. Ouch.

No kidding! Why would God have sent Jesus if this wasn't the worst way to die?

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16 Watching your family being burned alive, then get burned but you live to be tortured for many years and then paralyzed and then get shot

This is the most random way to die
I've ever heard whoever thought this up clearly has a twisted mind.

I would absolutely hate to see my family in pain. To be honest, the thing that makes this really bad and the worst one for me, is seeing your family in pain. I would rather live to be tortured for many years than out my family through all of that suffering. Then again, this is my personal opinion.

What? - Mranonymously

It's not so much about the way I die, as the TORTURE! Just watching my family die would be enough to break me, but torturing me for years, now that's sick and twisted considering I was nearly BURNED TO DEATH!

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17 Chopped in half with a battle axe while your skin is shaved away with a rusty cheese grater

So painful. I can't believe this isn't ranked higher. It seems to be one of the only ones with actual creative thought put into it.

Ouch! I mean, come on. Anyone fancy a pickle and grated skin sandwich? Thought not. And your really weird if you do. Get it?

This should be number 1 I mean how can you not think get your skin taken off with a rusty cheese grater is not bad or painful

Is the person who thought of this crazy A RUSTY CHEESE GRATER? whats the difference between a new shiny grater? And you would not feel halve of it cause you are already dead... unless the person doing this to you wants to make you look UGLY for your funeral!

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18 Raped and beaten to death

This would really suck to die this way. - Turkeyasylum

This sounds super horrible and twisted and it actually happens a lot in this world

This would be a bad way to end your life, bad memories in the sky and in the ground

If you survived this your life will never be the same again. It would be ruined.

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19 Burned Alive
20 Pooping in the shower and the poop clogs up the drain and water fills up the shower and you drown in a watery poo poo mess while watching Fanboy and Chum Chum.

The fact that this is an item on the list on this site doesn't surprise me. What does surprise me is the fact that this is in the top 20 - SpectralOwl

What the hell? Just what the hell.


A 4 year old wrote this

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21 Decapitation

Listen to what Lois says about decapitation on the Family Guy episode Blue Harvest and you'll see why it deserves to be on the list.

Annie Cresta does not approve

22 Alone

I feel like this is inevitable for me. Not because I want it to. I'm not asexual or stuff like that, I feel that this is inevitable because, well, no one is interested in me. I better get used to this idea - SpectralOwl

I better get used to this idea - SpectralOwl

This should be at the top spot because I can't think of a worse way to die than when you are alone, that's just terrible! - Blazers

I’m sure this will be mine. - Camaro6

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23 Bleed to death

Don't know what type of wound this would be but it depends on the area of impact and if it's a fast or slow bleed out.

I got hit like right on the eyebrow with a stick by a girl. And I was gushing blood she said it was an "accident" but really I don't think that it was.

NO WAY! The EXACT same thing happened to me except I was hit by some guy with a stick. When was this anyway? - BLAZEDAFOX

I don't think it would be that painful because you would most likely be in shock

An injury to the femoral artery or brachial artery,followed by panicking, results in faster bleeding due to a higher heart rate, increasing your chance of death due to blood loss. I've heard about this in my Bio-10 class

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24 Suffocate

It would be a lot like drowning - DrayTopTens

It means to choke bad like strangled and drowning

Actually it kinda is

Its slow and painful

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25 Electrified

I’ve been shocked before and it feels like a thousand needles jabbing into your skin, multiply that by a million and you get this. How is this below Justin Bieber?!?

Getting electrocuted sounds HORRIBLE! Think about it, almost anybody who has survived being struck by lightning described it as feeling like they got hit over the head with a sledgehammer! Or they say it is like one of those little static shocks you get when you touch a doorknob magnified hundreds of thousands of times! AH! Imagine your body becoming a FRIED CIRCUIT. OH. SNAP.

At least you wouldn't be able to feel anything, cause you'd be dead in a millionth of a second.

Lele Pons got electrified to death on escape the night

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26 Being bound to a flesh-eating ant nest in the nude and having to watch the ants eat you until they ate your eyes.

Why just for those who touch women why not those who touch men as well we need gender equality here

This is best punishment for those who rapes women and disrespects women safety.
Its better if ants starts with their private parts.

That is very bad and weird. I wonder who would do that? Those people who do that must be crazy. Would you do that. I would not. That is just torcher. To the people that some people hate. That is just messed up

This would be the best type of torture you could get any type of looking at your death is bad for me!

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27 Cardiac Arrest

If Michael Jackson died that way and at that young age, I know it's bad.

28 Getting Sucked Into a Jet Engine

Man this would be terrible pain when every part of your body gets sliced up

29 Bomb Explosion

Terrible, just horrible. You burn and it takes forever to get medical attention.

Hope it's not a nuke


30 Shot

Depends. If it's a headshot then you'll die so quick you won't even feel or hear anything. A heart shot is also quick but not instantaneous, meaning it still hurts. But anywhere else would suuck. - Qryx

Why the hell are guns invented then...

Head shot is quick, the heart is too but anywhere else will hurt like hell.

Getting shot in the stomach or the waist is said to be one of the most painful and slow ways to die

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31 While having sex

This is so idiotic! If you're going to go you should at least go doing what you feels so good.

Oh, and if it hurts, you're probably doing it wrong.

Laugh out loud I don't want to die that way I love sex too much

You’re the supposed to have fun... but sometimes you should risk it

Ya this will never happen (thank god) because I'm setting a good example for my kids ( aka I'm adopting, I'm not an idiot)

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32 Getting Round-house kicked by Chuck Norris

The only thing worse would be if Bruce Lee asked to fight you. It would be worse than a Mortal Kombat showdown. The only reason he died is because Earthlings were too weak for him, so now he's giving demons and angels a beat down. God decided he needed a bodyguard.

Medical Dictionaries say that once your brain recognises your about to cop a chuck norris round house to the head, it purges down through the entire body and exits out the anus. - GhostDarkon

Ow that kick would have destroyed you completely.

There is nothing more awesome than that

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33 In a gas chamber.

Der Fuehrer is watching you...

I did Nazi that coming Anne frankly I don't care.

I have been in th gas chambe before. AND IT HURTS. IT STINGS

Oh that would suck

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34 Being stuck in a glass block that is 138 degrees while wearing winter clothes...... A hot and sweaty death

Woah, that's hot... And with WINTER CLOTHES? It's be worse if the block was black... - Turkeyasylum

OH GOD before you even step into a box you would melt with this heat!

35 Laughing at a joke so much you choke

I nearly did that once, and it was an absolutely terrifying experience. Not really, and I'm just going to keep on typing to fill up the Quality bar.

You choke but there would be a friend or a family member of yours or even a kind lady walking past you and see you choke. They would help you

Almost done that. But then you keep laughing because you choked. LOL

Happened to me once barely lived

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36 Eaten by a shark

Truthfully, the shark would only attack because it believes the person is a seal, then, once they realise their mistake, they leave the person alone

The only reason this is bad, is because not many people die from it, and you get embarrassed.

Seriously how is that number 1? I think even just dying is worse the not being saved by jesus are you kidding me?

You swim in Florida peacefully with your girlfriend. 10 minutes later... A shark sneaks off quietly behind your backs and eat both of you. - njalabi63989

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37 Jumping Out of a Airplane With Out a Parachute

It would be less than a second of pain though so not too painful.

That sounds painful.

38 Stabbed in the back with a carrot

HAHA! A snowman pops out of nowhere takes off his nose and decides to stab you with it. Then he takes your nose off and keeps it for himself! Throws a few yellow snowballs at your dead body and skips away to Vatican City!

I have a "one thing theory" like if you were going to hear a recording, when you woke up, of everything that would be said to you, then you would hear one thing that makes you go "WTF!? " For me it's usually something like "I perform in a band of pirates." Thank you. "Stabbed
in the back with a carrot" is my one thing for today. - Trivium

Your being killed by something that's nutritious if this happened my mom would never make me eat another vegetable

That happened to my cousin

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39 Stuck inside wet cement

Dig your way out that would save up

Just what

40 Listening to any song by Ann Wilson of Heart




I literally have NO idea who that guys is! sorry!
p.s cats rule!

41 Suffucating in outer space

When you jump too high on the moon. - Userguy44

The stars spell their doom!

This one is impossible you would implode way before you ever suffocated

You would freeze instantly before suffocating.

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42 Getting eaten by a Sarlacc

Seems legit

Just imagine boba fet still in there...

43 While on a toilet

I don't get this. How does someone die on a toilet. LOL!

This is where elvis died, and it was because of drugs not body fluids

Cancer is the answer my friend

Maybe from losing too much body fluids

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45 Plane Accident

Probably the most horrible way to go because car accidents you can survive but if your plane is about to crash can either pray for a miracle or wait for your doom. If you survive a plane crash, then you would be extremely lucky. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

My biggest fear is dying because of a plane crash

It's so horrible and scary

Ding dang ow boom

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46 Locked in a hot tub

It would be like drowning in 100+ degree Fahrenheit water. I would be scared, and the hot tubs have chemicals in them. Swallowing too much water can kill you. You would get claustrophobic, and run out of breath. By far one of the worst ways to die. - Turkeyasylum

How does one get locked in a hot tub?

Wow... That would be slow and painful, the body loses energy in this situation

47 Riding a meteor that gets struck by lightning and it shifts and you get crushed by the meteor

Gotta go out with a bang!


48 Bludgeoned to death

Just like the death of a 1000 cuts.

Yes, 100 cuts to the body without hitting a vein. Slow painfull death


49 Flaying

Theon Greyjoy would agree

"A naked man has few secrets, but a flayed man has none."

- Roose Bolton

50 Listening to Panic! at the Disco

Also dying doing what I love! - Cesium

What panic! At the disco is awesome!

Yes, YES! I hate Panic at The Disco! They always blend their lyrics into one sentence and it always sounds crappy!

Oh good God... This should be on "1000 Ways to Die" Ya know what would be worse... listening to Protest the Hero. ugh - fireinside96

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