Worst Ways to Die


The Top Ten

1 Buried Alive

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.

Once I went caving (for those who don't know it is when you explore caves) and I was crouching down because the ceiling was only like 2 or 3 feet high, then we came to this little hole in the ground, and I was laying on my stomach to get a close-up look at it, and I lost my grip and slid head-first into this tiny little hole. I couldn't move my arms, and couldn't see anything... After about 10 or 15 minutes people pulled me out but, sheesh... Scariest moment of my life for sure

It would actually only take 15-20 minutes before you die. Not as bad as the one where a nail goes 1 inch an hour.

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2 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.

All I can say about being burned alive is... HOLY CRAP THAT WOULD HURT! - HorsebackCheerleadingGirl

that is horrible I would hate to be burnt
- chip123polo

Dude come on man, just think about your eyes and your private part getting slowly burnt...oh damn I would rather die more quickly and peacefully

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3 Drowning

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.

I think drowning is the worst I would rather be tortured for years before I die than drown I've almost drowned once and it's the scariest thing out there your deep under water no one can hear your screams for help and it you do scream your wasting air that's keeping you alive and you don't know where your at and all you can think about is oh my god I'm going to die

I think this one is the most painful of all. There other ones are kind of a joke. Except burning. I think burning and drowning are THE WORST, but drowning is like REALLY painful. Just experiencing it, not really drowning, is enough!


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4 Torture

This method can be steered VERY lethal in many ways. You could be kidnapped since childhood, then tortured until they're too fragile. They could use MANY instruments! Pliers, electric drills, screwdrivers, ropes, crowbars, steel bars, shackles, broken glass, fire, hot wax, needles, hot iron rods and more!

Torture is such a broad term that can encompass both drowning and burning for many days or years. The amount of of torture methods are beyond comprehension. Being eaten alive by maggots or slowly impaled are two fun torture methods to say the least! Almost any of the opposing ways to die could be counted as torture.

You could be tortured for the rest of your, like could you imagine being tortured for years( and people can think of some really crazy ways to torture you) until you body couldn't handle it anymore. The person(s) your being tortured by gets to decide when and how you die if they wanted to kill you. This is definitely the worst way to die.

My head died

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5 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...

This is the worst way to die by far, if I go to hell then the Devil will have this one in store for me in purgatory

This should be on 1,000 Ways To Die! This should be Number one. Everybody one earth should tell Justin this' Yo mammas so stupid she gave birth to you! No! Just looking at Justin Bieber makes you die just look at his HAIR!

Ari and me are YORI the next big Organisation After Illuminati, we will chance our world, spread the #YORI

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6 As a virgin


I would hate to die the same way Justin Bieber would.

I'm still a virgin I could not stand it at all and + dieing I mean really

Shame never gonna hapen

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7 Having your skin torn off

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

Think about it! This shouldn't be #8. Sit there right now and try not to blink for twenty seconds. Now imagine, you still can't, and you never can again no matter how much your eyes burn. And you can't stand because the weight hurts too bad oioin your feet. But you can't lay down because the weight hurts too bad everywhere else. And you're freezing, but also burning, and are vomiting and everything else. This is the worst, beside a billion papercuts slices through entire chunks of your body, just a half inch at a time, until too much of you has been cut off.

This would be HORRIBLE I would rather do anything else then that! It would hurt so much oh god never ever!

I was looking for this.

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8 Trapped under ice

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.

Worse than being buried alive

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9 Starving

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

Three weeks to a month more like three weeks to three months without food but not more than 3 days without water

I eat a lot more then I should... I did not eat breakfast and I was almost eating my wallet because we were gone for a bit and didn't eat. - Lucretia

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10 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


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The Newcomers

? Poke a stick at a grizzly bear

The Contenders

11 Long Painful Illness

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

The cancer my great aunt died of was the worst. She was so weak she could not eat or breath in her final weeks. She was having pain movies. She was sick for about 4 years, so that qualifies as long enough. - Lucretia

Flesh eating bacteria? Ebola? Cholera? Bubonic plague?

Ebola? Amoeba? Scarlet Fever? Small pox? Salmonella? C-A-N-C-E-R?

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

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

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

Not possible you would die immediately

You would pass out before u hit the ground and the impact wouldn't just be on your balls. haha - morgs

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13 Skinned alive

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.

CRAP NO that's leather face getting your face ripped of and worn as a mask

Being skinned alive just sounds horrible

I want to die

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14 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

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

It's both psycological and physical torture. Imagine laying there, knowing you are going to die. This is cruel and heartless. Not even criminals deserve this. I'd rather have life in prison with no parole. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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


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15 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.

Laugh out loud! Clogged Shower? Watery poo poo mess? WATCHING FANBOY AND CHUM CHUM?! THIS IS FUNNY!

Funny as hell. LOL. I voted for this.

Your kidding me? That is funny. I once pooped in the shower.


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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.

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!

That's twisted, if my family was burned alive in front of me I wouldn't even make it to the torture I would die with my family voluntarily even if I lived I would think I deserved it for letting my family die and not dying with them

So funny

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17 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

Some serial killers do that. - Lucretia

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18 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

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)

Good thing I didn't die 2 nights ago then - TheRemixr

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19 Bleed to death

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

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

Sheese,don't know the feel,but definitely would not wanna try that out... - ZalmoTheBest

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20 Suffocate

It means to choke bad like strangled and drowning

Actually it kinda is

Its slow and painful

I struggled between this and drowning. But ultimately I thought that this is the main problem with both drowning and being buried alive. You end up oxygen deprived and that's the thing that ultimately kills you.
I have been in a situation where I almost drowned and it's chilling. The other ways may be more painful but I would rather take the pain until I passed out than go through the sheer terror of your air running out.
Maybe you do end up light-headed and euphoric as the air runs out. But the seconds when you're reaching that tipping point are the most petrifying moments imaginable because you're so aware of it, there's nothing to divert your attention or focus on to take you out of it. At least with pain you have something substantial and physical to dwell on and intense pain can even make you wish for death.
Oxygen depletion is a whole other matter, it's the thing of nightmares and a whole other kind of pain.

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21 Alone

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

Not so much painful as it is emotional, I would at least call someone like in Magnolia and just talk until I die. - Drewstar

that would just be the worst... - JohnnyTheBird

Sadest way to die. Period.

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22 Suicide

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.

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

I would rather prefer to kill myself before someone else tries to kill me

You constantly beat yourself up until it seems like the only option.

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23 Shot

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

You will die if it was in the head or heart, leg or hand would hurt but would die unless you bleed to death. - Lucretia

Shoot Kim Joong Oon one can

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

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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25 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!

26 Listening to any song by Ann Wilson of Heart




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

27 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

Dying doing what I love! 😃 - Cesium

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28 Electrified

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.

People actually used elecrtic chairs enough times before they were banned - Lucretia


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29 Listening to Panic! at the Disco

What panic! At the disco is awesome!

Also dying doing what I love! - Cesium

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

Oh dude no! panic! at the disco is amazing!

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30 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?

My elementary school principals brother died from a shark attack be such a terrible way to dir

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31 Stuck inside wet cement

Dig your way out that would save up

Just what

32 Getting Sucked Into a Jet Engine

There would be a whole lot of pain in that one but at least it would be quick - Ku

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

33 Eaten by your best friend as a sacrifice

Now how would that ever happen? Unless your friend is a traitor or likes human meat

Is he a monster or a horror comic character?

Good friend he is

Since when is this Tokyo Goul?! - Untildawn8

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34 Being bound in wet raw hide and having all the organs squezed out of you like a tube of toothpaste

One word GROSS

This is good.

This needs to be at number one! Imagine your trapped in a cold, dark room and someone comes up to you and squeezes all your organs out 😫

35 Getting eaten by a Sarlacc

Just imagine boba fet still in there...

Seems legit

36 Choking on fart fumes

That is like impossible but I am laughing so hard!

Not miserable, but funny because it's not happening to me

LOL what is this? - WonkeyDude98

Are you mad?

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37 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

Jim Morrison died of a heart issue on the toilet... - Lucretia

Cancer is the answer my friend

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38 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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39 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.

OH MY GOD! I thought getting skinned was bad his foot would warp you inside out and turn youe bones to powder

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40 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

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

How does one get locked in a hot tub?

41 Melting in a volcano while simultaneously getting shot in the head while the Air Force is bombing the volcano

If you weren't shot in the head beforehand, then drowning in lava would be so painful.

Don't bomb it, nuke it instead

42 Being Cremated In Your Oven


43 Bludgeoned to death

Hittting the head would be painful, it would damage the skull and brain but if would be more immediate them some where else. - Lucretia

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


44 Flaying

Theon Greyjoy would agree

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

- Roose Bolton

45 Snake bite

That would hurt so much but probably would not die probably just would hurt that would be it.

Anti-poison medicine

46 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

*laughs so hard he suffocates*
Hey, that's a bad way to die too! - PythonProgrammer23

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47 Being crucified

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?

All people that did not want to die in hell should reconsider their opinions!.

This should be number 1. It's unimaginably painful. Just as painful as black hole. - njalabi63989

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48 Getting trapped in a disgusting porta potty at a burrito eating contest. The port potty rolls down a hill and lands in a land fill. It is in the desert. You slowly die from thirst, heat, and horrible smells.

I would say this has a 00.01 chance of happening

Ya that probably wouldn't happen

That would be so disgusting.

I know someone that this happened to! -said no one ever - PythonProgrammer23

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49 Hacked to death by ax or machete

Jason, I told you about that!

Getting shot or comiting suicide would be better then this honestly. - Lucretia



50 While typing in TheTopTens

Yeah sure, I'm just gonna die for having writing my comment. Hello? Is there anybody H...

This one is so stupid. I mean, come on, seriously? Death is a serious thing you shouldn't joke about and honestly how the he-

Someone actually died typing on TheTopTens. Let's hope that doesn't happen aga- - Cesium

Geez so I am about to die like right now? I think this is...

Lol. This would be ironic... but complete bullshfnn;gobjj jjj - JamesBourne

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