Famous personal trainer/body builder Greg Plitt died earlier this year while filming a commercial for ‘No Fear’ energy drinks. He reportedly assumed a runner’s stance on the tracks as the train approached, and attempted to out-sprint the speeding train to show the effectiveness of the drink.
The first person to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge was a professional high diver who “wanted to demonstrate that people did not die simply from falling through the air, thus encouraging people to be willing to jump from a burning building into a net.” He proved himself correct by falling 135 feet safely through the air, only dying when he hit the water.
Beverly Eckert died in the crash of Flight 3407 while on her way to award a scholarship in honor of her husband, who was killed in the events of 9/11.
In 1984, British comedian Tommy Cooper had a heart attack and died on live television. The audience all assumed it was part of his act and laughed/applauded during his final moments.
The only deaths to have occurred in space thus far were in 1971, when 3 Soviet cosmonauts fell victim to a catastrophic decompression of their return module. The module executed a perfect automated landing, without a living person on-board.
In 1864, George Boole a Mathematician and Logician, walked two miles in the drenching rain and lectured wearing his wet clothes. He became ill, developing a severe cold and high fever.His wife believed that remedies should resemble their cause, so she poured water on him, he died that year at 49.
An 80 year old woman was killed in a Brazilian clinic when a student nurse accidentally administered coffee and milk through her IV line.
A Finnish tax auditor died at his desk at work and no one noticed for two days. “People thought he wanted to work in peace and no one disturbed him”.
In 1923, Jockey Frank Hayes had a heart attack and died in the middle of a race. His horse won the race while Hayes’ body remained in the saddle, making him the first and only jockey to win a race after death. Apparently, he had never won a race before.