Comedian Died Onstage

Dick Shawn, an American actor and standup comedian known for his roles in movies including It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and The Producers, died at the age of 63 in the middle of a standup routine being performed at the University of California. Shawn suffered a heart-attack on stage and collapsed face-down, with many audience-members believing it was part of his act since just prior to collapsing he had been imitating political campaign slogans including “If elected, I will not lay down on the job”.

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Killing Oneself with a Bible

Franco Brun, a 22-year-old prisoner at Toronto East Detention Centre, in Toronto, Ontario, choked to death after attempting to swallow a Gideon’s Bible.

Student cut self with beer glass

John Fenzel, a 21-year-old student at the Northern Illinois University, bled to death after being cut by a beer glass. Fenzel had a beer glass in both front pockets, and fell, breaking the glass, which severed an artery in his thigh.

Suicide on Live T.V.

News photo of Budd Dwyer, taken seconds before his suicide.

Budd Dwyer, the State Treasurer of Pennsylvania, committed suicide during a televised press conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Facing a potential 55-year jail sentence for alleged involvement in a conspiracy, Dwyer shot himself in the head with a .357 Magnum revolver.