Lists of people by cause of death

This is an index of lists of people by cause of death, in alphabetical order of cause.

See also

Death during consensual sex

Death can occur during consensual sex for a number of reasons, generally because of the physical strain of the activity, or because of unusual extenuating circumstances. There are various euphemisms for death during sex, including "dying in the saddle" or the French "la mort d'amour".

Death from laughter

Death from laughter is a rare form of death, usually resulting from cardiac arrest or asphyxiation, caused by a fit of laughter. Instances of death by laughter have been recorded from the times of ancient Greece to the modern day.

List of choking deaths

This is a list of notable people who have died by choking.

Alexander Alekhine - 24 March 1946 (53) - Autopsy indicates heart attack, but supposed witness claimed choking.

Attila the Hun - 453 (47) - Although cause of death is disputed.

Tommy Dorsey - 26 November 1956 (51)

Christy Brown 1981

Skinnay Ennis 1963

Raymond Griffith 1957Jimmie Foxx, a famous Major League Baseball player, died by choking on a bone on 21 July 1967 aged 59.

Dingle Foot, a well known British politician and brother to future Labour Party Leader Michael Foot died in a Hong Kong hotel after choking on bone in a chicken sandwich.

Tennessee Williams, the playwright, reportedly died after choking on a bottle cap on 25 February 1983 aged 71.

Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee, the first Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force (IAF), died on 8 November 1960 at Tokyo by choking on a piece of food lodged in his windpipe.

Praful Bidwai, an Indian journalist and activist, died by choking on food on 23 June 2015 at a conference in Amsterdam.

American rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep died by accidental choking.

List of deaths by motorcycle crash

This is a list of people with Wikipedia articles who died in a motorcycle crash.

List of deaths from anorexia nervosa

This is a list of notable people who have died from anorexia nervosa, in chronological order.

1909: Renée Vivien – (11 June 1877 – 18 November 1909), British poet who wrote in the French language.

1936: Irene Fenwick – (5 September 1887 – 24 December 1936), American stage and silent film actress.

1957: Caren "Sande" Crabbe – died 11 April 1957, age 20, daughter of Buster Crabbe

1983: Karen Carpenter (American singer, drummer The Carpenters) – died aged 32 from complications caused by anorexia.

1994: Christy Henrich (American gymnast) – died in July 1994, aged 22, from complications caused by anorexia.

1997: Heidi Guenther (American ballerina) – died aged 22, from complications caused by anorexia.

1997: Michael Krasnow (American author) died October 1997, aged 28, author of My Life as a Male Anorexic.

2006: Luisel Ramos – 2 August 2006, fashion model (22)

2006: Ana Carolina Reston (Brazilian model) – died 14 November 2006, aged 21, from complications caused by anorexia.

2007: Eliana Ramos – 13 February 2007, fashion model (18). Older sister Luisel also died of anorexia.

2007: Hila Elmalich – 14 November 2007, fashion model (33)

2010: Isabelle Caro – 17 November 2010, fashion model, anorexia activist, and actress (28)

2018: Javiera Muñoz - 16 January 2018, singer (40)

List of deaths through alcohol

This is a list of notable people who died either from the effects of excessive alcohol consumption or alcohol poisoning. The Journal of the American Medical Association defines alcoholism as "a primary, chronic disease characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial." The majority of people in this list died from causes brought on by alcoholism. In some cases, they died of multiple causes, with alcoholism being a major factor. Exceptions to this are those who died from accidental death, such as alcohol poisoning caused by binge drinking. In these cases, misuse of drugs sometimes contributed to the person dying. Deaths caused indirectly by alcohol, such as in a car accident are not listed here. The table below lists people who died as a direct result of alcohol misuse. Dates of death are listed instead of dates of birth.

List of fatal accidents in cricket

The following is a list of notable cricket players who died while playing a game, died directly from injuries sustained while playing, or died after being taken ill on the ground.

List of fatal alligator attacks in the United States

This is a list of fatal alligator attacks in the United States in reverse chronological order by decade. All occurred in the Southeast, where alligators are endemic to wetlands and tidal marshes.

List of fatal cougar attacks in North America

This is a list of known or suspected fatal cougar attacks that occurred in North America by decade in chronological order. The cougar is also commonly known as mountain lion, puma, mountain cat, catamount, or panther. The sub-population in Florida is known as the Florida panther.

A total of 125 attacks, 27 of which fatal, have been documented in North America in the past 100 years. Fatal cougar attacks are extremely rare and occur much less frequently than fatal snake bites, fatal lightning strikes, or fatal bee stings. Children are particularly vulnerable. The majority of the child victims listed here were not accompanied by adults.

As with many predators, a cougar may attack if cornered, if a fleeing human stimulates their instinct to chase, or if a person "plays dead." Standing still however may cause the cougar to consider a person easy prey. Exaggerating the threat to the animal through intense eye contact, loud shouting, and any other action to appear larger and more menacing, may make the animal retreat. Fighting back with sticks and rocks, or even bare hands, is often effective in persuading an attacking cougar to disengage.

List of hazing deaths in the Philippines

This is a list of hazing deaths in the Philippines. This is not an exhaustive list. Inclusion in this list requires that the incident was described by the media as a hazing-related death. Majority of deaths in this list include but is not limited to cases that involve fraternities.

The first reported hazing death in the Philippines was that of Gonzalo Mariano Albert, a University of the Philippines Diliman student and a Upsilon Sigma Phi neophyte. He died in 1954.

The death of Leonardo Villa in 1991 led to the passage of the Anti-Hazing Act of 1995.

List of horse accidents

This is a list of people and fictional characters who had severe injuries, or died from accidents related to horses. Some of the listed accidents had important political and historical consequences, which are given when relevant.

List of people burned as heretics

This is a list of people burned after being deemed heretics by different Christian Churches. The list does not attempt to encompass the list of those executed by burning for other reasons (such as victims of witch hunts or other persecutions). The Catholic Encyclopedia states that "with the formal recognition of the Church by the State and the increase of ecclesiastical penalties proportioned to the increase of ecclesiastical offences, came an appeal from the Church to the secular arm for aid in enforcing the said penalties, which aid was always willingly granted...deviations from the Catholic Faith, were by the State made punishable in civil law and secular penalties were attached to them." Canon 3 of the Ecumenical Fourth Lateran Council, 1215 required secular authorities to "exterminate in the territories subject to their jurisdiction all heretics" pointed out by the Catholic Church, resulting in the inquisitor executing certain people accused of heresy. Some laws allowed the civil government to employ punishment. After they were convicted by the Church, they were turned over to the local government for execution because of religious restrictions that kept ecclesial clergy from actually carrying out the executions.During the Leipzig Debate prior to his excommunication, then-Catholic priest Martin Luther made commentary against the morality of burning heretics to death. His position was summarized as "Haereticos comburi est contra voluntatem Spiritus" (It is contrary to the Spirit to burn heretics). As such, it was one of the statements specifically censured in the 1520 papal bull Exsurge Domine. When he failed to accept the bull and give a broad recantation of his writings, he was excommunicated in the subsequent 1521 papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem.

List of poisonings

This is a list of poisonings, both deliberate and accidental, in chronological order by the date of death of the victim(s). It also includes mass poisonings, confirmed attempted poisonings, and fictional poisonings, as well as a list of poisoners who are known or suspected to have poisoned multiple people. Many of the people listed here committed or attempted to commit suicide by poison.

List of popes who died violently

A collection of popes who have had violent deaths through the centuries. The circumstances have ranged from martyrdom (Pope Stephen I) to war (Lucius II), to a beating by a jealous husband (Pope John XII). A number of other popes have died under circumstances that some believe to be murder, but for which definitive evidence has not been found.

List of prison deaths

This is a list of notable people who have died in prison, whether actually in prison or in hospital while still serving a prison sentence. In alphabetical order, this list does not include inmates who were executed as punishment for their crimes. Most of them died from suicide.

List of skiing deaths

The following is a partial list of skiing deaths of notable people, in chronological order. It includes skiers and snowboarders both professional and recreational whose deaths are due to accidents or avalanches.

List of suicides that have been attributed to bullying

The following is a list of notable suicides that have been attributed to bullying including both in-person bullying and bullying using social media or Internet methods (cyberbullying).

For a list of people who committed suicide due to any cause or reason, see List of suicides and List of suicides in the 21st century.

List of tuberculosis cases

This is a list of famous people and celebrities who had, or are believed to have had tuberculosis, also known as consumption.

List of volcanic eruption deaths

This is a list of notable people who died due to volcanic eruption.

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