8 famous deaths that shocked the world

8 Famous Deaths That Shocked the World

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8. Robin Williams The death of Robin Williams on the August 11th 2014 by suicide caught everyone by surprise including his family and wife. His death came as a shock because William’s persona was so full of life, energy and quick wittedness. that it didn’t seem possible that he would take his own life. However, behind the stand up comedy and on screen characters, Williams battled his own daemons, in the 70’s and early 80’s he was addicted to cocaine and alcohol. He was friends with John Belushi but when Belushi died of a drugs overdose and with the birth …

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8 Horrific Deaths Caused by Video Games

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For most people blasting the zombies, killing aliens and shooting up the city streets is harmless fun but for some the virtual deaths have become all too real life. 8. Children starved to death whilst the mother played second life On June 16th 2008, police were called a house in Brisbane, Australia. Once they entered they made their way to the bedroom where they found the bodies of twins, a boy and a girl in their cots. They weighed just under 5kg each and had starved to death. This desperately sad story is one of the escapism from the real world …

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5 Tragic Deaths Caught Live on Camera

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5. Roger Williamson This has got to be one of the saddest moments of a persons departure ever recorded. The event was the 1973 Dutch grand prix at the Zandvoort circuit in the Netherlands and the driver was Roger Williamson. It was only Williamsons’ second formula one appearance after his debut at the British grand prix. As he was on his 8th lap, it’s thought that a tire failure caused his car to flip upside down and catch fire. Although he was not seriously injured by the accident it’s self he was trapped under the car as it was engulfed …

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7 Fatal Injuries That People Survived

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7. Truman Duncan cut in half by train In June 2006 38 year Truman Duncan from Cleburne, Texas was working at his job on the railway. He was in the process of connecting two rail cars when he slipped and ended up falling under the wheels of the moving railcar which effectively cut him in half. He lost part of his pelvis, his left leg, kidney and his right leg from below the thigh. When most people would have just passed out during this horrific accident he managed to hang the train until it came to a stop and then …