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Deaths by Date and Cause #2

Based on the time, place and cause, name the famous person who died.
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Last updated: November 12, 2017
First submittedJune 26, 2012
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Year
Where
How
Person
399 BC
Athens
Hemlock
Socrates
1536
London
Beheading
Anne Boleyn
1791
Vienna
Illness
Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart
1805
Cape Trafalgar
Shot in battle
Horatio Nelson
1865
Washington DC
Assassination
Abraham Lincoln
1876
Little Bighorn
Battle wounds
George Custer
1916
St. Petersburg
Poison,
gunshot,
drowning
Rasputin
1926
Detroit
Appendicitis,
gut punch
Harry Houdini
1937
Pacific Ocean
Plane crash?
Amelia Earhart
1945
Berlin
Suicide
Adolf Hitler
1963
Dallas
Assassination
John F. Kennedy
1968
Memphis
Assassination
Martin Luther
King, Jr.
1970
London
Asphyxiation
Jimi Hendrix
Year
Where
How
Person
1971
Paris
Overdose
Jim Morrison
1980
New York
Assassination
John Lennon
1984
Los Angeles
Shot by father
Marvin Gaye
1993
North
Carolina
Prop gun
Brandon Lee
1998
Nevada
Ski accident
Sonny Bono
2006
Queensland
Stingray
Steve Irwin
2006
Iraq
Hanging
Saddam Hussein
2009
Los Angeles
Injection by
his doctor
Michael Jackson
2011
Libya
Summary
execution
Muammar
Gaddafi
2011
Palo Alto
Cancer
Steve Jobs
2012
Beverly Hills
Drugs,
drowning
Whitney Houston
2013
Caracas
Cancer
Hugo Chávez
2013
California
Car crash
Paul Walker
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level 32
Jun 24, 2012
I think the Rasputin one is supposed to say "gunshot."
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level 59
May 17, 2014
God, I hate it when someone dies of a gunshut. Seems so casual.
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level ∞
Oct 8, 2014
Fixed
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level 49
Jan 26, 2018
I suppose a gunshut would backfire.
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level 55
Jun 24, 2012
Rasptuin's cause of death was drowning. He was still alive when he was chained, rolled up in a carpet and thrown in the Neva River
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level 77
Jun 25, 2012
I have a sneaking suspicion that the gunshot wounds and poison were a bit of a hindrance as he tried to free himself and swim to shore....
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level 61
Nov 13, 2017
His nails were examined and the autopsists concluded that he tried to claw himself out of the carpet judging by the wear and tear on his fingernails.
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level 85
Jun 24, 2012
When it said St. Petersburg, I assumed that it meant St. Petersburg, Florida. Silly me.
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level 14
Jun 26, 2012
Only 25% know how Houdini died? REALLY?!?!
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level 73
Nov 19, 2013
Really. I would guess if you asked the average person, they would say he drowned. I thought he died during a water escape.
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level 49
Jan 26, 2018
He didn't die. Neither did Morrison. Just you wait.
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level 76
Mar 23, 2018
Did Elvis tell you that? :)
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level 21
Nov 16, 2012
Suddam Hussein was in 2003 not 2006 i think
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level 74
Oct 31, 2014
No, it was 2006.
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level 67
Mar 23, 2018
Hussein was captured in 2003, but he wasn't executed until 2006.
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level 24
Jan 31, 2015
I find it funny how it wasn't the appendicitis that gave it away to me, but gut punch xD
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level 77
Mar 22, 2015
Eva Braun for 1945, Berlin, suicide?
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level 76
Mar 22, 2015
Funny how I thought of her first.
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level 49
Jan 26, 2018
Thank you. You are either a gentleman or woman who expects gentility.
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level 77
Apr 4, 2019
ander is a grandmother who grew up on a farm in Missouri. I think.
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level 71
Mar 22, 2015
As well as Goebbels & family.
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level 58
Mar 24, 2015
There's a whole bunch of 'em who did the deed actually, but let's assume it was the most important, yes?
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level 66
Mar 23, 2018
Maybe there was Herr Deutchfolkenstein from the village of Nondescriptburg who decided to end his days on that very day also?
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level 77
Mar 24, 2018
Maybe. Were they also, like Braun, internationally famous? If so then absolutely worth mentioning here.
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level 78
Sep 18, 2018
Well, actually at the time of her death she was Eva Hitler not Braun - I don't think she would have kept her maiden name since dear Adolf didn't really approve of things like that. I just entered "Hitler" to get two for the price of one.
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level 73
Mar 22, 2015
same amount of people got marvin gaye as did michael jackson?
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level 51
Mar 30, 2015
Good quiz - I should have been better!
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level 78
Jan 11, 2016
Got all except Horatio Nelson. learn something new everyday.
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level 45
Mar 17, 2017
The term "assassination" is generally used for political figures. I would consider John Lennon to be a murder victim. Although not entirely incorrect, the word is sort of misleading.
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level 67
Mar 30, 2017
Agreed. Assassination is typically used for the killing of an important person for political or religious reasons. John Lennon's killing is more accurately described as murder.
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level 44
Nov 13, 2017
I would not be so rigorous. I do not know the Oxford Dictionary definition of assassination, but I am prepared to argue that it is a murder of a (comparatively) well-known figure which is neither motivated by the killer's personal relation to the victim nor is it probable to bring the killer any personal gain (other than payment by those who ordered the assassination). Rather than that, the assassin or his paying customers seek to remove the real or imagined power of personality which the victim represents. This description fits politicians very often, but not exclusively.
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level 71
Aug 30, 2018
While I agree with your definition and have never called his killing an assassination, the media usually uses assassination when describing his murder. Personally, I think it is bestowing more reverence on him than is deserved. Then again, I always thought all of the Beatles, individually and together, were overrated.
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level 67
Jun 7, 2017
Good quiz, got all but the 'Showbiz' druggies.
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level 68
Nov 24, 2018
Yes. Too much showbiz and too many Americans.
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level 76
Nov 13, 2017
Please accept more spellings for 'Gaddafi' -- there are many correct transliterations and the quiz only seems to accept one (I tried every one I could think of and still didn't get it right). Qaddafi, Gadhafi, Kadafi, Al-Qaddafi, Kaddafi, El-Gadhafi are all acceptable (some of these were used in major newspapers and some by the man himself).
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level 38
Nov 13, 2017
For some reason I tried to guess Nelson Mandela and I ended up getting Horatio, who I had no idea existed. That was funny.
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level 75
Nov 13, 2017
gotta love a freebie!
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level 41
Mar 20, 2018
Ever been to Trafalgar Square in London? Heard of Nelson's Column? Well he's that guy.
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level 74
Jul 14, 2018
Ever been put in a full- or half-Nelson? Listened to After the Rain or watched Ozzie and Harriet? That guy.
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level 59
Nov 13, 2017
2012 Beverly Hills Drugs, drowning My first guess was Anne Nicole Smith.
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level 61
Nov 13, 2017
Part Three please!
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level ∞
Nov 13, 2017
I'll see what we can do. But it might be too hard to find enough easy answers.
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level ∞
Nov 20, 2017
Couldn't do it. :(
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level 67
Mar 23, 2018
Maybe we can help? Here are some I can think of that aren't on either quiz: Leonidas (480 BC, battle at Thermopylae), Claudius (54, poisoned), Marie Antoinette (1793, beheading by guillotine), Buddy Holly/Ritchie Valens/The Big Bopper (1959, plane crash), Malcolm X (1965, assassination by gunshot), Robert F. Kennedy (1968, gunshot), John Wayne (1979, stomach cancer), John Belushi (1982, overdose), Nicole Brown Simpson (1994, stabbing), JonBenet Ramsey (1996, head wound/strangulation), Chris Farley (1997, overdose), Phil Hartman (1998, gunshot), Robin Williams (2014, suicide), Chester Bennington (2017, suicide).
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level 67
Nov 14, 2017
Did the quiz, spent a few minutes desperately trying to think of guesses for the ones I missed and somehow didn't see the question about the bunker in Berlin until the answers came up. How is that possible? Lol
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level 72
Nov 17, 2017
So many of these were somber/sad, but I have to admit, I cracked up just a bit when reading the causes of death of Rasputin. I mean, the guy was nearly indestructible.
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level 49
Mar 23, 2018
yeah um , Tony Soprano aka James Gandolfini did not get executed, *sigh* I hate when I must type people's names. but FAIL is on me.. I forgot about a few of them, and missed that one due to typing the wrong name
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level 58
Mar 23, 2018
There is a theory that Rasputin didn't actually die from the drowning but that he managed to get up from the water but later died from Hypothermia as a result of the ice cold water in the Neva river.
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level 60
Mar 23, 2018
Rodney King also died in the similar fashion as Whitney Houston in the same year. Whitney is definitely more famous and publicized; but no American alive at the time will forget who Rodney King was.
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level 76
Mar 23, 2018
I was trying to think of which Australian died in a car crash of a Corvette Stingray. Finally figured it out, but duh.
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level 71
Mar 23, 2018
Jesus, they really weren't taking any chances with Rasputin, were they?
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level 48
Mar 26, 2018
the Chavez one is incorrect, the where hint is Havanna, not Caracas.
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level 77
Mar 26, 2018
... are you thinking of Casttro?
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level 78
Sep 18, 2018
Chavez did go to Havana for cancer treatment and was there for a couple of months, but he actually died after returning to Caracas.
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level 7
Apr 11, 2018
r.i.p Paul Walker my fav one
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level 7
Apr 11, 2018
and also he died cuz of a drone that blew up
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level 58
Jul 11, 2018
Braun, and Goebbels not famous enough?
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level 41
Jun 15, 2019
I made some sequels to this quiz, you should try them! (If you want to)
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level 77
Nov 23, 2019
I'm trying to avoid any spoilers