Sex-Related Deaths — 10 Famous People Who Went Out With a Bang
Sex-related deaths intrigue us because we’ve always been of the opinion that when we go out, we’d like to go out with a bang. Reading these stories makes the whole thing seem a little less glamorous, though.
Some of these sex-related stories are confirmed, while others are mysteries that may never be solved. Whatever the case, these stories make us want to wrap up some loose ends before our next roll in the hay.
Here are 10 bizarre tales of famous people dying sex-related deaths.
Perhaps the most well-known sex-related death, David Carradine was found naked and dead in his Bangkok hotel room on June 4, 2009. We're leaving that joke alone, out of respect.
The Hollywood legend and star of 'Kill Bill' was in Thailand to shoot his latest film 'Stretch' when he was found hanging in his closet with rope tied around his neck, wrist and genitals.
Initial reports of suicide were quickly ruled out and "accidental asphyxiation" was confirmed as the cause of death. We're not holding our breath for the release of 'Stretch 2.' Too soon?
Felix was President of the French Republic from 1895 until his death in 1899, at the age of 59.
Reports indicate that Faure had summoned his lover, Madame Marguerite Steinheil, to the palace for a late afternoon romp. While receiving oral pleasure from the good lady, Faure suffered a massive stroke that ended his life. Rumors began to fly from the mouths of opposition party members and newspaper journalists. It was suggested that his "stiff hands were entangled in her hair."
Eyewitness reports also suggest that his death caused his mistress to go into shock, which caused lockjaw. Historians debate whether or not his dead member had to be surgically separated from her French kiss...of death.
Michael Hutchence of INXS
According to the coroner's report, Michael Hutchence's untimely death in his Sydney, Australia hotel room in 1997 was initially ruled a suicide. Many fans and family members adamantly claimed that the actual cause was autoerotic asphyxiation or "death by suffocation" while masturbating.
Two years later, during an interview with '60 Minutes,' his ex-wife Paula Yates publicly confirmed her belief that autoerotic asphyxia was what actually killed the charismatic and seemingly mentally-stable Hutchence.
Attila the Hun
There are several conflicting and unconfirmed legends concerning Attila's sex-related death (all of them pretty entertaining) but our favorite involves a drunken polygamous S&M honeymoon. How could that not be our favorite?
The infamously-vicious leader of the Hunnic Empire (known for being a fan of rough sex and multiple partners) was allegedly mid-romp with his newest of many wives when she broke his nose. The bleeding turned to hemorrhaging and Attila bit the dust.
We're noticing a disturbing trend with sex-related deaths.
The 32-year-old British TV host of BBC1's 'To Buy Or Not To Buy,' was found dead in his Newham, East London home after a "sex game went wrong." A belt and plastic bag were found near his body and autoerotic asphyxiation was once again the culprit.
Is it really that fun!? Should we try it?!
The Zombie Prostitute
This story is technically not a "death" but it's too weird to leave out. On March 26, 2013 in Bulowayo, Zimbabwe, a prostitute collapsed while entertaining a client at the Manor Hotel. Police reported to the scene and declared the woman deceased, but just as they placed her body in the coffin, she woke up?!
When news spread that a woman had died in the hotel, a crowd had gathered, and you can imagine what happened next. The horrified crowd fled in all directions, tripping over each other and running from what we can only assume they imagined was a zombie.
One witness is quoted as saying, “It was like a movie. People were running away in different directions. It was a scary incident because we were all convinced that she had died because she was just cold. Miracles surely do happen.”
True story: the term "in like Flynn" is a reference to the late swashbuckling movie star, who was known for his epic success with the ladies. Unfortunately, that mojo was what ultimately buckled his swash for good in 1959.
After a week-long party bender, Flynn retired to the bedroom of his yacht with a lady and never re-emerged. He had suffered from heart failure and his body was found shortly thereafter.
Whether he died during the act is greatly debated but we'll give this one to him -- Not every man can pull off a pair of tights and still bag chicks.
We love a good White House sex scandal.
Vice President during Gerald Ford's administration, Nelson Rockefeller was rumored to be quite the player in his day. Like many politicians, he also allegedly had a thing for his aide, Megan Marshack.
While initial reports indicated that Rockefeller had died in his office while working on his book, corrected reports state that he had suffered a fatal heart attack in his townhouse while with Megan. A panicked Megan called a friend and together they dressed the VP and had him sit at his desk, 'Weekend at Bernie's' style, before calling police.
Though speculation on the nature of his relationship with Megan varies widely from source to source, long-time Rockefeller aide Joe Persico is quoted in the PBS documentary about Rockefeller family as saying: "It became known that he had been alone with a young woman who worked for him, in undeniably intimate circumstances, and in the course of that evening had died from a heart attack."
Pope John XII
"In delicato flagranto morto," is the Latin term for "caught dead with your pants down," and Pope John XII might have been better named as Pope John XXX, based on this story.
The leader of the Catholic Curch from 955-964 was allegedly murdered by the angry husband of a woman he was um...giving communion to? We're thinking there's a whole lot of penance required after this kind of sinful session.
Be careful what you wish for, dreamers.
Though having six sexy wives at your disposal might sound like paradise, it seems things can get a bit complicated.
Successful Nigerian businessman Uroko Onoja was found dead in his Ogbadibo home in July of 2012, after a jealousy-fueled marathon sex session with all six of his old ladies. The feud began while Onoja was enjoying the company of his youngest wife, when the five others banded together to attack him with knives and sticks, demanding sex. If we had a nickel for every time this happened to us...
Eager to please, Onoja sprung into action, and made it through four of the babes, before he stopped breathing. Only two of the wives were arrested, following the incident, according to the official report, (which included the term "raped to death")