All posts for the day September 3rd, 2012

VIP died in the bathroom

Published September 3, 2012 by Tony

Deaths in the bathroom

Human history is littered with the dead, and this is certainly not a news.
Since the time of the pharaohs, we often know every detail about the death of a famous person. But, if we are looking for a curiosity, like wanting to know for example, how many people died while sleeping, the search then becomes difficult and elaborate.
However, if anybody want to know who died while he was in the bathroom, there are some who have already taken the trouble to do this research and so our curiosity  is soon satisfied.
In fact, it had been simple for me to gather the names of some VIP who died while were in the bathroom (bathroom intended as room). Please tale into account that for the oldest cases, and in the absence of evidence, it only is presumed that the death occurred in that room.

Agamemnon Agamemnon, the hero of Greek mythology, it’s reported he was killed by his wife in the latrines.
Antonio Marcus Aurelius Antonio Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor (31 August 161 – 31 December 192), strangled in the bathroom of his home by gladiator Narcissus.
Henry III Henry III, King of France (1551 – 1589), was murdered by a monk as he left his toilet.
George II George II, King of England (1683 – 1760), had a heart attack in his bathroom.
Jean-Paul Marat Jean-Paul Marat, the French revolutionary (1743 – 1793), stabbed by Charlotte Corday in the bathtub.
Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift, the actor (1920-1966), was found dead in his bathroom’s home in Manhattan.
Charles Chaplin Jr Charles Chaplin Jr., the famous actor (1925 – 1968), died of cerebral embolism, was found on the floor of his grandmother’s bathroom.
Jim Morrison Jim Morrison, the singer (1943 – 1971), died in the bathtub of a hotel in Paris, for reasons still unknown.
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley, the famous singer (1935 – 1977), had a heart attack in the bathroom of his mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.
Eddie Guerrero Eddie Guerrero, the wrestler (1967 – 2005), was found dead in a hotel’s bathroom while brushing his teeth. Death was due to heart failure caused probably by steroid abuse.
Orville Clarence Redenbacher Orville Clarence Redenbacher, American businessman associated with the brand of popcorn (July 16, 1907 – September 19, 1995), in 1995 he was found dead in a whirlpool bathtub in his condominium, having drowned after suffering a heart attack.
Claude François Claude François, a French pop singer (1 February 1939 – 11 March 1978), 1978, because of his obsession with cleanliness he was electrocuted in the bathroom of his Paris apartment.
Albert Dekker Albert Dekker, American character actor and politician (December 20, 1905 – May 5, 1968), found strangled to death in the bathroom of his Hollywood home.
James I James I, King of Scotland (1394 – 1437), murdered while trying to flee through his bathroom into the sewers. A lady-in-waiting, Lady Catherine Douglas, attempted to keep the door closed to protect the King, but the killers smashed down the door.
Catherine the Great Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia (1729 – 1796), died of a stroke while sitting on the toilet.
Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (1922 – 1965), died for an overdose of Imipramine, in the bathroom of her apartment in New York City.
Judy Garland Judy Garland, American actress and singer (1922 – 1969), died of a drug overdose in the bathroom of her London house.