Celebrities Who Died in Ways You Don’t Remember

Quick, off the top of your head: how did John F. Kennedy die? If you answered, “In the Challenger explosion,” you’re in good company, as over  90% of people surveyed answer the same way. However, you’re all wrong — President JFK actually got no-scope headshotted in the back of his car in the 1960s.

The funny thing about memory is that it’s almost always wrong, and especially so in the case of celebrity deaths. Here are the ways several famous celebs actually “bought the farm,” no matter how you remember it:

 

DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES

Grabbed too much air off the vert ramp and was shredded in a wind turbine.

 

STEVE MCQUEEN

Got locked in a dishwasher.

 

WILT CHAMBERLAIN

Forgot he was wearing Freddy Krueger hands and tried to cover his mouth when he sneezed, slicing his own head off in the process.

 

OPRAH

Not dead.

 

JOHN LENNON

Slipped on a toy car and blew himself up with a grenade.

 

AMY WINEHOUSE

Ate someone’s dust in a bike race, choked.

 

WINSTON CHURCHILL

Shot and fell out of top story of Nakatomi Plaza after botched theft. It was rad.

 

JFK

Perished in the Challenger explosion.

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