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Why don't more famous people die in accidents?

Not wishing death on anyone, but you always hear about non-famous people drowning, dying in freak accidents, dying in plane and car crashes. Celebrities rarely do.

Celebrities mostly die from illnesses and drug overdoses. I know a few have been in accidents, like Kobe Bryant, Jeremy Renner and Anne Heche, but it's rare. Celebs get a lot of attention so you would notice if they were having accidents like non-famous people.

by Anonymousreply 83January 23, 2023 2:21 PM

George Costanza, major league ball teams, airplanes ….

by Anonymousreply 1January 22, 2023 10:15 PM

The ones who fly around in helicopters or jets probably have very competent pilots flying them around and some celebs are probably smart enough to refuse in bad conditions.

by Anonymousreply 2January 22, 2023 10:16 PM

Something to ponder, OP.

by Anonymousreply 3January 22, 2023 10:17 PM

[quote] The ones who fly around in helicopters or jets probably have very competent pilots flying them around

Pffft. Competent?

by Anonymousreply 4January 22, 2023 10:57 PM

You may be right, OP I can’t decide.

by Anonymousreply 5January 22, 2023 10:58 PM

At least you are aware my death was not an accident.

by Anonymousreply 6January 22, 2023 11:00 PM

They have people to do that for them, OP. That's what the poors are for.

by Anonymousreply 7January 22, 2023 11:06 PM

It's a mystery....

by Anonymousreply 8January 23, 2023 12:10 AM

Thankfully my breasts suffocated me before my head came off.

by Anonymousreply 9January 23, 2023 12:15 AM

Get fucked OP.

by Anonymousreply 10January 23, 2023 12:17 AM

Sometimes they had fag hags like Liz Taylor to save their lives after potentially fatal car crashes.

by Anonymousreply 11January 23, 2023 12:19 AM

Sonny Bono


Ricky Nelson

James Dean


Lisa Left Eye Lopez

Natasha Richardson

Otis Redding

Linda Darnell

Buddy Holly

John Denver

by Anonymousreply 12January 23, 2023 12:21 AM

OP what percentage of the entire population would be considered famous or a celebrity. I think it would be a pretty small percentage overall.

by Anonymousreply 13January 23, 2023 12:23 AM

Stupidest thread ever.

by Anonymousreply 14January 23, 2023 12:23 AM

Do hiking accidents count?

by Anonymousreply 15January 23, 2023 12:26 AM

I fell to pieces...

by Anonymousreply 16January 23, 2023 12:26 AM

That hot guy Robert Cormier from Heartland died in a fall

by Anonymousreply 17January 23, 2023 12:29 AM

R16 - I beat you to it.

by Anonymousreply 18January 23, 2023 12:30 AM

Natasha Richardson

by Anonymousreply 19January 23, 2023 12:32 AM

Mary Mara drowned

by Anonymousreply 20January 23, 2023 12:33 AM

I guess I have been forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 21January 23, 2023 12:34 AM

Was Sony Bono decapitated? I can't find details of the accident anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 22January 23, 2023 12:34 AM

What about us old timers?

by Anonymousreply 23January 23, 2023 12:37 AM

Maybe, there should be a sister thread titled "Why aren't more politicians assassinated?"

by Anonymousreply 24January 23, 2023 12:38 AM

Wasn't Carole Lombard decapitated in the crash?

by Anonymousreply 25January 23, 2023 12:38 AM

R25 I think she was only scalped.

by Anonymousreply 26January 23, 2023 12:39 AM

I'm a wood that didn't float.

by Anonymousreply 27January 23, 2023 12:41 AM

Ugh, I haven't been mentioned yet.

by Anonymousreply 28January 23, 2023 12:43 AM

R28 - see R8

by Anonymousreply 29January 23, 2023 12:44 AM

[quote]Wasn't Carole Lombard decapitated in the crash?

Her entire body became hamburger.

Mansfield's wig is what was photographed on the car hood.

And R16 & R18, see R12, you lazy sons of bitches.

by Anonymousreply 30January 23, 2023 12:53 AM

^R19, my badd.

by Anonymousreply 31January 23, 2023 12:54 AM

Sharon Tate.

by Anonymousreply 32January 23, 2023 12:55 AM

[quote] Was Sony Bono decapitated?

No. Why would you think that?

by Anonymousreply 33January 23, 2023 12:57 AM

R30 Carole was burned to a crisp with a crushed head, but in one piece. Not decapitated.

Here's her death certificate.

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by Anonymousreply 34January 23, 2023 12:57 AM

There was a similar thread as this years ago, and I remember pondering then that for all the flying/travelling they do, we don't have any dead models (I shudder to call today's models "supermodels"). Next time I fly, and I am finally forced to fly a Death Max Boeing, hopefully a model will be somewhere on board.

by Anonymousreply 35January 23, 2023 12:59 AM

I actually wonder if JFK Jr.'s plane crash scared off some famous people from pursuing pilot training and private licenses.

by Anonymousreply 36January 23, 2023 1:11 AM

I am a famous person and I died in an accident.

by Anonymousreply 37January 23, 2023 1:13 AM

It's been 46 years since the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash.

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by Anonymousreply 38January 23, 2023 1:13 AM

I have my pilots license R36. I also invented flight.

by Anonymousreply 39January 23, 2023 1:14 AM

R32 That was a murder. With a lot of the nutso fans or stalkers in the world, I'm still kind of surprised there hasn't been John Lennon, Selena, or Rebecca Schaeffer type murders. I know Selena and Schaeffer weren't really that famous when they died. But, they died at the hands of nutsos.

by Anonymousreply 40January 23, 2023 1:14 AM

^^I meant to type there hasn't been any more John Lennon, Selena, or Rebecca Schaeffer type murders"

by Anonymousreply 41January 23, 2023 1:16 AM

David Angell, co-creator and producer of Wings and Frasier and a writer for Cheers died on American Airlines Flight 11 on 9/11.

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by Anonymousreply 42January 23, 2023 1:16 AM

[quote]I have my pilots license [R36]. I also invented flight.

[quote]—George Santos

Did you take flight lessons from John Travolta?

by Anonymousreply 43January 23, 2023 1:17 AM

Actually, I think we hear about MORE celebrities who die (OR NEARLY DIE) in private accidents, because

1) they take far more private airplane and helicopter rides than ordinary people do (see Kobe Bryant, Paul Wellstone, Mel McCarnahan, etc.) ;

2) they often have dangerous expensive hobbies like collecting and driving snow plows (Jeremy Renner) or flying light aircraft (Harrison Ford) that poorer people cannot afford,

by Anonymousreply 44January 23, 2023 1:20 AM

Brandy, Matthew Broderick, and Caitlyn Jenner each [italic]caused[/italic] fatal car accidents.

by Anonymousreply 45January 23, 2023 1:21 AM

Plenty of celebrities die in accidents, as others have pointed out. But having an entourage probably helps in some situations. It might've meant the difference between life and death for Naya Rivera.

by Anonymousreply 46January 23, 2023 1:24 AM

R21 Anton Yelchin still makes me so sad. Such potential lost. He really stood out from his peers the bland Michael Cera and the pretentious and aloof Jesse Eisenberg. One of the few celebrity deaths that felt similar to family loss.

by Anonymousreply 47January 23, 2023 1:26 AM

I don't know if this counts but actor Vic Morrow, Jennifer Jason Leigh's father, was decapitated by a helicopter's rotor blades while filming the Twilight Zone movie in 1982. Two children were also killed.

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by Anonymousreply 48January 23, 2023 1:26 AM

It’s a mystery. It’s a mystery. My asshole is a mystery to me. Yes, it’s a mystery to me!

by Anonymousreply 49January 23, 2023 1:28 AM

R48 Yeh I'd say that counted as a freak accident

by Anonymousreply 50January 23, 2023 1:34 AM

Actor Leslie Howard's plane was shot down by Nazis, there is still speculation about whether it was an accident or intentional.

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by Anonymousreply 51January 23, 2023 1:40 AM

Why won't anyone give me attention?

by Anonymousreply 52January 23, 2023 1:45 AM

r44 is correct, celebs are more likely to die in accidents due to their lifestyles - more travel for professional reasons, more reckless behavior in the case of many younger famous people.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Bill Graham both died in helicopter crashes. The number of famous people who died in auto accidents is too numerous to list here. James Dean, Paul Walker, etc. The number of freak accidents is high as well: Bill Holden who died after falling face first into a glass table (while drunk, allegedly); Jack Cassidy burned to death in an apartment fire; Leslie Harvey of 70s rock band Stone the Crows electrocuted on stage from a live mic.

by Anonymousreply 53January 23, 2023 1:52 AM

Surf's Up!

by Anonymousreply 54January 23, 2023 2:05 AM

I died in a scarf accident.

by Anonymousreply 55January 23, 2023 2:07 AM

Jesus, death from a live mic? I didn't know that was even possible.

There was a newsreader here in Sydney whose brother was killed a few years ago when a grease trap overflowed onto the floor and electrocuted him.

Electricity is fucking scary, man.

by Anonymousreply 56January 23, 2023 2:08 AM

Brandy, Matthew Broderick, and Caitlyn Jenner each [italic]caused[/italic] fatal car accidents.

Hey, it happens.

by Anonymousreply 57January 23, 2023 2:13 AM

I died in a fender bender!

by Anonymousreply 58January 23, 2023 2:14 AM

R58 Although I think the coroner's office said he died of a heart attack prior to even crashing

by Anonymousreply 59January 23, 2023 2:15 AM

Yes R57 shit happens.

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by Anonymousreply 61January 23, 2023 2:22 AM

I made my contribution...I'm out.

by Anonymousreply 62January 23, 2023 2:22 AM

I fell to pieces

by Anonymousreply 63January 23, 2023 2:26 AM

Crikey! I was killed by a stingray!

by Anonymousreply 64January 23, 2023 2:31 AM

R63 R18 had the same idea

by Anonymousreply 65January 23, 2023 2:31 AM

My last ride was not on the Chatanooga Choo Choo.

by Anonymousreply 66January 23, 2023 2:35 AM


by Anonymousreply 67January 23, 2023 2:37 AM

[quote]Why don't more famous people die in accidents?

So are we trying to increase this number?

by Anonymousreply 68January 23, 2023 2:37 AM

OK, we may not be that famous now but we were pretty famous in our day.

by Anonymousreply 69January 23, 2023 2:38 AM

Old timey plane crashes were common.

by Anonymousreply 70January 23, 2023 2:42 AM

Jeremy Renner is not dead

by Anonymousreply 71January 23, 2023 2:44 AM

Neither is Julian Sands R71!

by Anonymousreply 72January 23, 2023 2:45 AM

I belong to a FB group where one man has made numerous trips to the wreckage site and found her wedding ring, bits of her ruby clip(s), among many artifacts from the crash. What he intends to do with them is a guess. I think they should be donated to a museum.

by Anonymousreply 73January 23, 2023 3:29 AM

Ramon Novarro

by Anonymousreply 74January 23, 2023 3:30 AM

R72 Um, sure.

by Anonymousreply 75January 23, 2023 3:32 AM

R53, Linda Darnell also died in a fire

by Anonymousreply 76January 23, 2023 3:33 AM

Novarro was murdered by hustlers, he didn't die in an accident

George Rose was also killed by hustlers

by Anonymousreply 77January 23, 2023 3:34 AM

We knew back at R12, R76.

by Anonymousreply 78January 23, 2023 3:35 AM

Go here for the full directory. Lots of good gossip, photos, tidbits, bios, you name it.

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by Anonymousreply 79January 23, 2023 3:38 AM

Thank you, R71, for resurrecting Jeremy Renner.

by Anonymousreply 80January 23, 2023 4:16 AM

OP doesn't understand how statistics work.

The media tends to report the best and the worst. But the worst such as people dying in horrible freak accidents are a very small percentage. And the best such as celebrities are also a very small percentage.

In reality celebrities probably have about the same chance of dying in a freak accident as the rest of us do. Which is a very small chance again.

It's simply because the media reports these rare incidents and people that you're left with the impression that they happen far more frequently than they do.

by Anonymousreply 81January 23, 2023 4:23 AM

[quote]I belong to a FB group where one man has made numerous trips to the wreckage site and found her wedding ring, bits of her ruby clip(s),


by Anonymousreply 82January 23, 2023 2:21 PM

R62, we heard you way back at r5.

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