Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died Friday evening at a Phoenix hospital, according to a press release from family spokesperson Bob Gunnell. He was 74 years old. The release did not specify the cause of death.
We live in a time where it is easier than ever to complain about a plot development you don’t like. Writers, directors, creators—they’re all asked constantly about the deaths of their characters, but they all have their reasons. It’s just some are more acceptable than others.
Superhero comics are full of death-defying action... that sometimes results in actual death. And for every epic, brilliant final stand, there's a death that's less than satisfying. There are plenty of candidates for the worst superhero and villain deaths of all time. But here are the 10 stupidest ways that comics…
1910 was just two years after the first Model T was produced by Ford, and cars were quickly taking over the New York City's streets. It was also the first year NYC began keeping track of traffic deaths. And now, the number of deaths has dipped below that first year.
Redditor Ma Petit Choufleur did something really cool: mark all the deaths in the Game of Thrones novels and then take this cool photo. Yeah, that's lots of deaths. "All the marked deaths are present tense confirmed deaths. No flashbacks, and no implied deaths," he says.
American writer and Ronald Reagan fan Tom Clancy has died today. Clancy was the author of many literary and cinema blockbusters, including The Hunt for Red October. His Cold War novels have probably been in every beach and pool chair in the planet.
Death by car is random and sudden—which, unfortunately, means it tends to fall into the category of "accidental," and hence, unpreventable. But with traffic deaths set to outpace AIDS/HIV and malaria in the developing world, the UN is trying to change that perception—and this shocking interactive map ought to help.
It's never great to watch a beloved science fiction hero die - but sometimes a memorable heroic death can help turn a science fiction story into a real epic. And some science fiction characters are unforgettable and bad-ass precisely because they died in a memorable way.
Absolutely gut-wrenching video of the Indiana State Fair concert stage collapse from last night. Reports indicate a freak wind burst and sudden weather may be partially to blame, and that the concert was delayed at the time.
Reuters reports that a garbage-filled dump truck trying to race across the tracks ahead of an Amtrak train this morning simply didn't make it. Nor did the driver. Downeaster train 681, headed from Boston to Portland, Maine crashed in North Berwick at 11 a.m. Four of the train's 112 passengers were injured.
John Delaney was reportedly just 150 feet from the peak of Mount Everest when he died Saturday, having collapsed from an unknown medical condition. The Intrade founder passed away without knowing he had a new daughter. He was 42.
If you need a sad reminder that cubicles are soul-crushing ways to divide an office, here's a story of a LA County employee that died at hers, but wasn't found for an entire day. [Newser]
Here is a very gruesome PDF that shows the total number of workplace fatalities by various means. Struck against object, caught in collapsing materials, falls and exposure to harmful substances all make the list. [Stats.bls.gov (PDF)]
Perhaps most famous for smut-mag Penthouse, we'd rather remember Guccione for the tech/sci-fi magazine Omni, which hasn't been seen on newsagents' shelves since 1995. It was hugely inspirational for its time, when robots, space and gadgets were on everyone's minds.
The French mathematician was the father of fractals, and while pancreatic cancer got the better of him four days ago, his reputation will live on in the areas of maths, physics, finance, biology and countless more.
Just like the countless innovators, explorers and fine people killed in a Frankensteinian way by their own inventions, the current owner of Segway—not Dean Kamen—died yesterday after he rode off a cliff and into a river in England.