Celebrities Who Fell to Their Deaths

Celebrities Who Fell to Their Deaths

#10 Jerry Fuchs

Drummer Jerry Fuchs was well known as a player for indie groups like Maserati and LCD Soundsystem. He got stuck in an elevator and called for help. When the rescue team arrived and popped the doors open, Fuchs attempted to jump through. Unfortunately, his hood got caught and he plummeted to his death.

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#9 Tony Scott

Producer/director Tony Scott, the brother of director Ridley Scott, jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in L.A. Although Ridley said Tony had been battling cancer, the coroner’s report did not confirm. Scott directed the movies Top Gun and True Romance.

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#8 Robert Atkins

Robert Atkins invented one of the world’s most popular diets, which advocates a low carb lifestyle. Dr. Atkins died in 2008 after falling on an icy sidewalk. He died of internal injuries suffered from the fall. His Adkins diet books are still huge bestsellers.

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#7 Johnny Lewis

Sons of Anarchy actor Johnny Lewis killed his landlady, went up to the roof and then jumped off, plummeting to his death. He was 28 years old. His death, however, was ruled accidental, with investigators stating there was no actual evidence he intended to jump.

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#6 Owen Hart

Canadian wrestler Owen Hart fell to his death during a wrestling match. Hart was being lowered into the ring when he triggered the release mechanism too early, causing him to fall 78 feet into the ring. He was 34 years old.

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#5 Spalding Gray

In 2004, writer Spalding Gray jumped off the Staten Island Ferry into the Bay of Manhattan. Investigators decided it was a suicide. Gray had struggled with depression for his entire life, and had attempted suicide at least once before.

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#4 Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut wrote the books Breakfast of Champions, Slaughterhouse Five and Cat’s Cradle. He died of injuries sustained in a fall in 2007. Vonnegut was 84 years old.

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#3 Faith Bacon

Faith Bacon was one of America’s most popular burlesque dancers. However, her life came to an end in 1956, when she fell two stories from her apartment window. Although her roommate tried to save her, it was to no avail. She was 46.

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#2 Hart Crane

Writer and poet Hart Crane jumped from a steamship on its way from New York City to Mexico in 1932. A note was never found. However, witnesses said Crane shouted, “goodbye, everybody” before jumping from the boat.

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#1 Robert Culp

Actor Robert Culp starred on TV and film, most memorably on the show I Spy. At age 79, he died in a fall in L.A.’s Runyon Canyon. Police originally thought that an accidental fall killed him, the coroner concluded he had a heart attack first, then falling afterward.

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