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Famous People Who Died by Inhaling Vomit

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List of famous people who died by inhaling vomit, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died by choking on their own vomit are listed alphabetically and include the famous vomit choking victims’ hometowns and biographical info about them when available. List items include Kevin Lloyd, Mike Lockwood and many additional items as well. These notable vomit inhalation deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has choked on their vomit as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (8 Items)

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    Jimi Hendrix was a musician, singer and songwriter who is considered one of the greatest guitarists and all-around instrumentalists in the history of rock and roll. He is most famous for his songs "Hey Joe," "Purple Haze," and "The Wind Cries Mary." On September 17, 1970, Hendrix drank a bottle of wine with his girlfriend Monika Dannemann and then went to bed. Sometime during the night he consumed 9 of Dannemann's sleeping pills which caused him to vomit into his own mouth, killing him.

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    Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Musician + 5 more
    Age: Died at 28 (1942-1970)
    Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    Schools: Garfield High School, Washington Middle School
    Cause Of Death: Drug overdose, Inhalation of vomit
    Place Of Death: Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom
    Children: James Daniel Sundquist, Tamika Hendrix
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    John Bonham was the drummer for the rock band Led Zeppelin. In 2011 he was named the "best drummer of all time" by Rolling Stone magazine. On September 24, 1980, while preparing for their upcoming tour, Bonham drank 40 shots of vodka within a 24 hour period and died choking on his own vomit during his sleep. Led Zeppelin broke up afterwards, stating that they didn't want to go on without their friend.

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    Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Drummer, Percussionist
    Age: Died at 32 (1948-1980)
    Birthplace: Redditch, United Kingdom
    Cause Of Death: Inhalation of vomit
    Place Of Death: Clewer, United Kingdom
    Children: Jason Bonham, Zoë Bonham
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    Bon Scott, the original lead singer of AC/DC, died on February 15, 1980 after he was left to pass out in a friend's car after a night of heavy drinking. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, having inhaled his vomit sometime during the night. The band replaced him with English singer Brian Johnson soon afterward to record their tribute album to Scott called "Back in Black." The album went on to be the band's most successful, and one of the most successful rock albums of all time.

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    Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Lyricist, Singer
    Age: Died at 34 (1946-1980)
    Birthplace: Forfar, United Kingdom
    Schools: John Curtin College of the Arts
    Cause Of Death: Drug overdose, Inhalation of vomit
    Place Of Death: East Dulwich, London, United Kingdom
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    Famous jazz composer Tommy Dorsey died from choking on November 26, 1956. He had taken sleeping pills to help him sleep after a heavy meal. These pills kept him asleep too well, and he never woke up.

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    Profession: Bandleader, Trumpeter, Composer, Trombonist
    Age: Died at 51 (1905-1956)
    Birthplace: Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    Cause Of Death: Inhalation of vomit
    Place Of Death: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America
    Children: Steve Dorsey, Catherine Susan Dorsey
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    Mike Lockwood was an American professional wrestler, most commonly known by his stage name "Crash Holly." The character was famous for bringing a full weighing scale into the ring in order to intimidate his opponents. On November 6, 2003, Lockwood was found dead in a pool of his own vomit next to an empty bottle of prescription muscle relaxants. His death was ruled a suicide brought on by his recent divorce.

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    Profession: Wrestler
    Age: Died at 32 (1971-2003)
    Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States of America
    Cause Of Death: Drug overdose, Suicide, Inhalation of vomit
    Place Of Death: Navarre, Florida, United States of America
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    Louie Spicolli was a professional wrestler for the World Wrestling Federation who was famous for his finishing move the Death Valley Driver. He was found dead in his home on February 15, 1998 after vomiting from a combination of steroids, pain medication, and alcohol. The Death Valley Driver is still used in wrestling today and is often referred to as the Spicolli Driver.

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    Profession: Wrestler
    Age: Died at 27 (1971-1998)
    Birthplace: San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Cause Of Death: Drug overdose, Inhalation of vomit
    Place Of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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