World-renowned Brazilian model, Ana Carolina Reston, became anorexic when someone commented that she was too fat while at a casting call. Two years later she died, weighing only 88 lbs at five feet eight inches. Her diet had consisted of only apples and tomatoes, and she had been hospitalized previously for kidney malfunctions due to her illness. She was twenty-one years old.
Ana Carolina Reston Macan was a Brazilian fashion model. Reston was born to a middle-class family in Jundiaí, on the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazil. At the age of 13, she began her modeling career after winning a local beauty contest in her hometown. She was represented by renowned modeling agencies ...more
Age: Died at 22 (1984-2006)
Birthplace: Jundiaí, Brazil
Profession: Modelsee more on Ana Carolina Reston
Kurt Gödel was a mathematician, logician, and philosopher. Being obsessed with getting poisoned, Gödel refused to eat any food that his wife didn't cook for him. Unfortunately, she became ill and was hospitalized for six months, leaving Gödel to starve to death.
Kurt Friedrich Gödel was an Austrian, and later American, logician, mathematician, and philosopher. Considered with Aristotle and Gottlob Frege to be one of the most significant logicians in history, Gödel made an immense impact upon scientific and philosophical thinking in the 20th century, a time ...more
Age: Died at 72 (1906-1978)
Birthplace: Brno-City District, Europe, Brno, Jihovýchod South Moravian Region, + more
Profession: Mathematician, Logician, Philosophersee more on Kurt Gödel
Christopher Johnson McCandless hiked into the Alaskan wilderness in 1992 in hopes of living off the land. He brought very little supplies, not including a compass, and didn't know the land. He killed some small animals such as geese and squirrels, and managed to kill a moose, but didn't preserve it well, and it went bad only a few days later. About three months into his adventure, McCandless decided to return to civilization, but couldn't cross the river he had crossed getting to his spot originally, as it had risen too high. Unfortunately, he didn't realize a hand-operated tram was just a quarter-mile from him. His body was found by a hunter two weeks after he died. He weighed just 66 lbs.
Christopher Johnson McCandless was an American adventurer. He ventured into the Alaskan wilderness in April 1992 with little food and equipment, hoping to live simply for a time in solitude. Almost four months later, McCandless's starved remains were found, weighing only 30 kilograms. His death ...more
Age: Died at 24 (1968-1992)
Birthplace: El Segundo, California, United States of America
Profession: Hobosee more on Christopher Johnson McCandless
Bobby Sands was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who led a hunger strike against the removal of the Special Category Status in British prisons. He died 66 days into his strike, with his death causing a national raucous. Rioting went on for several days afterwards in nationalist areas of Northern Ireland, and over 100,000 people attended his funeral in 1981.
Robert Gerard "Bobby" Sands was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who died on hunger strike while imprisoned at HM Prison Maze. He was the leader of the 1981 hunger strike in which Irish republican prisoners protested against the removal of Special Category Status. During his strike ...more
Age: Died at 27 (1954-1981)
Birthplace: Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
Credits: The Rising of the Moonsee more on Bobby Sands
Carl Schlechter was a famous Austrian chess master and theoretician. Living in Europe during World War I, food was quite scarce, leaving Schlechter to die of starvation in 1918.
Carl Schlechter was a leading Austrian chess master and theoretician at the turn of the 20th century. He is best known for drawing a World Chess Championship match with Emanuel Lasker. ...more
Age: Died at 44 (1874-1918)
Birthplace: Vienna, Austriasee more on Carl Schlechter
Livilla, the paternal aunt of the emperor Caligula of the Roman Empire, was accused of poisoning her husband, Drusus Julius Cesar, after having an affair with another man. It's unsure of whether her death was murder or suicide, but Livilla was locked into her bedroom, where she starved to death after being accused of murdering Drusus.
Claudia Livia Julia was the only daughter of Nero Claudius Drusus and Antonia Minor and sister of the Roman Emperor Claudius and general Germanicus, and thus the paternal aunt of the emperor Caligula and maternal great-aunt of emperor Nero. She was named after her grandmother, Augustus' wife Livia ...more
Age: Died at 43 (12 BC-31)
Birthplace: Rome, Italysee more on Livilla
The youngest sister of Emperor Caligula, was accused of committing adultery with Seneca the Younger, and was sentenced to exile on Ventotene, one of Italy's small islands. Her uncle, the accuser, then sentenced her to be executed by starvation. Many believe her execution was politically driven, as she had been exiled once before for being involved in the conspiracy to assassinate Caligula.
Julia Livilla was the youngest child of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder and the youngest sister of the Emperor Caligula. ...more
Birthplace: Lesbos, Greecesee more on Julia Livilla
Robert Falcon Scott was a Royal Navy officer who led an expedition of five men to the South Pole in Antarctica in 1910, the famous expedition known as the Terra Nova Expedition. When they reached the South Pole in 1912, they realized they had been preceded by the Norwegian, Roald Amundsen, and his expedition, who was in competition to reach the South Pole before Scott. They turned around to go home, but with worsening weather conditions, little supplies, and frost bitten fingers, they all died of exhaustion, cold, and starvation. Their bodies and camp was found eight months later.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, RN was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13. On the first expedition, he set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82°S ...more
Age: Died at 44 (1868-1912)
Birthplace: Plymouth, United Kingdom
Profession: Naval Officer, Explorersee more on Robert Falcon Scott