sad People Who Tragically Died While Trying to Take a Selfie  

Jacob Shelton
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Ever since cells phones started coming with a camera, the most popular thing to do has been to take a selfie, a picture of yourself, and post in on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook. But lately, people have been taking selfies to extreme levels in order to get more likes and viral acclaim for their photo. Sadly, a lot of these extreme selfies have lead to the people taking the photographs to be left in critical condition, or worse, to be killed in the act. The selfie deaths on this list are horrible, but they should be shared so no one else has to suffer a selfie injury for the sake getting a great photo. Remember, you can’t get likes if you’re dead. Put down your phone and read through this list of people who died while trying to take a selfie.

The amount of young people who have died taking a selfie is staggering. After reading through these stories of people who were injured while taking a selfie you’ll start to wonder how someone could be so careless. But think of all the weird things you’ve done to get that perfect shot. If you’re ever about to do something stupid for a selfie, just think about how you don’t want someone sat your funeral saying that you died taking a photo. The stories on this list of people who died while taking selfies should be shown to everyone with a smart phone. You don’t want to end up in intensive care, or worse, just because you had to get the perfect picture.
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Man Shoots Himself in the Face


Man Shoots Himself in the Face is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list People Who Tragically Died While Trying to Take a Selfie
Photo: emilymcmc/flickr/CC-BY-NC 2.0
In 2016, a man from Concrete, Washington fatally shot himself in the face while trying to take a selfie. The 43-year-old (whose name was not released by the police) apparently thought the gun was unloaded. He and his girlfriend had taken several selfies with the weapon that day, and each time, the man unloaded the gun before the pictures, then reloaded it after (WHY?).
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Tourist Falls to His Death Taking a Selfie on the Taj Mahal


Tourist Falls to His Death Tak... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list People Who Tragically Died While Trying to Take a Selfie
Photo: Christopher John SSF/flickr/CC-BY 2.0
The Taj Mahal is a place of great beauty, but when a Japanese tourist tried to capture himself in the beauty with the help of a selfie stick, he fell down a series of steps and died of head injuries at the local hospital. 
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19 Year Old Shoots Himself in the Face While Taking a Selfie


19 Year Old Shoots Himself in ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list People Who Tragically Died While Trying to Take a Selfie
Photo: Deleon Smith/via ABC
Deleon Smith, a 19 year old father of two from Houston, Texas, accidentally shot himself in the face while posing for a selfie with a gun. His family said that he was due to begin classes at a local community college within the month. 
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While Using a Selfie Stick, a Man Falls From a 100 Foot Cliff to His Death


While Using a Selfie Stick, a ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list People Who Tragically Died While Trying to Take a Selfie
Photo: Saad Faruque/flickr/CC-BY 2.0
A man being referred to as Mr. Chen, reportedly fell off a waterfall in Zhejiang, eastern China at the beginning of September. He was found with a phone and a selfie stick at the bottom of a ravine.