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The Worst Ways to Die

Updated August 21, 2018 313k votes 34.9k voters 920.7k views118 items

List RulesWays of dying that seem particularly cruel or unusual

The worst ways to die, as voted on by the Ranker Community. Sure, it's a little morbid, but who doesn't think about death every once in a while?

Vote on the worst ways to kick the bucket, and see how your fears stack up against everyone else's. Just don't tell that Grim Reaper dude about any of this...
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  • 1
    10,857
    1,639
  • 2
    7,093
    1,226
  • 3
    9,127
    1,924

    Buried Alive

  • 4
    10,311
    2,326

    Slow Dismemberment

  • 5
    5,979
    1,491

    Drawn & Quartered

  • 6
    4,985
    1,234
  • 7
    4,420
    952
  • 8
    3,668
    864

    Eaten by Cannibals

  • 9
    3,487
    763

    Stoned to Death

  • 10
    6,444
    2,102
  • 11
    5,023
    1,702

    Dragged by a Car

  • 12
    3,477
    959

    Iron Maiden

  • 13
    5,677
    2,095
  • 14
    4,705
    1,697
  • 15
    5,881
    380

    Slowly Burned to Death by Acid

  • 16
    2,852
    172

    Skinned

  • 17
    3,182
    811

    Murdered by Chainsaw

  • 18
    6,736
    2,685

    Drowning

    Suicide, Assassination by 'Accident'
  • 19
    2,534
    156

    Boiled Alive

  • 20
    4,507
    425

    Eaten Alive

  • 21
    4,500
    504

    Torture

  • 22
    1,983
    198

    Slow Decapitation

  • 23
    1,769
    175

    Blood Eagle

    The prisoner was cut from the spine and his back skinned and opened up then the ribs were hacked away to get at the lungs which were then placed on the shoulders to resemble the folded wings of a bald eagle all while he is alive and if he makes a sound then he shall not be allowed into valhalla

  • 24
    1,375
    122

    Skinned Alive

  • 25
    4,211
    2,010