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The Worst Ways to Die

Updated August 21, 2018 321.0k votes 34.6k voters 916.4k 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
    11,074
    1,661
  • 2
    7,244
    1,254
  • 3
    9,337
    1,977

    Buried Alive

  • 4
    10,563
    2,393

    Slow Dismemberment

  • 5
    6,133
    1,525

    Drawn & Quartered

  • 6
    5,083
    1,256
  • 7
    3,553
    756

    Stoned to Death

  • 8
    3,713
    876

    Eaten by Cannibals

  • 9
    4,486
    976
  • 10
    6,607
    2,187
  • 11
    5,177
    1,763

    Dragged by a Car

  • 12
    5,845
    2,162
  • 13
    6,045
    393

    Slowly Burned to Death by Acid

  • 14
    3,559
    995

    Iron Maiden

  • 15
    2,874
    177

    Skinned

  • 16
    4,865
    1,754
  • 17
    2,558
    161

    Boiled Alive

  • 18
    3,254
    840

    Murdered by Chainsaw

  • 19
    6,926
    2,772

    Drowning

    Suicide, Assassination by 'Accident'
  • 20
    4,627
    442

    Eaten Alive

  • 21
    4,638
    526

    Torture

  • 22
    2,021
    198

    Slow Decapitation

  • 23
    1,784
    179

    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
    1,381
    127

    Skinned Alive

  • 25
    4,356
    2,053