Many of the world's most famous magicians have made a name for themselves by perfecting the illusion of danger onstage. Before modern sensations like Criss Angel and David Blaine, illusionists such as Houdini were performing stunts that shocked and mesmerized the public. But sometimes, these performances are not illusions at all - and some of these magic tricks have even proven to be deadly. These magicians - dating back to the 1800s - were often trying to outdo their predecessors or defy the laws of nature when their stunts took a turn for the worse. Their dedication to the craft may have been overzealous, and they met their demise - and sometimes took others down with them - thanks to magic tricks gone awry.
Genesta Trapped Himself In A Milk Can
Charles Rowan Was Run Over In A Straitjacket
Madame DeLinsky Bit The Bullet
The Great Lafayette Was Trapped In A Burning Theatre
Vivian Hensley Swallowed A Razor Blade
The 'Amazing' Joe Burrus Was Buried AliveVideo: YouTube