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 such as Ford, Elite and L'Équipe in countries such as China, Turkey, Mexico, and Japan, and appeared in prestigious ad campaigns such as Giorgio Armani. In January 2004 Reston made her first overseas trip to Guangzhou, China. While attending a casting call there, she was reportedly informed that she was 'too fat', a criticism, it has been said, that led to her decline into anorexia nervosa. At ...more
Age: Died at 22 (1984-2006)
Birthplace: Jundiaí, Brazilsee 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 when others such as Bertrand Russell, A. N. Whitehead, and David Hilbert were pioneering the use of logic and set theory to understand the foundations of mathematics. Gödel published his two incompleteness theorems in 1931 when he was 25 years old, one year after finishing his doctorate at the University of Vienna. The first incompleteness theorem states that for any self-consistent recursive ...more
Age: Died at 72 (1906-1978)
Birthplace: Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republicsee 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 occurred in a converted bus used as a backcountry shelter, along the Stampede Trail on the eastern bank of the Sushana River. In January 1993, Jon Krakauer published McCandless's story in that month's issue of Outside magazine. Inspired by the details of McCandless's story, Krakauer wrote and published Into the Wild in 1996 about McCandless's travels. The book was adapted into a film by Sean Penn in ...more
Age: Died at 24 (1968-1992)
Birthplace: El Segundo, California, United States of Americasee 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 he was elected to the British Parliament as an Anti H-Block candidate. His death was followed by a new surge of Provisional IRA recruitment and activity. International media coverage brought attention to the hunger strikers, and the republican movement in general, attracting both praise and criticism. ...more
Age: Died at 27 (1954-1981)
Birthplace: Ireland, Newtownabbey Borough Council, Europe, Eurasia, Ulster, + moresee more on Bobby Sands