Weird History Famous People Who Died On The Toilet  

Carly Silver
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Celebrities have a habit of dying in weird places, including toilets. What has caused so many rich and famous throughout the ages to have their final moments on the commode? From medieval monarchs to early Christian theologians, legendary architects to ground-breaking comedians, tons of tragic historical deaths came on the crapper.

While many of these people either suffered with addiction or had health problems unrelated to their bowel movements, they all died in the same place - the toilet.

Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died On The Toilet
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One of the most famous singers to ever grace an American stage, Elvis Presley shot to fame in the 1940s and 1950s where he sang, danced, and acted his way into the country's hearts. Best known for songs like "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Jailhouse Rock," the hip-gyrating star made women swoon. But he became addicted to drugs, leading to him being the most famous person to kick it on the crapper. 

Elvis was going to the bathroom in his Graceland mansion on August 16, 1977, when the years of drugs he'd taken finally began to catch up with him. The King fell off the toilet and into a pile of his own vomit. Later, it was revealed an extreme cocktail of drugs caused his passing. 

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Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died On The Toilet
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After a tragic home life, the actress who would become known as Judy Garland took the stage and screen by storm. Like Elvis, she suffered from an addiction to drugs, but that didn't put a damper on the luster of her great career, which included a starring role in The Wizard of Oz as Dorothy. Her daughter, famed entertainer Liza Minnelli, followed in her footsteps.

Personal problems, ranging from nervous breakdowns and suicide attempts to bizarre behavior on set, led to the downfall of her Hollywood career. This was attributed to the cocktail of pills Garland regularly took, including barbiturates and amphetamines. At the age of 47 in 1969, Garland died on the toilet; her fifth husband found her body. Reports say Garland died sometime between 3 am and 4 am, her body slumped over the toilet with the bathroom door locked. 

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George II of Great Britain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died On The Toilet
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This monarch was German by birth - his dad, George I, was a distant cousin of the last ruler, Queen Anne, and inherited the throne because he was a Protestant. George II didn't get along with his dad at all, and they fought by allying with different political factions in England (the pattern repeated itself with George II's son, Frederick Louis). It was during George's reign that the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 took place.

George died in a manner not befitting his royal status, though. In 1760, George was straining to get things moving in his intestinal tract, when things went wrong. He fell off the toilet, and his servant ran in to help him after hearing what was described as a "noise louder than the royal wind." But it was too late - George wound up dying soon after. Doctors found that a ventricle in his heart had burst.

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Wenceslaus III of Bohemia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died On The Toilet
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Wenceslaus III Of Bohemia Was Executed By An Assassin

The king of Bohemia in the late 13th and early 14th centuries, Wenceslaus III was a flash in the pan as a ruler. He gave up his rights to the Hungarian crown in order to pursue the throne of Poland, but died before he could raise an army to conquer that country.

Who offed him? A mysterious assassin, who barged in on Wency while he was sitting on the toilet. In 1306, the killer attacked the king with a spear and offed him while Wenceslaus was sitting on the toilet.