Wednesday, December 27, 2006


List of people who died in the bathroom

The following is a list of people who are alleged to have died in the bathroom, or in places (bath houses) or taking actions (taking a bath) that are associated with a modern day bathroom. In the case of earlier people, the legends may be inaccurate.

- Eglon, King of Moab, Old Testament, killed by Ehud (stabbed in the bowels) while relieving himself in his private chamber. Judges 3:1-31
- Agamemnon, distinguished hero of Greek mythology during the Trojan War, slain by his wife Clytemnestra alone in a bath, a piece of cloth or a net having first been thrown over him to prevent resistance.
- Seneca the Younger (ca. 4 BC – AD 65) committed suicide in his bath, according to Tacitus.
- Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus (August 31, 161 – December 31, 192) strangled in his bath, by the wrestler Narcissus.
- Elagabalus, Emperor of Rome (203 - 222), murdered by the Praetorian Guard, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, in the Emperor's latrine, where the pair had gone to hide
- Arius of Alexandria, founder of Arianism (256 - 336), died of a flux of his bowels, possibly as the result of poisoning
- James I, King of Scotland (1394 - 1437), murdered while trying to flee through his bathroom into the sewers. A lady-in-waiting, Lady Catherine Douglas, attempted to keep the door closed to protect the King, but the killers smashed down the door and broke her arm.

- Lenny Bruce, American comedian (1925 - 1966), died of a morphine overdose in the bathroom of his home in Beverly Hills, California
- Charles Chaplin Jr., American actor (1925 - 1968), died of a brain embolism on the floor of his grandmother's bathroom
- Thomas Merton, American Trappist monk and author (19151968), died by being accidentally electrocuted in his bathtub in a hotel in Bangkok.
- Judy Garland, American actress and singer (1922 - 1969), died of a drug overdose in the bathroom of her London house
- Jim Morrison, American singer (1943 - 1971), died in the bathtub of his hotel in Paris, reason of death, unknown.
- Elvis Presley, American singer (1935 - 1977), died of a heart attack in the bathroom of his home, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee

In addition Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia (1729 - 1796), is rumored to have died while sitting on the toilet. In reality, she was found unconscious in a closet and died of a cerebral hemorrhage in her bedroom the next day.

See also Toilet-related injury ; This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "List of people who died in the bathroom". This entry is a fragment of a larger work. Link may die if entry is finally removed or merged.

That's really funny although I'm not sure if I should be laughing -- considering the subject matter. Can I link to your blog from mine?
what about the french guy who who killed in his bathtub and started the french revolution?
yeah what about that french guy who got killed in the tub?
I was thinking that too. He didn't start the revolution though. Marat was his name
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