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Unfortunate Demises of the Famous and Infamous
Death Becomes Them
"See if you can figure out whose demise I'm describing. The clues should help."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
He was a star of the 1960s comedy "Hogan's Heroes." He was also a notorious womanizer. Brutally murdered while he slept, who starred as Col. Robert E. Hogan?
This Aussie actor who passed away long before his time, 2008 to be exact, died from an accidental drug overdose. He had starred in two back-to-back movies, "I'm Not There" and "The Dark Knight," the stress of which added to his sleeping problems. Which actor am I describing?
After the suicide of his wife, Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal, this famous poet and brother of Christina, also a poet, did something rather unusual. He was born Gabriel Charles Dante but shortened his name to what?
Which humorist is famous for uttering the words "the report of my death was an exaggeration" after reading his obituary in a newspaper?
Called the Killer Clown because he entertained children as Pogo the Clown, this notorious serial killer's execution took longer than expected. Name this killer known for hiding the bodies of his victims under his bed until he could dispose of them.
John Wayne Gacy
This former U.S. President's politics has consistently ranked him as one of the worst Presidents. Think Teapot Dome. Supposedly he died of a heart attack but there are those who believe that his wife, Florence, poisoned him, especially since she didn't allow an autopsy to be performed on her husband. Who was this U.S. President?
She was a beautiful Swedish actress, thirty-five years old when she died in 1970. However, her death was shrouded in mystery. Most famous for starring in the 1960s TV show "The Farmer's Daughter," who was she?
This Danish astronomer, born in 1546, advanced the study of astronomy with his accurate observations. He had lost part of his nose in a duel but died from uremic poisoning. Name this unfortunate astronomer.
She was a humorist, newspaper columnist, and author. By 1985 she had three weekly columns being published by 900 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada. Can you name this funny lady?
Abigail Van Buren
There have been many hosts of the game show "Family Feud" over the years. This comedian hosted the show from 1988 to 1993. He committed suicide in 1996. What was his name?
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