Monday, June 3, 2013

Bizarre deaths-Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams, the writer of A Street Car Named Desire (a play made famous by an Oscar winning film adaptation featuring a young Marlon Brando) died in tragic, but rather stupid circumstances, despite being one of the most talented minds of his generation.

Williams would routinely place eye drops on each of his eyes before bed each night. In order to avoid misplacing the cap from the bottle, he had a habit of placing it in his mouth.

bizarre-deaths-tennessee-williamsOne night in 1983, whilst leaning back to administer his eye drops, the cap slid down into his throat and chocked him to death. To be fair to him, though placing a small piece of plastic in your mouth and leaning back may not seem sensible to us, he never lost that bottle cap as long as he lived.


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