Choked on his own vomit


I actually had a conversation at work today about famous people who died from choking on their own vomit, which I think officially qualifies my week to be described as vomit-themed.

Tommy Dorsey

Bon Scott

John Bonham

Jimi Hendrix

I feel badly for these chaps whose cause of death is listed as “vomit inhalation” because it’s kind of a funny-tragic way to go. Like Sherwood Anderson dying from peritonitis after accidentally ingesting part of a toothpick, choking on your own vomit sounds like such a stupid way to die, but I can’t help but snigger a little when I hear it. I also snigger at this bit from This Is Spinal Tap.

Marty: What happened to Stumpy Joe?
Derek: Well, uh, it’s not a very pleasant story..but, uh,
David: He’s passed on.
Derek: He died. Uh…he choked on..the ac- the official explanation
was he choked on vomit.
Nigel: It was actually, was actually someone else’s vomit.
Derek: You know they can’t prove whose vomit it was…they don’t
have the facilities at Scotland Yard….
Nigel: You can’t really dust for vomit.


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