Over the last year or so, dare devils have been making a lot of headlines. Why have we suddenly become fascinating with death-defying stunts again? I have no idea. All I know is it’s been a long time since a dare devil got a primetime special on one of the major American broadcast networks like Nik Walenda did last June.
Sadly, however, dare devils don’t always make the news for the stunts that succeed. The stunts they perform wouldn’t be exciting if death weren’t one of the possible outcomes, and every once in a while all the risk-taking catching up with them.
Today we’re going to take a look at some of the more notable dare devil deaths from the recent and distant past. The list is not comprehensive, but rather a mere sampling of some of the horrors that have befallen dare devils over the years. And do be warned—a few of the entries that follow have some video that some may consider disturbing.