Not as happy as his widow though, who got a compensation payment of three million dollars by suing the guy's doctor for not warning him that he could have a heart attack if he exerted himself. Or maybe she's not so happy ... she wasn't one of the three involved in the threesome. Doh!
Still, it got me to wondering about how many people have died mid coitus, and as per usual, to think is to act with me, so I've collected a few of my favourites for your reading pleasure.
Imagine that, waiting all those years, imagining how romantic it will be, then on the night ... WHAM ... double heart attack! That's just adding insult to injury.
2. In what can only be described as an ironic situation, a funeral home employee and his girlfriend died after having some "alone time" in the company hearse. It appeared that they fell asleep afterwards, but didn't take the precaution of turning the car off first.
CO2 poisoning will certainly put a dampener on romance.
It seems really unfair, doesn't it. Best deal he'd probably ever made in his life, and he didn't even get the chance to brag to all his friends about it!
The poor guy died, while the girl was trapped and had to wait for someone to find them. When they were thinking of an earth moving experience, that's probably not what they had in mind.
I know, I know, it seems rather callous of me to be snickering up my sleeve at these poor unfortunates, but really if you die in an unusual way I think you just have to accept that that's what you'll be remembered for. I know I've always had a secret fear of the huge model whales that are suspended outside the museum next to the library I work at. I'm always terrified that the cables holding them up will snap one day and they'll come crashing down on me.
But if it ever happened, I'm fully aware of the fact that my death would become an amusing anecdote people told. I'd be the woman who was crushed by a fibre glass whale.
Sometimes you just have to bow to fate.