Allan Pinkerton died in Chicago on July 1, 1884. It is usually said that Pinkerton slipped on the pavement and bit his tongue, resulting in gangrene. Contemporary reports give conflicting causes, such as that he succumbed to a stroke (he had had one year earlier) or to malaria, which he had contracted during a trip to the Southern United States. At the time of his death, he was working on a system to centralize all criminal identification records, a database now maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Pinkerton was a lifelong atheist.
1981: Boris Sagal, a Ukrainian-American film director, died while shooting the TV miniseries World War III in Portland, Oregon, when he walked into the tail rotor blade of a helicopter and was partially decapitated.[1
2013: Elisa Lam, from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada went missing for several weeks at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. She was eventually found dead in a large water tank on the roof of the hotel, after guests complained about the taste of the water. The exact circumstances surrounding her death are still unknown. I would still have a bad taste in my mouth.