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5 People who Died of Eating Specific Foods

It is raresome to hear a case of someone who dies immediately after eating, as a direct result of the combinations of the foods he takes. However, this is not a new thing in the past.

In other words, it is not a common thing for someone to eat himself to death these days. Many people ate and filled beyond the threshold of their stomachs, and therefore, allegedly died as a result of this.

According to a popular saying, the stomach can only hold around four quarts. Any move to fill the stomach beyond the threshold result to something dangerous to the health, or can even result in their demise.

Notably, most people in this list suffered from an eating disorder, but the reality of binge eating should not be swept under carpet. The dangers are truly very real.


For eating and swallowing too much gum (around 14 sticks a day), in 2011, an English teenager kicked the bucket. Her stomach was unable to take in the vital minerals that is required “on account of there being far too much of the minty stuff in it” which are “approximately five big lumps.”

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Samantha Jenkins was known to chew large amounts
of gum. Source: Wales News Service/ Australscope

“Samantha Jenkins collapsed and fell into a coma, before dying a few days later in hospital. On Tuesday an inquest heard that chewing gum may have played role in the 19-year-old’s death in 2011.” (BBC News)

In the first place, according to Tastemade’s blog, the doctor thought she was poisoned, but the post-mortem that was carried out showed that she suffered from “potassium, calcium, sodium and magnesium deficiencies.”

19lbs Of Food In One Sitting

This is a story of a London fashion model who died in 1981 as a result of being binged on 19lbs of food in a sitting. The 19lbs of food presumably blew her tiny stomach out. In other words, she got filled beyond the normal threshold of her stomach.

In her last meal on earth, allegedly, she ate “a fair share of meat, including one pound of liver, two pounds of kidneys, and a half-pound steak.” (Tastemade Blog, Rt. 2022). Moreover, she furthered her eating, eating “one pound of cheese, two eggs, two glasses of milk and two thick slices of bread.”

In addition to this combination of numerous foods, she took fruits and vegetables with cauliflower, four pears, ten peaches, apples, and bananas, as well as  “two pounds each of plums, carrots, and grapes.”

Hot Dogs

In 2013, the record for most hot dogs consumed at 69 was set by Joey Chestnut, a competitive eater. And gradually, Joey trained his stomach and body for such activity. The reverse is the case of this next individual.

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Hot Dog. cr: Wikipedia

A Floridian psychologist unwisely proceeded to start bingeing once more after she already had, allegedly, “5 lbs of hot dogs, three boxes of crackers and two quarts of milk” had about two quarts of matter pumped from her stomach.

According to an autopsy, it was later found that she had had too much amount of “hot dogs, broccoli, cereal and a mysterious bubbly green goop.”

Adolf Frederick of Sweden

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Adolf Frederick of Sweden

It is unarguable that kings throughout history have been known to be as big as a house. King Adolf died from eating excessive “amounts of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, herring, champagne and an alleged 14 servings of hot milk in 1771.” He died because he suffered digestive problems.

Fugu Liver – On Purpose

Fugu is a popular blowfish in Japan. This delicacy contains deadly levels of neurotoxins if not properly prepared (Wiktionary).

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Fugu. cr: TimesofIndia

Bando Mitsugoro VIII a Japanese actor in 1975 thought he was very powerful to consume several poisonous liver of this fish. According to Tastemade, “he ordered a heap of the deadly, and illegal, livers and then unsurprisingly and deservedly, died.”


Tadese Faforiji

I am Tadese Faforiji, a history student of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State- 21st-century University, properly called. I am a blogger and an avid writer.