Way to Die #578
"Corset Killed Him"
Name of the death is a pun on "Of course it killed him" and "Corset"
Corset Killed Him.png
"Esteban was an egotistical, pear-shaped, two-stepping prick. Does it make us happy on 1000 Ways to Die when a jerk like this bites it? Of...corset does."
Date January 22, 2009
Location New York City, New York
Episode this death
was featured in
"Sudden Death"
"Polly Want To Crack Your Spine?"

An overweight ballroom dancer uses a corset to make himself look skinny.

"Corset Killed Him", Way to Die #578, is the fourth death featured in "Sudden Death", which aired on December 22, 2010.


An arrogant, overweight, doughnut-eating ballroom dancer named Esteban uses a corset to make himself look skinny, but laces it too tight. He dances with Yolanda. After many failed attempts, Esteban starts a row with Yolanda, and eventually, she is sick and tired of him. This causes her to leave Esteban speechless. You may think that he was at a loss for words but that's not why. Esteban couldn't breathe. The corset compresses his chest and fractures one of his ribs so that it punctures his heart, causing internal bleeding and cardiac arrest, killing him instantly.

Segment Description

Description as seen on Spike TV (now Paramount Network) website

  • "A chubby tango dancer wears an extremely tight corset. Unable to breathe, he falls and cracks one of his ribs, which punctures his heart."

Alternative Name

  • Also known as "Of Corset Kills" on the Spike TV (now Paramount Network) website


  • the spike tv website description makes a mistake when it says that it was the fall that killed esteban, when in reality he was dead before hitting the floor

Segment Nicknames

  • Of Corset Kills (Spike TV)
  • Corset Kills

Foreign names

  • Morir Encorsetado (Die in a Corset) - Latin American and Spanish dubs
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.