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"Die-arrhea", Way to Die #276, is the sixth death featured in "Cure for the Common Death, Part II", which aired on December 15, 2010.


An obnoxious, renowned jockey named Pedro who was evicted from his hotel becomes desperate to win a horse race so he can retire for good, so he becomes anorexic and starts abusing illegal Chinese laxatives to lose enough weight to race. Pedro surprisingly wins, but dies from massive dehydration, potassium deficiency, and renal failure from the laxatives he took and no fluids to replenish his electrolytes.


  • Daniel Ross - Jockey
  • Dr. Reza Jamehdor - E. R. Physician
  • Mark Munoz - Pedro (lead: intended victin)

Alternative name

  • Also known as "Die-Fecta" on Spike TV (now Paramount Network) website

Segment Description

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

  • "An utterly vain jockey obsessed with his muscular little body becomes anorexic and addicted to laxatives and dies of renal failure."


  • Many laxative deaths have happened e.g http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/death-laxatives-british-beauty-death-highlights-dangerous-addiction-article-1.1307562.
  • Goof - Pedro's dead arms move a couple times.
  • This is based on the real life death of jockey Frank Hayes in 1923. Hayes won his very first race posthumously after suffering a fatal heart attack. The heart attack was believed to have been caused by Hayes' extreme efforts to meet the weight requirements similar to Pedro.
  • This is the final death to be interviewed by Dr. Reza Jamehdor.
  • In the Turkish Version of this death, Pedro is named Juan Pedro Gonzalez.
  • The segment number (#276) was referenced to the final race's result position (1st: 2 (Pedro), 2nd: 7, 3rd: 6).
  • The actor who plays Pedro used to be a Professional horse jockey for over 20 years,

Segment Nicknames

  • Die-Fecta (Spike TV)
  • The Last Galloping Jockey
  • Diarrhea Today, Dead Tomorrow
  • Electrolyte Punishment

Foreign names

  • Depuesto (Deposed) - Latin American dub
  • Por pata abajo - Spanish dub