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"Freeze Died", Way to Die #293, is the first death to be featured in "Hard Lives, Easy Deaths", which aired on May 21, 2008.


A man named Billy DeMayo (aka South Philly Billy), who works for the Mob, has been locked inside a meat freezer at the mob's butcher shop. Some say that meat lockers like these can be slammed shut to prank any butcher like Philly Billy. But when he was locked inside it was no prank. Billy's body temperature starts out at 98.6 but once the CGI graphics are shown after the door slammed shut, it started decreasing. The graphics also show how long he has been in the locker. With nobody able to hear him he dies of hypothermia. Right before he dies, he thinks about why he's been locked in, which was for stealing some cuts of meat from work and getting his boss's 17-year-old granddaughter pregnant.

There's an old Italian proverb, which says 'Revenge is a dish best served cold.' Rest in Peace, South Philly Billy."


  • Cameron Nastune - Billy DeMayo


  • This segment shares its number with "Frost-dead", an alternate title for which is also "Freeze Died" and which also involves the victim dying from cold.

Foreign Names

  • Zmarznięty na kość (Frozen To The Bone) - Polish voice-over