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Way to Die #465
"Guns N' Noses"
Name of the death is a pun on the band "Guns 'N' Roses"
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"Tomo: the gun-shooting cocaine-gunpowder tooting warlord learned a valuable lesson. Diamonds don't last forever...Being dead does!"
Date December 14, 1992
Location Sierra Leone, Africa
Episode this death
was featured in
"Killing Them Softly"
"Smoke A Doped"
"Died Zilla"

"Guns N' Noses", Way to Die #465, is the fourth death featured in "Killing Them Softly", which aired on March 9, 2011.


After capturing and killing a diamond smuggler, a ruthless warlord named Tomo celebrates by snorting "brown-brown" (cocaine laced with nitroglycerine-laced gunpowder). However, he was unaware that the tray holding the mixture is contaminated with diamond dust; when he snorts the mixture, the particles lacerate his arteries, ripped up his lungs, and sliced up his heart, causing him to bleed to death.

"Tomo was really going at it, snorting line after line of the drug. But brown-brown was making Tomo... 'bleed-bleed.'"

Cast and Interviewees

  • Willy Louis-Charles - Tomo (lead: intended victim)
  • Dr. Vyshali Rao - Cardiologist


  • Also called "Blood Diamonds" on the Spike TV (now Paramount Network) website.
  • This is the first and only death to take place in Sierra Leone.

Segment Nicknames

  • Blood Diamonds (Spike TV)