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Way to Die #640
"Tumble Die"
Name of the death is a pun on "tumble dry"
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An unusual fate but not unheard of, each year as many as 20 others parish in a similar manner. Often times teenagers looking for a thrill ride but finding themselves trapped in a machine set for "Tumble Die"
Date December 21, 2001
Location Los Angeles, California
Episode this death
was featured in
"Life Will Kill You"
"Oz Holed"

"Tumble Die", Way to Die #640, is the sixth death to be featured in "Life Will Kill You", which aired on May 14, 2008.


Hector Madeira is here to repair an industrial-sized clothes dryer at one of the largest hospitals in the Los Angeles area. Following safety procedures, Hector had his partner, Brent kill the breaker before climbing inside the giant dryer. What he didn't realize was that Brent accidentally cut off the power to the wrong machine. The unit Hector was now inside of was still hot. The door closed tight and Hector was trapped. He knew he had only a few seconds before the dryer would start its cycle. Spinning wildly and hitting temperatures well over 200 degrees, poor Hector was being shaken and baked to death. Six long minutes later, Brent finally returned but it was too late. Hector had died from Hyperthermia.


  • Dr. Howard Oliver - Forensic Pathologist
  • Rayyan Mortez - Hector (lead: intended victim)
  • Aidan Calmira Gardon - Brent (lead)

Segment Nicknames

  • Tumble Died