French Fitness blogger dies in a freak accident involving whipped cream
Thursday, 22 June 2017

A French lifestyle blogger has been killed in a freak accident involving a whipped cream dispenser. Rebecca Burger's demise is the latest in a list of bizarre ways to be summoned by the Grim Reaper.

Ms. Burger, 32, was apparently putting whipped cream on her dessert when the dispenser, which is powered by high pressure gas, exploded at her home in Mulhouse, eastern France.

She was hit in the thorax and died of a cardiac arrest despite the attention of paramedics who rushed to her side.
Her death, at the weekend, was announced on Instagram by her family.

Ms. Burger was a well-known figure in France and had 154,000 followers on Instagram.
One social media user wrote:

"I'm so shocked. To leave this way so unjust and so tragic is so atrocious. She left by doing what she liked. Transmitting happiness to people."

Over the years people have died in a variety of accidents but only a handful fall into the category of completely freakish.

In April this year a news reporter was killed by a bolt of lightning on live television in Dalian, China.

Brazilian farmer Joao Maria de Souza, 45, died in 2013 when a cow which had climbed onto the roof of his house came crashing through the ceiling and landed on him as he slept in his bed. His wife survived.

In 1974 Basil Brown, a health food nut, died at his home in Croydon, south London, after consuming ten gallons of carrot juice in the space of 10 days.

An inquest heard that Brown had died of an overdose of Vitamin A, which had caused his skin to turn yellow and fatally damaged his liver.

In 1982 George Prior, 30, a US Navy lieutenant, fell down while playing golf in Arlington, Virginia. He had been complaining of a headache and had developed a rash.

Lieut. Prior spent two weeks in holiday with a sky-high temperature and blisters all over his body before his major organs failed.

An autopsy revealed he had died after developing a hyper-sensitive reaction to a fungicide that had been sprayed on the golf course a few days before.


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