When we think of celebrities, we think of them as almost a different species than us. They are millionaires, up on the big screen in front of the big screen and seem almost indestructible. But to animals, they are the exact same to you and me. So when these famous people get a little bit too comfortable around dangerous animals, bad things can sometimes happen, like it did to these 18 celebrities. These 18 people had unfortunate run-ins with animals that cost them their lives. Go read on and see 18 famous people who were killed by animals, with number 4 probably being the most famous example of all time.
#18 Timothy Treadwell
When it came to bears, Treadwell was an expert. He spent over a dozen summers studying and working with bears and had a better understanding of their behaviour than anyone else. Unfortunately, he was maule and killed by a brown bear in 2003. Check out the 11th entry for another horrific case of bears taking the life of someone that knows them best.
#17 Taylor Mitchell
Back in 2009. Canadian country-folk singer Taylor Mitchell was a rising star. In fact, many thought she would be the next Shania Twain. But unfortunately, we would never find out as she was killed while walking a trail in Cape Breton, and was attacked and killed by coyotes, which rarely kill people. This next one will make you cringe…
#16 Nikola VII Zrinski
Zrinski was a famous Croatian military leader and poet. He had a very famous bloodline and as a result was well-liked and respected by his peers. And despite his impressive titles and accolades, the way he died did not live up to that. He actually died on a wild boar hunt, with many believing that one of them got to him.
#15 Dianna Whipple
Whipple was a famous lacrosse player for the University of Southern California and was well known in the sport. She was having an extremely normal day on January 26th, 2001, as she went shopping for groceries. But when she went back to go into her apartment, she was killed by two dogs who attacked her. Our next entry, however, was killed by something much much bigger than a dog.
#14 Keltie Byrne
While Byrne might not have been incredibly famous, this event definitely gave her name some fame. She was a marine biology student and actually fell into the tank where the famous Tillicum resided. He prevented her from resurfacing, killing her in the process. Make sure to check out the 9th entry, which features another giant culprit.