The 10 Most Cruel Deaths of all Time


Sean Doyle

Around Christmas 2002, Sean Doyle fell down a manhole in New York. He plunged into gallons of scalding hot water, reaching in excess of 148°C. The rescue workers were unable to remove his body due to the heat and had to listen to him scream as he slowly burnt to death. Four hours later, Sean Doyle’s body was finally recovered. Its temperature was 125 degrees – the medical examiners thought it was likely way higher, but thermometers don’t read any higher than that. He otherwise had no broken bones and no head trauma, which meant he was fully conscious as he boiled to death.” Coroners say his blood pressure rose, causing him to have a heart attack. As his insides began to boil, a hot froth formed, burning his throat and slowly suffocating him.