History’s Unusual Deaths: Arius, The Orthodox Heretic
During his lifetime, Arius was a religious figure with beliefs so controversial that he was formally denounced as a heretic by the Orthodox Church. Arius’ last moments came in 336 A.D. when he was struck by sudden bowel cramps during a procession.
Before he made it to a bathroom, Arius vacated his bowels, a great deal of blood, small intestines, portions of his liver and spleen and eventually his life on Earth. At the time, some believed Arius was smote for his heresy, but modern historians believe he was likely poisoned by his enemies.