Dying With Your Pants Down
There are numerous stories of old (usually wealthy) men dying during sex. This physical activity can cause blood pressure—along with other things—to rise for a short period of time, and for people with heart problems this can lead to cardiac arrest.
It is rumored that former U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller died of a heart attack while climaxing, as did British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston, and Pope John XII (although his death was reportedly caused by a stroke).
Atilla The Hun met his maker while getting down and dirty with one of his dozen or so wives. There are many theories on the specifics of what actually transpired, but here’s one of the best:
Atilla and his new bride were engaging in rough, intoxicated, and creative sex when she hit him in the face, breaking his nose. The ruler of the Huns–leader of the Roman Empire’s most feared enemy who’d crossed the Danube River twice–began hemorrhaging and eventually died from the injury.