JOHNNY KNOXVILLE, R.I.P.
Year: 2002
How he did NOT die: The death hoax surrounding the famed Jackass daredevil was simultaneously creative and realistic. Holla. Reports claimed that crazy ol’ Johnny was parachuting and eating a large can of baked beans when the parachute didn’t open, sending him plummeting to his death. We never believed the plummeting to his death part. Obviously the beans propelled him to safety like a jet pack.