An Anderson, South Carolina, man this week stabbed himself with a knife while cooking and died later that night from the injuries. Michael Downing first burned himself on some noodles he was cutting up in a pan on the stove, and then accidentally stabbed himself in the chest with the knife when he jerked his hand away. Authorities say the steak knife slipped between Downing’s ribs and pierced his heart. His two sons, 8 and 10, witnessed the accident.
To add insult to, well, death, Downing had just lost 150 pounds.