|Way to Die #756|
|Name of the death is a pun on "bankrupt" and "ruptured"|
|"Pica Syndrome affects around 200,000 people in the United States. Once it starts, it's difficult to cure. So far, the only way to stop it permanently is death."|
|Date||December 21, 1978|
|Location|| Chateau Cousteau|
| Episode this death|
was featured in
|"Cure for the Common Death, Part I"|
"Red, White and Blew"
"Bank Ruptured", Way to Die #756, is the second death to be featured in "Cure for the Common Death, Part I", which aired on March 22, 2009.
A man named Pierre has an eating disorder known as Pica Syndrome (a condition in which people crave things that are not edible). Pierre had a craving for metal coins, and even ate the tag from his pet dog's collar. Several weeks later, pain begins to build in Pierre's stomach as the weight of the metal objects was forcing Pierre's stomach against his pelvis. The hospital does an emergency surgery on Pierre's stomach, but it is too late because the metal objects in his stomach had lacerated large veins and arteries and eventually, his stomach ruptured and his entire blood supply (including the objects) leaked into his abdomen. Pierre died before a stomach transplant could be performed.
- Jordana Mansbacher - Eating Disorder Specialist
- John Leanner - Pierre (lead: intended victim)
- Estomago Roto (Ripped Stomach) - Portuguese version
- Ruptura (Ruptured) - Spanish version
- Geld macht nicht glücklich (Money can't buy happiness) - German dub