Way to Die #110
"Blades Of Gory"
Name of the death is a pun on "blaze of glory" and "blades of glory"
Blades of Gory
Date January 18, 2009
Location Halifax, Canada
Episode this death
was featured in
"Up With Death"
"Heart Beat Down"
"Back Broke Mountain"

"Blades of Gory", Way to Die #110, is the sixth death to be featured in "Up With Death", which aired on December 16, 2009.


Mario was an aggressive amateur hockey player who had dreams of making it into the pros, but is currently playing in a city league. He checked everyone including his teammates. They hated him for that. He eventually got into a big fight with an opponent. They fell back and the razor sharp blade of the ice skate sliced Mario's carotid artery and he bleeds to death.

"Mario never made it to the pros. But in the end, he sure left his mark."

Cast and Interviewees

  • Joe DeRosa - Himself (Amateur Hockey Player)
  • Vyshali Rao - Herself (Cardiologist)


  • This death is loosely based on a real-life incident in 1989 involving former NHL player and Buffalo Sabres goaltender Clint Malarchuk. Malarchuk was hit by Steve Tuttle of the St. Louis Blues and Uwe Krupp of the Sabres when the latter two chased after the puck. During the entanglement, Tuttle's skate blade hit Malarchuk's neck, severing his cartoid artery. Unlike Mario, Malarchuk survived the incident.