Corset Killed Him

An overweight ballroom dancer uses a corset to make himself look skinny.

Way to Die #578: Corset Killed Him, is the fourth death featured in "Sudden Death", which aired on December 22, 2010.


On January 22, 2009, in New York, NY. An arrogant, overweight, doughnut-eating ballroom dancer named Esteban uses a corset to make himself look skinny, but laces it too tight. He dances with Yolanda. After many failed attempts, Esteban starts a row with Yolanda. This causes her to leave leaving Esteban speechless. You may think that he was at a loss for words but that's not why. Esteban couldn't breathe. The corset compresses his chest and fractures one of his ribs so that it punctures his heart, causing internal bleeding and cardiac arrest, killing him instantly.

"Esteban was an egotistical, pear-shaped, two-stepping prick. Does it make us happy on 1000 Ways to Die when a jerk like this bites it? Of...corset does."

Segment Description

Description as seen on Spike TV's website

  • "A chubby tango dancer wears an extremely tight corset. Unable to breathe, he falls and cracks one of his ribs, which punctures his heart."

Alternative Name

  • Also known as "Of Corset Kills" on the Spike TV website

Pun-On Phrase

"Of course it killed him" and "Corset"

Foreign names

  • Morir Encorsetado (Die in a Corset) - Latin American and Spanish dubs.