Way to Die #412
"Hair Today, Dead Tomorrow"
Name of the death is a pun on "here today, gone tomorrow"
Hair Today, Dead Tomorrow
Date May 1, 1968
Location San Francisco, California
Episode this death
was featured in
"Stupid is as Stupid Dies"

"Hair Today, Dead Tomorrow", Way to Die #412, is the second death to be featured in "Stupid is as Stupid Dies", which aired on September 21, 2010.


Joan Meikin (Lauren Olipra) is a beautiful free-spirited painter and talented artist who is also a nudist. And one day, she wasn't, but she is still an artistic painter. She paints every day, but she has one big problem. She suffers from an annoying disease known as trichophagia, an obsessive need to ingest hair. For months, she was unable to digest food and grows weaker and weaker, which would cause her to vomit. She doesn't know about her diagnosis, and ignores her problems. Eventually, she collapses into a coma and dies soon after. At the morgue, the coroners find a trichobezoar, which means a ball of hair. It had clogged her intestines, causing internal bleeding.

"Joan wanted to change the world...She should've changed her eating habits."


  • Dr. Khyber Zaffarkhan (physical medicine and rehab)


  • This segment was based on this diet disorder/Pica syndrome accident. See Way to Die #756.
  • In 1999, Rachel Haigh, who was 17, suffered the same fate as Joan - dying by eating hair.