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8 Famous People Who Died in the Bathroom


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Orville Redenbacher
Orville Redenbacher, famous for his popcorn, drowned in his bathtub.
Orville Redenbacher, famous for his popcorn, drowned in his bathtub.
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Orville Redenbacher, founder of the popcorn company that bears his name, was born in 1907 in Brazil, Indiana. Millions came to know him through his folksy television commercials for the specialty popcorn he invented.

He sold the company to Hunt-Wesson Foods in 1976 but remained as a spokesperson until September 20, 1995, when he was found dead in a whirlpool bathtub in his condominium, having drowned after suffering a heart attack.