Virginia-based photographer Jason Hirschfeld recently lost his life while taking photos from the top of a parking garage. The 48-year-old man fell from 80 feet (24m) height, and lost his life in a freak accident that is yet to be examined.
A Turkish man recently committed a terrible crime while pretending he wanted to take some selfies. He made his pregnant wife think they were about to take some snaps on a 1,000 feet (304m) tall cliff. When he lured her to the cliff’s edge, he pushed her down straight to her death.
Another selfie death happened recently, taking another young life. While trying to take a photo of himself, a 33-year-old man from Brazil reportedly lost balance and fell off a 40ft tall cliff. Emergency services rushed to help him, but they could only confirm his death.
Why even hike if you won’t take a selfie from the most dangerous cliff for your followers to admire? I’m being sarcastic, of course, but it appears that more and more Australians are taking this approach seriously. According to a recent study, Australia has reached the highest number of selfie-related deaths in the past decade Specifically, deaths caused by falling off cliffs while taking selfies.
Famous Hollywood photographer Douglas Kirkland passed away on 2 October. The official announcement of the sad news says that he was at his home in Hollywood Hills, LA, surrounded by his wife, two friends, and their dog.
A Florida photographer lost his life in a tragic and utterly bizarre accident. While shooting a beach sunrise with his GoPro, a sand dune presumably collapsed behind him. It trapped him under a pile of sand, which led to the tragedy.
A landscape photographer died after falling 300 feet when he slipped off the trail at Natural Bridges viewpoint on the Oregon coast. Emergency services arrived along with a helicopter ambulance however because the fall was so severe and with the rocky shoreline beneath the chances of survival were slim.
After talking to witnesses, the County Sheriff learned that Nam Ing, a passionate landscape photographer from California, had been out hiking with friends when he slipped and fell from the trail.
Swiss photographer René Robert died after suffering a dizzy spell and falling on a Paris street in his neighbourhood. Robert was ignored by passersby and was left lying on the sidewalk for 9 hours until somebody finally called emergency services. Sadly by then, it was too late, and the esteemed 84-year-old photographer succumbed to hypothermia.
Mexican photojournalist, Margarito Martinez (49), was shot dead outside his home in Tijuana. While the police say that the reasons for the attack are still not clear, Martinez had reportedly been threatened.
A 29-year-old photographer was shot from an ambush while hiking in a park in Los Angeles. Sadly, the man succumbed to his injuries and passed away, and his family is now asking for help to find the shooter.