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Katherine Bell twice dead on General Hospital
In 1998 Katherine Bell fell into a trap meant for Helena Cassadine at Wyndemere and fell to her death from the parapet, or so everyone believed. Helena saved her with an experimental drug. Her return from the dead didn’t last long. Katherine was later pushed off the same parapet by Helena, who was disguised as Laura Spencer, moments before Katherine’s wedding to Nikolas Cassadine was set to occur.
Dixie Cooney’s delicious death on All My Children
Dixie Cooney on All My Children was killed off in January of 2007 in a controversial move criticized by many. Dixie ate peanut butter pancakes laced with a drug, which caused her to collapse and go into V-Tac. She died with Tad Martin at her side. She was the third victim of the Satin Slayer. After she was gone, Dixie appeared several times as a ghost, and then in 2011 Dixie was revealed to be alive and held by David Hayward. No explanation was given for her previous ghostly visits.
Mary Duvall’s alphabet death on Santa Barbara
Mary Duvall met her death on Santa Barbara in one of the most unusual ways. In 1986 while arguing with her soon to be ex-husband Mark McCormick on the roof of the Capwell Hotel, the letter C fell from the sign and crushed her to death.
Brad Carlton’s muscular kill on Young & Restless
While Brad Carlton did perish on The Young and the Restless, it’s not his death that was bizarre. Brad’s father and sister were killed by the Nazis, and he was forced to relocate under the assumed name Brad Carlton. When they found him and came to finally finish him off, Brad killed one of the killers by snapping his neck with his muscular thighs!
AMC and Loving’s Jeremy Hunter turned to stone
In 1995, attempting to save Loving from cancelation, the show embarked on a serial killer storyline featuring The Corinth Serial Killer. Gwyneth Alden turned out to be the madwoman, who killed Jeremy Hunter by pouring quick-drying cement over him and turning him into a statue. Talk about being stoned to death.
Bobbing for Mary Pat Ingles on General Hospital
In 2018, serial killer Ryan Chamberlain took the lives of several people in Port Charles, including deranged nurse Mary Pat Ingles, who knew the truth about Kevin Collins keeping his brother secretly locked up in Shadybrook. Ryan, parading as Kevin, killed her and placed her head in a barrel of apples to be discovered at a Halloween party at The Floating Rib.
Sheila Carter’s buzzing kill on Bold & Beautiful
Sheila Carter has terrorized both The Bold and the Beautiful along with its sister show The Young and the Restless. It was on The Bold and the Beautiful though that she had Lance drug Amber Moore during one of her convoluted plots. When Lance wanted to confess to Amber’s drugging, she killed him by releasing killer bees into his apartment which stung him to death.
Hope Brady’s death by magic gone wrong on Days
In 1990, Days of Our Lives killed off Hope Brady in the most unusual fashion. It was during The Cruise of Deception storyline, which featured magician and villain Ernesto Toscano tricking all his enemies in Salem into taking a cruise, on which he planned to do away with them. The ship sank, and the members of Salem made their way to his island. There he kidnapped Hope Brady and in his last magic trick while trying to escape, held her in a cage over a vat of acid. The cage exploded and Hope plummeted into the acid and was presumed dead. Years later Hope would be resurrected.
Bill Eckert’s vision of himself as he dies on GH
Bill Eckert was Luke Spencer’s look-alike cousin. While Luke and Lucky were in hiding from Luke’s nemesis and mobster Frank Smith, one of Frank’s men mistook Bill for Luke and shot him. Luke ran to his cousin’s side and Frank died staring at his own face in Luke.
Crazy Cassadine deaths on General Hospital
The Cassadine men on General Hospital have met some bizarre ends. Their patriarch Mikkos Cassadine was pushed into his own freezing chamber, part of his weather machine, by Luke Spencer, causing him to freeze to death. Years later his equally crazy son Stavros met his maker again at the hands of Luke Spencer. When the two fought in an underground lab on Cassadine Island, Stavros fell into a bottomless pit. It wasn’t so bottomless as he later returned to die a few more times.
Days of Our Lives Alice Horton’s death by donuts
The Salem Stalker storyline on Days of Our Lives in 2003 saw some bizarre murders, including Cassie Brady’s corpse falling out of a turkey pinata at Thanksgiving. However, it was the death of the show’s beloved Alice Horton that was the most difficult, and strange. Alice was choked to death on her own famous donuts. When all was said and done, all the victims were revealed to be alive and living on Melaswen Island, part of an elaborate revenge plot by Andre DiMera.
Skye Newman’s incineration on Young & Restless
In 2010, Sharon Newman was involved with Adam Newman, who was charged with the murder of Skye Lockhart Newman. Sharon was desperate to clear Adam’s name, and eventually learned Skye was alive. However before she could prove Adam’s innocence, Skye fell to her death inside a volcano, erasing any proof that Adam hadn’t killed her. Lava tends to do that.
Victor Jerome’s death on General Hospital
In 1989, the head of the Jerome crime family, Victor, met his maker in by his own hands. Victor became infatuated with Lucy Coe and began showering her with gifts. After a confrontation between the two on the docks and Lucy’s rejection of him, the heartbroken Victor swallowed a heart-shaped pendant he made for her and choked to death. Alan Quartermaine helped Lucy dump his body in a lake, but it washed up ashore just in time for Robin and her friends to find it on Halloween.