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* Used in ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'' when the amiable soccer player Waku is nudged off the 500 meter tall HumongousMecha the rest of the group is standing on. Bonus points: the coldest member of the group compliments the accidental pusher on having -- accidental or not -- experience in killing someone. Revealed as subverted, as ''he was quite dead beforehand''.

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* Used in ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'' when the amiable soccer player Waku is nudged off the 500 meter tall HumongousMecha the rest of the group is standing on. Bonus points: the coldest member of the group compliments the accidental pusher on having -- accidental or not -- experience in killing someone. Revealed as subverted, as ''he [[spoiler:''he was quite dead beforehand''.beforehand'']]. He fell down because [[spoiler:he died at the exact moment that he was nudged]].



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* In ''Fanfic/{{Epitaph}}'', Zipper pushes Kimber into the bumper of his car while attempting to kidnap her. He isn't breathing when he checks on her a few hours later.


* Of all the many, many ways to die in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'', one of them includes falling off a flight of stairs that's barely as tall as you are (Graham even does his "falling to his death" scream, [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments only to get cut off when he hits the ground.]])

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* Of all the many, many ways to die in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'', one of them includes falling off a flight of stairs that's barely as tall as you are (Graham even does his "falling to his death" scream, [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments only to get cut off when he hits the ground.]]))


* ''Series/TheDoctorBlakeMysteries'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "By the Southern Cross" is revealed to have died after getting shoved backwards during a fight with one of his 'friends'. He fall backwards and struck his head on a pile of bricks.

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* ''Series/TheDoctorBlakeMysteries'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "By the Southern Cross" is revealed to have died after getting shoved backwards during a fight with one of his 'friends'."friends". He fall backwards and struck his head on a pile of bricks.



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*** "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoSpecialTheLastAdventure The Brink of Death]]" reveals a future echo of the Sixth Doctor sent his past self into the path of radiation fatal to Time Lords, to prevent him being taken over by his [[FutureMeScaresMe evil future self]] the Valeyard.


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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E1TimeAndTheRani "Time and the Rani"]], the Sixth Doctor's regeneration was triggered when the TARDIS took a direct hit, the console room shook, and the Doctor was knocked off his feet. Fans have speculated that he was injured by a fatal knock to the head or some such when he fell, but it's impossible to tell from the scene as filmed.[[note]]Creator/ColinBaker, the Sixth Doctor, was ''somewhat upset'' by the ExecutiveMeddling that abruptly terminated his run in the role, and point-blank refused to return in order to film a regeneration scene. Even the novelisation of the episode struggles to make the resulting scene work, and it didn't have to deal with Creator/SylvesterMcCoy in a bad wig pretending to be his predecessor before turning into himself.[[/note]]
** The ''Past Doctor Adventures'' novel ''Spiral Scratch'' suggests that the Doctor's regeneration was due to having his energy drained by a pan-dimensional being moments before the TARDIS was attacked.
** Lampshaded during "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho050Zagreus Zagreus]]", where Six is not at all happy about his exit. "A bang on the head!"

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In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E1TimeAndTheRani "Time and the Rani"]], the Sixth Doctor's regeneration was triggered when the TARDIS took a direct hit, the console room shook, and the Doctor was knocked off his feet. Fans have speculated that he was injured by a fatal knock to the head or some such when he fell, but it's impossible to tell from the scene as filmed.[[note]]Creator/ColinBaker, the Sixth Doctor, was ''somewhat upset'' by the ExecutiveMeddling that abruptly terminated his run in the role, and point-blank refused to return in order to film a regeneration scene. Even the novelisation of the episode struggles to make the resulting scene work, and it didn't have to deal with Creator/SylvesterMcCoy in a bad wig pretending to be his predecessor before turning into himself.[[/note]]
** *** The ''Past Doctor Adventures'' novel ''Spiral Scratch'' suggests that the Doctor's regeneration was due to having his energy drained by a pan-dimensional being moments before the TARDIS was attacked.
** *** Lampshaded during "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho050Zagreus Zagreus]]", where Six is not at all happy about his exit. "A bang on the head!"



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* Folk singer Sandy Denny of Music/FairportConvention died similarly of a brain hemorrhage in 1978, days after falling down a flight of stairs while vacationing with her parents and infant daughter in Cornwall.

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* Former manager of Music/TheWho Kit Lambert died of a cerebral hemorrhage after a fall down a flight of stairs. There his speculation that he may have been murdered after owing a drug dealer money.

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* ''Film/Run'': The setup of the entire film, actually. Charlie gets into a fight with Denny, the mobster's son, and before he can do anything, Denny trips and hits his head, dying on the spot.

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* ''Series/{{Vera}}'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "Darkwater" was killed during a violent argument when he was shoved off the bank of a lake; falling on rocks and smashing his skull and breaking his neck.


* While [[FateWorseThanDeath not technically dying]], [[UsefulNotes/FormulaOne race pilot Michael Schumacher]] suffered extensive brain damage while skiing and hitting his head on a stone after tripping and falling over.

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* While [[FateWorseThanDeath not technically dying]], [[UsefulNotes/FormulaOne race pilot Michael Schumacher]] suffered extensive brain damage while skiing and hitting his head on a stone after tripping and falling over. He was saved [[CoolHelmet only by his helmet]] absorbing most of the impact.

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* While [[FateWorseThanDeath not technically dying]], [[UsefulNotes/FormulaOne race pilot Michael Schumacher]] suffered extensive brain damage while skiing and hitting his head on a stone after tripping and falling over.

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* ''Film/DeadlyAdvice'': [[spoiler:As a young girl, Jodie discovered her father in bed with his lover. In the subsequent argument, she shoved him and he toppled backwards over the edge of the balcony to his death.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt: Hearts of Stone'', the blind professor Shakeslock stays perpetually within a twenty foot chalk circle that he claims protects him from the [[{{Satan}} "Evil Incarnate"]], [[ArcVillain Gaunter O'Dimm]]. The moment he imparts to Geralt useful advice on how to beat him, a falling beam causes him to stumble outside the bounds of the circle, he falls over a bottle and breaks his neck.

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* In ''Film/RehearsalForMurder'', Monica's death was actually caused by the killer giving her a shove that caused her to crack her head on a bookcase.

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* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/6931618/chapters/20551126#workskin Luna Lovegood and the Wizard of the Island]]'' the woman pretending to be Harry's aunt is blown backwards by two stunning spells and dies immediately after hitting her head on the coffee table.
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