we were hit with a stray question at Trivia the other night about William Robinson aka Chung Ling Soo, who died performing the world's most dangerous trick the bullet catch
Years after his death there was controversy as to whether it was suicide, murder, or just an accident, but the inquest decided on the story above, and returned a verdict of "Accidental Death".
The riddle of Chung Ling Soo
More on the trick and a list of Deaths associated with the Bullet Catch
Vintage posters of Chung Ling Soo at Magic Gallery