From the moment TV sets began rolling into homes following World War II, it was inevitable that at some point, someone would get killed on air or die on live television. This inevitability indeed became a reality, and deaths have been sneaking their way into viewers’ homes around the world ever since—everything from suicides, assassinations, terrorist attacks and disasters. We’ve compiled some of the most infamous on this list, from the suicides of Christine Chubbuck and Jodon F. Romero, both of whom shot themselves on live TV, to the shooting deaths of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Alan Wade, to horrific videos of the World Trade Center attacks.
Note: Each video linked to the list items contain instances of actual death footage. Viewer discretion is advised.