1> Died during character creation - Traveller
2> Doused by a Toxic Insect Spirit - Shadowrun
3> Jumping into a fast moving underground river, while wearing plate mail - DnD
4> throat slit during the night by party wizard - DnD
5> self inflicted lightning bolt rebounds to kill caster and his familiar - DnD
Each of these incidents happened while I was at the gaming table...number 2 actually happened to my character. Number 1, while very strange, was not uncommon for the original version of Traveller.