2004: Bobbi McKennon, a 16 year old teenager from Maryland was killed while imitating a stunt from MTV's Jackass. McKennon was on a Merry-go-round while one of her friends wrapped a rope around it and had it attached to a pickup truck, causing it to spin rapidly but McKennon lost her grip and was thrown into the street, she later died from her injuries.
2005: Kenneth Pinyan of Seattle died of acute peritonitis after submitting to anal intercourse with a stallion. Pinyan had done this before, and he delayed his visit to the hospital for several hours out of reluctance for official cognizance. The case led to the criminalization of bestiality in Washington. His story was recounted in the 2007 documentary film Zoo.