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Actor Oliver Reed Predicted His Own Death During A 1993 TV Interview

Many actors, artists and musicians talk about their own death in a flippant way, thinking it makes them seem deep, nihilistic or otherwise above giving a damn about the Grim Reaper's approach.

But acclaimed actor Oliver Reed wasn't being flip when he made a surprisingly accurate prediction about his own death during his episode of Without Walls- The Obituary Show back in 1993, he was merely telling his own future:

I died in a bar of a heart attack full of laughter. We were having a cabbage competition. I was very confident that for once I was going to win this vegetable competition. And somebody made a bet with me that was so lewd that I took it on and he shook my hand. And I laughed so much I was sick and died.

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Oliver died in a bar in Valletta, Malta in 1999 while filming Gladiator, literally drinking himself to death in an Irish bar after being challenged to a drinking contest.

So while there wasn't any cabbage there was a competition, and laughter often accompanies drunkenness so that part was probably true too.

Omid Djalili, Reed's co-star on Gladiator, said Oliver "hadn't had a drink for months before filming started", so did Oliver make his fatal prediction come true, or was his fate so unavoidable that he saw it in the stars?

-Via Dangerous Minds


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