Originally Posted by stringertom
Those are examples of bad luck deaths. A dumb death would be something like Steve Jobs' demise. Here's a very wealthy guy who could have had any available treatment for his problem but ignored warning signs and then sought experimental treatments that delayed the proper procedures until it was too late for what he needed. We'll never know how much longer he could have survived had he pursued more conventional treatment earlier and that's a shame for us he played dumb in the biggest predictament anyone can face.
The thing about getting sick is that it affects your judgment and ability to analyse the problem and seek cure. Also, successful (wealthy) people are often lonely, because they find it hard to trust people around them, usually for good reasons. I think the combination of these two factors explains many celebrity/wealthy deaths (including overdose/suicide cases) that appear bizarre and difficult to explain on the surface.