12 Painless, Quickest, Easiest Ways to Die

If you’re having suicidal thoughts, our list of 12 painless, quickest, easiest ways to die is not what you’re looking for. You should be getting help instead of reading morbid internet lists, anyways.

This list is instead a resource that actually describes the most “painless, quickest and easiest” ways that people have died or could die including but not limited to suicide, so it’s not about painless suicide methods.

We also want to make clear that this is in no way encouraging suicide. Life is worth living, and self-inflicted death is never “easy,” especially when it comes to those who will be grieving as a result. So, if you’re looking for an easy way out, think of those who would be hurt by the death, and how it would be the opposite of easy and painless for them.

Before you read this list, also keep in mind that these death methods are only what is perceived as easy by outsiders. No one can truly know which method of death is the most quick and painless way to die, they can just imagine or speculate.

Additionally, the easiest death method could be different from person to person. Some people would probably rather be devoured by a shark than hanged any day, or vice versa. It’s a matter of personal preference, but very few choose the way they want to die, so why does it matter anyways? Do you think God will really listen if you beg him to take you in the quickest and easiest way? But it’s still interesting to know what some of general preferences are.

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We did extensive research and used sites like Quora to come up with this list. Quora is a site and app where intelligent questions are asked and answered by knowledgeable professionals (which in this case are doctors), and those who know from experience. We also didn’t use any resources that were limited to providing information about suicide, either. So, lists like 10 easiest painless ways of killing yourself quickest were disregarded.

Each time a death method was mentioned as painless, quick or easy on one of the lists above (or in an answer on Quora) we gave it one point, and formed our points system from there.

Also, remember that these death methods are only “painless, quick and easy,” if they are complete. For instance, death as a result of a heart attack, after weeks or months of failing to recover from it, is a lot different than death as soon as the heart attack ensues.

So, remember the disclaimers above, and whet your curiosity by reading our list of 12 easiest, painless, quickest ways to die below. Hope you enjoy!

 

12. Death by Drowning

2 points

While some would consider this the worst way to die, that mentality is supposedly just mental, because you know you’ll have to take that breath of water. Physically, it’s said to be pretty quick. And there won’t be any pain involved.

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11. Death by Heart Attack

2 points

Depending on what kind of excitement you got into before the heart attack, this may not be a terrible way to go.

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10. Death by Hanging

3 points

Now death by public hanging (or lynching) like they did various times throughout history, would be a different story.

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9. Death by Lethal Injection

3 points

Unless of course, you get squeamish at the idea of a deadly serum being injected straight into your bloodstream with a needle.

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8. Death by Electrocution

3 points

It’s how the infamous Ted Bundy went out in his Florida execution, after all.

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7. Death by Falling from a High Height

4 points

The cool view and the adrenaline rush are factors that led to the points this death method accrued.

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6. Death by Nuclear War

4 points

Although, if you’ve read enough dystopian fiction about the ones who could be left after the fact, you might not be so sure.

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5. Death by Overdose

5 points

They say sleeping pills make things the most painless as opposed to other drugs.

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4. Death by Gamma Ray Burst or other Space Disaster

7 points

This type of death would be much like the previous on our list. An explosion, and then nothing.

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3. Death by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

6 points

Still, be sure to install carbon monoxide detectors in your home just in case. Because slowly suffocating and inhaling poisonous gas without knowing it sounds like a nightmare.

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2. Death in your Sleep

10 points

Just like number 5 on our list of 12 painless, quickest, easiest ways to die, except from natural causes.

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1. Death by Shot to the Head

11 points

This makes number one on our list of 12 painless, quickest, easiest ways to die. Now, don’t get any ideas…. and try not to let the morbid topic get you down this Christmas season.

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