Death is usually not the first topic you turn to when you think of the word "ironic."
Alanis Morrisette's top-tier karaoke jam may come to mind, or the eventual social fate of a former bully, but not death itself.
However, there are plenty of death stories that are so ironic they could be considered absurdist in nature.
And when you think about it, life itself is full of irony, so why wouldn't death be?
Garry Hoy fell 24 stories to his death, after he threw himself into some safety windows to demonstrate that the glass was unbreakable. As it happens, the glass was indeed unbreakable. The window frames however...
In the 1970s, a chap called Jim Fixx wrote a book that kicked off a jogging craze. He died of a heart attack. While out jogging.