Matt Karamazov

Oct 23, 2021

6 min read

Here’s How Many People Die Each Year Trying to Get Famous on Instagram

Those living an Insta-worthy life become sources of entertainment and escapism for those who aren’t.

“Kissing the freight train!”

Between 2011 and 2017 hundreds of people died while trying to take selfies in order to get famous on Instagram. But even the 259 “deaths by selfie” don’t tell the full story of Instagram — Sarah Frier’s book, No Filter, does.