|Bobby Leach and his barrel after his trip over the Niagara Falls.|
The daredevil went on to perform many other death-defying stunts, so his death is especially ironic. One day, while walking down a street in New Zealand, Leach slipped on a piece of orange peel. He broke his leg so badly it had to be amputated. Leach died on April 26, 1926, due to complications that developed afterwards.