Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, blames this on FamilySearch, but I blame her, because that's where I first saw this.
She created a pedigree chart showing the causes of death of her ancestors.
It took me a few years to finally put my own togehter, and it doesn't look quite as pretty as Judy's, but this is what I have found so far as to what killed my ancestors.
I hope to be able to add more information to it for next year's Halloween.
How much do you know about what caused your ancestors' deaths?