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Off Topic: Alanis Morrissette Even Knows How Segway Company Owner Died Is Ironic

Or is it not ironic? The true irony of it all is that damn song confused me as to what that word actually means.

Jim Heselden, one of Britain’s leading philanthropists who acquired the the Segway company in 2009 and was believed to be worth around $265 million tragically died on Sunday when he accidentally drove one of his personal mobility transporter contraptions off a cliff near his estate in Yorkshire, England.


According to the British media, Heselden, 62, plunged into the River Wharfe while riding a rugged country version of the two-wheeled transporter on Sunday.

“Police were called at 11.40 a.m. yesterday to reports of a man in the River Wharfe, apparently having fallen from the cliffs above,” a spokesman told The Daily Mail.

A Segway was recovered from the scene. “At this time we do not believe the death to be suspicious,” the spokesman added.

Nope. Certainly not suspicious. Profoundly tragic yet humorous in a completely twisted, macabre sort of way? Absolutely.

Segway company owner rides scooter off a cliff [MSNBC]