Apparently getting cut down in medieval battle wasn't the same as dying peacefully in one's sleep. Consider the case of Richard III: not the lame hunchback of Shakespeare (that was already long-established by historians), but an accomplished solider who nonetheless ended up getting repeatedly stabbed and slashed about the head, and, for good measure, stabbed in the ass after death.

For an added bonus, note the idiots in the comments who read "surrounded by people" as part of the insidious war on men. When, I ask you, when will people pay attention to the accomplishments of males in history?