May I suggest Juan Ponce de León for 1521? The most recent famous poison arrow death till that Kenyan runner the other day, and of the plain nicest conquistadors going.
Yeah, I know it's not a *famous* poison arrow death, but I'm bored...
[The quote allows itself to be read as if the murdered person, along with all the other people on the trip, is now "fine".
(I warned you I was bored)]
British envoy probes poison arrow attack
Evening Standard, 22 February 1994
AN ATTACK on a tour group in which a man was killed by a poisoned arrow was under investigation by the British High Commission in Tanzania today.
The murder happened when tribesmen ambushed the British-led safari party who had set up camp in a remote part of the Tanzanian bush.
Canadian Robert Collier, 30, from British Columbia, died an hour after being shot in the right calf.
The 18 members of the party, which included a number of Britons, were on their way to the Serengeti wildlife reserve on a 33-week trans-Africa trip organised by adventure specialist group Guerba Expeditions, of Westbury, Wiltshire.
About a quarter of Tanzania's 200,000 annual visitors are British and tourists were today being urged not to be put off travelling to the area.
British members of the trip included Graham and Rosemary Bennett, 45, from Wembley, north London, Karen Prosser, 24, from Solihull, West Midlands, and Errol Robathan, 27, from Bristol.
Mr Robathan's mother, Marion, of Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, said: `When I was told about the attack I was terrified because I wasn't sure if he was hurt or not. I haven't actually heard from him yet but I gather he and all the others are fine.'