1.36. A flash of light, a man dies. (ST original)

1.36 answer: The man is a lion-tamer, posing for a photo with his lions. The lions react badly to the flash of the camera, and the man can't see properly, so he gets mauled.

1.36a. Variant: He couldn't find a chair, so he died. (RM, with KH wording; from How Come?)

1.36a answer: He was a lion-tamer. This one is kind of silly, but I like it, and it sounds possible to me (though I'm told a whip is more important than a chair to a lion-tamer).