Retired race car driver Richard “Dick” Trickle, 71, died today from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound according to Lincoln County deputies. According to the Charlotte Observer, Trickle called The Lincoln County Communications Center and said “there would be a dead body and it would be his.” Authorities found him dead next to his truck shortly thereafter.

Twitter lit up immediately with word of the death, and then the inevitable  jokes in terrible taste appeared. We gathered a good portion of them, which was a very cringeworthy process.  Congrats if you made this list, because you are a fairly terrible person.

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