His kickass theme song.
Looked into the person of Grigorij Rasputin.
Nasty death, tough dude. But what, aside from the loooong death was he famous for?
A holy man and mystic, sent by Virgin Mary herself to help the Czar and his family, where he he healed the Czarevich, humped every chick in the court (and out of the court), threw insane parties, and in the long run undermined the people's trust in the Czardom, helping it to it's imminent demise.
In short: His life was as awesome as his death.