At The Guardian I saw this really interesting info-graphic showing the number and the ways that people died in England and Wales in 2009. I wondered about things not listed, dug someup and added them--to surprising and disconcerting results.
Once you click the arrow give it a second, then you can click back and forth through the display. To see it full screen click "More" on the bottom right. (Original info-graphic here)
That would bring it to 687,091. I haven't looked up the statistics for Canada or the US. I honestly can't stand thinking about this.