Celebrities live in the public eye and their deaths make headlines, especially when their deaths appear suspicious.
Conspiracy theories abound on how these celebrities died.
The death of petite actress Brittany Murphy was sudden and has always been very mysterious. The death of her husband, Simon Monjack, just months later made things even more strange.
Murphy’s father wants the investigation into Murphy’s death re-opened, because he believes she was poisoned. He is demanding his daughter’s body be exhumed after toxicology reports he ordered showed she had been poisoned.
Her father, Angelo Bertolotti, 87, obtained samples of his daughter’s hair, blood and tissue samples for testing after years of litigation and submitted them for independent testing.
The Carlson Company found ten heavy metals in Brittany’s system which were several times higher than World Health Organization high levels at the time of her death.
The report stated, “If we were to eliminate the possibility of a simultaneous accidental heavy metals exposure to the sample donor then the only logical explanation would be an exposure to these metals (toxins) administered by a third party perpetrator with likely criminal intent”.
Heavy metals are found in most rodenticides and insecticides meaning the actress could have been slipped rat poisoning or bug killer.
At the time of her death, Brittany displayed all the symptoms of heavy metal poisoning including: headaches, dizziness, abdominal cramps, coughing, sweating, disorientation, wheezing, congestion and pneumonia.
The original investigation found that Wood, 43, accidentally drowned while yachting off the coast of California with husband Robert Wagner and their guest Christopher Walken.
But the boat’s captain Dennis Davern claims he heard the Oscar-nominated actress fighting on the deck with Wagner. Shortly thereafter, Natalie was no where to be found. Davern claims Wagner refused to turn on lights or call for help. Wood’s body was found the morning of Nov. 29, 1981 on Santa Catalina island, about a mile from the yacht.
Seems very fishy, eh?
Beloved Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home on April 5, 1994, with his death being ruled a suicide. But many fans have always believed he was murdered, with many of those pointing a finger at his wife Courtney Love.
Conspiracy theorists believe he was murdered because the rocker had way too much heroin in his system be able to function and turn a shotgun on himself. There were no “legible” fingerprints on the gun, which makes you believe it was wiped clean. And there was no gun powder residue on his hands. Hmm..
Blonde bombshell actress Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home at the age of 36 in 1962, with the coroner’s report believing it was a possible suicide.
Others, including the LAPD officer at the scene, believe she was murdered.
There were no trace of drugs in Monroe’s stomach, meaning she didn’t swallow the drugs. Her body was also covered in bruises, including a large one on her hip. The toxicologist on the case wanted to examine her to understand how the drugs got into her system, but the initial examination destroyed organs.
Monroe had enough chemicals in her system to kill 10 people, but intravenous injection was ruled out by examiners.
At the time of her death, Monroe was allegedly involved in a relationship with John F. Kennedy as well as his brother, Robert. FBI files released in 2006 showed that Monroe was considered a security risk after cavorting with known communists during a vacation in Mexico.
Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 after choking on his own vomit while out of it with sedatives. The autopsy also revealed his stomach and lungs were filled with wine and barbiturates.
Many believe his rather shady manager Mike Jeffrey water-boarded him with wine and drugs until he died. An inquiry into his death was open more than 20 years later, but came back inconclusive.
“Kung Fu” and “Kill Bill” star David Carradine’s body was found dead in a Bangkok hotel room closet with a noose around his neck on June 4, 2009.
A private autopsy funded by his family concluded that the actor died from asphyxiation, but the position of his body and the way he was bound ruled out suicide.
Bangkok police said that Carradine’s body was in a sitting position, with a rope wrapped around his neck and attached to a closet bar when a maid discovered him.
The actor’s ex-wives did say he was into autoerotic asphyxiation, which is basically strangling yourself to heighten your “happy ending”.
INXS hunk Michael Hutchence was right in the middle of the band’s 20th anniversary tour in 1997 when he was found hanged in his hotel room at the age of 37.
His death was blamed on drugs, his bad relationship with Paula Yates (the late mom of the recently deceased Peaches Geldolf).
Paula told “60 Minutes” in 1999 that she believed Michael may have died of autoerotic asphyxiation as well.