The life of a celebrity is not always glitz and glamour. Not at all immortal, famous people are no different when it comes to facing death like regular people. However, the situation of death can be cryptic. Whether a murder was committed because of pure jealousy or the person took out their own life, take a look at the 15 most famous unsolved celebrity deaths:
15. Jimi Hendrix
Undoubtedly the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music, it is amazing to see that Jimi Hendrix was able to achieve all of that in a short mainstream career of just four years. Imagine the fame he could have achieved if his life had not mysteriously ended at the tender age of 27.
While his autopsy report reveals that Hendrix choked to death by his own vomit while under the influence, there seems to be much more than what the eye can see.
According to Hendrix’s former manager James Wright, his then-present manager Mike Jeffrey had taken $2 million insurance policy on the musician and commented that he was “worth more dead than alive.” Wright also believes that Jeffery forced red wine and sleeping pills down his throat until he died.
14. Natalie Wood
With great acting skills coupled with irresistible beauty, Natalie Wood had it all but her life came to an unexpected stop when she was found drowned a mile away from her yacht in 1981.
It is generally believed that her husband Robert Wagner killed her because he was mad over her flirtatious behavior with co-star Christopher Walken. However, Wagner was officially declared not a suspect in 2011.
Interestingly enough, her death certificate faced a major alteration in 2013 as her reason of death was changed from “accidental drowning” to drowning caused by “undetermined factors.”
13. Jim Morrison
Despite having several run-ins with the law because of his bizarre behavior stemming from drug use, Jim Morrison’s fan base always accepted him because of the enormous talent he had as the lead singer and songwriter of rock band The Doors.
At the age of 27, Morrison was found dead in the bathtub of his Paris apartment by his longtime girlfriend Pamela Courson. Though it is believed that he died because of accidental overdose of heroin, coroner’s report states heart failure as the reason. After his death, eyebrows were raised as his will named Courson as the heir to his entire fortune.
12. Anna Nicole Smith
The lives of some of the most well-known models often end in tragedy and Anna Nicole Smith is no exception. Posing for Playboy and being the 1993 Playmate of the Year, the dazzling diva had it all.
Of course, with fame comes drugs as her behavior and health deteriorated during her final years. The final blow came when her son died because of an overdose and six months later, Nicole Smith died because of the same drug cocktail. However, it is still a mystery whether she knowingly ended her own life or if someone prescribed her the deadly cocktail.
11. Sultan Rahi
Pakistan has a film industry of its own and there is not a bigger name than Sultan Rahi. Starting his career as an extra and achieving super stardom in a very short while, the actor was the hottest commodity in Punjabi movies.
Acted in more than 700 movies and giving one iconic performance after another, there were truly no limits of the heights Sultan Rahi was achieving. In 1996, the actor was shot dead by an unknown assailant in Grand Trunk Road near Gujranwala in broad day light and Pakistani film industry was never the same again.
10. Marilyn Monroe
As a model who paved the way for every woman who dared to make it big, there is no one who can outshine Marilyn Monroe. However, the abrupt ending of her life at age 36 is indeed a sad spectacle.
Hospitalized due to psychiatric problems in her final years and facing depression, the dazzling diva was found dead in her bed with an empty bottle of sleeping pills.
Although an apparent suicide attempt, the scenario had several ambiguities and conspiracy theories erupted that suggested her murder because of possibly knowing too much about President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert. In still remains to be one of the most mysterious deaths in Hollywood.
9. Elvis Presley
Even the King of Rock and Roll makes it to the list as Elvis Presley died at age 42 after years of declining health because of misuse of drugs. At least that is what the first autopsy revealed which was largely mishandled. The second autopsy surprisingly advocated the idea that drugs had no connection with the death.
There is no denying that the King’s death has always been surrounded with mystery and conspiracy which have convinced many that Elvis never actually died and faked his death in order to escape the fame and the darkness that comes with it.
8. Benazir Bhutto
Among the few women who have changed Pakistan for the better, Benazir Bhutto is one of them. Improving national security, making initiatives for the economy and implementing strategic approach on flexible labor markets are just some of the many things she did as being the only female Prime Minister of the country.
Standing out as one of the darkest days of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in broad day light by gunshots in December 2007. While waving her campaign rally, a gunman fired her and she was quickly rushed to Rawalpindi General Hospital where she died soon. Though suspicion have been towards, Asif Ali Zardari, General Pervez Musharraf and even Al-Qaeda, the case is still unsolved.