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On this day in 1971, the world bid farewell to legendary singer Jim Morrison. The tales of his mysterious death have taken up a lot of column inches but the reason remains unknown. Today we look at some celebrities whose death has left many questions unanswered
The lead vocalist and lyricist of The Doors was found dead in a bathtub in an apartment rented by him and his girlfriend Pamela Courson. Ironically there was no autopsy performed by the medical examiner as he didn’t suspect any foul play. Adding to the confusion is another discussion between the manager of the band Danny Sugerman and Pamela in which she claims that he died of a heroin overdose, but he also adds that he had received contradictory statements from her as sometimes she claims responsibility for his death or says she killed him. Surprisingly Morrison’s physician is said to have said that he was in excellent health and despised drugs. So the mystery behind his death remains unsolved.
The son of the martial arts master Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee, died on March 31, 1993 of a fatal gunshot which took place during the shooting of the film The Crow. The gun was supposed to be filled with blanks but due to a mix up it held a live bullet which hit him square in the chest. Why a bullet in the gun is still unknown, and it was ruled out as an accident. But people still believe that the curse on Lee’s family was the cause of his death.
On July 20, 1973, the world lost one of its greatest entertainers and an extremely skilled martial art fighter. Kung fu was his forte and he was known for his legendary fight sequence alongside Chuck Norris. His death was supposedly caused by the swelling of his brain, after he took a painkiller for a headache. The rumours surrounding his death have had many theories feeding into it, such as a curse on his family, too much of intensity in his training or the death touch strike by a martial artist. So the most commonly believed theory is that he died of reaction to a drug.
Edgar Allan Poe
As mysterious as his stories so was his death. He was found in a delirious state on the streets of Baltimore on October 27, 1849, in the middle of the night before he was taken to the hospital. According to reports Poe was a bit of a drinker and so it is speculated that he was too drunk or that he could have been mugged. All the medical records and quotations by the doctors were never to be found which intensifies the mysterious death of this writer.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The 35th President of the United States was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963, as he was taking part in a political rally in a motorcade. The mysteries revolving around this man’s murder has shaken the integrities of the White House itself as it was called a contract killing by the CIA on the orders of some high-ranking official. Another rumour was that there were more than one assailants involved in his shooting as the footage and the ballistics support this argument.
Michael Joseph Jackson
The King of Pop was found dead in the bedroom of his rented house by his personal physician on June 25, 2009. He is said to have died due to a full cardiac arrest as a result of counter reactions to a prescription drug named Propofol. Rumours say that he was intentionally given these ‘killer’ drugs. The cause for his death is still under discussion as some term it a fatal drug reaction and the official records call it a homicide.
Even the world’s best escape artist could not help but give into death. He died on October 31, 1926. This man’s death is rumoured to be his last act ever performed where he asked a fan to punch him as hard as possible in the stomach, after which he collapsed onto the floor dead as Houdini had claimed that he could take a powerful punch to his stomach. However, other reports say that it could be a ruptured appendix after receiving punches in the stomach twice. He had ignored the pains and despite operations could not hold on.
August 16, 1977, a day no music fan could possibly forget. It was the day the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis died. It was quite an unnatural death, as he was found lying dead on the bathroom floor of Graceland. It is rumoured to be due to cardiac arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat, possibly brought on by drug dependency, obesity and a weak heart. However, his doctor claims that it was a case of chronic constipation and he was not obese but bloated.