The actress’ sudden death was officially ruled a suicide in 1962 when she slipped into a coma after overdosing on sleeping pills. But, there has always been speculation surrounding the events of her death, which saw many items allegedly being removed from her home. Theories have included murder by the mafia in retaliation to President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert (both of whom she was reportedly having affairs with, and who have also been discussed as possibly orchestrating the murder), as well as an accidental overdose.
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith, the rags-to-riches Playboy Playmate, was 26 years old when she married 89-year-old wheelchair-bound oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall. For years, she was a tabloid sensation and a realty TV star. After Marshall’s death, a lengthy court battle over Marshall’s inheritance proved more lurid, draining and outlandish than any Hollywood script, eventually reaching the Supreme Court in September 2010 — not that Smith would live to see its outcome.
On Sept. 7, 2006, while on vacation in the Bahamas, Smith gave birth to her daughter Dannielynn. Three days later, Smith’s 20-year-old son Daniel Smith died in the same hospital, allegedly from a prescription drug overdose. Soon after, a distraught Smith married long-time friend and lawyer (and listed father on daughter Dannielynn’s birth certificate) Howard K. Stern. Five months later, Smith was found dead in a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florido from a lethal “combined drug intoxication.”
Conspiracy theorists say he was murdered claiming that too much heroin in his system be able to function and turn a shotgun on himself, and point to the fact that there were no “legible” fingerprints on the gun, believing it may have been wiped clean.
On March 31, 1993, Brandon Lee died after being shot by actor Michael Massee on the set of his latest film, “The Crow.” The fatal wound, which struck Lee’s abdomen, was fired from a gun that was hastily rigged with improperly constructed dummy rounds and used without approval from the film’s hired weapons coordinator, who had been dismissed early that night. The death was ruled accidental and no charges were filed.
The presence of multiple anti-anxiety medications and the general anesthetic Propofol in Jackson’s system prompted a murder investigation into the pop icon’s June 25, 2009 death. While some say that Jackson was heavily addicted to the pain medicines, a court convicted Jackson’s personal physician, Conrad Murray, of involuntary manslaughter on Nov. 7, 2011, for administering the lethal dose.
Escobar was alone in the parking lot of “El Indio” bar, in his car, when three men appeared. They began arguing with him. Two of the men took out handguns.Escobar was shot six times. It was reported that the killer shouted ¡Gol!” (imitating South American football commentators).
The murder was widely believed to be a punishment for the own goal.
Bruce lee’s cause of death was a simple case of an allergic reaction to a medication he took for a headache? He was only 32 when he died in July 1973 at the peak of physical fitness, and at the height of his career.
The most popular story printed in the Hong Kong scandal sheets after Lee’s death had it that he had been killed by the American Mafia. Apparently, after The Green Hornet, the Mafia wanted to sign him to a contract to become the first Oriental star in Hollywood. Bruce refused, and that was why he had to go back to Hong Kong. Why did he die? Because he tried to move back from Hong Kong to Hollywood. Later, the rumours tied Brandon’s death in with the same story. Brandon came back to Hong Kong a few times after filming Legacy Of Rage to investigate his father’s death. He found out the truth, and that was why he had to die. These stories formed the basis of a number of the Bruce Lee exploitation films, including Game Of Death. However, they had been reported as “fact” by Hong Kong newspapers.