The death of Oscar winner and style-icon Grace Kelly on September 13, 1982 was definitely a tragedy. For reasons unknown, Kelly's car drove over the edge of a cliff where she plunged 35 yards before her car burst into flames. She suffered multiple fractures, including a broken thighbone, collar bone as well as a few fractured ribs. Her 17-year-old daughter, at the time Stephanie, survived the crash which lead the media to believe that she was in fact driving and had purposely killed her mother. She has denied all accusations numerous times in dozens of interviews, but no one will ever know for sure.
Anna Nicole Smith's (✝39) personal nurse found the young actress unconscious in her hotel room on February 8, 2007. The cause of her death was unknown at the time, but it was later discovered that it was due to a drug overdose.
There are many rumors on how "The Doors" lead singer Jim Morrison died. What we know officially is that Morrison was found dead on July 3, 1971 in the bathtub of his Paris apartment. Even though there was no autopsy performed, a doctor, that came by during the course of 72 hours, signed his death certificate with the official cause being heart failure. Numbers of theories suggest sexual diseases, drugs, murder etc. His girlfriend met the same fate after heroin overdose in 1974.
Legendary King of Rock'n'Roll, Elvis Presley, died on August 16, 1977. His cause of death was covered up by his family, but it was suspected he was taking various prescription drugs that made his heart stop. Presley had been struggling with a prescription drug problem as well general health issues. He was repeatedly hospitalized between 1973 and 1977. His father arranged for the autopsy report to be kept secret until 2027.
Heath Ledger died on January 22, 2008 from a mixture of prescription medication he had taken. Antidepressants, sleeping pills, and sedatives were found on his bedside table. A medical examination confirmed that his death was, in fact, an accident. The combination of sleeping pills and sedatives cost him his life.
April 5th, 1994 marked a sad day for most Nirvana fans. Kurt Cobain died in his home in Seattle after shooting himself in the head with a rifle while high on heroin. Cobain left a suicide note stating, "It's better to burn out than to fade away." Conspiracy theories surrounding Cobain's death abound, including one that states that he was actually murdered as a result of a conspiracy against the famous grunge singer!
Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50 from a drug overdose. His personal physician Conrad Murray was under investigation for a while because the authorities suspected him of having administered strong narcotics to Jackson to treat his insomnia. The actual cause of his death is still mostly unknown to the public. Our next celebrity's death is quite the mystery...
Brittany Murphy died of heart failure in December 2009 at the age of 32. She was found unconscious in the shower of their Villa. On May 23, 2010 Murphy's husband Simon Monjack was found dead at his home in Hollywood, heart failure also being the cause of death. Rumors have it that mould was the actual cause of both of their deaths, but Murphy's father believes that the two were murdered and accused his ex-wife of doing so. Did Sharon, Brittany's mother, really poison the couple due to greed?
The early death of Bob Geldoff's daughter Peaches is still a mystery to this date. On April 7th, 2014 Peaches was found dead in her home in Kent after a fatal heroin overdose. There are many theories on the reasons for Peaches death. Suicide was a plausible theory, but according to her friends she seemed to be very happy with the life she was living. Further investigation lead to detectives finding large amounts of methadone, a substance used to ween heroin addicts off the drug, in her home. She had been trying to rehabilitate herself for a while, and successfully so it seemed. This one is one for the X Files.
Rapper Tupac Shakur was killed in September 1996 after being shot 16 times. However, several pieces of evidence, such Shakur's body having been photoshopped, suggest that Tupac actually faked his death somehow. While the young rapper was in prison, he was seen reading books on how to fake his own death, which only made conspiracy theorists even more sure that they had drawn the right conclusion. What actually happened to the famous hip hop artist stills remains a mystery to this day...