Foul Play: 4 Of History’s Most Bizarre Celebrity Deaths
When it comes to unusual deaths, certain celebrities take some beating. Over the years, some of the most famous people have come to some of the most unusual demises and thanks to the history books, they have all been captured. From the bizarre to the downright grizzly, these deaths are not for the faint of heart and even today, many of them are still shrouded in mystery.
- Gram Parsons
A rockstar in the 1970s, Gram Parsons was no stranger to a fast paced life. When it came to his eventual downfall, he lived by the same motto. After a long stretch of working hard and partying even harder, Parsons was involved in an overdosing tragedy that was not unusual at the time. While he might have died at the hands of his own addiction, he was fated for more bizarre things. On learning about his death, two of Parson’s friends stole his body and stuffed it into a makeshift hearse. Driving it out to Joshua Tree, they lit the vehicle on fire, letting the star go out with a real bang.
- George Sanders
From the spectacular to the downright mundane, George Sanders suffered a demise that was utterly at odds with that of Parson’s. Enjoying a successful acting career in Hollywood’s Golden Age, Sanders knew very little about an ordinary life. Despite living a fast paced way of life, Sanders soon became disillusioned by it all, turning to drugs and alcohol as a way of escape. Even his toxic path couldn’t provide the star with any entertainment, however, and soon the star had given up. In a suicide note, Sanders claimed he was killing himself because he was bored with life. Soon after, he drank five bottles of barbiturates.
- Ramon Navarro
One of the most popular stars of silent cinema, Ramon Navarro was one of the few people to make a name for himself during the time. Due to his high status, Navarro was the center of much public attention and it was for this that he eventually lost his life. Battling between his sexuality and his belief in God, Navarro hid who he was from the public eye, paying for the services of men who would visit his home. One of these house calls ended in disaster for Navarro after two men turned on him. Believing he was hiding vast sums of money in his home, the men asphyxiated Navarro with a large dildo, searching for his treasures while he lost his life.
- Jim Morrison
While many people know where Jim Morrison died, people are still trying to get to the heart of why he passed away in the first place. Discovered dead in a bathtub at the age of 27, Morrison was buried in Paris, where he had spent his final days. While his medical information states the reason for his demise, many fans refuse to believe his death was as clear cut as it seemed to be. Over the years, theories of heroin overdoses have come to light, with sources claiming they found the musician after he had died in a club. Could his reason of death just have been a huge cover up? We might never know.