shocking ends of famous


They say life is an open book. And that is definitely true for people who are a public figure. Their life is transparent and we see them going through so much, from their heartbreaks to their life struggles. There have been times when we were shocked by their untimely demise.

The demise of these people shocked us and will always leave an empty space in our hearts.

Ernest Hemingway shot himself with his favorite shotgun

He unlocked the basement storeroom where his guns were kept, went upstairs to the front entrance foyer of their Ketchum home, and according to Mellow, with the ‘double-barreled shotgun that he had used so often it might have been a friend’  he shot himself.

Elvis Presley died in his own bathroom due to clogged intestines

The famous singer and actor was found dead in his bathroom on August 16, 1977. According to the medical investigator, he had ‘stumbled or crawled several feet before he died’. It was also said that his large intestine was clogged with fecal matter, indicating a painful and longstanding bowel condition.

Princess Diana

died in a car crash, trying to escape paparazzi
The first wife of Prince Charles, she died in a car crash on the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris on 31st August 1997. The news channels immediately reported this and it shocked the world. On April 7, 2008, it was reported that Diana and her companion, Dodi Fayed were unlawfully killed by the negligent driving of the following vehicles and their own driver, Henri Paul. There have also been a lot of other theories around her death.

Paul Walker’s car crashed in 2013

On November 30, 2013, Walker and Roger Rodas left an event for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Rodas’s red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, but the car crashed and killed both of them. The crash was caught on film by a security camera which showed that Rodas was driving the car while Walker was the passenger.

actress Divya Bharti

fell from the window of her apartment
Indian actress, fell from the window of her fifth floor apartment on April 5, 1993. She subsequently died in hospital. Some people say that it was a suicide while some guessed that it was an accident. In 1998, the investigation of this case was stopped terming the death to be ‘accidental’.

John Denver left on a jet plane and never returned

American singer-songwriter, John Denver famous for his song ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane’, died on a plane on October 12, 1997. The crash badly disfigured Denver’s head and body and his fingerprints were used to confirm that the fallen pilot was indeed the singer.

Jimi Hendrix choked on his own vomit

Considered as one of the most influential electric guitarists, he died in a mysterious way on September 17, 1970. According to an inquest on September 28, it was concluded that Hendrix choked on his own vomit and died of asphyxia while being intoxicated with barbiturates.  It was later revealed that Hendrix had taken nine of the prescribed Vesparax sleeping tablets, 18 times the recommended dosage.

Vincent Van Gogh shot himself

The post-impressionist painter is believed to have shot himself in the chest with a revolver on 27 July, 1890. He suffered with anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness. The extent to which his mental health affected his painting has been widely debated by art historians.

Heath Ledger overdosed on prescribed medications

On 22 January 2008, Ledger was found unconscious in his bed by his housekeeper. Two weeks later on 6 February 2008, a report based on the initial autopsy said that  ‘Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine’. It also states that ‘We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescribed medications’

Marilyn Monroe died because of Barbiturate poisoning

She was 36 years old. She died of acute barbiturate poisoning”, resulting from a ‘probable suicide’. Many theories, including murder, circulated about the circumstances of her death and the timeline after the body was found.

Virginia Woolf committed suicide

by putting stones in her overcoat and drowning herself to death. Woolf put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse near her home, and drowned herself. Woolf’s body was not found until 18 April 1941.

Sylvia Plath committed suicide by sticking her head in the oven

Few days before her suicide, Plath was on anti-depressants. In march of 1969, Plath had placed her head in the oven, with the gas turned on. Her body also showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.. 




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