10 Eerie Hollywood Deaths

Mysterious circumstances surround these celebrities

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 23, 2013 1:19 PM CST

(Newser) – Brittany Murphy's sudden death has always been mysterious, especially when it was followed by the death of her husband, months later, apparently from the same cause. Now her dad wants the investigation into Murphy's death re-opened, because he thinks she was poisoned. The Huffington Post rounds up 30 more similarly mysterious Hollywood deaths. Click through the gallery for a sampling or check out the full list here.

Brittany Murphy's sudden death has always been mysterious, especially when it was followed by the death of her husband, months later, from apparently the same cause. Now her dad wants the investigation into Murphy's death re-opened, because he thinks she was poisoned. The Huffington Post rounds up 30 more similarly...
Brittany Murphy's sudden death has always been mysterious, especially when it was followed by the death of her husband, months later, from apparently the same cause. Now her dad wants the investigation...   (PRNewsFoto/Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Kurt Cobain's death was ruled a suicide, but some say there was too much heroin in his system at the time for him to have been able to shoot himself. Plus, there were no legible fingerprints on the gun that was used.
Kurt Cobain's death was ruled a suicide, but some say there was too much heroin in his system at the time for him to have been able to shoot himself. Plus, there were no "legible" fingerprints on the...   (AP Photo/Robert Sorbo, File)
Notorious BIG was shot four times in 1997, and the case still has not been solved. Many think the shooting was revenge for rival Tupac Shakur's death the year before.
Notorious BIG was shot four times in 1997, and the case still has not been solved. Many think the shooting was revenge for rival Tupac Shakur's death the year before.   (AP Photo/Venus Bernardo-Prudhomme, File)
Tupac Shakur's drive-by shooting death in 1996 has also never been solved, though many think it had to do with the East Coast-West Coast rap rivalry.
Tupac Shakur's drive-by shooting death in 1996 has also never been solved, though many think it had to do with the East Coast-West Coast rap rivalry.   (AP Photo/FILE)
Bruce Lee's coroner's report says he died by misadventure. Specifically, an allergic reaction to a painkiller. But some think he was murdered or even cursed.
Bruce Lee's coroner's report says he died "by misadventure." Specifically, an allergic reaction to a painkiller. But some think he was murdered or even cursed.   (AP Photo/Columbia Picture, File)
Brandon Lee, Bruce's son, died after he was shot by an actor on the set of 'The Crow.' The gun was supposed to be using dummy rounds, but they hadn't been put together properly.
Brandon Lee, Bruce's son, died after he was shot by an actor on the set of 'The Crow.' The gun was supposed to be using dummy rounds, but they hadn't been put together properly.   (AP Photo/File)
David Carradine was found naked, hanging by a rope in his hotel room, and though suicide was initially suspected, it was ruled out. Many now think he accidentally suffocated during autoerotic asphyxiation.
David Carradine was found naked, hanging by a rope in his hotel room, and though suicide was initially suspected, it was ruled out. Many now think he accidentally suffocated during autoerotic asphyxiation.   (AP Photo/Phil McCarten, file)
Marilyn Monroe's death is also considered a probable suicide by overdose, but some have surmised that she couldn't have swallowed the drugs because there was no trace of them in her stomach--but there were enough chemicals in her system to kill 10 people. She also had quite a few bruises...
Marilyn Monroe's death is also considered a probable suicide by overdose, but some have surmised that she couldn't have swallowed the drugs because there was no trace of them in her stomach--but there...   (AP Photo/Freeman’s, Bert Stern)
Jeff Buckley died at 31 while swimming in a river in Memphis. But reports claim he was familiar with the river; he was also fully clothed and apparently happy when he walked in. His death was ruled an accidental drowning.
Jeff Buckley died at 31 while swimming in a river in Memphis. But reports claim he was familiar with the river; he was also fully clothed and apparently happy when he walked in. His death was ruled an...   (Lopez Falco)
Since Andy Kaufman's death from cancer in 1984, many have believed he actually faked his passing.
Since Andy Kaufman's death from cancer in 1984, many have believed he actually faked his passing.   (HughezyMan)
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