7 Unexplained Celebrity Deaths That Are Still Shrouded In Mystery

By: Saisha Dixit  | | 3 mins Sep 5, 2021

Celebrity deaths these days are always followed by a plethora of conspiracy theories, and we can see why too. When someone lives their entire life in the public eye, it is natural for the public to be curious about their deaths as well; it’s not ideal but it is what it is. Most times people look for reasons to speculate even when the cause of the death in question is made explicit, but there have also been times when the instances surrounding some celebrities’ death actually didn’t add up.


Here are 7 celebrity deaths that are shrouded in mystery.


1. Marilyn Monroe


If you’re completely unfamiliar with Monroe, the circumstances of her death would not seem too suspicious. She was found dead in her house and was assumed to have committed suicide because the cause of death was found to be barbiturate overdose. Doesn’t seem that strange, right? Well, it seems pretty strange when you consider the fact that she had an affair with the US president of the time, John F. Kennedy. It is widely believed that Monroe was killed because she had too much info on the president and had access to confidential government files. The actual death was also suspicious because they found no glass of water next to her bed and Monroe was known for not being able to swallow pills, so how did she swallow so many without water?



2. Princess Diana


This is the one case we should all be familiar with because of how much speculation there still is about the circumstances behind her death. Diana had been a little too vocal about the fact that she did not trust her ex-family and this led many people to believe that the royal family actually had a hand in her death. She died in an unfortunate vehicle crash and to this day we have no idea if it was an actual accident or was she disposed of by the royal family. ‘The Queen killed Princess Diana’ is still a popular meme thrown around the internet though.



3. Sridevi


Bollywood actress Sridevi was found dead in a bathtub in Dubai and was presumed to have drowned. There is one glaring issue here though: ‘drowning’ in a bathtub is very rare since bathtubs are shallow; so ‘Sridevi was murdered’ is a popular conspiracy theory on the internet. An average bathtub is 5ft 1 inch while Sridevi's height was 5 ft 7 inches, so you can see why people are hesitant to buy the drowning story. Also, the CCTV footage from that night was never shared with the public, so all we can do is speculate. Many people believe she was pumped with drugs and put on the bathtub to make it look like an accident, but we shall never know what really happened.



4. Edgar Allen Poe


If you don’t know who Poe is, he was one of the most important and influential American writers of the 19th century and was known for his morbid and macabre stories and poems. He was missing for a week before he died and was found later wearing a shabby mismatched outfit of someone else's (he was very particular about wearing very smart tailored clothes) and ranting and raving unintelligibly. His physician took him to a house and let nobody see him until he died a few days later. The physician changed his story many times after, indcluding the date of when Poe was found, so nobody trusts him when he says Poe died a natural death. The death of Edgar Allan Poe is still an active mystery in the literary world.



5. Heath Ledger


Heath Ledger was a successful actor and had just finished working on The Dark Knight as the main villain, the Joker, so his death at the age of 28 surprised everyone. Although his death was ruled out as an accidental overdose, some people believe a much darker truth. It is speculated that the role of the Joker was very heavy to prepare oneself for, and Ledger had to tap into much darker parts of his mind to effectively deliver the performance that he did. So it is believed (by a vocal minority) that it 'messed him up' and led him to kill himself. This would have sounded like a stretch if it were any other character, but since it’s the Joker, we can’t help but think about it.



6. Jimi Hendrix


Hendrix is considered to be the greatest guitarist in history and is responsible for changing the public perception of electric guitars almost single-handedly. He was found dead at the age of 27 and the cause was ruled as asphyxiation on his own vomit from an overdose. However, this claim was based on circumstantial evidence as the forensic who made this report stated that there was not enough evidence to concretely support that verdict. His girlfriend was the last person to see him alive and could have set the story straight, but instead, she has given multiple reports that contradict each other over the years. Not many people think there is a darker conspiracy here, but we also can't help but wonder if his girlfriend just changed her stories for attention, or was there something more going on behind the scenes?



7. Tupac Shakur


This legendary hip-hop icon was killed in a drive-by shooting at the age of 25. However, the people who shot him have never been caught or even identified, making it impossible to know what the motive of this murder was. One popular theory is that he was killed by his label since they found out Shakur was planning on leaving them.



Do you have any theories regarding these celebrity deaths? Do you know any more celebrity deaths that went unexplained? Drop them in the comments. Make sure to follow us at Yeti Yap if you enjoyed this list.


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