Top Ten Famous People Who Died in Bizarre Circumstances

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The Top Ten

1 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

He choked on his own vomit and died of Asphyxia while being intoxicated with barbiturates. It was later revealed that he had taken nine of the Vesparax sleeping tablets, 18 times the recommended dosage. - Ananya

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2 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .

He was shot down by his own father in 1984 after an argument over misplaced documents. His father was actually beaten by the singer prior to the shooting, and received 5 years of probation. - Ananya

3 Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf Adeline Virginia Woolf, born Stephen (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941), known professionally as Virginia Woolf, was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century.

She committed suicide by putting stones in her overcoat and drowning herself to death in the River Ouse near her home. Woolf experienced her first depressive episode at 15, after the death of her mother and then her 2 half-sisters 2 years later, In 1904 after her father died, Woolf experienced her second episode of depression and was briefly hospitalized.
She was sexually abused by her half brother throughout her childhood and teenage which caused depression and suicidal tendencies ( She also had Bipolar Disorder, and the images of drowning that seemed to haunt her, also struggled with bipolar disorder. - Ananya

4 Bob Crane

Crance was an American DJ and actor best known for his performances as Colonel Robert E. Hogan in the Television sitcom Hogan's Heroes and for his unsolved death.
On the night of June 28, 1978, He is alleged to have called Carpenter to tell him that their friendship was over. The following day, Crane was discovered bludgeoned to death with a weapon (that was never found) at the Winfield Place Apartments in Scottldale, Arizona. The Investigators found semen on his body and assumed that murderer may have ejaculated on him after killing him
Someone bludgeoned when he was sleeping with a tire iron, smashing in his skull. The killer then cut an electric cord from a motel lamp from a pocketknife and tied a tight knot around Crane's neck.

The suspect was acquitted due to lack of evidence. - Ananya

5 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.

He died of Cerebral Edema On July 20, 1973, Lee was to dinner James Bond star George Lazenby, with whom he intended to make a film. He didn't turn up for dinner. When checked, he was rushed to the hospital. His brain had swollen from 1,400 to 1,575 grams and the doctors couldn't revive him

His son Brandon Lee died at 28 by an accidental shooting during the making of a movie - The Crow. - Ananya

6 Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. ...read more.

She was married to Ted Hughes ( British Nobel Laureate), He left her for another woman in 1962, She felt into deep depression. Struggling with mental illness ( She was on anti - depressants ).
In February 1963 she placed her head in oven with the gas turned on, Plath prevented the fumes from seeping into her children's room by sealing the room with towels.
Weird thing is that Ms. Wevill, who has helped raise Nicholas and Frieda ( Plath's children) after her heath, killed herself and her 4 years old daughter, Shura.
Nicholas Hughes, her son killed himself at his home in Alaska on 16th march 2009, nearly a half-century after his mother and stepmother( The women Ted left Plath for) did the same. - Ananya

7 Ramón Novarro

I'm not sure if the others are really "bizarre".
So, either A) I'm messed up or B) There's very few actual strange deaths on this list. - mattstat716

He was a Mexican actor of Hollywood.
Film Star Novarro, the original Ben Hur choked on his own blood due to an Art Deco dildo being shoved down his throat.
Two brothers, Paul and Tom Fegurson ( aged 22 and 17) suffocated the star with a lead dildo whem he hired from an agency to come to his Laurel Canyon home as he was homosexual.
The two men believed that that a large sum of money was hidden in his house. The prosecution accused them of torturing Novarro for several hours to force him to reveal where the non existent money was hidden. They left with merely 20 dollars they took from his bathrobe pocket before feeling the scene. - Ananya

8 Jeff Buckley Jeff Buckley Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997) raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...read more.
9 Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway

He shot himself with his favorite gun, Hemingway unlocked the basement door where his guns were kept, went upstairs to the front entrance foyer of their Ketchum home he shot himself... - Ananya

10 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

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11 John Bonham John Bonham John Henry Bonham was born on May 31, 1948 in Redditch, United Kingdom. Bonham (nicknamed Bonzo) was a professional hard rock drummer who was best known for being the drummer in the band Led Zeppelin. Bonham was also one of the background singers in the band. His drumming is mainly displayed on the ...read more.
12 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
13 John Denver John Denver Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s.

He died on a plane on October 12, 1997 His face and body were badly disfigured and his fingerprints were used to confirm that he was the pilot. - Ananya

14 Princess Diana Princess Diana Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.
15 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. ...read more.
16 Phil Hartman Phil Hartman Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman was a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist.
17 Robin Williams Robin Williams Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He died in 2013

He hung himself with his own belt. He undergoed an unusual disease that led him to depression, and he couldn't express what happened, so he hung himself with his own belt and died.

18 Isadora Duncan Isadora Duncan Angela Isadora Duncan (May 26, 1877 or May 27, 1878 – September 14, 1927) was an American dancer who performed to acclaim throughout Europe. Born in California, she lived in Western Europe and the Soviet Union from the age of 22 until her death at age 49 or 50, when her scarf became entangled in the ...read more.

She died because of being choked by her scarf which is stuck in her car. - JolteonIsAwesome

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