From JFK to Marilynthe morbid, medical, and mysterious facts behind the most famous celebrity deaths.
When a life ends tragically whether by violence or accident, pathologists perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. It is a methodical, morbid, and necessary task.
These autopsy reports, often filled with medical terminology and intriguing diagrams of the bodies we knew so well from their lives on the big screen, offer an unusual insight into the nature of death itself. The reports you'll find here provide a fascinating glimpse into the underworld that hovers just beyond the reach of the living.
Includes the autopsy files or transcriptions from dozens of famous people including:
Presidents: Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy
Politicians: Simon Bolivar, Adolf Hitler, Vladmir Lenin, and Malcolm X
Assassins and Criminals: Lee Harvey Oswald, Jesse James, and Bonnie and Clyde
Musicians and Movie Stars:Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Notorious B.I.G., Janis Joplin, Whitney Houston, and Ludwig Van Beethoven
In a world more obsessed with celebrity than ever before, these reports are a sobering reminder of how fleeting real fame can beand how destructive and dangerous as well.
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About the Author
Bachelor’s degree in English. He lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
Abraham Lincoln 2
James A. Garfield 8
William McKinley 10
John F. Kennedy 34
Politicians and Community Leaders 45
Robert F. Kennedy 46
Martin Luther King, Jr. 59
Malcolm X 72
Leo Ryan 76
Adolf Hider 81
Vladimir Lenin 84
Simón Bolívar 90
Celebrities: Actors, Authors, Musicians, and Athletes 93
Marilyn Monroe 94
Whitney Houston 98
Buddy Holly 140
Richie Valens 142
Michael Jackson 145
Brittany Murphy 197
Notorious B. I. G 247
River Phoenix 271
Sharon Tate 289
Billy Mays 303
Anna Nicole Smith 314
Dale Earnhardt 324
Janis Joplin 333
Andy Irons 344
David Foster Wallace 357
Ludwig van Beethoven 362
Criminals and Assassins 365
Bonnie Parker - Bank Robber 366
Clyde Barrow - Bank Robber 373
Jack Ruby - Assassin 380
Charles Whitman - University of Texas Shooter 382
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold - Columbine Shooters 386
John Wilkes Booth - Assassin 404
Jim Jones - Jonestown Cult Leader 406
Maria S. Katsaris - Victim 414
Lee Harvey Oswald - Assassin 421
John Dillinger - Bank Robber 430
Jack the Ripper Victims 434
Appendix of Obscure Deaths 445
What People are Saying About This
Often the autopsy reveals the diseases and lesions that the person lived with, rather than those that killed him.
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