Even though you might not be surprised to see a celebrity autopsy report, there are several that will actually shock you. We’ve handpicked the most disturbing facts which have been uncovered in celebrity autopsy reports. Brace yourselves as these facts might turn your world upside down!
- Heather O’Rourke: A Severe Bowel Obstruction
- Brandon Lee: 44-caliber Bullet
- Paul Walker: Combined Effects of Traumatic and Thermal Injuries
- Michael Jackson: A Cocktail of Drugs
- Heath Ledger: An Abuse of Prescription Medications
- Brittany Murphy: Pneumonia
- Carrie Fisher: A Drug Cocktail
- David Carradine: A Sex Act Gone Wrong
- Amy Winehouse: Binge-drinking
- Cory Monteith: A Toxic Reaction Caused by High Levels of Alcohol and Heroin
Heather O’Rourke: A Severe Bowel Obstruction
Heather O’Rourke, played Carol Ann Freeling in the first three Poltergeist movies. However, she died at the age of 12 on an operating table in The Children’s Hospital of San Diego. The doctors determined that the cause of death was intestinal stenosis, a severe bowel obstruction which the girl had since birth. Even though her family was too distressed, after the autopsy report her parents claimed that the illness was misdiagnosed.
Brandon Lee: 44-caliber Bullet
The public only knew that Brandon Lee died in an accident on the set of Alex Proyas’ dark fantasy film The Crow. However, after the release of its autopsy report, we learned a lot about his death. In fact, the medical examiners discovered found a 44-caliber bullet lodged in Lee’s spine. This raised many questions about how safe the Hollywood movie sets are. It was reported that the 28-year-old was wounded by a prop gun containing a dummy round which fired before being re-loaded with a blank.
Paul Walker: Combined Effects of Traumatic and Thermal Injuries
The Fast and Furious star, Paul Walker died in 2012 in ironic circumstances. He was a passenger in the Porsche Carrera GT which crashed at speeds of about 100 mph. Both Walker and the driver, Roger Rodas were killed. According to the autopsy report, Walker suffered multiple broken bones and none of his organs could have been donated.
Michael Jackson: A Cocktail of Drugs
The King of Pop’s autopsy report was probably one of the most anticipated ones. The report revealed that there was a cocktail of drugs found in Jackson’s body, including diazepam, midazolam, ephedrine, and lidocaine. What’s more, the examination revealed that the singer had his lips tattooed pink and that his scalp was inked black on the front.
Heath Ledger: An Abuse of Prescription Medications
Even though many people believed that what killed Heath Ledger was playing The Joker, his family claimed that he wasn’t depressed at all. His autopsy report revealed that an acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine is what killed him.
Brittany Murphy: Pneumonia
Brittany Murphy passed away at the age of 32 and her autopsy claimed the cause was pneumonia. In fact, she suffered from anaemia due to a heavy menstrual flow which left her susceptible to infection. However, her father believed that she was poisoned, just like her husband, who died of the exact same condition just five months after Murphy.
Carrie Fisher: A Drug Cocktail
Carrie Fisher passed away at the age of 60 in a flight from London to Los Angeles. She went into cardiac arrest and what was even more disturbing was her autopsy report. The medical examiners found a drug cocktail in her body, including MDMA, cocaine, opiates, alcohol, and methadone. The most shocking was that there was also an exposure to heroin. Nevertheless, the examiners named the official cause of death as sleep apnea.
David Carradine: A Sex Act Gone Wrong
In 2009, David Carradine was found dead in a Bangkok hotel. Even though his death was at first classified as a suicide, a second autopsy report revealed that he died in a sex act gone wrong. In fact, he was found with his hands bound above his head and a rope tied around his neck and genitals. Moreover, he appeared to wear fishnet and a wig according to leaked crime scene photos.
Amy Winehouse: Binge-drinking
Amy Winehouse’s death was predicted by many, even the singer herself. She was incredibly successful but her private life was spiralling out of control. Her autopsy report revealed that the cause of death was binge-drinking. When she was found dead in her apartment, she had three empty vodka bottles discarded near her. In fact, she had 416mg of alcohol per decilitre in her blood. This was enough to make her comatose and depress her respiratory system.
Cory Monteith: A Toxic Reaction Caused by High Levels of Alcohol and Heroin
Even though Cory Monteith tried to sober up with stints in rehab, he fell back into old habits which ended in 2013 when he was found dead. Monteith died at age 31 and his death was caused by a toxic reaction caused by high levels of alcohol and heroin. He opened up about his problems as he starred in a disappointing indie crime flick called McCanick. He played a drug-addicted convict by sharing personal stories.