Celebrity deaths make big news before the stars are laid to rest! Their secrets aren’t safe from The National ENQUIRER, though — with top reporters digging up the troubling truths and disturbing mysteries behind the tragic ends of showbiz legends! Learn the shocking secrets exposed in the autopsy reports of the rich and famous — and click here for the stars struggling to live through 2018…. [GRAPHIC PHOTOS FOLLOW…]
DAVID CARRADINE was found in June 2009 hanging from the clothes bar of a closet in a five-star luxury hotel in Thailand. Some members of the Carradine clan doubted the official story of autoerotic asphyxiation, however — and investigators were later convinced the “Kung Fu” star was murdered by transvestite prostitutes! “I’ve probably seen 50 cases of fatal autoerotic asphyxiations,” said Hollywood detective Paul Huebl, “but none of them involved blood!”
MARILYN MONROE left a legacy that will never die — but Hollywood mortician Allan Abbott revealed secrets of her death! He was with an embalmer during the autopsy after the star’s strange passing on Aug. 5, 1962. “It was almost impossible to believe this was the body of Marilyn Monroe,” Allan recalled. “She looked like a very average, aging woman who had not been taking very good care of herself!”
WHITNEY HOUSTON endured a tragic and troubled career that culminated with her drug-dazed death in a Beverly Hills bathtub —with a police report citing several sightings nearby of a “a white powdery substance.” In a bombshell exclusive, fans were able to say a last goodbye after The ENQUIRER published a final photo of the closeted diva at her funeral. The coroner said she was found with “a brown wig…tightly attached to the hair, adding: “There is no balding, and the hair can be described as wavy.”
ELVIS PRESLEY was caught in his coffin by The National ENQUIRER, and others caught on to a new theory about what really killed The King on August 16, 1977. Insiders said the autopsy conducted on Elvis after his death on Aug. 16, 1977 — which ruled the rock ’n’ roll icon died of “cardiac arrhythmia” — covered up a deadly prescription by a dentist!
JOHN LENNON and his wife Yoko Ono were entering their apartment on Dec. 8, 1980, when crazed stalker Mark David Chapman shot down the legendary rocker. An insider told The ENQUIRER: “While John clearly died from the horrific shooting, Yoko wouldn’t allow the autopsy report to be released to the public. That means we’ll never learn if alcohol or drugs — legal or illegal — were in his system when he died!”
BOB CRANE was a fading sitcom star when the former “Hogan’s Heroes” actor was bludgeoned to death in Arizona while working the dinner-theater circuit. Cops believed there was a personal motivation — partly based on the brutal attack that left his pillow soaked in blood. The autopsy noted the “violent” demise “by blunt instrument” and an electrical cord wrapped around his neck. The murder investigation exposed the sex addict’s kinky swinging lifestyle — and some suggested Bob’s old costar Richard Dawson had helped cover for his alleged murderer!
PRINCE’s death in Minnesota in April 2016 would lead to cops unearthing his massive drug stash. An autopsy later ruled that the reclusive pop star’s bizarre life had ended with an “exceedingly high” opimum overdose. He’d once boasted of subsisting on “angel food” and hid his habits by licking on drug-laced lollipops. Insiders, however, claim his quick cremation covered up more secrets!
NICOLE BROWN SIMPSON and waiter RON GOLDMAN starred in the Trial of the Century after O.J. Simpson was charged with their murders — with prosecutors convinced that the NFL legend and film star had slaughtered his ex-wife on the night of June 12, 1994. Simpson would beat the rap, but experts insisted that the autopsy reports on Ron and Nicole showed that the vicious murders on Nicole’s property had a very personal motivation!
KURT COBAIN was a known heroin addict, but the superstar Nirvana frontman still shocked his fans when his body was found after a brutal shotgun suicide in April 1994. The coroner’s report ended in an official ruling of suicide, with the rock star having made no secret of his rampant depression. Others, however, have continued to insist that Cobain was actually murdered!
CHRIS FARLEY followed his fellow “Saturday Night Live” funnyman John Belushi to an early death via drug use. The autopsy showed cocaine and morphine in the 33-year-old comic’s system. And, just like with Belushi, a woman had witnessed the struggling star’s final drug-fueled hours. A Chicago prostitute later admitted that she had left Chris alone in his apartment as he had began to pass out on the floor!
SHARON TATE — along with Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, and Wojciech Frykowski — were victims of changing times when Charles Manson sent out his homicidal hippies to slaughter the pregnant actress and her pals on August 8, 1969. An autopsy revealed Sharon was also hanged as she died from 16 stab wounds. Manson’s next victims were suburbanites Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, with medical examiners finding “WAR” carved into Leno’s body!
REEVA STEENKAMP was once a popular model, but is now tragically remembered as the doomed girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius — who’d found fame as a Paralympics runner set to move on to the Olympics. Pistorius insisted he’d mistaken Reeva for a burglar when he grabbed his gun on the night of Feb. 14, 2013, and hobbled on his stumps to fire blindly into a bathroom. The autopsy showed bullets hit Reeva in her hip, arm and head, and Reeva’s parents asked for her daughter’s death photos to be publicized to show her violent end at Pistorious’ hands!