Whenever someone famous dies in even slightly suspicious circumstances, a lot of people feel like it’s their duty to come up with weird, convoluted explanations for their untimely demise.
Sometimes, these theories can get really crazy, as you are about to see.
10. Paul Walker
Paul Walker, of Fast & Furious fame, was in a Porsche GT with his friend Roger Rodas, who lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. Both men died as the vehicle burst into flames.
Most people would accept this was just a terrible accident, but some suspected foul play. According to one theory, Walker was involved in the effort to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, and unwittingly discovered some very serious irregularities with the process (which reportedly included money laundering and placing permanent birth control drugs into food and medicine sent as aid to the Philippines).
Taking things to another level of paranoia, some have speculated that Family Guy actually predicted Walker’s death. Just a few days before the accident, one of the show’s main characters, Brian Griffin, was killed off. Brian also happens to be the name of Walker’s character in the Fast & Furious movies.
9. Brittany Murphy
Back in 2009, the world was shocked to find beloved Hollywood actress Brittany Murphy had just died, at age 32. The official cause of death was ruled pneumonia together with anemia. Just another tragic story of an actress succumbing to illness in her prime, right?
Well, according to some, no. Julia Davis, a friend of Murphy, who was also a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employee, stated that the agency was trying to silence her after she revealed problems with immigration on the border with Mexico.
According to Davis, the DHS the targeted the high-profile Murphy after she publicly defended her friend. The fact that Simon Monjack, Brittany Murphy’s husband, who reportedly claimed he felt he was constantly under surveillance, died of the exact same causes just five months later only added fuel to the fire.
8. Robin Williams
During his distinguished career Robin Williams has brought so much joy to people around the world that his death, after a long battle with depression, came as a huge shock to the entire world.
It was hard to believe that the man who brought to life characters like Mrs. Doubtfire, John Keating (Dead Poets Society), or Sean Maguire (Good Will Hunting) would ever think of taking his own.
So as it often happens when people try to make sense of the unexplainable, conspiracy theories started cropping up which stated Robin Williams was a victim of… the Illuminati. Yes, the Illuminati, as a sort of “blood sacrifice” performed by a mysterious cabal of “star-whackers” (we could not make this stuff up).
Once again, Family Guy seems to “predict” this, since an episode of the show which had recently had been rebroadcast by the BBC featured Peter Griffin with the power of turning everyone he touches into Robin Williams. Maybe somebody should ask Seth MacFarlane if there’s anything he would like to tell us about these things…
7. Bob Marley
Bob Marley was one of the world’s most prominent pacifists – so naturally there were many people, perhaps even governments, who were trying to kill him!
Investigative journalist Alex Constantine claims the CIA was behind an attempt on his life just before a politically charged concert in his native Jamaica.
Marley survived and performed the concert, but apparently the people who wanted him dead didn’t stop there. It seems that one of the shoes delivered to the artist was fitted with a wire supposedly treated with a carcinogenic toxic, which caused the disease that eventually took Marley’s life.
6. Richey Edwards
Richey Edwards was the brilliant, but troubled guitarist and lyricist of the band Manic Street Preachers. In early 1995, days before embarking on an American tour with his band, Edwards mysteriously disappeared and was never seen or heard from again. He was declared legally dead in November 2008.
Of course, an unexplainable disappearance is like a magnet for conspiracy theorists, especially when the person missing is as unusual as Edwards. Over the next few years, the musician was reportedly spotted in Wales, the Canary Islands, and even India, leading people to believe he had actually faked his own death.
The fact that he withdrew a lot of money before disappearing and his car was found abandoned shortly after that seems to add credibility to the theory, however none of these sightings have been given any credence by investigators.
5. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
Lisa Lopes, a member of the R&B group TLC better known by her stage name “Left Eye”, died at the age of 30 in a tragic car crash. In her case, it wasn’t the media or the public who concocted a conspiracy theory around the circumstances of her passing, rather it was Lopes herself who was having premonitions about her death.
About two weeks before the fateful event, Lopes was involved in car accident which resulted in the death of a young Honduran boy. Distraught by the accident and the fact that the boy had the same last name as her, Lopes thought she was being followed by a spirit and that she was supposed to die instead of him.
Shortly after this, while Lopes was at the wheel of her car, she swerved to avoid a truck, which sent the vehicle rolling off the road. The singer and three passengers were thrown out the windows, but Lopes was the only one who died as the result of her injuries.
4. James Dean
The death of James Dean is also surrounded by an air of the supernatural. Dean was reportedly interested in the occult, which supposedly brought an evil spirit into his life. He died at just 24 years of age in a car crash.
Apparently fellow actor Alec Guinness (who later played Obi-Wan Kenobi) thought that his customized Porsche 550 Spyder had a sinister look about it and told him “If you get in that car, you will be found dead in it by this time next week.” This was seven days before the accident.
After Dean’s death, the wrecked Porsche Spyder itself was involved in a number of bizarre accidents, including one in which it fell from a truck and somehow crushed the driver underneath it.
3. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe is probably the most famous of President John F. Kennedy’s numerous affairs. This was a problem for lots of people, because having someone so famous and so unstable (Monroe had problems with drugs and alcohol) so close to the president was a recipe for disaster.
She might also have been a communist and was threatening to reveal information about the Mafia as well. So many people may have wanted Monroe silenced, from the CIA and FBI, to the mob, that “explaining” Monroe’s death is like shooting fish in a barrel for conspiracy theorists.
2. Amy Winehouse
One of the newest members of the 27 Club (a list of artists who died at the age of 27), Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 – or at least that’s the official version of events.
Some believe her untimely death was once again the work of the Illuminati. A sculpture of the singer lying dead on the floor with a gunshot wound to the head and a mask of Minnie Mouse was made in 2008 – art of questionable taste to some, signs of an occult ritual for others.
The Minnie Mouse mask supposedly indicated that she would be under Illuminati mind control when she died, while the fact that she was taken from her house in a red body bag is further indication that her demise was an Illuminati blood sacrifice.
1. Whitney Houston
Probably the craziest of all celebrity conspiracy theories is the one involving Whitney Houston. According to those who think about such things, celebrities have to pledge allegiance to the Illuminati in order to stay relevant in the world of entertainment.
Apparently Whitney Houston had done that decades earlier when she was hugely successful, but in recent years she had fallen out of favor. This would make her ideal for a sort of fertility sacrifice, which was performed for the daughter of Beyonce and Jay Z (themselves, of course, members of the Illuminati), Blue Ivy.