Today's Top 10: Dead Celebrity Conspiracies

Brittany Murphy

In late 2009, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton predicted that Brittany Murphy would be the next shocking Hollywood death. Less than a month later, his prediction came true as the actress passed away after going into cardiac arrest.


In 2012, a much stranger conspiracy theory reared its head in the form of a controversial documentary featuring a friend of Murphy’s named Julia Davis. A former employee of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Davis alleges that DHS began trying to silence Britney after she became a whistleblower over immigration failings on the Mexican border. According to Davis, the government decided to target Murphy as well after she publicly defended a friend.

Paul Walker

In 2013, the world was shocked to hear that Fast & Furious star Paul Walker had died in a tragic car crash. Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were driving through Santa Clarita in a Porsche GT when Rodas lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tree. Both men were killed after the car burst into flames.

But online conspiracy theorists quickly decided that there was more to the story than that. Walker had worked tirelessly to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, and a series of online postings soon began alleging that he must have discovered some terrible secret about the relief effort. The slightly saner version involves “dirty money” being laundered through aid donations, while the original posters insisted that Walker had learned of a secret plan to slip permanent birth control drugs into shipments of food and medicine to the Philippines.

Robin Williams

The death of beloved star Robin Williams is one of the saddest Hollywood tragedies in recent memory. The man who made the world laugh in such classics as Mrs. Doubtfire and Aladdin took his own life on August 11, 2014.

It was heartbreaking news, but the Internet’s finest conspiracy theorists knew there was no time to mourn. Within hours of his death, claims had begun to emerge that Williams had been murdered by the Illuminati . . . for some reason. Probably as a “sacrifice” for some sort of “ritual to the devil.”

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe died from a drug overdose in 1962. However, some believe she was murdered by the mafia because she was having a secret affair with President JFK.


Tupac Shakur was tragically shot in Vegas and died in hospital, but naturally some fans have remained unconvinced.

Some eagle-eyed fans claim to have studied the leaked autopsy photo of Tupac and discovered that it is not in fact a photo of their beloved idol.

They claim the legendary star is living in Cuba and trying to keep his new life a secret from the world.


Another one that has stood the test of time - and even been immortalised in Scouting For Girls' hit single Elvis Ain't Dead - is that the King himself is alive and well, despite dying in 1977.

However, many have clung onto the hope that the star simply grew tired of fame. There were reports at the time that a black helicopter landed at Graceland just before his body was discovered.

Some have claimed Elvis was picked up, and flew to Bermuda to fake his own death.

Kurt Cobain

His final years were marred by drug addiction and disillusionment with the rock star lifestyle. Cobain died in 1994 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound … we think.

In the years following his death, private investigator Tom Grant has theorized that Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love, had arranged for Kurt to be murdered. Grant cites stacks of circumstantial evidence to bolster these claims. For one, the amount of heroin found in Cobain’s system was higher than the lethal dose, and would have made it quite difficult to operate a gun. Furthermore, the shotgun he used was allegedly too long to shoot oneself in the head with.

Bob Marley

Conspiracy theorists hold that in 1976, Marley was gifted with a new pair of boots and when he put them on, a copper wire poked the singer in his foot. Some believe the intelligence agency poisoned the singer by dousing the wire in a cancer-causing substance. 
What makes the story all-the-more plausible to some, is that Carl Colby, the son of the executive director of the CIA at the time, was reportedly spotted backstage when the shoes were gifted to the singer. 

In reality, the singer died from melanoma, which eventually spread to his brain, liver and lungs. 


Prince was renowned as a prolific musician and fearless gender-fluid sex symbol—but he was also a champion of personal freedom from corporate ownership and a believer in various conspiracy theories, including the fringe theory that commercial aircraft are exposing people to harmful “chemtrails.” Now that he is gone, some prominent conspiracy theorists claim Prince’s controversial statements lead to his death.

"The Simpsons" predicted Prince's death. The 19th installment of the "Simpsons" staple "Treehouse of Horror" featured a segment in which family patriarch Homer Simpson offs a number of celebrities, including the Purple One, who Homer kills with the singer's own uniquely shaped guitar. Some have taken this as evidence that the beloved animated comedy had foreknowledge of the singer's demise, eight years before it actually occurred, apparently at the hands of the Illuminati.


Whitney Houston

Like many on this list, she struggled with drugs and alcohol throughout much of her career. Houston never managed to beat her addictions, and in 2012 she drowned in the bathtub of her hotel room after consuming alcohol, cocaine and various prescription drugs.

But former police officer Paul Huebl has a different story to tell. Huebl believes that Houston owed a huge drug debt, to the tune of $1.5 million. Apparently, video footage exists of two men entering Houston’s suite on the night she died. The men tried to collect the debts, and drowned her when she refused. The coroner’s report noted she had wounds on her arms and face, and that her bath water was so hot it burnt the skin off her back.

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