Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...

Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...

  • 2014
  • 9 Seasons
  • 8.2  (163)

This docuseries examines the facts behind the deaths of famous people, answering questions about their causes of death. The show has looked at the deaths of many celebs, including Elizabeth Taylor, David Bowie, Mindy McCready, Johnny Cash, Mary Tyler Moore, and Muhammad Ali. The series debuted on Channel 5 in the UK and was later aired on the Reelz channel in the United States.

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Scott Weiland
32. Scott Weiland
May 9, 2021
Known affectionately as “The Last Great Rockstar”, grunge icon Scott Weiland died on December 3rd, 2015. The singer and songwriter was just 48. his death came suddenly while on the road with his new band The Wildabouts. Scott sold over 20 million records as lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and super-group Velvet Revolver, and he famously lived the rockstar lifestyle to the full. As sales skyrocketed he indulged in all the excesses that come with success in the music business, but all the time he was battling alcoholism and mental illness. At the height of his career he developed a devastating heroin addiction, and towards the end of his life his behaviour became increasingly unpredictable and erratic. The Examiner’s Report cites mixed drug toxicity as the cause of death
Aretha Franklin
31. Aretha Franklin
May 2, 2021
At 09:50am on August 16, 2018 Aretha Franklin tragically died, aged 76. Aretha will endure as one of the world’s greatest ever vocalists, who entertained us for over 50 years with her unique brand of gospel, soul and pop music. Her genius reached into many diverse genres of music, and she wrote and produced some of the most enduring classics of modern times, setting the bar for modern vocalists. Renowned for her generosity, Aretha stood for civil rights worldwide, and gave voice to the struggles of millions of people. A fiercely private woman, Aretha overcame her own childhood trauma and had to face tragedy and heartbreak throughout her life as she battled with booze, cigarettes and her diet. Aretha was always a fighter, and she bravely resisted the rare but treatable cancer that finally took her life. So how did she come to have this fatal disease? Dr Michael Hunter, world renowned medical examiner, will investigate and analyse all the available evidence; Aretha’s medical history and first hand accounts from her life, to find out what caused the deadly cancer that took such an incredible icon’s life.
Michael Jackson Re-examined
30. Michael Jackson Re-examined
December 20, 2020
Summary is not available.
Tom Petty
29. Tom Petty
December 13, 2020
Summary not available
Debbie Reynolds
28. Debbie Reynolds
August 23, 2020
On December 28th, 2016, Debbie Reynolds died, just one day after the death of her daughter, the actress and writer Carrie Fisher. It is discussed whether the shock of her daughter's death played a part.
Marlon Brando
27. Marlon Brando
August 23, 2020
On July 1st, 2004, Marlon Brando died. The cause of death on his death certificate was stated as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was also diagnosed with congestive heart failure, obesity, diabetes, and an enlarged liver indicating the presence of cancer that may have contributed to the disease that eventually killed Brando.
Burt Reynolds
26. Burt Reynolds
August 16, 2020
Dr. Michael Hunter analyses the crucial details of Burt Reynolds troubled life to find out what had happened to reduce this former Hollywood hunk to a hunched, unsteady figure, and could it provide vital clues to his eventual death.
 Billy Mays
25. Billy Mays
August 9, 2020
Dr. Michael Hunter investigates the life and death of TV Pitchman Billy Mays and uncovers some surprising hidden and controversial truths.
Dick Clark
24. Dick Clark
August 9, 2020
Dr. Michael Hunter analyzes key moments from Dick Clark's life and his medical history, in order to investigate and find the answers as to why Dick died shortly after what should have been a simple procedure.
 Walt Disney
23. Walt Disney
August 9, 2020
Dr. Michael Hunter investigates Walt Disney's last days, weeks and months to find out what caused the death of this global icon.
Larry Hagman
22. Larry Hagman
August 2, 2020
Exploring what might have led to actor Larry Hagman's death in November 2012.
David Cassidy
21. David Cassidy
August 2, 2020
A look into the life and untimely death of actor David Cassidy.
Gilda Radner
20. Gilda Radner
July 26, 2020
Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter investigates the final days of Gilda Radner's life, as well as her tragic death.
John Ritter
19. John Ritter
July 19, 2020
An examination of the final hours and sudden death of beloved television star John Ritter.
Bill Bixby
18. Bill Bixby
June 14, 2020
Bill Bixby was a legendary actor, director and producer who starred in hit shows for four decades with My Favorite Martian in the 1960s, The Courtship of Eddie's Father in the 1970s, The Incredible Hulk in the 1980s and Blossom in the 1990s. But his celebrated performances hid a life of heartache and in his final three years he tried to mask his suffering from prostate cancer. At the time this was a disease that killed a very small percentage of those diagnosed and now renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter investigates why this seemingly fit and healthy man died from such a treatable illness at the age of just 59.
Adam West
17. Adam West
June 14, 2020
With an acting career spanning more than 50 years Adam West, who played the original and classic Batman in the hit 1960s TV series, was a Hollywood legend. He was also acclaimed for his starring role in the animated series Family Guy from the 1990s until his death in 2017. He died just days after being diagnosed with the blood and bone cancer Leukemia. With timely treatment some Leukemia patients can live for five years or more after a diagnosis so what happened to West? Using his death certificate alongside testimonies of those who knew him renowned pathologist Dr Michael Hunter sifts through evidence from West's life to find the answer.
Patty Duke
16. Patty Duke
June 7, 2020
On March 29, 2016 the world was saddened by the news that American sweetheart Patty Duke had died. As Hollywood's original child star she had been charming audiences for more than 60 years. Duke overcame a childhood of deprivation and abuse to become a household name and in 1963 she became the then youngest actress to win an Academy Award(R) for her career-defining role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker. She went on to star in The Patty Duke Show delighting TV audiences playing identical twin cousins. It seemed nothing could stop her but in her late teens Duke's life began to unravel. She drank heavily, spent money wildly and became promiscuous. Sadly, she also attempted suicide many times. Duke was diagnosed with a mental illness in her mid-30s and once under control she became a pioneering spokeswoman for mental health issues for the rest of her life. She died at the age of 69 of complications due to a ruptured intestine. Intestinal ruptures are considered rare and with surgical intervention there's a reasonable survival rate so what really happened to Duke? Renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter analyzes every detail in Duke's limited health information available to piece together what else was going on in her body to find answers.
Desi Arnaz
15. Desi Arnaz
June 7, 2020
Desi Arnaz was famous for playing the beloved character Ricky Ricardo in the 1950s TV series I Love Lucy. Nearly 30 years later in the early hours of December 2, 1986 Arnaz died at 69 years old. Born in Cuba, Arnaz and his family exiled to Miami following the 1933 revolution when he was just 16 years old. Starting from zero his drive to succeed saw Arnaz rise to fame and attract attention as the bongo-playing leader of a Latin orchestra. With his charisma and boyish good looks he soon won the heart of up and coming movie star Lucille Ball. Together they would change the face of TV with I Love Lucy and later form their own production company Desilu where Arnaz became one of the most powerful people in the TV industry. But did his meteoric success and relentless work habits play a part in his downfall? Now, forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter uses the death certificate, first-hand reports and access to vast archives to uncover the facts behind the sad demise of Arnaz and what really led to his passing.
Jeffrey Epstein
14. Jeffrey Epstein
April 5, 2020
Multi millionaire a convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is found dead in his presence so while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking of minors; his death is designated as a suicide by hanging but the truth maybe stranger than fiction
Glen Campbell
13. Glen Campbell
March 29, 2020
Summary not available
Audrey Hepburn
12. Audrey Hepburn
March 22, 2020
Dr. Michael Hunter analyzes key moments from Audrey Hepburn's life and her medical history in order to investigate and find the answers as to what caused Audrey's rare cancer and why she couldn't be saved. On the evening of January 20, 1993, actress and style icon Audrey Hepburn died of a very rare form of abdominal cancer, at the age of 63.
Chris Benoit
11. Chris Benoit
March 15, 2020
Friends and Family discuss the circumstances surrounding the deaths of professional wrestling superstar Chris Benoit and his family
Dana Plato
10. Dana Plato
March 8, 2020
On May 8, 1999, the world was saddened by the news that actor Dana Plato, died in Moore, Oklahoma. As a child star in the eighties, TV Show ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Dana Had captured the heart of America playing everyone’s favorite sister, Kimberly Drummond.
Andy Gibb
9. Andy Gibb
March 1, 2020
on March 10th, 1988, just a few days after his 30th birthday, Andy Gibb died. He was the youngest brother of the three Bee Gees Brothers. The cause of his death on his death certificate was given as myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle.
Alan Thicke
8. Alan Thicke
February 23, 2020
Talented Canadian Alan Thicke moves to Hollywood at the age of 23 to embark on a career in the entertainment business; over nearly 50 years he was a writer, director, producer, composer, talk show host and actor.
Florence Henderson
7. Florence Henderson
February 16, 2020
A look at the life and death of Florence Henderson.
Garry Shandling
6. Garry Shandling
September 2, 2019
Spotlighting legendary comedian Garry Shandling, who died at the age of 66 in 2016. Over 40 years on stage and screen, audiences loved his self-analytical and self-deprecating humor. Outwardly, he appeared to be in good health. However, Garry suffered intense stress in his business and personal life and also battled with serious long-term health conditions. Dr. Michael Hunter reopens Garry's medical files to solve the mystery of what caused the fatal blood clot that would claim his life.
5. Chyna
August 25, 2019
Spotlighting professional wrestling legend Chyna who died from an overdose in her Los Angeles apartment on April 20th, 2016. Chyna's life unravelled after she left WWE and became infamous as a casualty of drug and alcohol abuse. After a mysterious exile in Japan, Chyna returned to the U.S. intent on reinventing herself, but died alone nine months later. Dr. Michael Hunter unpacks the secrets of Chyna's autopsy report and pieces together the truth about Chyna's tragic death.
Aaron Hernandez
4. Aaron Hernandez
August 25, 2019
Spotlighting Aaron Hernandez, who was the youngest player in the history of the NFL. But he was leading a double life. In 2015, he was convicted of murdering the boyfriend of his fiancée's sister. On April 19, 2017, he was found dead in his prison cell. He was just 27 years old. A medical examiner concluded that the cause of death was asphyxia by hanging. Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter hopes to discover what drove Aaron Hernandez to take the life of others and ultimately his own.
Rick James
3. Rick James
August 4, 2019
On August 6th 2004, the music world was stunned when outrageous entertainer and colourful funk star Rick James was found dead by his housekeeper in his LA home. He was 56 years old. Adored by women, Rick James was an 80s Motown sensation and lived the classic drug-fuelled rock-n-roll lifestyle. However, his excesses took a dark turn when in 1991, he was accused of kidnap and torture, resulting in a prison sentence. Upon release, he turned his life around but something went terribly wrong and things took a turn for the worse. Renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter is investigating Rick James' death and will look into his autopsy report, witness statements and first-hand accounts to reveal why this accomplished, charismatic and popular star died suddenly, alone at home.
Luther Vandross
2. Luther Vandross
August 4, 2019
Luther Vandross was one of the brightest stars in the music business in the 80 and 90's, notching up a raft of hit albums, including his "party starter" single , "Never Too Much" and his album "Dance With My Father" which went straight to No1 in the charts. Luther's career faltered in the 90's but in the early 2000's he was making a successful comeback when disaster struck
Davy Jones
1. Davy Jones
July 28, 2019
Uncovering the hidden clues as to why Davy Jones died at just 66 years old using the autopsy and medical examiner's report. On the morning of February 29, 2012, Davy Jones, the front man of the 60s pop phenomenon, The Monkees, died. He had been performing just days before and showed no signs of ill health. He was the first of four to be cast in the whacky TV show about a failing pop band, The Monkees. His sudden death from a catastrophic cardiac failure came completely out of the blue.
100. Prodigy
December 29, 2019
In 2017 rap legend Prodigy unexpectedly died in a Las Vegas hospital. The 42 year old had famously battled the hereditary blood disorder sickle cell anemia since birth; the pain of which helped him mould the signature hard core rap sound that propelled him to fame. But shortly after his passing, rumours emerged that Prodigy had choked to death. In this episode, Dr. Hunter unravels the details of Prodigy’s life-long condition and seeks to shed light on the reasons for his death.

This docuseries examines the facts behind the deaths of famous people, answering questions about their causes of death. The show has looked at the deaths of many celebs, including Elizabeth Taylor, David Bowie, Mindy McCready, Johnny Cash, Mary Tyler Moore, and Muhammad Ali. The series debuted on Channel 5 in the UK and was later aired on the Reelz channel in the United States.Autopsy: The Last Hours Of... is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (118 episodes). The series first aired on June 14, 2014.

Where to Watch Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...

Autopsy: The Last Hours Of... is available for streaming on the Reelz website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Autopsy: The Last Hours Of... on demand at HBO Max, Amazon Prime, HBO NOW, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    June 14, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (163)