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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.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on Reelz
7 Seasons, 85 Episodes
June 14, 2014
Celebrity & Entertainment, Documentary & Biography
8.2/10
Cast: Marlene Sanders, Donald Bent, Michael Baden, Sol Greenberg
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Autopsy: The Last Hours Of... Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Doctors address the conspiracy theories that surrounded actor Michael Clarke Duncan's sudden death of a heart attack in 2012 at the age of 54

  • Actor, Producer and Director Michael Landon passed away at his Malibu, California home on July 1, 1991 just three months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

  • The legendary Howard Hughes died at the age of 70 on April 5th 1976. He had unrivalled success as a pioneering business magnate, Hollywood movie producer and a record setting pilot and his visionary achievements changed the course of history. He founded the Hughes Aircraft Company and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and he bought RKO pictures and Trans World Airlines, or TWA as well as owning vast swathes of Las Vegas. He also gained a reputation for dating a string of Hollywood stars including Katherine Hepburn and Ava Gardner. But despite becoming one of the richest men in the world, for the last 20 years of his life Howard Hughes almost completely disappeared from public view and his body went into steady decline. Now world-renowned pathologist Dr Michael Hunter is scrutinising Howard Hughes’ incredibly detailed autopsy to discover the real reason for his mysterious death.

  • On April 25th 2002 Lisa “Left -Eye” Lopes was killed in a mysterious car crash in the depths of the Honduran Jungle. The road was quiet, conditions were dry and initial reports suggest that hers was the only car on the road. Lisa was one third of the phenomenally successful girl band TLC and her death was met with shock and hysteria. Lisa was 5ft tall but her feisty volatile nature often brought her into contact with the law. Yet at the height of TLC’s fame she began to spend more and more time in a mysterious Jungle retreat that was set up by self-proclaimed healer Dr Sebi. Did Dr Sebi’s strict dietary regime have any influence on her tragic accident? In this episode, Forensic Pathologist Dr Michael Hunter looks at the last three weeks in the life on this musical Icon to try to work out how and why she was killed.

  • Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter pieces together what caused the death of Lucille Ball.

  • Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter attempts to understand John Candy's cause of death.

  • The death of Christopher Reeve is examined.

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What caused Garry Shandling to die so suddenly? | Autopsy | REELZ Clip (01:42)

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