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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
6 Seasons, 79 Episodes
June 14, 2014
Celebrity & Entertainment, Documentary & Biography
8.2/10
Cast: Marlene Sanders, Donald Bent, Michael Baden, Sol Greenberg
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  • 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.

  • Carrie Fisher

  • The death of country icon Tammy Wynette (1942-98) is examined.

  • The death of Hugh Hefner (1926-2017) is examined.

  • The life and death of Christopher John Cornell, best known as the lead vocalist for tSoundgarden and Audioslave.

  • The story of Florence Ballard, a founding member of the Supremes. She parted ways with the group in 1967, and struggled with alcoholism and depression after an unsuccessful solo career. She died of a heart attack in February 1976 at the age of 32.

  • Remembering Roy Orbison (1936-1988), whose hits included "Pretty Woman."

  • Gram Parsons' death is the focus.

  • The death of rock star Lou Reed (1942-2013) is examined.

  • The death of Johnny Cash is examined.

  • An examination of David Bowie's death from cancer.

  • Former Beatle George Harrison's death in 2001 after a short battle with lung cancer is examined.

  • The death of George Michael (1963-2016) is examined.

  • Elizabeth Taylor's death from cardiac arrest and her medical history are the focus.

  • James Dean's fatal crash in an automobile is the focus, including the mystery surrounding it.

  • James Brown was one of the most iconic and revolutionary performers of all time. He was known as the ‘Godfather of Soul’, ‘the Inventor of Funk’, ‘the Grandfather of Hip-Hop’ and ‘the Hardest Working Man in Show Business’ and he sold tens of millions of records. After decades at the top, the most sampled man in history was still touring in his 70s but on Christmas Day 2006 he died unexpectedly in a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Now renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter is reopening the case into James Brown’s seemingly death.

  • Miles Davis' death in 1991 after checking into a hospital for a "routine tune up" is examined.

  • Muhammad Ali's death following a battle with Parkinson's and years in the boxing ring is examined.

  • Andy Warhol's curious death in a New York City hospital at the age of 58 is examined.

  • Farrah Fawcett's cancer death in 2009 is examined. Included: a look at her medical history and the alternative cancer treatments she received.

  • Mary Tyler Moore, considered the sweetheart of American television, stars in two of the most successful sitcoms in history; behind her iconic smile lies a life beset by tragedy, illness and addiction.

  • On the afternoon of April 1, 1984, the day before his 45th birthday, Marvin Gaye was shot by his father. Now renowned forensic pathologist Dr Michael Hunter is reopening this bizarre case to discover what was happening both psychologically and physiologically to the bodies of Marvin Gay senior and Marvin Gaye junior at the time of the shooting that may explain the reason behind this tragic case of filicide.

  • In February 2013 Country Music singer Mindy McCready shot herself on the porch of her house in Heber Springs Arkansas. Now, world-renowned Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter puts Mindy's complex personal life under the spotlight, and reveals how her unhealthy relationship with prescription medication may have exacerbated an un-diagnosed mental condition and led Mindy to plan her own death.

  • James Gandolfini's death from a heart attack in Rome in 2013 is the focus of the Season 9 premiere.

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