It’s no surprise that Hollywood is full of secrets, but sometimes things are much darker than hidden romances and shady financial dealings.
Some of the biggest names in Hollywood history have the most tragic ends, but what’s even more disturbing is those whose deaths still remain a mystery.
These celebrities have deaths that are still unexplained to this day, and we may never know what truly happened in their final moments.
Natalie Wood’s death riveted the nation in 1981 when she died on a boating trip with husband Robert Wagner, Christopher Walken, and the yacht’s captain Dennis Davern.
The night of her death reported that she had spent the night drinking and he was unsure of her whereabouts. Wagner confirmed he fought with Natalie before she disappeared, and her blood alcohol content was 0.14% when her body was discovered.
Although her death was ruled to be the result of accidental drowning and hypothermia, there are still many doubts, since Natalie was known to be terrified of water.
In 2011, the case was reopened when the yach’ts captain revealed he lied to police during the investigation. He revealed that Natalie had been flirting with Christopher Walken, and that Robert Wagner didn’t allow him to turn on the search lights and alert authorities when Natalie disappeared.
In 2018, Wagner was named as a person of interest and the investigation is still ongoing.
Bob Crane was most well known for starring in Hogan’s Heroes, though his career came to a devastating end when he was found dead in his apartment.
At age 49, he was found beaten to death with an electrical cord around his throat.
A videotape collection found in Crane’s home led them to a man named John Henry Carpenter, who was arrested in 1992 and charged with Crane’s murder, for which he was later acquitted.
Crane’s son Robert has publicly speculated that his father’s widow, a woman by the name of Patricia Olson, could have had a role in his father’s death. “Nobody got a dime out of [the murder] except for one person,” Robert wrote in his book Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father’s Unsolved Murder. This is because Robert, his siblings, and his mother were left out of Crane’s will, but Patricia was not.
When Superman star George Reeves died at 45, his death was officially ruled a suicide. However, a great deal of controversy still surrounds his death, and many believe he may have been the victim of foul play.
From being silenced due to lurid affairs to being targeted by a mob boss, there are numerous theories about the true cause of George’s death.