Unsolved Mysteries: Celebrity Deaths That Haven’t Been Solved

August 26, 2013  |  
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Tupac and Biggie are two of the biggest celebrity unsolved murders in history. But they’re not the only ones who checked out under mysterious circumstances. Check out our list of 15 unsolved celebrity deaths that still haven’t been figured out years after their passing.

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Christopher Wallace

It’s been nearly 20 years since Biggie’s murder and we still don’t know who did it. Most of the world thinks Suge Knight had a hand in it. But the LAPD refused to interview Suge or anyone else in his shady entourage. Thanks to that example of stellar police work, the world may never know who took the Brooklyn rapper’s life.

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Tupac Shakur

Did Biggie’s crew kill Tupac? No one really knows who’s responsible for the 1996 shooting that ended Tupac’s life. A lot of people aren’t even really sure that he’s dead thanks to the six albums that were released after he died.

Yaki Kadafi

A few months after Tupac died, Yaki Kadafi, the only eye witness to the rapper’s death, was chilling at his girlfriends house when a man knocked on the door. Yaki answered it and the man shot him to death. Unsurprisingly, no one knows who did it — at least not on the books.

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Princess Diana

Did Princess Diana die in an unfortunate car accident while running from aggressive paparazzi? Or did the Royal Family stage the accident to keep her from marrying Muslim billionaire Dodi Al-Fayed and having his baby? The world will never know, unless results of the newly opened investigation reveal interesting details of her death.

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Jimi Hendrix

Was Jimi’s 1970 death murder or an accident? The autopsy report revealed that Jimi choked to death on his own vomit while under the influence. But the autopsy also revealed that his lungs and stomach were filled with wine and barbiturates. Some think that his shady manager Mike Jeffery water boarded him with wine and drugs until he died.

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Jason William Mizell

In 2002, a mystery man walked into a Queens recording studio, hugged Jam Master Jay and then open fired on him. Some say the man was affiliated with drug lord Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff who wanted Jay dead because of his association with 50 Cent. But no one was ever held legally responsible for the murder that shocked the hip hop community.

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Elvis Presley

According to the coroner, Elvis died on the toilet after his heart gave out under a load of prescription drugs. But ask any hardcore Elvis fan and they’ll say he’s alive and well — possibly chilling somewhere with Tupac. The skepticism comes in due to the questioning of two of the centrally involved medical professionals who performed the initial autopsy on Elvis. Their sketchy ethics led to Elvis’s autopsy being reopened, at which point the new coroner said none of the data supports drugs caused the rock n’ roll king’s death.

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Natalie Wood

When this famous actress was found drowned a mile away from her yacht in 1981, authorities assumed that Natalie got drunk, slipped off the boat and drowned. But there were two other people on the boat with her. Rumor has it that Natalie’s flirtation with Christopher Walken made her husband Robert Wagner so mad he killed her. Neither Christopher Walken nor Robert Wagner have ever publicly discussed the incident.

Patrick Lamark Hawkins

In February 1998, Houston rap legend Fat Pat was shot while at his promoter’s apartment complex. The murder shocked third coast fans, but the perpetrator was never found. Some think that local drug dealer “Weasel” had him killed in retaliation for a robbery.

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Bob Marley

The official story is that Bob Marley died of cancer. But a close friend of Bob’s — Lee Lew-Lee — says that someone gave Bob the radiation poisoning that led to his death. The quick-spreading tumor on his toe appeared right after Bob injured his foot on a coiled piece of copper that Lee says was planted in a new pair of shoes recently given to Bob.

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Anna Nicole Smith

There was a lot of drama surrounding Anna Nicole Smith’s untimely death. First her behavior on her reality show got increasingly bizarre, then in late 2006, her son died of an overdose. Anna followed six months later under the influence of a similar drug cocktail. But what we don’t know is whether Anna took her own life or was prescribed a dangerous cocktail.

JonBenét Ramsey

The six-year-old pageant queen’s unsolved murder was one of the most famous cases in the world. One night in December 1996, her parents reported her missing. Eight hours later, she was found dead in their basement. No one was ever charged with her murder although her parents remain on the suspect list nearly 20 years after her murder.

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Marvin Gaye

We all know that Marvin’s dad shot him. But what we don’t know is whether it was a murder or a suicide. Marvin was mentally ill at the time and witnesses to the murder say that Marvin egged his father on to take his life after he failed to take it himself. His alleged dying words to his brother Frankie were:

“I got what I wanted…I couldn’t do it myself so I had him do it…it’s good, I ran my race, there’s no more left in me.”

Tim Dog

Remember the rapper Tim Dog who made the news for defrauding several middle-aged white women out of hundred of dollars? Back in May he “died” due to complications with diabetes. But no one can find any record that he actually kicked the bucket. Lots of people think he faked his own death to avoid having to repay the women he stole from.

Shakir Stewart

Def Jam Executive VP Shakir Stewart signed some of the world’s most famous acts like Young Jeezy, Rick Ross and Beyoncé. On November 1, 2008 he was found dead in the bathroom of his Atlanta home with a gunshot wound to his head. The coroner said that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, but Stearts friends and family say that the Black Mafia Family staged his murder to look like a suicide.

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