Deaths of celebrities always come as shock to the world and their fans. What if such celebrity deaths go unsolved for some unfortunate reasons? There are many celebrity deaths that remain as a mystery. When a celebrity death remains unsolved then lots of conspiracy theories and questions pop-up. Famous people like Nancy Spungen, Brittany Murphy and Natalie Wood have left the world in deep dark thinking about how they died. This post has ten shockingly mysterious unsolved celebrity deaths from around the world. Some are real scary while others are extremely spooky and mysterious.
Check out the list of 10 mysterious unsolved celebrity deaths in the world:
10. Barbara Colby
Barbara Colby was an American actress who died at the age of 36 in Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States. On July 24, 1975, Colby and acting colleague James Kiernan were walking to their car after the acting class in Venice, Los Angeles, California, when they were shot inside a parking area. Colby died instantly and Kiernan later succumbed to injuries after narrating the event to police. According to Kiernan, there were two men who shot them without warning, reason or provocation. Police found that there were no attempts to rob the pair. The police were unable to identify or arrest these mysterious men. As per the conclusion drawn by police it was a random drive-by shooting.
9. Brian ‘Spinner’ Spencer
A popular ice hockey player, Brian Spencer nicknamed as ‘spinner’ died under mysterious circumstances during a shootout when attempting a robbery. Brian Spencer played for NHL teams from 1969 to 1979. He was acquitted of murdering a restaurant owner. At the age of 39, Spencer was shot in Cook’s truck, who was at that time one of Spencer’s companion. This incident was told by Cook to police. According to police sources, there are many questions regarding Cook’s account. However, police Capt. Jerry Poreba said that Cook is not a suspect and is cooperating with police and detectives to solve the case.
8. Nancy Spungen
Nancy Spungen was the figure of 1970s punk rock music. Infamously, she was also the girlfriend of bassist Sid Vicious. Nancy Spungen died on October 12, 1978 with a stab wound on her abdomen. Vicious reportedly owned the knife that made the wound. At the time of her alleged murder, she was staying with Sid Vicious. Their relationship involved domestic violence and ended violently. Sid was immediately arrested and came out on bail after he pleaded not guilty of the crime. After four months of Nancy’s death, Sid died of heroin overdose.
Many historians and music fans claim the death of Nancy Spungen to be a mystery as well as controversy. There exist many theories on the controversial death of Nancy Spungen. One such theory states that she was murdered by someone other than Vicious such as the two drug dealers who visited them that night. There are reports of robbery involved in the hotel room that night, certain items including a substantial bankroll was missing. These theories give a different angle to this case, leaving it one of the most mysterious celebrity deaths.
7. Bob Crane
Bob Crane became famous as a television star after working with ultra-famous people like Marilyn Monroe. Before his role as an actor, he was a DJ, drummer and radio host. Bob Crane was bludgeoned to death in his Scottsdale apartment on 28 June 1978. Officially, Crane’s death remains unsolved over the years. Who brutally killed Bob Crane is still a mystery. Crane was hit hard once or maybe twice on the head with a weapon which remains unidentified. An electrical cord had been tied around his neck during the crime. Continuous investigations and trails led nowhere and the crime remains unsolved today.
6. Natalie Wood
The beautiful Natalie Wood’s death came as a public shock. Natalie Wood, an American film and television actress well-known for her roles in Miracle on 34th Street, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause, The Searchers, and West Side Story. The Golden Globe Award winner drowned to death mysterious while filming for the movie Brainstorm. Many facts surrounding her drowning on a weekend boat trip to Santa Catalina Island is still unknown because the way she entered the waters remains a mystery. According to autopsy reports she had bruises on her body and arms as well as an abrasion on her left cheek. The autopsy also revealed that Wood’s blood alcohol level was at 0.14% and two different types of medications were in her blood. Many questions are still unanswered. Did she slip from the boat? Was she trying to escape from the boat? Was there foul play involved?
5. Jack Nance
Jack Nance was an American actor of stage and screen who on December 30, 1996 died under mysterious circumstances. On December 29, 1996 he had his lunch with his friends Leo Bulgarini and Catherine Case. Nance narrated them about the brawl he had in front of a donuts shop where two Hispanic men had attacked him. He had a “crescent shaped” bruise under his eye. He later complained of a headache and went home. The next day he was found dead on the bathroom floor. The autopsy report states that subdural hematoma due to blunt-force trauma caused his death. The report also revealed that actor’s blood alcohol level was 0.24% at the time of his death. A murder investigation had no evidence to backup the story told by Nance to his friends. To this day, his death remains a mystery.
4. Bobby Fuller
Death of Bobby Fuller is one of the most eerie celebrity deaths in the world. Bobby Fuller was a famous rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist who reached fame after “Love’s Made a Fool of You” and his cover of “I Fought the Law”. At the age of just 23, Fuller was found dead in a car parked outside his Hollywood apartment. Initial reports pointed to a possible suicide. Fuller was holding plastic hose in his hands leading to a gasoline can when his body was found. According to autopsy reports, the cause of death was due to gasoline vapors and the summer heat. Various theories exist about Fuller’s death. Was Bobby Fuller murdered? The car had not been in the lot 30 minutes before his mother found it, yet Fuller’s body was in an advanced state of rigor mortis, suggesting he had died elsewhere. Another unsolved mystery.
3. Jimmy Hoffa
Jimmy Hoffa’s death in absentia is one of the most mysterious celebrity disappearances in history. Jimmy Hoffa vanished in late July 1975 at age 62. He was declared as dead on July 30, 1982. Hoffa was an American labor union leader and author who had powerful enemies. Many theories have come up to elucidate on what happened to him. He was last seen outside the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills at around 2:30 p.m. on July 30, 1975. According to family sources, he had expected to meet two Mafia figures, Anthony Giacalone of Detroit and Anthony Provenzano of Union City, New Jersey. Neither of the men showed up. Many speculations and theories established have led to nothing as of now. What really happened to Hoffa remains a mystery.
2. Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson‘s death is one of the most mysterious celebrity deaths in the world. Outside the Mississippi Delta town there are three graves of Robert Johnson. His actual grave is unknown; likewise cause of his death is also unknown. The legendary blues guitarist Robert Johnson died on the nights of 1938. Many stories exist regarding the death of Robert Johnson. Many say that poisoning by someone was the cause of his death. Some of his companions say that he drank heavily, especially illegal whiskey before his death. There exist a Devil legend that says that Johnson met by a large black man (actually the Devil) who took the guitar and tuned it near Dockery Plantation at midnight. The mystery continues even today.
1. Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy‘s death is one of the most mysterious celebrity deaths in the world. There are more unanswered questions about the “accidental death” than answers. Brittany Murphy died in the year 2009. Nothing much turned out in the case from 2009 to 2013 with close investigations. There are many conspiracy theories surrounding her death. According to official reports Murphy died of pneumonia and anemia at the age of 32. Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled out first that the beautiful actress died of accidental overdose of drugs. Six months later Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack died of similar issues mysteriously. Los Angeles County Department of Health Services ruled out the possibility of toxic mold to be the cause. Till date nothing has turned out to solve the double “death/murder” case.