28 Suspicious Celeb Deaths

Plus, the latest on the Natalie Wood case
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2011 10:46 AM CST
Natalie Wood and 27 More Suspicious Celebrity Deaths
A general view of Marti Rulli's book 'Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour' that has re-opened the Natalie Wood homicide case on November 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.   (Getty Images)

More details from the captain of the boat Natalie Wood was on the night she died: Her husband Robert Wagner angrily accused fellow passenger Christopher Walken of wanting “to f*** my wife,” the captain told police investigators in a statement obtained by Radar. Wagner also argued with Wood, the captain said, adding, “The only full sentence I could completely decipher during the entire argument was ‘Get off my f***ing boat’, said by Robert Wagner.” The Huffington Post rounds up 27 more stories of mysterious celebrity deaths:

  • Thomas Ince: The silent film actor died of heart failure shortly after a trip on William Randolph Hearst’s yacht in 1924, but some reports claimed Hearst actually shot him over actress Marion Davies. According to rumors, Hearst saw Davies—with whom he was in love—with Charlie Chaplin, and accidentally shot Ince in the ensuing struggle.
  • Thelma Todd: She was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in the garage of a fellow actress, but it remains unknown whether foul play was involved. Some think she could have been locked inside the garage, possibly after being knocked unconscious.
  • Bob Crane: The Hogan’s Heroes star was bludgeoned to death, possibly with a camera tripod. John Henry Carpenter, who often helped Crane film his sexual exploits, was suspected in his 1978 death but not charged until 1990. Authorities still believe Carpenter was the murderer, but he was acquitted.
  • Johnny Stompanato: The bodyguard was stabbed outside the home of his girlfriend, actress Lana Turner, in 1958. Turner’s then-teenage daughter admitted to stabbing him, but some argue Turner actually killed him.
Click for the full list. (More Natalie Wood stories.)

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