Alec Baldwin starred in Autumn Sip on the set of the film Rust in which cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed. The actor, during the filming of the film, pulled the trigger of a prop gun which was to be loaded blank.
He accidentally fired, killing the woman and injuring director Joel Souza while filming at Bonanza Creek Ranch, New Mexico. But that’s just one of many mysterious deaths involving Hollywood’s star system. While filming the thriller The Crow, Brandon Lee had to shoot a scene where he was shot with a toy gun.
This, however, was ill-conceived and one of the shots that fired in white’s place was loaded with a real bullet. Following his fatal injury, he died shortly afterwards in hospital. In Bruce Lee’s latest film, Chen’s Last Fight, his character is killed by a toy gun, just like Brandon later did.
Elvis died in his bathroom in 1977 and the cause of his death was likely medical malpractice. During the autopsy, Dr. Jerry Francisco determined that cardiac arrhythmia was the cause of death. Francisco said the drugs had nothing to do with the cause of death, even though it wasn’t the Elvis’Dotts.
George Nichopoulos has been accused of prescribing too high doses of painkillers but the mystery remains.
Hollywood stars are the most mysterious deaths
Nathalie Bois was found drowned in 1981 off Catalina Island, California after spending a weekend on the yacht with her husband Robert Wagner, actor Christopher Walken and the boat’s captain.
His death was classified as an accidental drowning, but many doubts remain about Wagner’s involvement.
The official cause of death of Marilyn Monroe was suicide induced by the administration of barbiturates. Many theories suggest that she may have been killed because she intended to publicly state that she was having an affair with President Kennedy.
Brittany Murphy died at her home on December 20, 2009. Her local county doctor said her death was caused by pneumonia, iron deficiency, and drug poisoning. Six months later, her husband Simon Monjack died in this same house under similar circumstances.
Officially, the alleged causes were the same as for the wife, anemia and pneumonia. Coincidence? George Reevs died of a bullet to the head. Investigations suggested murder, but some of Reeves’ friends continued to disbelieve the hypothesis and were certain that it was his ex-lover Toni Mannix who killed him.
Bob Crane was beaten to death and found with an electric cable around his neck: John Carpenter, who was in town to visit him, was the prime suspect. Carpenter’s car was hijacked and searched by police, who noticed bloodstains matching Crane’s blood type. Carpenter was released, however, and continued to plead innocent until his death.