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Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… is a documentary series that reveals the truth behind the controversial deaths of global icons and people whose untimely deaths were surrounded by scandal and intense media attention. Fact and fiction are forever separated through reconstructions of their final hours using crucial medical evidence from the actual autopsies to explain how and why they died while interviews with friends and family shed light on the events that led to death—finally putting an end to the speculation.
On June 19th 2013 James Gandolfini died of a heart attack in Rome. He was just 51 years old. A famously intense character actor, he was credited with changing the very nature of television acting. First appearing in films such as True Romance and Get Shorty, it was the HBO series The Sopranos that made him a household name. But his dedication to his craft took a deep toll on the actor, and rumors of addiction and excess followed him throughout his career. Now expert pathologist Dr Michael Hunter is re-examining his medical history in order to discover what led him to die of a heart attack at only 51.
In February 2013 Country Music singer Mindy McCready shot herself on the porch of her house in Heber Springs Arkansas. Now, world-renowned Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter puts Mindy's complex personal life under the spotlight, and reveals how her unhealthy relationship with prescription medication may have exacerbated an un-diagnosed mental condition and led Mindy to plan her own death.
Mary Tyler Moore, considered the sweetheart of American television, stars in two of the most successful sitcoms in history; behind her iconic smile lies a life beset by tragedy, illness and addiction.
On June 25, 2009, actress and 1970s icon Farrah Fawcett dies of a rare form of cancer in Los Angeles; her death shocks her fans, friends and family as Farrah didn't smoke, ate healthy food and worked hard to keep fit.
On May 16, 1984, comic Andy Kaufman dies from a rare form of lung cancer at just 35 years of age; a master of invention, he told friends he planned to fake his own death, leading some to believe he did not die.
On Feb. 22, 1987, the most famous living artist dies unexpectedly in a New York hospital at the age of 58.
Muhammad Ali's death following a battle with Parkinson's and years in the boxing ring is examined.
Miles Davis' death in 1991 after checking into a hospital for a "routine tune up" is examined.
James Brown's death on Christmas day in an Atlanta hospital is the focus.
Cass Elliot's shocking death in her London flat at age 32 is examined. Included: a look at the rumors surrounding her passing.
James Dean's fatal crash in an automobile is the focus, including the mystery surrounding it.
Elizabeth Taylor's death from cardiac arrest and her medical history are the focus.
The death of George Michael (1963-2016) is examined.
Former Beatle George Harrison's death in 2001 after a short battle with lung cancer is examined.
An examination of David Bowie's death from cancer.
The death of Johnny Cash is examined.
The death of rock star Lou Reed (1942-2013) is examined.
Gram Parsons' death is the focus.
Remembering Roy Orbison (1936-1988), whose hits included "Pretty Woman."
The story of Florence Ballard, a founding member of the Supremes. She parted ways with the group in 1967, and struggled with alcoholism and depression after an unsuccessful solo career. She died of a heart attack in February 1976 at the age of 32.
Christopher John Cornell was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as the lead vocalist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. Cornell was considered one of the chief architects of the 1990s grunge movement, and is well known for his extensive catalog as a songwriter, his nearly four-octave vocal range, and his powerful vocal belting technique. Cornell struggled with depression for much of his life. He was found dead in his Detroit hotel room early on the morning of May 18, 2017, after performing at a Soundgarden concert an hour earlier.
On September 27th, 2017, Media Magnate, and International Playboy Hugh Hefner or Hef as he liked to be known died at the world-famous Playboy Mansion in Beverley Hills. Hef's death certificate reports that he died of a cardiac arrest. But he was incredibly fit for a 91-year old, still at the head of the Playboy Empire, and hosting huge Hollywood parties. So what happened? World renowned forensic pathologist, Dr Michael Hunter needs to analyze every detail in the limited available information to piece together what was really going on Hef's body to find the answers.
On April 6, 1998 country icon Tammy Wynette was found dead her Nashville home. The 55 year-old's life had been blighted by ill health, failed marriages and an addiction to pain killers. Following her death her daughters sued both her husband and doctor, leading to the exhumation of her body and an autopsy. In this episode renowned forensic pathologist Dr Michael Hunter analyses her autopsy report, together with the testimony of her daughters, her close friends to determine exactly how she died.
Actress, Carrie Fisher died on December 27th 2016, four days after losing consciousness on a transatlantic flight. She was the daughter of Hollywood royalty, best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. But she had a dark side and wrote a series of best-selling books about her battles with addiction although she was thought to be drug free before she died. In this episode world renowned forensic pathologist Dr Michael Hunter unpacks Carrie Fisher's unusually inconclusive official cause of death which is listed as ‘undetermined factors'. What really caused Carrie's death at the relatively young age of 60?
On July 4, 2003, singer-songwriter and producer Barry White dies; the self-taught pianist who couldn't read music rises from the tough streets of Los Angeles to become a superstar.
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