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Celebrity Autopsies With Disturbing Discoveries

None of the journeys into the off-screen or off-the-record lives of celebrities is more personal, more exceedingly intimate than when their autopsies are entered into the public record, the curious and often sordid factors of their surprising or early deaths laid out for all the world to see. They aren't a fun read, but it is interesting (and also heartbreaking) to learn how those seemingly immortal larger-than-life figures shuffled off that proverbial mortal coil.

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    Celebrity Autopsies With Disturbing Discoveries

    Celebrity Autopsies With Disturbing Discoveries

    None of the journeys into the off-screen or off-the-record lives of celebrities is more personal, more exceedingly intimate than when their autopsies are entered into the public record, the curious and often sordid factors of their surprising or early deaths laid out for all the world to see. They aren't a fun read, but it is interesting (and also heartbreaking) to learn how those seemingly immortal larger-than-life figures shuffled off that proverbial mortal coil. Here are some recent celebrity deaths that shocked the world, until the surprising details of their autopsies stunned even more.

    Surprising Details Found In Larry King's Autopsy Report

    Surprising Details Found In Larry King's Autopsy Report

    Veteran television journalist and radio host Larry King was one of the most famous people in the world at one point in his career, and he interviewed hundreds of equally famous people. From celebrities to politicians to athletes, King talked to anybody who was anyone. He rose to the pinnacle of journalism in his 25 years at CNN and the "Larry King Live" show, conducting some 50,000 interviews in his easygoing manner during a career that spanned over six decades (via People). So, it was with great sadness when the legendary broadcaster died suddenly in January at the age of 87. King contracted COVID-19 last December, but his estranged wife, Shawn Southwick King, said the virus didn't kill him (via Entertainment Tonight).

    Stars You May Not Know Passed Away

    Stars You May Not Know Passed Away

    We all look up to our favorite stars, and when one of them sadly passes, it leaves us all with a heavy heart. There's never truly a good time to say goodbye to a loved one, and the same is somehow true for people we only know from afar, whether they were actors, musicians, or sports legends. Many of these names you will recognize, some you may not, but each of these people left an undeniable mark on our lives and the world we know today. Some were cut short in their prime while others led long, fulfilled lives before leaving the mortal coil, and some stars may have faded in recent years, but they all have one thing in common: They will be missed. Join us as we take a look at these stars, how we lost them, and the accomplishments or feats we'll always remember them for.

    What Happens During An Autopsy?

    What Happens During An Autopsy?

    From reports about celebrity deaths, to true crime podcasts, to horror movies with titled things like "The Autopsy of Jane Doe," references to postmortems are everywhere. It's not surprising, considering nearly 7,000 people die every day in the United States alone, and autopsies are one of the most reliable ways to determine a cause of death. For loved ones of the deceased, the concept of an autopsy can be initially distressing, but as a 2001 survey showed, many family members felt reassured by the results. Having answers about what caused the death can provide clarity and help with the grieving process.

    13 Myths About Autopsies That Just Aren't True

    13 Myths About Autopsies That Just Aren't True

    The postmortem process known as the autopsy traces its roots to as far back as three centuries before the beginning of the Common Era. According to Popular Mechanics, the Egyptian ruler Ptolemy I Soter first permitted the dissection of dead human bodies (typically belonging to those sentenced to death) for educational reasons, reportedly even participating in some of the operations himself. Nearly 250 years later, Julius Caesar became the first recorded person to be autopsied; it was through this procedure that the Roman physician Antistius was able to determine not just the number of stab wounds Caesar sustained, but also which of them took his life.

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