Simply final yr a unbelievable movie known as Loving Vincent was launched, detailing the dying of the legendary painter Vincent van Gogh. The experimental movie raised doubts as as to if his dying was really a suicide as broadly reported. This obtained us pondering: What number of different artists have died beneath suspicious circumstances? The reply is kind of shocking. Listed here are 10 artists and entertainers who died beneath suspicious circumstances.
10. Vincent van Gogh
Whereas van Gogh has come to be often known as the final word tortured artist, taking his personal life to flee the world, his dying could not have been at his personal palms. It’s true that van Gogh was troubled, notably slicing off his personal ear after a confrontation along with his pal, Gauguin. He suffered from melancholy and frolicked in psychiatric hospitals earlier than settling in Auvers-sur-Oise close to Paris, the place he got here beneath the care of physician Paul Gachet.
Many have steered that Van Gogh took his personal life due to his brother’s suggestion that he could not in a position to assist him financially as he did up to now. Throughout his life, van Gogh solely offered one portray and was being funded solely due to his brother’s perception and affinity for his work. Nonetheless, what most don’t take note of is the style wherein van Gogh died. He supposedly shot himself within the abdomen – an odd factor, for somebody attempting to finish their very own life. Van Gogh then walked practically two miles again to his room, and died 30 hours later. Forensics professional Dr. Vincent Di Mateo has said, on report, that it’d extremely unlikely that van Gogh shot himself.
He was interviewed by biographers Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who of their e book argue that the artist had been almost definitely shot by chance by a few boys. On his deathbed, van Gogh said that solely he must be blamed for his dying, and nobody else, main the authors to imagine he had determined to guard them by accepting the blame. If true, his resolution to take accountability and free the younger boys of a lifetime of imprisonment is much more profound than a tortured artist who can’t reside on this world.
9. Kurt Cobain
Arguably one of many greatest (or at the very least some of the influential) rock stars of all time, Kurt Cobain additionally met with a suspicious finish. Like many artists, Cobain was a sort and caring particular person however had his difficulties with medicine and different demons. Earlier than he was discovered useless in his Seattle house, Cobain had checked himself out of a drug rehabilitation clinic and was reported as suicidal by his spouse Courtney Love.
On April four, 1994, Police discovered Cobain useless and forensic evaluation decided that he had killed himself. A shotgun lay throughout his physique, and a head wound together with a suicide word was discovered. Many believed that his was a transparent lower case of suicide however non-public investigator Tom Grant discovered in any other case. Regardless of being employed by Cobain’s widow, Grant would put ahead a conspiracy of foul play that implicated Love. Grant believed that the suicide word left by Cobain didn’t recommend suicide however his intention of leaving Love and the music business. He believed the final part of the word was the one implication of suicide, and was probably cast. Moreover, Grant argues that the quantity of heroin in Cobain’s system makes it practically inconceivable for him to have had the capability to kill himself.
As Grant’s theories gained extra consideration, journalists and filmmakers started to review Cobain’s dying. In his personal investigation, filmmaker Nick Broomfield interviewed The Mentors’ bandleader Eldon “El Duce” Hoke, who claimed that Love had provided him $50,000 to kill Cobain. He would go on to say he didn’t do it, however knew the person who did. Coincidentally, it was the final interview Hoke would ever give. He died days later when he was struck by a prepare in the course of the night time.