Why did two friends of a well-known bass player steal his body then set it alight? How did the person who was found guilty of killing Kirsty MacColl manage to avoid going to jail? Which drummer of a famous group ended up homeless and destitute? Who froze to death in their car? Which famous guitarist disappeared as his group was about to start a tour of America and was never seen again? Which actress committed suicide by jumping from the top of the Hollywood sign? Whose pet monkey survived a plane crash? Find the answers to these intriguing questions and hundreds of more enthralling facts inside this book.
First published in 2020 this book contains over 570 easily readable compact entries in systematic order augmented by an extensive bibliography, an alphabetical list of countries and locations of individuals final resting places (where known) and a day and month list in consecutive order of when an individual died. It details the deaths of individuals from film, literature, music, theatre, and television, and the achievements they left behind, who died too early and often in tragic circumstances. In addition, some ordinary people who died in bizarre, freak, or strange circumstances are also included.
Entries are correct to 31st December 2019.
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