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Photos: Controversial celebrity deaths

By Breeanna Hare, CNN
updated 8:19 AM EDT, Mon July 8, 2013
Actress Brittany Murphy's death hit like a bombshell in December 2009 when <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/12/20/brittany.murphy/index.html?iref=allsearch' target='_blank'>she unexpectedly died at 32</a>. A coroner later said that the actress died from a combination of pneumonia, an iron deficiency and multiple drug intoxication. <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/24/brittany.murphy.husband.dead/index.html?iref=allsearch' target='_blank'>Her husband, Simon Monjack, died five months later</a> of acute pneumonia and severe anemia, <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/07/26/murphy.monjack.mold/index.html?iref=allsearch' target='_blank'>"just like Brittany," the coroner said.</a> Her father is contesting those findings and questioning whether she was poisoned. It's a controversial case, but in Hollywood, controversial celebrity deaths are far from uncommon ... Actress Brittany Murphy's death hit like a bombshell in December 2009 when she unexpectedly died at 32. A coroner later said that the actress died from a combination of pneumonia, an iron deficiency and multiple drug intoxication. Her husband, Simon Monjack, died five months later of acute pneumonia and severe anemia, "just like Brittany," the coroner said. Her father is contesting those findings and questioning whether she was poisoned. It's a controversial case, but in Hollywood, controversial celebrity deaths are far from uncommon ...
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Controversial celebrity deaths
Michael Jackson
James Dean
George Reeves
Marilyn Monroe
Natalie Wood
Brian Jones
Sharon Tate
Jimi Hendrix
Jim Morrison
Bruce Lee
Elvis Presley
Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen
Bob Crane
John Lennon
Brandon Lee
Kurt Cobain
Selena
Tupac Shakur
Notorious B.I.G.
Gianni Versace
Princess Diana
Phil Hartman
Aaliyah
Anna Nicole Smith
Heath Ledger
Amy Winehouse
Whitney Houston
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