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Thursday, February 21

Mary Tyler Moore was the sweetheart of American television, starring in two of the most successful sit-coms of all time. She paved the way for strong, independent women on screen and captured the era’s spirit of freedom and optimism. But behind the iconic smile was a life beset by tragedy, illness and addiction. On January 25th, 2017, Mary died of a cardiac arrest in Greenwich Hospital, Connecticut – at the age of 80. Now renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter is investigating the events leading up to her final heartbeat to explain the cause of death. Show Less
Mary Tyler Moore was the sweetheart of American television, starring in two of the most successful sit-coms of all time. She paved th...Show More

Rue McClanahan was beloved for playing the sassy Southern Belle, Blanche Devereaux, on the classic show “The Golden Girls.” But behind the smiles, Rue’s life was blighted by heartbreak, disease and near-death experiences. Her cause of death was reported as a stroke, which is most commonly caused by a blood clot to the brain. Mysteriously, however, Rue was taking the drug Warfarin, which is a powerful anticoagulant medication specifically designed to prevent blood clotting. So why did the actress die of a stroke at the age of 76? World renowned Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter needs to analyze every detail of the limited information available to piece together the answer Show Less
Rue McClanahan was beloved for playing the sassy Southern Belle, Blanche Devereaux, on the classic show “The Golden Girls.” But be...Show More

Rue McClanahan was beloved for playing the sassy Southern Belle, Blanche Devereaux, on the classic show “The Golden Girls.” But behind the smiles, Rue’s life was blighted by heartbreak, disease and near-death experiences. Her cause of death was reported as a stroke, which is most commonly caused by a blood clot to the brain. Mysteriously, however, Rue was taking the drug Warfarin, which is a powerful anticoagulant medication specifically designed to prevent blood clotting. So why did the actress die of a stroke at the age of 76? World renowned Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter needs to analyze every detail of the limited information available to piece together the answer Show Less
Rue McClanahan was beloved for playing the sassy Southern Belle, Blanche Devereaux, on the classic show “The Golden Girls.” But be...Show More

Sunday, February 24

Florence Ballard was the founding member, and original leader, of the Supremes - the most successful female group in history. With enduring classics such as Stop! In the name of Love, they had 10 number one hits in just 3 years. But for Flo, the fame and the pressures of the business were just too much to cope with. She turned to alcohol, and was kicked out of the band she founded at the age of just 23. Within a few years she was a single mother of three living on welfare, and by the age of 32 she was dead. Expert pathologist Dr Michael Hunter uncovers the truth behind her tragic early death. Show Less
Florence Ballard was the founding member, and original leader, of the Supremes - the most successful female group in history. With en...Show More

Dr Richard Shepherd investigates the death of Michael Jackson. He was the biggest-selling recording artist of all time, when he suddenly died at just 50 years old; he left 400 million dollars in debts and more questions than answers. Show Less
Dr Richard Shepherd investigates the death of Michael Jackson. He was the biggest-selling recording artist of all time, when he sudden...Show More

On May 17th 2012, after nearly 40 years as the Queen of Disco and First Lady of Love, Donna Summer died at her home in Naples, Florida. While Donna grew up in a strict religious household she would go on to be defined by the raunchy Disco music she made with hit music producer Giorgio Moroder. But when Donna passed away from cancer, the public knew had no idea she was even ill. Donna shrouded her final months in secrecy, with her death coming as a shock to extended family members. Even more shocking was the family’s announcement of what they thought was the true cause of Donna’s death….so what really happened to Donna Summer? 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 in the Disco Diva’s body to find the answers. Show Less
On May 17th 2012, after nearly 40 years as the Queen of Disco and First Lady of Love, Donna Summer died at her home in Naples, Florida...Show More

Dr Richard Shepherd investigates the death of Michael Jackson. He was the biggest-selling recording artist of all time, when he suddenly died at just 50 years old; he left 400 million dollars in debts and more questions than answers. Show Less
Dr Richard Shepherd investigates the death of Michael Jackson. He was the biggest-selling recording artist of all time, when he sudden...Show More

On May 17th 2012, after nearly 40 years as the Queen of Disco and First Lady of Love, Donna Summer died at her home in Naples, Florida. While Donna grew up in a strict religious household she would go on to be defined by the raunchy Disco music she made with hit music producer Giorgio Moroder. But when Donna passed away from cancer, the public knew had no idea she was even ill. Donna shrouded her final months in secrecy, with her death coming as a shock to extended family members. Even more shocking was the family’s announcement of what they thought was the true cause of Donna’s death….so what really happened to Donna Summer? 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 in the Disco Diva’s body to find the answers. Show Less
On May 17th 2012, after nearly 40 years as the Queen of Disco and First Lady of Love, Donna Summer died at her home in Naples, Florida...Show More

Monday, February 25

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. Show Less
Christopher John Cornell was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as the lead vocalist for the rock bands So...Show More

In April 1994, the twenty seven year old musician and self styled prince of grunge, Kurt Cobain was found dead at his Seattle mansion with a gunshot wound to his head. A suicide note was found at the scene and the police quickly concluded that Kurt had taken his own life. But for more than twenty years controversy has raged over the cause of Kurt’s death with many claiming he had too much heroin in his system to have shot himself. Expert Coroner and Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter has examined all the available medical evidence and with testimony from family and friends to finally reveal the real cause of Kurt Cobain’s death. Show Less
In April 1994, the twenty seven year old musician and self styled prince of grunge, Kurt Cobain was found dead at his Seattle mansion ...Show More

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. Show Less
Christopher John Cornell was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as the lead vocalist for the rock bands So...Show More

Tuesday, February 26

In April 1994, the twenty seven year old musician and self styled prince of grunge, Kurt Cobain was found dead at his Seattle mansion with a gunshot wound to his head. A suicide note was found at the scene and the police quickly concluded that Kurt had taken his own life. But for more than twenty years controversy has raged over the cause of Kurt’s death with many claiming he had too much heroin in his system to have shot himself. Expert Coroner and Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter has examined all the available medical evidence and with testimony from family and friends to finally reveal the real cause of Kurt Cobain’s death. Show Less
In April 1994, the twenty seven year old musician and self styled prince of grunge, Kurt Cobain was found dead at his Seattle mansion ...Show More

Thursday, February 28

Dr Richard Shepherd investigates the death of Michael Jackson. He was the biggest-selling recording artist of all time, when he suddenly died at just 50 years old; he left 400 million dollars in debts and more questions than answers. Show Less
Dr Richard Shepherd investigates the death of Michael Jackson. He was the biggest-selling recording artist of all time, when he sudden...Show More

On May 17th 2012, after nearly 40 years as the Queen of Disco and First Lady of Love, Donna Summer died at her home in Naples, Florida. While Donna grew up in a strict religious household she would go on to be defined by the raunchy Disco music she made with hit music producer Giorgio Moroder. But when Donna passed away from cancer, the public knew had no idea she was even ill. Donna shrouded her final months in secrecy, with her death coming as a shock to extended family members. Even more shocking was the family’s announcement of what they thought was the true cause of Donna’s death….so what really happened to Donna Summer? 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 in the Disco Diva’s body to find the answers. Show Less
On May 17th 2012, after nearly 40 years as the Queen of Disco and First Lady of Love, Donna Summer died at her home in Naples, Florida...Show More

On May 17th 2012, after nearly 40 years as the Queen of Disco and First Lady of Love, Donna Summer died at her home in Naples, Florida. While Donna grew up in a strict religious household she would go on to be defined by the raunchy Disco music she made with hit music producer Giorgio Moroder. But when Donna passed away from cancer, the public knew had no idea she was even ill. Donna shrouded her final months in secrecy, with her death coming as a shock to extended family members. Even more shocking was the family’s announcement of what they thought was the true cause of Donna’s death….so what really happened to Donna Summer? 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 in the Disco Diva’s body to find the answers. Show Less
On May 17th 2012, after nearly 40 years as the Queen of Disco and First Lady of Love, Donna Summer died at her home in Naples, Florida...Show More

Sunday, March 03

Chris Farley was the larger-than-life Hollywood star regarded as one of the funniest comedians of his generation. His outrageous blend of physical slapstick and vulnerable charm earned him the adoration of the American public. After shooting to fame in the early 90’s as one of Saturday Night Live’s brightest talents, he went on to star in a string of hit movies. But on December 18th 1997 Chris’ body was found on the floor of his Chicago apartment, after four days of partying. He died alone aged 33. Now, Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Hunter is taking a fresh look at the death of an icon who was loved by millions. Show Less
Chris Farley was the larger-than-life Hollywood star regarded as one of the funniest comedians of his generation. His outrageous blend...Show More

Robin Williams was one of the funniest and most gifted comedians of his generation. He burst to prominence in 1978 in the hit TV sitcom Mork & Mindy and won an Oscar for Good Will Hunting in 1997. But just before midday on 11th August 2014, he’s found hanging from a belt secured to a closet door in his home in Tiburon, California. Now, Dr Richard Shepherd is piecing together the events of Robin Williams’ last hours and evidence from the autopsy report to uncover what triggered this suicide. Show Less
Robin Williams was one of the funniest and most gifted comedians of his generation. He burst to prominence in 1978 in the hit TV sitco...Show More

John Belushi was a comedy genius. The gross-out characters he created in Animal House and Blues Brothers were iconic. After a meteoric rise to stardom, 33 year-old he was on the cusp of super stardom. But on March 5th, 1982 he was found dead died in Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont Hotel. Using information revealed in John Belushi’s autopsy report, Dr. Michael Hunter investigates his final days and hours to reveal the cause of his death. Show Less
John Belushi was a comedy genius. The gross-out characters he created in Animal House and Blues Brothers were iconic. After a meteori...Show More

On March 4th 1994, beloved comedy actor John Candy was found dead in Durango Mexico, where he had been working on what would become his final film, Wagons East. Candy rose through the ranks of the celebrated Second City theatre group, and went on to appear in over 40 films, winning acclaim for his performances in classic films such as Splash, Cool Runnings and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. His death certificate stated that he died of a heart attack – but what was the cause? John Candy was known for his larger than life persona, and he battled with his weight throughout his life. But it seems that events that unfolded in Mexico on the set of Wagons East could have also contributed to his shocking and untimely death at the age of just 43. World renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter will analyse every detail of Candy’s death certificate, along with the testimonies from those closest to John, in order to understand what ultimately caused the death of a Hollywood icon. Show Less
On March 4th 1994, beloved comedy actor John Candy was found dead in Durango Mexico, where he had been working on what would become hi...Show More

John Belushi was a comedy genius. The gross-out characters he created in Animal House and Blues Brothers were iconic. After a meteoric rise to stardom, 33 year-old he was on the cusp of super stardom. But on March 5th, 1982 he was found dead died in Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont Hotel. Using information revealed in John Belushi’s autopsy report, Dr. Michael Hunter investigates his final days and hours to reveal the cause of his death. Show Less
John Belushi was a comedy genius. The gross-out characters he created in Animal House and Blues Brothers were iconic. After a meteori...Show More

On March 4th 1994, beloved comedy actor John Candy was found dead in Durango Mexico, where he had been working on what would become his final film, Wagons East. Candy rose through the ranks of the celebrated Second City theatre group, and went on to appear in over 40 films, winning acclaim for his performances in classic films such as Splash, Cool Runnings and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. His death certificate stated that he died of a heart attack – but what was the cause? John Candy was known for his larger than life persona, and he battled with his weight throughout his life. But it seems that events that unfolded in Mexico on the set of Wagons East could have also contributed to his shocking and untimely death at the age of just 43. World renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter will analyse every detail of Candy’s death certificate, along with the testimonies from those closest to John, in order to understand what ultimately caused the death of a Hollywood icon. Show Less
On March 4th 1994, beloved comedy actor John Candy was found dead in Durango Mexico, where he had been working on what would become hi...Show More

Monday, March 04

Robin Williams was one of the funniest and most gifted comedians of his generation. He burst to prominence in 1978 in the hit TV sitcom Mork & Mindy and won an Oscar for Good Will Hunting in 1997. But just before midday on 11th August 2014, he’s found hanging from a belt secured to a closet door in his home in Tiburon, California. Now, Dr Richard Shepherd is piecing together the events of Robin Williams’ last hours and evidence from the autopsy report to uncover what triggered this suicide. Show Less
Robin Williams was one of the funniest and most gifted comedians of his generation. He burst to prominence in 1978 in the hit TV sitco...Show More

Chris Farley was the larger-than-life Hollywood star regarded as one of the funniest comedians of his generation. His outrageous blend of physical slapstick and vulnerable charm earned him the adoration of the American public. After shooting to fame in the early 90’s as one of Saturday Night Live’s brightest talents, he went on to star in a string of hit movies. But on December 18th 1997 Chris’ body was found on the floor of his Chicago apartment, after four days of partying. He died alone aged 33. Now, Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Hunter is taking a fresh look at the death of an icon who was loved by millions. Show Less
Chris Farley was the larger-than-life Hollywood star regarded as one of the funniest comedians of his generation. His outrageous blend...Show More

About Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…

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. The new hour-long episodes focus on the final hours of Steve McQueen, Richard Pryor, Bruce Lee, Janis Joplin, Dennis Wilson and Bernie Mac. Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Jaymes Vaughan and Dr. Hunter talk about the death of Johnny Cash.

Dr. Hunter and Sonia Isabelle talk about how Elizabeth Taylor always attracted the spotlight in life and in death.

Dr. Hunter (Autopsy) talks with Sonia Isabelle of Celebrity Page about Muhammad Ali's lasting legacy, and why his death left such an impact on everyone.

Sonia Isabelle of Celebrity Page talks with Dr. Hunter from Autopsy: The Last Hours Of... about Farrah Fawcett's rare cancer.

Jaymes Vaughan of Celebrity Page and Dr. Hunter talk about what you can expect on the Mary Tyler Moore episode of Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...

See what Dr. Hunter found in the autopsy reports for Heath Ledger, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix and many more.

A lineup full of “Real Lives. Real Stories. Real Celebrities” is coming your way starting Sept. 10 on REELZ. New series include Rich and Acquitted, Hollywood Homicide Uncovered and Scandal Made Me Famous. New documentary specials include Titanic: Sinking the Myths, Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to Love and Reagan: From Movie Star to President. Rounding out new fall programming are returning series Autopsy: The Last Hours of… and Gangsters: America’s Most Evil.