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Monday, July 16

Documentary series. Forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd re-examines the death of legendary singer Elvis Presley Show Less
Documentary series. Forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd re-examines the death of legendary singer Elvis Presley...Show More

Tuesday, July 17

Documentary series. Forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd re-examines the death of legendary singer Elvis Presley Show Less
Documentary series. Forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd re-examines the death of legendary singer Elvis Presley...Show More

In February 2013 Country Music singer Mindy McCready shot herself on the porch of her house in Heber Springs Arkansas. Now, world-renowned Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter puts Mindy's complex personal life under the spotlight, and reveals how her unhealthy relationship with prescription medication may have exacerbated an un-diagnosed mental condition and led Mindy to plan her own death. Show Less
In February 2013 Country Music singer Mindy McCready shot herself on the porch of her house in Heber Springs Arkansas. Now, world-ren...Show More

Wednesday, July 18

In February 2013 Country Music singer Mindy McCready shot herself on the porch of her house in Heber Springs Arkansas. Now, world-renowned Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter puts Mindy's complex personal life under the spotlight, and reveals how her unhealthy relationship with prescription medication may have exacerbated an un-diagnosed mental condition and led Mindy to plan her own death. Show Less
In February 2013 Country Music singer Mindy McCready shot herself on the porch of her house in Heber Springs Arkansas. Now, world-ren...Show More

Thursday, July 19

On September 19th 1973, singer and musician, Gram Parsons, died of drug toxicity at the Joshua Tree Inn, California, aged only 26. Gram Parsons was one of the great, lost talents of rock music - combining country, folk and rock to create his own original sound. Often critically acclaimed, he pioneered his own blend of cosmic American music. But during his short life, he became almost as famous for his drug and drink consumption as he did for his music. Now, Forensic Pathologist Dr Michael Hunter is taking a fresh look at Gram Parsons autopsy and will reveal why such a seasoned drug user could have suddenly met his end on that night at the Joshua Tree Inn. Show Less
On September 19th 1973, singer and musician, Gram Parsons, died of drug toxicity at the Joshua Tree Inn, California, aged only 26. Gr...Show More

On July 29th 1974, Cass Elliot was found dead in a flat in London. She was 32 years old and her death shocked the world. One of the most influential figures of the hippy scene, she rose to fame as a member of folk-rock band The Mamas and The Papas, who took the world by storm with their hit single ‘California Dreamin’ along with a string of classic songs. Cass was loved and respected by everyone who knew her and her voice made her famous world-wide. Frank Sinatra once sent her a personal note saying “you have the best phrasing of any singer I’ve ever heard”. Redefining perceptions of how female artists should look and behave, she became a role model and icon for every girl that didn’t fit in at the high school prom. But her appetites for excess were as legendary as her voice. At her worst, she would get into her big convertible Cadillac and drive into the worst parts of town to score drugs. And her rollercoaster career was matched by an equally turbulent personal life. Her death was followed by speculation and rumour, had she choked on a ham sandwich? Had she overdosed on drugs? Was the cause of her death covered up in some way? The official verdict at the time was that she had died from fatty myocardial degeneration due to obesity. However it’s rare for someone of 32 to die from that alone. World renowned Medical Examiner Dr Michael Hunter believes there were other factors at play and is taking a fresh look at the evidence to uncover the truth behind what killed Cass Elliot. Show Less
On July 29th 1974, Cass Elliot was found dead in a flat in London. She was 32 years old and her death shocked the world. One of the m...Show More

On September 19th 1973, singer and musician, Gram Parsons, died of drug toxicity at the Joshua Tree Inn, California, aged only 26. Gram Parsons was one of the great, lost talents of rock music - combining country, folk and rock to create his own original sound. Often critically acclaimed, he pioneered his own blend of cosmic American music. But during his short life, he became almost as famous for his drug and drink consumption as he did for his music. Now, Forensic Pathologist Dr Michael Hunter is taking a fresh look at Gram Parsons autopsy and will reveal why such a seasoned drug user could have suddenly met his end on that night at the Joshua Tree Inn. Show Less
On September 19th 1973, singer and musician, Gram Parsons, died of drug toxicity at the Joshua Tree Inn, California, aged only 26. Gr...Show More

Friday, July 20

On July 29th 1974, Cass Elliot was found dead in a flat in London. She was 32 years old and her death shocked the world. One of the most influential figures of the hippy scene, she rose to fame as a member of folk-rock band The Mamas and The Papas, who took the world by storm with their hit single ‘California Dreamin’ along with a string of classic songs. Cass was loved and respected by everyone who knew her and her voice made her famous world-wide. Frank Sinatra once sent her a personal note saying “you have the best phrasing of any singer I’ve ever heard”. Redefining perceptions of how female artists should look and behave, she became a role model and icon for every girl that didn’t fit in at the high school prom. But her appetites for excess were as legendary as her voice. At her worst, she would get into her big convertible Cadillac and drive into the worst parts of town to score drugs. And her rollercoaster career was matched by an equally turbulent personal life. Her death was followed by speculation and rumour, had she choked on a ham sandwich? Had she overdosed on drugs? Was the cause of her death covered up in some way? The official verdict at the time was that she had died from fatty myocardial degeneration due to obesity. However it’s rare for someone of 32 to die from that alone. World renowned Medical Examiner Dr Michael Hunter believes there were other factors at play and is taking a fresh look at the evidence to uncover the truth behind what killed Cass Elliot. Show Less
On July 29th 1974, Cass Elliot was found dead in a flat in London. She was 32 years old and her death shocked the world. One of the m...Show More

Sunday, July 22

Maurice Gibb was one third of global mega band, The Bee Gees. In a career spanning four decades, they sold over 220 million records. They were best known for their disco classics, high pitched singing voices, and boufant hairstyles. Whilst his brothers sang lead vocals, Maurice was the hidden talent that held the band together, considered by insiders to be the musical director. But on Wednesday January 8th, 2003, Maurice Gibb collapsed in agony at his Miami home. He died 4 days later, aged just 53. According to witnesses Maurice Gibb’s death came out of nowhere. So why Maurice went from healthy to collapse to death in 4 days is a mystery. Now forensic examiner Dr. Michael Hunter investigates the forensic evidence. Show Less
Maurice Gibb was one third of global mega band, The Bee Gees. In a career spanning four decades, they sold over 220 million records. ...Show More

Dennis Wilson was the golden boy drummer for the Beach Boys. His good looks, adrenaline junkie attitude and musical prowess made him one of the great heart throbs of rock and roll. But how did an avid surfer end up drowning in less than 15 feet of water? Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter examines Dennis's autopsy report to dispel the rumours, and reveal the real cause of the drummer's tragic and untimely death at the age of 39. Show Less
Dennis Wilson was the golden boy drummer for the Beach Boys. His good looks, adrenaline junkie attitude and musical prowess made him o...Show More

Roy Orbison was one of the most influential rock stars of the Twentieth Century. With hits like "Pretty Woman" he was one of the most influential rock stars of the Twentieth Century. He died at age 52 after collapsing at his mother’s house. Show Less
Roy Orbison was one of the most influential rock stars of the Twentieth Century. With hits like "Pretty Woman" he was one of the most...Show More

Roy Orbison was one of the most influential rock stars of the Twentieth Century. With hits like "Pretty Woman" he was one of the most influential rock stars of the Twentieth Century. He died at age 52 after collapsing at his mother’s house. Show Less
Roy Orbison was one of the most influential rock stars of the Twentieth Century. With hits like "Pretty Woman" he was one of the most...Show More

Monday, July 23

Dennis Wilson was the golden boy drummer for the Beach Boys. His good looks, adrenaline junkie attitude and musical prowess made him one of the great heart throbs of rock and roll. But how did an avid surfer end up drowning in less than 15 feet of water? Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter examines Dennis's autopsy report to dispel the rumours, and reveal the real cause of the drummer's tragic and untimely death at the age of 39. Show Less
Dennis Wilson was the golden boy drummer for the Beach Boys. His good looks, adrenaline junkie attitude and musical prowess made him o...Show More

Maurice Gibb was one third of global mega band, The Bee Gees. In a career spanning four decades, they sold over 220 million records. They were best known for their disco classics, high pitched singing voices, and boufant hairstyles. Whilst his brothers sang lead vocals, Maurice was the hidden talent that held the band together, considered by insiders to be the musical director. But on Wednesday January 8th, 2003, Maurice Gibb collapsed in agony at his Miami home. He died 4 days later, aged just 53. According to witnesses Maurice Gibb’s death came out of nowhere. So why Maurice went from healthy to collapse to death in 4 days is a mystery. Now forensic examiner Dr. Michael Hunter investigates the forensic evidence. Show Less
Maurice Gibb was one third of global mega band, The Bee Gees. In a career spanning four decades, they sold over 220 million records. ...Show More

Thursday, July 26

Maurice Gibb was one third of global mega band, The Bee Gees. In a career spanning four decades, they sold over 220 million records. They were best known for their disco classics, high pitched singing voices, and boufant hairstyles. Whilst his brothers sang lead vocals, Maurice was the hidden talent that held the band together, considered by insiders to be the musical director. But on Wednesday January 8th, 2003, Maurice Gibb collapsed in agony at his Miami home. He died 4 days later, aged just 53. According to witnesses Maurice Gibb’s death came out of nowhere. So why Maurice went from healthy to collapse to death in 4 days is a mystery. Now forensic examiner Dr. Michael Hunter investigates the forensic evidence. Show Less
Maurice Gibb was one third of global mega band, The Bee Gees. In a career spanning four decades, they sold over 220 million records. ...Show More

Maurice Gibb was one third of global mega band, The Bee Gees. In a career spanning four decades, they sold over 220 million records. They were best known for their disco classics, high pitched singing voices, and boufant hairstyles. Whilst his brothers sang lead vocals, Maurice was the hidden talent that held the band together, considered by insiders to be the musical director. But on Wednesday January 8th, 2003, Maurice Gibb collapsed in agony at his Miami home. He died 4 days later, aged just 53. According to witnesses Maurice Gibb’s death came out of nowhere. So why Maurice went from healthy to collapse to death in 4 days is a mystery. Now forensic examiner Dr. Michael Hunter investigates the forensic evidence. Show Less
Maurice Gibb was one third of global mega band, The Bee Gees. In a career spanning four decades, they sold over 220 million records. ...Show More

Maurice Gibb was one third of global mega band, The Bee Gees. In a career spanning four decades, they sold over 220 million records. They were best known for their disco classics, high pitched singing voices, and boufant hairstyles. Whilst his brothers sang lead vocals, Maurice was the hidden talent that held the band together, considered by insiders to be the musical director. But on Wednesday January 8th, 2003, Maurice Gibb collapsed in agony at his Miami home. He died 4 days later, aged just 53. According to witnesses Maurice Gibb’s death came out of nowhere. So why Maurice went from healthy to collapse to death in 4 days is a mystery. Now forensic examiner Dr. Michael Hunter investigates the forensic evidence. Show Less
Maurice Gibb was one third of global mega band, The Bee Gees. In a career spanning four decades, they sold over 220 million records. ...Show More

Roy Orbison was one of the most influential rock stars of the Twentieth Century. With hits like "Pretty Woman" he was one of the most influential rock stars of the Twentieth Century. He died at age 52 after collapsing at his mother’s house. Show Less
Roy Orbison was one of the most influential rock stars of the Twentieth Century. With hits like "Pretty Woman" he was one of the most...Show More

Dennis Wilson was the golden boy drummer for the Beach Boys. His good looks, adrenaline junkie attitude and musical prowess made him one of the great heart throbs of rock and roll. But how did an avid surfer end up drowning in less than 15 feet of water? Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter examines Dennis's autopsy report to dispel the rumours, and reveal the real cause of the drummer's tragic and untimely death at the age of 39. Show Less
Dennis Wilson was the golden boy drummer for the Beach Boys. His good looks, adrenaline junkie attitude and musical prowess made him o...Show More

Roy Orbison was one of the most influential rock stars of the Twentieth Century. With hits like "Pretty Woman" he was one of the most influential rock stars of the Twentieth Century. He died at age 52 after collapsing at his mother’s house. Show Less
Roy Orbison was one of the most influential rock stars of the Twentieth Century. With hits like "Pretty Woman" he was one of the most...Show More

Friday, July 27

Dennis Wilson was the golden boy drummer for the Beach Boys. His good looks, adrenaline junkie attitude and musical prowess made him one of the great heart throbs of rock and roll. But how did an avid surfer end up drowning in less than 15 feet of water? Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter examines Dennis's autopsy report to dispel the rumours, and reveal the real cause of the drummer's tragic and untimely death at the age of 39. Show Less
Dennis Wilson was the golden boy drummer for the Beach Boys. His good looks, adrenaline junkie attitude and musical prowess made him o...Show More

Sunday, July 29

This episode features Whitney Houston, a singer and actress with a once-in-a-generation voice that propelled her to stardom. No amount of talent could protect her from the demons that brought about her death in a hotel bathroom at the age of 48. Show Less
This episode features Whitney Houston, a singer and actress with a once-in-a-generation voice that propelled her to stardom. No amount...Show More

Florence Ballard was the founding member of the popular Motown vocal female group the Supremes. Ballard sang on 16 top forty singles with the group, including ten number-one hits. After being removed from the Supremes in 1967, Ballard tried an unsuccessful solo career. Ballard struggled with alcoholism, depression, and poverty for three years. She was making an attempt for a musical comeback when she died of a heart attack in February 1976 at the age of 32 Show Less
Florence Ballard was the founding member of the popular Motown vocal female group the Supremes. Ballard sang on 16 top forty singles w...Show More

Florence Ballard was the founding member of the popular Motown vocal female group the Supremes. Ballard sang on 16 top forty singles with the group, including ten number-one hits. After being removed from the Supremes in 1967, Ballard tried an unsuccessful solo career. Ballard struggled with alcoholism, depression, and poverty for three years. She was making an attempt for a musical comeback when she died of a heart attack in February 1976 at the age of 32 Show Less
Florence Ballard was the founding member of the popular Motown vocal female group the Supremes. Ballard sang on 16 top forty singles w...Show More

Monday, July 30

This episode features Whitney Houston, a singer and actress with a once-in-a-generation voice that propelled her to stardom. No amount of talent could protect her from the demons that brought about her death in a hotel bathroom at the age of 48. Show Less
This episode features Whitney Houston, a singer and actress with a once-in-a-generation voice that propelled her to stardom. No amount...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.