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Sunday, April 05

On August 10 2019, the multi-millionaire financier and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell whilst awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking of minors. His death was designated as a suicide by hanging, but the autopsy report was not been released to the public. Questions about the circumstances of his death remained unanswered, and conspiracy theories filled the vacuum. But for once, the truth may be stranger than fiction. For decades, Epstein cultivated connections to the world’s most powerful elite – whilst simultaneously exploited underage gills in a vast pyramid scheme of sexual abuse. The emerging evidence suggests that these obsessions were linked – in blackmail. In this episode, expert Coroner and Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter unpacks the secrets of Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a Manhattan jail cell. Show Less
On August 10 2019, the multi-millionaire financier and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell whilst a...Show More

On August 10 2019, the multi-millionaire financier and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell whilst awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking of minors. His death was designated as a suicide by hanging, but the autopsy report was not been released to the public. Questions about the circumstances of his death remained unanswered, and conspiracy theories filled the vacuum. But for once, the truth may be stranger than fiction. For decades, Epstein cultivated connections to the world’s most powerful elite – whilst simultaneously exploited underage gills in a vast pyramid scheme of sexual abuse. The emerging evidence suggests that these obsessions were linked – in blackmail. In this episode, expert Coroner and Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter unpacks the secrets of Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a Manhattan jail cell. Show Less
On August 10 2019, the multi-millionaire financier and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell whilst a...Show More

Monday, April 06

On the evening of January 20, 1993, actress and style icon Audrey Hepburn died of a very rare form of abdominal cancer, at the age of 63. With an Academy Award and ten Golden Globe nominations, Audrey was admired not only for her starring roles in My Fair Lady, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and War and Peace but also for her style, grace and elegance. Following the birth of her two sons she retired from acting and became a humanitarian ambassador travelling the world with UNICEF, bringing attention to the plight of children in war torn countries. It was during her last trip to Somalia with UNICEF in 1992 that she started to feel unwell with severe abdominal pains and only 3 and a half months later she was dead. World renowned forensic pathologist, Dr Michael Hunter needs to analyse key moments from Audrey’s life and her medical history, in order investigate and find the answers as to what caused Audrey’s rare cancer and why she couldn’t be saved. Show Less
On the evening of January 20, 1993, actress and style icon Audrey Hepburn died of a very rare form of abdominal cancer, at the age of ...Show More

Saturday, April 11

On the evening of January 20, 1993, actress and style icon Audrey Hepburn died of a very rare form of abdominal cancer, at the age of 63. With an Academy Award and ten Golden Globe nominations, Audrey was admired not only for her starring roles in My Fair Lady, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and War and Peace but also for her style, grace and elegance. Following the birth of her two sons she retired from acting and became a humanitarian ambassador travelling the world with UNICEF, bringing attention to the plight of children in war torn countries. It was during her last trip to Somalia with UNICEF in 1992 that she started to feel unwell with severe abdominal pains and only 3 and a half months later she was dead. World renowned forensic pathologist, Dr Michael Hunter needs to analyse key moments from Audrey’s life and her medical history, in order investigate and find the answers as to what caused Audrey’s rare cancer and why she couldn’t be saved. Show Less
On the evening of January 20, 1993, actress and style icon Audrey Hepburn died of a very rare form of abdominal cancer, at the age of ...Show More

On March 23, 2011, actress and Hollywood legend, Elizabeth Taylor, died of a cardiac arrest in Los Angeles. Her death at 79 caused shock waves around the world at the loss of one of the world’s last great movie stars. Despite her glittering career, Elizabeth Taylor’s life had been blighted by ill health, tragedy and failed marriages leading to addictions to alcohol and prescription drugs. In this episode, expert Coroner and Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter examines Elizabeth Taylor’s extensive medical history to try and discover what caused the death of this Hollywood icon. Show Less
On March 23, 2011, actress and Hollywood legend, Elizabeth Taylor, died of a cardiac arrest in Los Angeles. Her death at 79 caused sho...Show More

In September 1955, the twenty-four-year-old actor and figurehead of teen rebellion, James Dean died in a horrific car crash near Cholame in California. For more than 60 years mystery has surrounded the cause of the crash as Dean was an accomplished racing driver travelling on a straight road in good conditions. Now, expert Coroner and Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter is reopening the case using testimony from family, friends, crash experts and biographers to finally reveal the real cause of James Dean’s death. Show Less
In September 1955, the twenty-four-year-old actor and figurehead of teen rebellion, James Dean died in a horrific car crash near Chola...Show More

Steve McQueen was a legendary actor probably best known for his roles in ‘The Great Escape’, ‘The Magnificent Seven’ and ‘Bullitt’. By the mid 1970s, ‘The King of Cool’ was the world’s highest paid movie star but on November 7 1980 he died almost unrecognizable in a hospital bed in Mexico at just 50 years old. His death fuelled wild rumors and allegations of conspiracy. Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter examines Steve’s extensive medical records to unravel the truth surrounding his death and attempts to reveal what really happened to this iconic star. Show Less
Steve McQueen was a legendary actor probably best known for his roles in ‘The Great Escape’, ‘The Magnificent Seven’ and ‘Bu...Show More

On October 10th 2004, Christopher Reeve died in hospital leaving the world heartbroken. The actor’s role as Superman had turned him into a global superstar but after a freak horse riding accident in 1995 had left him paralyzed, his determination to walk again and his campaigning for America’s disabled community transformed him into another type of hero. The world’s media reported the cause of death as heart failure but this raised more questions than answers. Conflicting reports emerged, one even suggested that Chris had suffered a severe allergic reaction to a drug just before his death. World renowned forensic pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter will now investigates every aspect of Christopher’s life in forensic detail, using reports from the time and first-hand accounts to piece together what was going on in the body of America’s Superman to find the answers. Show Less
On October 10th 2004, Christopher Reeve died in hospital leaving the world heartbroken. The actor’s role as Superman had turned him...Show More

On June 19th 2013 James Gandolfini died of a heart attack in Rome. He was just 51 years old. A famously intense character actor, he was credited with changing the very nature of television acting. First appearing in films such as True Romance and Get Shorty, it was the HBO series The Sopranos that made him a household name. But his dedication to his craft took a deep toll on the actor, and rumors of addiction and excess followed him throughout his career. Now expert pathologist Dr Michael Hunter is re-examining his medical history in order to discover what led him to die of a heart attack at only 51. Show Less
On June 19th 2013 James Gandolfini died of a heart attack in Rome. He was just 51 years old. A famously intense character actor, he wa...Show More

Michael Clarke Duncan found fame at the age of 42, playing gentle giant John Coffey in the Green Mile. The 6’5” actor went on to star in a string of Hollywood blockbusters but he wasn’t a typical Hollywood star. He was obsessed with working out and eating well so when he suffered a sudden heart attack in 2012, from which he eventually died, rumours of a conspiracy emerged. Now world renowned medical examiner Dr Michael Hunter is investigation Michael Clarke Duncan’s mysterious death at the age of just 54. Show Less
Michael Clarke Duncan found fame at the age of 42, playing gentle giant John Coffey in the Green Mile. The 6’5” actor went on to s...Show More

Monday, April 13

Glen Campbell was a rarity. His life was a unique rags to riches story. From a desperately poor background he became an internationally revered guitarist and singer. Inspired by Jazz, he performed across both popular and country music. He worked with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and became a Beach Boy. He sold over 45 million records, had 27 top 10 hits and won 10 Grammys. He was revered by musicians from all genres, who even requested guitar lessons from him! On August 8th 2017, Glen was reported to have died from Alzheimer’s Disease. However, it is generally the complications associated with the disease that kills people. In this heart warming and emotive drama-documentary the real cause that killed Glen is investigated and unveiled. Was his history of smoking, heavy drinking and excessive cocaine usage the deciding factors, or were there other events deep in his past that caused the chain reaction that eventually killed Glen Campbell? Show Less
Glen Campbell was a rarity. His life was a unique rags to riches story. From a desperately poor background he became an internationall...Show More

On September 12, 2003, the world was mourning the loss of legendary singer Johnny Cash, who died in Nashville, Tennessee from respiratory arrest. Known for his heavy drug use and reckless attitude to his health, Johnny Cash reached the age of 71 and died shortly after his wife of 35 years June Carter. Many speculated that he died of a broken heart and others believed it was his wayward lifestyle that was to blame. Now, Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter is taking a fresh look at Johnny Cash’s death and will reveal whether years of drug abuse and hard-living led to the star’s demise or whether his death was due to something else entirely. Show Less
On September 12, 2003, the world was mourning the loss of legendary singer Johnny Cash, who died in Nashville, Tennessee from respirat...Show More

On April 6, 1998 country icon Tammy Wynette was found dead her Nashville home. The 55 year-old’s life had been blighted by ill health, failed marriages and an addiction to pain killers. Following her death her daughters sued both her husband and doctor, leading to the exhumation of her body and an autopsy. In this episode renowned forensic pathologist Dr Michael Hunter analyses her autopsy report, together with the testimony of her daughters, her close friends to determine exactly how she died. Show Less
On April 6, 1998 country icon Tammy Wynette was found dead her Nashville home. The 55 year-old’s life had been blighted by ill healt...Show More

Glen Campbell was a rarity. His life was a unique rags to riches story. From a desperately poor background he became an internationally revered guitarist and singer. Inspired by Jazz, he performed across both popular and country music. He worked with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and became a Beach Boy. He sold over 45 million records, had 27 top 10 hits and won 10 Grammys. He was revered by musicians from all genres, who even requested guitar lessons from him! On August 8th 2017, Glen was reported to have died from Alzheimer’s Disease. However, it is generally the complications associated with the disease that kills people. In this heart warming and emotive drama-documentary the real cause that killed Glen is investigated and unveiled. Was his history of smoking, heavy drinking and excessive cocaine usage the deciding factors, or were there other events deep in his past that caused the chain reaction that eventually killed Glen Campbell? Show Less
Glen Campbell was a rarity. His life was a unique rags to riches story. From a desperately poor background he became an internationall...Show More

On September 12, 2003, the world was mourning the loss of legendary singer Johnny Cash, who died in Nashville, Tennessee from respiratory arrest. Known for his heavy drug use and reckless attitude to his health, Johnny Cash reached the age of 71 and died shortly after his wife of 35 years June Carter. Many speculated that he died of a broken heart and others believed it was his wayward lifestyle that was to blame. Now, Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter is taking a fresh look at Johnny Cash’s death and will reveal whether years of drug abuse and hard-living led to the star’s demise or whether his death was due to something else entirely. Show Less
On September 12, 2003, the world was mourning the loss of legendary singer Johnny Cash, who died in Nashville, Tennessee from respirat...Show More

Tuesday, April 14

On April 6, 1998 country icon Tammy Wynette was found dead her Nashville home. The 55 year-old’s life had been blighted by ill health, failed marriages and an addiction to pain killers. Following her death her daughters sued both her husband and doctor, leading to the exhumation of her body and an autopsy. In this episode renowned forensic pathologist Dr Michael Hunter analyses her autopsy report, together with the testimony of her daughters, her close friends to determine exactly how she died. Show Less
On April 6, 1998 country icon Tammy Wynette was found dead her Nashville home. The 55 year-old’s life had been blighted by ill healt...Show More

Saturday, April 18

Patrick Swayze was a legendary actor, dancer and singer. His cult performances made him a global superstar. By the late 80s, Patrick was a celebrated Hollywood heartthrob, but the dancer and actor, probably best known for his roles in ‘Dirty Dancing’, Ghost and 'Point Break’ died almost unrecognisable at his ranch in California at just 57 years old. Now, forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter will examine Patrick’s extensive medical records to unravel the truth surrounding his death and will attempt to reveal what really happened to this huge star. Show Less
Patrick Swayze was a legendary actor, dancer and singer. His cult performances made him a global superstar. By the late 80s, Patrick w...Show More

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

On the morning of April 26th, 1989, Lucille Ball died in a Los Angeles hospital leaving the world heartbroken. America’s first lady of comedy had delighted audiences with a glittering career that spanned over half a century: but it was her television show, ‘I Love Lucy, ’ that had transformed television and turned the actress into the most famous face on the planet. The 77 year old would die of a rupture of the aorta - a life-ending tear of the largest artery in the human body. This is rare, and even more mysterious given the fact that she was in great shape just weeks before her death. So what exactly was going on inside Lucille Ball’s body that led to this catastrophic failure? And could a mystery teenage illness have played a part? World renowned forensic pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter investigates every aspect of Lucille’s life in forensic detail, using her death certificate, medical documents and first-hand accounts to piece together what was going on in the body of America’s most loved Lucy to find the answers. Show Less
On the morning of April 26th, 1989, Lucille Ball died in a Los Angeles hospital leaving the world heartbroken. America’s first lady...Show More

The death of Florence Henderson in November 2016, best known as Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch, left her fans the world over mourning the loss of an iconic mother figure. She was 82 but looking characteristically vibrant on live TV just days beforehand, her death caught everyone by surprise. With a career spanning over 60 years, Florence was an incredibly multi-talented performer on stage and screen. The last of 10 children, she grew up in extreme poverty. But by the age of 19, thanks to her remarkable determination and work ethic, she became an overnight Broadway star and was rarely out of the spotlight for the rest of her life. Reports state that Florence died from complications with her heart leading to complete heart failure. Working and travelling flat out to the very end undoubtedly put her under great mental and physical strain. But her heart may also have been burdened by a period of heavy drinking and living, depression, a hysterectomy and osteoporosis drugs. By her mid 70s, Florence was suffering from an irregular heartbeat and coronary artery disease leading to major surgery, including a procedure just 24 hours before she died. With the help of Florence’s medical history and eyewitness accounts, world renowned forensic pathologist Dr Michael Hunter, digs deep to discover exactly what caused the heart of America’s beloved Mom to fail so suddenly. Show Less
The death of Florence Henderson in November 2016, best known as Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch, left her fans the world over mourning ...Show More

The death of Florence Henderson in November 2016, best known as Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch, left her fans the world over mourning the loss of an iconic mother figure. She was 82 but looking characteristically vibrant on live TV just days beforehand, her death caught everyone by surprise. With a career spanning over 60 years, Florence was an incredibly multi-talented performer on stage and screen. The last of 10 children, she grew up in extreme poverty. But by the age of 19, thanks to her remarkable determination and work ethic, she became an overnight Broadway star and was rarely out of the spotlight for the rest of her life. Reports state that Florence died from complications with her heart leading to complete heart failure. Working and travelling flat out to the very end undoubtedly put her under great mental and physical strain. But her heart may also have been burdened by a period of heavy drinking and living, depression, a hysterectomy and osteoporosis drugs. By her mid 70s, Florence was suffering from an irregular heartbeat and coronary artery disease leading to major surgery, including a procedure just 24 hours before she died. With the help of Florence’s medical history and eyewitness accounts, world renowned forensic pathologist Dr Michael Hunter, digs deep to discover exactly what caused the heart of America’s beloved Mom to fail so suddenly. Show Less
The death of Florence Henderson in November 2016, best known as Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch, left her fans the world over mourning ...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.

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.

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.

Patrick Swayze was a legendary actor, dancer and singer. His cult performances made him a global superstar. By the late 80s, Patrick was a celebrated Hollywood heartthrob, but the dancer and actor, probably best known for his roles in ‘Dirty Dancing’, Ghost and 'Point Break’ died almost unrecognisable at his ranch in California at just 57 years old. Now, forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter will examine Patrick’s extensive medical records to unravel the truth surrounding his death and will attempt to reveal what really happened to this huge star.

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.