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Sunday, March 01

On March, 10th, 1988, just five days after his 30th birthday, Andy Gibb died. He was the youngest brother of the three Bee Gees brothers. The cause of death on his death certificate was given as myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, but it was also revealed that his system was clean of alcohol and illegal drugs when he died. What killed him became a mystery that Dr Michael Hunter, eminent forensic pathologist, investigates using first hand testimonies and reports. Encouraged by his family to go it alone as a solo artist Andy had the greatest chart start in the history of the American Billboard charts, three number ones with his first three records all before his 21st birthday. But he was haunted by the fact that his brothers had written most of his songs and he was just riding on their coattails, that he didn’t deserve his fame and success. He battled depression which then led to addictions to alcohol and cocaine which put incredible stress on his heart and he suffered a breakdown early on his career, collapsing during a photo shoot in Amsterdam. Despite his family’s efforts he ended up bankrupt and alone on his brother’s estate in England where only his mother was there to witness his final demise. Show Less
On March, 10th, 1988, just five days after his 30th birthday, Andy Gibb died. He was the youngest brother of the three Bee Gees brothe...Show More

On March, 10th, 1988, just five days after his 30th birthday, Andy Gibb died. He was the youngest brother of the three Bee Gees brothers. The cause of death on his death certificate was given as myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, but it was also revealed that his system was clean of alcohol and illegal drugs when he died. What killed him became a mystery that Dr Michael Hunter, eminent forensic pathologist, investigates using first hand testimonies and reports. Encouraged by his family to go it alone as a solo artist Andy had the greatest chart start in the history of the American Billboard charts, three number ones with his first three records all before his 21st birthday. But he was haunted by the fact that his brothers had written most of his songs and he was just riding on their coattails, that he didn’t deserve his fame and success. He battled depression which then led to addictions to alcohol and cocaine which put incredible stress on his heart and he suffered a breakdown early on his career, collapsing during a photo shoot in Amsterdam. Despite his family’s efforts he ended up bankrupt and alone on his brother’s estate in England where only his mother was there to witness his final demise. Show Less
On March, 10th, 1988, just five days after his 30th birthday, Andy Gibb died. He was the youngest brother of the three Bee Gees brothe...Show More

Sunday, March 08

Gary Coleman soared to success as the diminutive star of classic eighties sit-com, Different strokes. His chubby cheeks, sharp wit and trademark catchphrase captured the hearts of millions. But at the height of his fame he was plagued by health problems and when his career stalled he hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. He gained a reputation as a notorious hot head and a series of highly publicized arrests followed. Then, on May 28th, 2010 Gary Coleman died in mysterious circumstance after an incident at his home in Utah. Show Less
Gary Coleman soared to success as the diminutive star of classic eighties sit-com, Different strokes. His chubby cheeks, sharp wit and...Show More

On May 8, 1999, the world was saddened by the news that actor Dana Plato, died in Moore, Oklaholma. As a child star in Eighties TV show ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Dana had captured the heart of America playing everyone’s favourite older sister, Kimberley Drummond. It seemed nothing could stop her. But after riding high on the show’s success, her career dwindled and Dana suffered a series of crushing lows including the loss of her beloved adoptive mum as well as a marriage breakdown. As Dana’s life continued to unravel, she turned to alcohol and drugs to deal with her problems becoming a Hollywood pariah. Dana was found dead in her RV at the age of just 34. She had died of a multidrug overdose and her passing was originally reported as accidental but the autopsy report would later rule this death as suicide. There are those that remain convinced that the young mother with so much to live for would never take her own life. So what really happened? World renowned forensic pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter needs to analyse every detail of Dana’s autopsy, toxicology report and personal testimonies to find out more about her last days and whether Dana Plato really meant to commit suicide? Show Less
On May 8, 1999, the world was saddened by the news that actor Dana Plato, died in Moore, Oklaholma. As a child star in Eighties TV sho...Show More

On May 8, 1999, the world was saddened by the news that actor Dana Plato, died in Moore, Oklaholma. As a child star in Eighties TV show ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Dana had captured the heart of America playing everyone’s favourite older sister, Kimberley Drummond. It seemed nothing could stop her. But after riding high on the show’s success, her career dwindled and Dana suffered a series of crushing lows including the loss of her beloved adoptive mum as well as a marriage breakdown. As Dana’s life continued to unravel, she turned to alcohol and drugs to deal with her problems becoming a Hollywood pariah. Dana was found dead in her RV at the age of just 34. She had died of a multidrug overdose and her passing was originally reported as accidental but the autopsy report would later rule this death as suicide. There are those that remain convinced that the young mother with so much to live for would never take her own life. So what really happened? World renowned forensic pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter needs to analyse every detail of Dana’s autopsy, toxicology report and personal testimonies to find out more about her last days and whether Dana Plato really meant to commit suicide? Show Less
On May 8, 1999, the world was saddened by the news that actor Dana Plato, died in Moore, Oklaholma. As a child star in Eighties TV sho...Show More

Monday, March 09

Gary Coleman soared to success as the diminutive star of classic eighties sit-com, Different strokes. His chubby cheeks, sharp wit and trademark catchphrase captured the hearts of millions. But at the height of his fame he was plagued by health problems and when his career stalled he hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. He gained a reputation as a notorious hot head and a series of highly publicized arrests followed. Then, on May 28th, 2010 Gary Coleman died in mysterious circumstance after an incident at his home in Utah. Show Less
Gary Coleman soared to success as the diminutive star of classic eighties sit-com, Different strokes. His chubby cheeks, sharp wit and...Show More

Sunday, March 15

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

Martial arts superstar, Bruce Lee died in Hong Kong in mysterious circumstances aged just 32. An inquest concluded that his death was caused by a hypersensitive reaction to a prescription painkiller given to him for a headache. For more than forty years controversy has surrounded this conclusion with numerous theories emerging as to what might have caused his death. Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter has gained access to Bruce Lee’s autopsy and inquest report to dispel the rumors and reveal the real cause of Bruce Lee’s death. Show Less
Martial arts superstar, Bruce Lee died in Hong Kong in mysterious circumstances aged just 32. An inquest concluded that his death was ...Show More

Aaron Hernandez was the youngest player in the history of the NFL and in 2012 his super star skills lit up the Super Bowl. But he was leading a double life. In 2015 Aaron Hernandez, was convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd, the boyfriend of his fiancée’s sister. And at 3.03 am on April 19, 2017, while serving a life sentence, Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell. He was just 27 years old. A medical examiner concluded that the cause of Aaron’s death was asphyxia by hanging but world-renowned forensic pathologist, Dr Michael Hunter, is hoping to discover what drove one of the most exciting prospects in the history of the NFL to take the life of others and ultimately his own. Show Less
Aaron Hernandez was the youngest player in the history of the NFL and in 2012 his super star skills lit up the Super Bowl. But he was ...Show More

On April 20th 2016, professional wrestling legend Chyna died from an overdose in her Los Angeles apartment. Once celebrated as the ninth wonder of the world – Chyna’s life unravelled after she left WWE and she became infamous as a casualty of drug and alcohol abuse. After a mysterious 4-year-long exile in Japan, Chyna returned to the US intent on reinventing herself – only to die alone 9 months later at the age of just 46. In this episode, expert Coroner and Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter unpacks the secrets of Chyna’s autopsy report and together with accounts from friends, pieces together the truth about Chyna’s tragic death. Show Less
On April 20th 2016, professional wrestling legend Chyna died from an overdose in her Los Angeles apartment. Once celebrated as the ni...Show More

In this investigative medical documentary series we look at the lives and deaths of the biggest names in the entertainment history. Through a combination of interviews with family and friends, archive footage and dramatic reconstructions, we tell these stories and unpick the - sometimes mysterious - circumstances around their deaths. Over a June weekend in 2007 , Canadian wrestler Chris Benoit, killed his wife and his 7-year-old son at his exclusive Georgia home before hanging himself in a horrific double murder-suicide that shocked wrestling world. At the time of his death, Chris Benoit was one of the premier athletes in the whole of World Wrestling Entertainment stable. A former World champion, he was widely regarded as one of the best technical wrestlers of his and any generation and at 40-years-old was still drawing huge audiences. So why would such an elite athlete, who had achieved so much and lived a seemingly glamorous life with his beautiful wife and child choose to kill himself and his family? This drama-documentary explores the medical factors that led to Chris Benoit’s death and investigates the tragic events that led to this tragic murder suicide. Show Less
In this investigative medical documentary series we look at the lives and deaths of the biggest names in the entertainment history. Th...Show More

In this investigative medical documentary series we look at the lives and deaths of the biggest names in the entertainment history. Through a combination of interviews with family and friends, archive footage and dramatic reconstructions, we tell these stories and unpick the - sometimes mysterious - circumstances around their deaths. Over a June weekend in 2007 , Canadian wrestler Chris Benoit, killed his wife and his 7-year-old son at his exclusive Georgia home before hanging himself in a horrific double murder-suicide that shocked wrestling world. At the time of his death, Chris Benoit was one of the premier athletes in the whole of World Wrestling Entertainment stable. A former World champion, he was widely regarded as one of the best technical wrestlers of his and any generation and at 40-years-old was still drawing huge audiences. So why would such an elite athlete, who had achieved so much and lived a seemingly glamorous life with his beautiful wife and child choose to kill himself and his family? This drama-documentary explores the medical factors that led to Chris Benoit’s death and investigates the tragic events that led to this tragic murder suicide. Show Less
In this investigative medical documentary series we look at the lives and deaths of the biggest names in the entertainment history. Th...Show More

Monday, March 16

Aaron Hernandez was the youngest player in the history of the NFL and in 2012 his super star skills lit up the Super Bowl. But he was leading a double life. In 2015 Aaron Hernandez, was convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd, the boyfriend of his fiancée’s sister. And at 3.03 am on April 19, 2017, while serving a life sentence, Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell. He was just 27 years old. A medical examiner concluded that the cause of Aaron’s death was asphyxia by hanging but world-renowned forensic pathologist, Dr Michael Hunter, is hoping to discover what drove one of the most exciting prospects in the history of the NFL to take the life of others and ultimately his own. Show Less
Aaron Hernandez was the youngest player in the history of the NFL and in 2012 his super star skills lit up the Super Bowl. But he was ...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.