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Before Olivia Newton-John transformed into leather-clad Sandy in Grease and rocked the charts with “Physical”, she became Australia’s sweetheart who had amassed three Grammys and eight American Music Awards. Since shooting to fame in the 1970s, Olivia Newton-John has conquered the country, easy listening and pop charts with her wildly successful solo albums and movie soundtracks. Beyond the music, Olivia’s name has also become synonymous with activism and entrepreneurship, thriving through her third cancer diagnosis and launching the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research & Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
On October 2nd 2017, news of Tom Petty’s sudden death at the age of 66 shocked the nation. As one of America’s most adored singers and songwriters, his career spanned more than four decades. Tom overcame a troubled upbringing in Gainesville, Florida, to become a true rock and roll legend as frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, cofounder of supergroup The Travelling Wilburys and as a solo artist, producing timeless hits such as ‘Free Falling’, ‘American Girl’ and ‘I Won’t Back Down.’ On September 25th, 2017 he played the last night of a sell-out, six month tour with his beloved bandmembers to a packed out stadium in Hollywood. He seemed on top of the world. But just one week later, he collapsed at his Malibu home and was rushed to hospital, where he died the following day. Now, one of the world’s most eminent forensic pathologists, Dr. Michael Hunter wants to investigate the circumstances of Tom’s mysterious death. He will analyse every detail in Tom’s Autopsy report to piece together what led him to die so suddenly and unexpectedly.
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.
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She’s the triple threat from the Bronx who no one saw coming. From her breakout role as a background dancer on In Living Color, she went on to launch an acting career—which saw her nominated for a Golden Globe for her first lead role—before becoming a platinum-selling recording artist. From a stint as a judge on American Idol, to producing her own shows, to leading a solo world tour, to a box office breaking Vegas residency, it is not a stretch to say Lopez may be the hardest working woman in show business and one who has done it all—and will likely continue to do so. But Jennifer Lopez is as famous for what goes on in her life behind the scenes as in front of the camera. Married – and divorced – three times, she has been involved with some of the most famous men on the planet – including Sean Combs, Ben Affleck, Marc Anthony, and now Alex Rodriguez. In some cases those relationships imploded publicly, leaving Lopez to pick up the pieces, dust herself off, and come right back at the world. Jennifer Lopez: Behind Closed Doors takes a look at the triple threat American icon who has worked tirelessly to remain at the very top of show business for almost thirty years.
Forensic Pathologist Dr Michael investigates what really killed Luther Vandross, uncovering through his medical investigation the story of a man tormented by an addiction to one of life’s basic necessities – food. Luther’s extreme weight gain, tipping the scale at 340 pounds with a BMI in the 40, made him morbidly obese – a condition that will lead to heart problems, but Dr Hunter discovers that a hereditary disease, poor lifestyle choices and a disastrous decision on drug taking, combined with Luther’s obsessive desire to take control of his career, may have played a part in his death.
Gregg Allman was a pioneer of Southern Rock, with his group “The Allman Brothers Band.” His good looks, bad boy attitude and musical prowess made him the golden boy of rock and roll. After years of hard living, he got a liver transplant to treat cancer. So how did his brand new liver become cancerous just 2 years later? Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter, examines Gregg’s death certificate and other documents to reveal what was going on inside Gregg’s body that caused his tragic death at the age of 69.