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Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears were new stars for the new millennium; talented, beautiful and troubled. Lindsay was a child star who could not only open a film, but also command a starring role. Britney was a pop phenomenon who outsold and outshone her contemporaries. But they both suffered a total career collapse. We look deeper at the influences of early trauma and negative people which led on a downward spiral.

Britney Spears is the biggest pop star of her generation …with an image manufactured to titillate. But when Britney the brand is prioritized over Britney the person, the simple country girl unravels, with the paparazzi capturing every scandal. Endangering her career, her family and her life, she spirals toward rock bottom, leaving the world wondering who can save Britney Spears?

Blessed with one of the purest, most incredible voices in pop music, Mariah Carey emerges in the 1990s as the heir apparent to Whitney Houston – a true diva with impeccable taste. But in the early 2000s, after shooting her first film, Glitter, Carey withdraws from the spotlight after suffering a physical and emotional breakdown. After being bought out of her record contract for $50 million, rumours swirl that Mariah is done… But the truth, is that her best days, are yet to come.

Lil’ Kim is the Brooklyn born MC who redefined the image of women in the world for hip-hop. She overcame poverty and homelessness to become one of the world’s most promising young stars. But sometimes, the higher you reach, the further you have to fall. When a rivalry with another rapper leads to a shootout in downtown New York, Lil’ Kim goes from the big time to the big house. Sentenced to hard time for refusing to snitch, Kim faces an uphill battle to get her career back on track. Will her best efforts at damage control elevate her back to the top of her game?

Undoubtedly the greatest guitarist in the history of rock and roll, Jimi Hendrix was a prolific talent whose music blew people's minds. When he choked to death on his own vomit at just 27 he left a legacy that can be heard in all the greatest guitarists that succeeded him and a mountain of debt to his heirs. But with no will, a record company stealing from him, decades of family infighting and a number of baby mommas eager for their piece of the pie, the battle for his estate was one of the most expensive in rock and roll history.

Charismatic lead singer of The Doors, was a legendary rock and roll idol, a poet and a visionary. When he died in a Paris bathtub at just 27 he left a musical legacy that would endure for decades and all his worldly possessions to his girlfriend. But when she died shortly after, Morrison's fortune and legacy went to the last two people he'd ever want controlling it - her parents. And not many – including Jim’s parents – are happy about it.

As an alternative rock legend, Kurt Cobain changed the course of music history with a single song. He seemingly had it all – the adoration of millions of fans, a beautiful family, and more money than he ever could have imagined. But Kurt was hiding secrets – a lifelong bout with depression, a painful chronic stomach problem, and a predilection for self-medication that escalated into a heroin addiction that lead to his suicide in 1994. We’ll travel to iconic locations in Washington State – Kurt’s mother’s home, his grandfather Leland’s trailer, and the bridge over the Wishkah River where Kurt would go to be by himself after his parents divorced, and his girlfriend’s apartment in Olympia where he wrote some of Nirvana’s iconic rock anthems. And we’ll uncover two hidden locations that played a role in Kurt’s death, a room in an obscure Seattle motel where he would shoot heroin, and try to find some peace during the maelstrom that was the final months of his life, and the Los Angeles rehab facility that he broke out of a week before his suicide

A prodigiously talented singer, Janis Joplin broke through rock and roll’s glass ceiling in the mid 1960s and became the first bona fide female rock superstar. But a serious alcohol addiction, and an on-again off-again dalliances with heroin tragically cost Janis her life at the age of 27. Being a gentle soul and a free spirit made Janis an outcast in her conservative hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, which is where our journey starts, before heading to the stage of Threadgill’s in Austin, where Janis found her voice and her confidence with the bluegrass group The Waller Creek Boys. In San Francisco, we’ll discover the North Beach bar where she met one of the loves of her life, and in Los Angeles, room 105 of The Landmark hotel, the room where Janis she spent her final night alive, and a hidden location across the street that might hold secret to her accidental overdose.

Janis Joplin was a true rock and roll icon and her explosive performances electrified audiences around the world. She fully embraced the rock and roll spirit of the age and had a music career that was going stratospheric. But on October 4th 1970, aged just 27 years old, Janis Joplin died alone in her Los Angeles hotel. Her body lay undiscovered for 18 hours. Forensic pathologist, Dr Michael Hunter is using Janis Joplin’s autopsy report to build up a picture of her last days and hours to find out exactly how this young, talented musician suddenly died.

John Denver was a legendary singer songwriter whose talent for writing and performing hit singles made him a global superstar. From ‘Country Roads’ to ‘Rocky Mountain High’ to ‘Annie’s Song’ by the mid 70s he was one of America's biggest selling artists. He wrote around 200 songs and sold over 35 million albums. But on the afternoon of the 12th October 1997, experienced pilot John Denver crashed his plane into the Pacific Ocean. This unexplained disaster fuelled rumour and speculation and the investigation was fraught with difficulties as only fragments of John Denver’s plane and parts of his body were recovered from the sea. Now renowned forensic pathologist Dr Michael Hunter is reopening the case into John Denver’s mysterious death.

On a sunny October day in 1997 music legend John Denver hopped into a small and sleek aircraft to go for a pleasure flight off the California coast. After his aircraft suddenly and mysteriously crashes into the Pacific Ocean some suspected the singer may have committed suicide or given his history of DUI’s he may have been intoxicated. The last man to see Denver alive gives his first-ever TV interview and recalls Denver in the minutes before he died – a personal and detailed account that has never been told. It’s revealed that Denver was neither drunk nor suicidal – the shocking cause of the accident comes down to a tiny mechanical detail that took the life of one of the world’s first celebrity activists.

For fifty years Dolly Parton has worked her way up in the music business to become a legendary country music icon, but despite her success she has managed to keep her private life out of the public view. An impoverished girl in Appalachia, Dolly went on to transform the country music industry, all while married to her elusive husband Carl Dean. Throughout her meteoric rise, National Enquirer chronicles the rumors of scandalous affairs, the shocking plastic surgeries, health scares, and more as the star perseveres despite the odds.

The odds against Shania Twain becoming the biggest-selling female country music artist in history were against her. When both of her parents were killed in a car accident, the teenaged Twain struggled to raise her siblings. After linking up with then-Producer and future-husband Mutt Lange, Twain’s career skyrocketed to awards and Billboard success with the release of her second album. Years later, when it was revealed that Twain’s husband was having an affair with their assistant, her life and career began spiraling downwards. Alone, suicidal, and afraid, Twain was also left with a condition that robbed her of her singing voice. In a shock to the world, Twain went on to marry the husband of her ex-assistant.

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.

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.

On the 27th of February 1974 Cher filed for divorce from her husband Sonny, citing ‘involuntary servitude’ aka. slavery. It was a scandalous end for the duo, who had charmed America with their kooky relationship and heart felt songs. A decade earlier Sonny & Cher released their international chart topping single ‘I got you babe’. In the decade that followed they sold over 40 million records making them one of the most successful duos of all time. But after just a few years at the top, the couple would be pulled apart by financial ruin, infidelity, and a demand for total control by one over the other. This is the story of what really broke up America’s oddest couple, from those who were there.

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.

On the 27th of February 1974 Cher filed for divorce from her husband Sonny, citing ‘involuntary servitude’ aka. slavery. It was a scandalous end for the duo, who had charmed America with their kooky relationship and heart felt songs. A decade earlier Sonny & Cher released their international chart topping single ‘I got you babe’. In the decade that followed they sold over 40 million records making them one of the most successful duos of all time. But after just a few years at the top, the couple would be pulled apart by financial ruin, infidelity, and a demand for total control by one over the other. This is the story of what really broke up America’s oddest couple, from those who were there.

John Denver was a legendary singer songwriter whose talent for writing and performing hit singles made him a global superstar. From ‘Country Roads’ to ‘Rocky Mountain High’ to ‘Annie’s Song’ by the mid 70s he was one of America's biggest selling artists. He wrote around 200 songs and sold over 35 million albums. But on the afternoon of the 12th October 1997, experienced pilot John Denver crashed his plane into the Pacific Ocean. This unexplained disaster fuelled rumour and speculation and the investigation was fraught with difficulties as only fragments of John Denver’s plane and parts of his body were recovered from the sea. Now renowned forensic pathologist Dr Michael Hunter is reopening the case into John Denver’s mysterious death.

On a sunny October day in 1997 music legend John Denver hopped into a small and sleek aircraft to go for a pleasure flight off the California coast. After his aircraft suddenly and mysteriously crashes into the Pacific Ocean some suspected the singer may have committed suicide or given his history of DUI’s he may have been intoxicated. The last man to see Denver alive gives his first-ever TV interview and recalls Denver in the minutes before he died – a personal and detailed account that has never been told. It’s revealed that Denver was neither drunk nor suicidal – the shocking cause of the accident comes down to a tiny mechanical detail that took the life of one of the world’s first celebrity activists.