Nothing seems to capture people’s attention like the death of a well-known celebrity. And when the celebrity dies in a bizarre way or under suspicious circumstances, people pay even more attention. News channels, websites and Twitter feeds go crazy with every development involving a celebrity death. From Princess Diana to Whitney Houston and everyone in-between. People love to follow the reasons why a famous celebrity has died. And with no end in sight to strange celebrity deaths, we look at 10 truly bizarre celebrity deaths that still make people shake their heads to this day.
10. Michael Jackson
Everything about Michael Jackson’s life was pretty bizarre—the Neverland Ranch, complete with an amusement park in the backyard, his monkey companion named “Bubbles,” sleeping in an oxygen tent, purchasing the remains of the Elephant Man, the whole skin whitening thing. We could go on. So it should come as no surprise that Michael Jackson’s death in 2009 at age 50 was as bizarre as everything else associated with the self-proclaimed “King of Pop.” In need of rest and sleep while preparing for a series of comeback concerts, Michael Jackson was given the powerful anesthetic Propofol to help him sleep by his personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray. However, the Propofol proved to be too powerful and it led to Michael Jackson’s death on June 25, 2009. Dr. Conrad Murray was subsequently convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011. That the death occurred as Michael Jackson seemed on the cusp of a comeback made the whole affair that much more bizarre.