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‘Epilepsy’ link to Bruce Lee’s death investigated on Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…

Bruce Lee in The Way of The Dragon

Bruce Lee, whose death and possible epilepsy are investigated on Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…

The death of martial arts and movie legend Bruce Lee is investigated tonight on ReelzChannel’s docuseries Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… — with host Dr. Michael Hunter asking whether he died of undiagnosed epilepsy.

The star, who was also a film director and artist, died in Hong Kong at the age of just 32 in July 1973, ahead of a planned dinner with James Bond star George Lazenby to discuss a new movie.

Lee had complained of a headache earlier while visiting his friend, actress Betty Ting Pei, at her home, before she gave him the analgesic Equagesic, which contained both aspirin and meprobamate.

After taking the medication, he went to take a nap before dinner

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Judy Garland’s death, suicide bids and drug use examined on Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…

Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz

A still of a young Judy Garland on Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…

The death of Judy Garland is examined in detail tonight on REELZChannel’s documentary series Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… — along with her history of suicide attempts and drug use.

The singer and actress, who played Dorothy in 1939’s The Wizard of Oz, passed away at the age of 47 in June 1969 from an overdose of barbiturates.

On the series, forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter looks at whether she died accidentally — as the coroner’s report found — or whether there was something more.

The star had a long history of addiction to both prescription drugs and alcohol, and had previously tried to take her own life.

Dr Hunter says: “The coroner’s report states that Judy Garland died of an overdose prescription medications.”

But he adds: “There were

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Janis Joplin’s death and drug use examined on Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…

Janis Joplin posing for a photo

Janis Joplin, one of the 60s’ biggest stars, in a still from Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…

Janis Joplin’s drug use is examined tonight on REELZChannel series Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… — as producers try to get to the bottom of what exactly killed the 60s legend.

The rock singer and songwriter died from an accidental overdose at the age of just 27 in October 1970.

But the series looks at what led to her taking the drug in the first place, and why she would also take prescription pills and “self-medicate” with alcohol.

Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter said: “The official verdict was that she died of a drug overdose, but in my opinion it’s never that simple.”

On the show he reveals Joplin’s coroner’s report noted “a number of prescription pills used to treat insomnia as well

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Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Bernie Mac examines the untimely death of the popular star

Bernie Mac pictured the set of the movie Soul Men. Credit: J. Corey Griffin

Bernie Mac pictured the set of the movie Soul Men. Credit: J. Corey Griffin

Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Bernie Mac examines the 2008 death of the popular American comedian and actor

Bernie Mac had a successful career both on stage, on TV and in movies with dozens of roles and even his own series in the form of The Bernie Mac Show.

However, he was less lucky with his health and a few year before his death he announced that he was suffering from sarcoidosis. This is a disease that cause the formation of abnormal clump of cell in various part of the body, these can then cause problems with the function of the area affected. So if you get these in your lungs then you can have trouble breathing and it can lead to complications.

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Death of Steve Jobs after use of ‘alternative therapies’ examined on Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…

Headshots of Steve Jobs in footage from Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...

Steve Jobs, who died after a battle of pancreatic cancer in October 2011

Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… on REELZChannel tonight looks at the death of Steve Jobs and whether anything could have been done to prolong his life.

The series — which last week looked at the death of Patrick Swayze and before that at the death of Natalie Cole and Prince — sees forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter investigate the Apple co-founder’s medical records and conduct in-person interviews.

In the episode he looks at how Jobs reportedly attempted to treat his cancer with alternative therapies rather than have surgery for nine months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003.

Dr. Hunter says: “Steve was diagnosed as having pancreatic cancer — 95 per cent of people die within 12

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Did stunts take toll on Patrick Swayze’s body? Star’s death examined …

A still of Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing on Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...

A still of Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing on Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… on REELZChannel

Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… on REELZChannel tonight examines Patrick’s Swayze’s death, and asks whether carrying out his own stunts took a toll on his body.

The series, which recently looked at the deaths of Prince and Natalie Cole, sees forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter examine the Dirty Dancing star’s medical records.

And he looks at the star’s life and whether anything could have been done to help him before he passed away  at the age of 57 in 2009 following a battle with cancer.

Dr Hunter says of the medical records: “These along with first-hand testimonies allow me to investigate the reason for his death.

“How did this Hollywood star go

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Did stunts take toll on Patrick Swayze’s body? Star’s death examined on Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…

A still of Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing on Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...

A still of Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing on Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… on REELZChannel

Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… on REELZChannel tonight examines Patrick’s Swayze’s death, and asks whether carrying out his own stunts took a toll on his body.

The series, which recently looked at the deaths of Prince and Natalie Cole, sees forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter examine the Dirty Dancing star’s medical records.

And he looks at the star’s life and whether anything could have been done to help him before he passed away  at the age of 57 in 2009 following a battle with cancer.

Dr Hunter says of the medical records: “These along with first-hand testimonies allow me to investigate the reason for his death.

“How did this Hollywood star go

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Drug abuse link to death of Natalie Cole investigated on Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…

Headshot of Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole in a promotional picture for Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… on REELZChannel

Tonight’s Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… on REELZChannel looks into the death of singer Natalie Cole — and whether it was related to her past drug abuse.

Natalie, the daughter of Nat King Cole, died at the age of 65 in December 2015 from heart failure brought on by rare lung disease pulmonary arterial hypertension, the cause of which was unknown.

But tonight Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… looks at whether her death was linked to her history of heavy drug addiction.

Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter, who hosts the show, says: “Just prior to her death, Natalie was still performing in huge concert venues around the globe.

“So what’s happened in her body that she’s gone from an extensive tour to passing away in just a few months?

“Looking

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