Sridevi’s untimely demise has left the nation in shock and her friends and family are mourning over her death. The cause of her death mentioned in the forensic report has triggered a controversy and people are questioning the authenticity of the report, as it has many spelling mistakes. As the body of Sridevi was found in a bathtub, in which she accidentally drowned, it made us remember these other celebrities whose bodies were also found in their bathtub or bathroom.
1. Jim Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971)
Jim was the lead vocalist of the famous rock band ‘The Doors’, which was formed in Los Angeles in 1965. Jim Morrison died young at the age of 28. His body was found in the bathtub of his Paris apartment next to his long-term companion, Pamela Courson. Although the cause of his death was never identified, the medical examiner at the scene claimed there were no signs of foul play, hence no autopsy was performed on his body.
2. Albert Dekker (December 20, 1905 – May 5, 1968)
Albert Dekker was an actor and optician, known for his roles in Dr. Cyclops, The Killers and Kiss Me Deadly. Dekker died at the age of 62. He body was found kneeling in his bathroom, butt naked with a noose around his and lipstick marks all over his body. The evidence indicated that his death was caused by autoerotic asphyxiation, and hence no investigation was done.
3. Lenny Bruce (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966)
Leonard Alfred Schneider better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was a stand-up comedian, writer and social critic. Bruce died from the accidental overdose of morphine. His body was found in the bathroom of his home in Hollywood Hills.
4. Elvis Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)
“The King” Elvis Presley was one of the most popular singers of his time. His body was found in the bathroom of his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. He died of drug overdose.
5. Claude Francois (February 1, 1939 — March 11, 1978)
Claude Francois was a French singer and songwriter. He was considered as “national treasure” of France. He died in the bathroom of his Paris apartment. His death was quite tragic. Claude was standing in a filled bathtub and he noticed a light bulb that was not straight. He tried to straighten the bulb and was electrocuted to death.
6. Orville Redenbacher (July 16, 1907 – September 19, 1995)
Orville was an American businessman known for founding the popcorn company which was named after him. He was found dead in the Jacuzzi of his California apartment. He suffered a heart attack and drowned. He was 88 years old at the time of his death.
7. Robert Joseph Pastorelli (June 21, 1954 – March 8, 2004)
Robert was an American actor known for playing Eldin Bernecky on the TV show Murphy Brown. He was found dead in his bathroom, slumped over the toilet with a syringe in his right arm. An autopsy revealed that he died of heroin overdose. Many think that he committed suicide to avoid any accusations of his girlfriend’s death, who was shot and killed in the home she shared with Robert.
8. Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969)
Judy Garland was an American singer and actress, known for playing the character of Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz’. She has won many awards throughout her career including Grammy, Golden Globe and Juvenile Academy. She was found dead by her newlywed husband in the bathroom of her rented home in Chelsea, London. It was later found that she died of the overdose of barbiturates.