1. Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, hosted a popular TV show with his wife in which he demonstrated the wonder of dangerous animals. He seemed invincible; he had a great way of respecting the animals and really seemed to understand them. However, while filming a documentary, Ocean’s Deadliest, Irwin went snorkelling in chest-deep water and encountered a stringray. When he approached, the ray stung him hundreds of times. The barb pierced his heart, and he bled to death.
2. On April 1, 1984, Marvin Gaye’s parents began to fight over a misplaced insurance document. Marvin ordered his father to leave his mother alone. All three continued to fight through the evening and Marvin warned his father not to come into his bedroom. Marvin Sr. however charged in. A scuffle ensued, and Marvin Sr. walked away. Moments later, Marvin Sr. returned with the .38 pistol Marvin had given him for Christmas. He pointed it directly at Marvin Jr’s heart and shot. The shot was fatal, but Marvin Sr. stepped closer and shot him again at point blank range.
3. Brandon Lee, son Bruce Lee, died of a gunshot wound while filming the movie, The Crow. In the scene in which Lee was shot, his character walks into a room and discovers his fiancée being raped by thugs. Actor Michael Massee’s character shoots at Lee. Due to a mix-up, Lee was struck in the stomach with a live projectile rather than the dummy round that was supposed to be in the gun. He was rushed to the hospital where he underwent six hours of surgery, but he didn’t make it. The shooting was ruled an accident.
4. Natalie Wood‘s death remains shrouded in mystery to this day. She was on a boat with her husband Robert Wagner and actor Christopher Walken when she went below-stairs to go to bed. The next morning her body was discovered near Catalina Island. She had drowned, but those who knew her said she was terrified of water. It was unlike her to take the dingy into dark, cold water alone. Her death was ruled an accident.