When famous people die, people – especially their fans and haters – react on their own ways.
Any normal person and casual fans will probably mourn the dead or perhaps celebrate their idols’ works and achievements. The more popular the public figures, the more intense the reactions.
And then you have a bunch of people who love to come up with some wild imaginations and make utterly unbelievable claims suggesting that news about the deaths are just fake news; in other words, there are conspiracy theories out there, spreading the beliefs that some dead celebrities are still alive somewhere, maybe taking different identities, or in an undisclosed locations to stay away from the spotlight.
Conspiracy theories are fascinating in a terrible way. They spark curiosities, but what they really give is nothing but murky statements based on unverifiable sources.
You can certainly dispute the theories and present proofs of the facts, but that would be to no avail, because the people behind the theories simply love to create confusions with no regards whatsoever for evidence.
Here are just few examples of such conspiracies surrounding dead celebs.
It has been more than two long decades after the death of Tupac Shakur, yet some people seem to find difficulties accepting the reality and so they create their own alternative facts for it.
They don’t even bother taking a subtle approach or any investigative action to dig deeper about the nature of his death.
Instead they blatantly suggest Shakur is actually still alive for two reasons: nobody was arrested for the murder of the highly successful hip hop artist and that eight of his records have been released posthumously – a lot more than when he was still alive.
9 Andy Kaufman
For a man with a reputation for creating a lot of hoaxes including one that suggested “faking his own death” would be the ultimate prank, Andy Kaufman was no stranger to conspiracy theories.
Long before he died from cancer, he had talked about pulling that exact stunt and reappearing 20 years later.
Then in January 1984, the public became aware that he had lung cancer but they didn’t believe it.
And when he died several months later, people were still skeptical despite the re-release of his death certificate by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
8 Brandon Lee
As if the conspiracy theory surrounding Brandon Lee’s death is not already too much to bear, some people – probably those with too much free time and little sense – took it a little further by claiming that the late actor is still alive and taking a different identity.
Lee faked his own death and now he goes by the name Christopher Greene. Apparently it is not the only case where celebrities are rumored to have used different identities; Keanu Reeves has lived for centuries under many names including Charlemagne and Paul Mounet.
7 Kurt Cobain
There was a time when Kurt Cobain had the world at his fingertips, but he gave it away.
Two conspiracies have around since his death in 1994.
First, he did not commit suicide (you can find a whole bunch of people – including professionals – who still cannot rule out the possibility of a murder).
Some say he had too much drug in his system to be able to pull the trigger himself, while others suggested his then wife Courtney Love had all the financial motive to stage his suicide.
Second, Cobain is still pretty much alive; he faked his own death to get out of the music industry and stay away from Courtney Love.