People grieve celebrities’ deaths as much as they do their close neighbors’. It does sound like a strange phenomenon considering that the grieving ones may not know the deceased in person or real life, for that matter.
The thought that people mourn the loss of a person they never knew well enough can be pretty difficult to discern.
A good explanation is that celebrities affect people a great deal through their roles on screen, which is a lot of cases relate to the audience’s feelings, day-to-day activities, and general behaviors; in other words, celebrities are important figures in people’s lives.
Especially when the death is untimely, the sentimental tribute is often sprinkled with (sometimes plausible) conspiracy theories.
The shocking death of TV’s Superman George Reeves in 1959 makes an acceptable reference to the conspiracy-laden grief among fans and even other celebrities.
The cause of death has officially ruled a suicide, but more than six decades later, there are still some lingering questions about the accuracy or truth of that ruling.
Although the explanation has been accepted by the general public all this time, a good number of people have their alternative versions of what happened.
10 /10 Adventures Of Superman
After minor success in the pre-WWII film industry, George Reeves enlisted in the Army Air Corps, where he was kept busy making training films.
Although Hollywood had not changed much by the time the war ended, George struggled to get fulfilling acting works.
Facing a divorce and financial difficulties, he moved to New York, at that time the center of the booming television industry.
Luck struck in June 1951 when he was offered the role of Superman in a feature film that would serve as the pilot for an upcoming TV series, Adventures of Superman.
9 /10 Toni Mannix
The TV series began airing the following year, and it became a significant success. He suddenly was a star, the status he had never been able to attain from the big screen.
Not long after Superman hit peak popularity, George found himself involved in an intimate relationship with Toni Mannix, the general manager of MGM E.J. Eddie Mannix.
In a 2006 film Hollywoodland, George and Toni met at a dinner party; it is likely how their story began in real life too. Toni seduced George not only with her body but also with money and a house.