5 mysterious car accidents that killed celebrities
Worldwide, more than one million people die each year in road accidents. It is rarely noticed, but things are different when accidents involve famous people like celebrities, sportsmen, politicians, businessmen, etc. It is then that such cases make national and international news. The conversations surrounding such cases are much more abundant when deaths occur under mysterious circumstances. Regardless of conspiracy theories, such cases highlight the importance of road safety. Here’s a look at some of the mysterious car crashes that have killed celebrities.
Grace Kelly – An American actress, Grace Kelly had worked in various films in the 1950s. After her marriage to Prince Rainier III in 1956, she became Princess of Monaco. Her death, in 1982, remains shrouded in mystery, although the official version states that she died from injuries resulting from a car accident. Official records show a fractured femur and injuries to the brain and chest.
John Forbes Nash Jr. – One of America’s greatest mathematicians, John Forbes Nash Jr. is credited with significant contributions to differential geometry, game theory and partial differential equations. The movie A Beautiful Mind perfectly captured the life of John Nash. In 2015, Nash and his wife died in a car accident while returning home from Newark airport. Official reports indicate that the main cause of death was failure to wear seat belts.
Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed – This was probably one of the most publicized events involving a car accident. A member of the British Royal Family and first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Diana died in a car accident in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, France. Diana’s love partner Dodi Fayed, who was also traveling in the car, had died in the accident. The official version states that the aggressive behavior of the paparazzi led to the car accident. Later, it was also discovered that driver Henri Paul had alcohol and antipsychotics in his blood. Conspiracy theorists, however, still refuse to believe it was just a car accident.
Paul Walker – An American actor, Paul Walker had worked in various films including the Fast & Furious franchise. In a bizarre twist, real life merged with real life, when Paul had an accident while driving at high speeds of 80 to 93 miles per hour (130 to 150 km/h). The area where he was driving had a speed limit of 45 mph (72 km/h). Roger Rodas, who was traveling with Paul, also died in the accident. The car had caught fire and both bodies had been burned beyond recognition. This has given rise to a wide variety of conspiracy theories related to Paul Walker’s death.
Brandon Burlsworth – An American football player, Brandon Burlsworth played for the Arkansas Razorbacks football team. Just days after being drafted, he died in a car crash near Alpena, Arkansas in 1999. Official records show the car had swerved after cutting an 18-wheeler and hitting head on whip a semi-trailer. The car crash happened under mysterious circumstances and there were several questions that remain unanswered even today.