Singer and actress Whitney Houston had a voice that propelled her into the pop stratosphere, but no amount of talent could protect her from the demons that brought about her death in a Hollywood hotel bathroom at the age of just 48.
Dr Richard Shepherd separates fact from fiction as he investigates the death of Anna Nicole Smith. Her breast implant-fuelled journey from small-town stripper to Playboy pin up, supermodel and movie star captured the public imagination. It was her marriage to a billionaire 67 years her senior that brought her global notoriety and started her on a downward path that led to her death in a Florida hotel room at the age of just 39.The evidence revealed by her autopsy tells a heart-breaking story of hard living and hard luck. Her swollen liver, damaged lungs and injection-riddled buttocks all bear testimony to the addictions and behaviours that ruined her life.The most extraordinary revelations offered by the autopsy, however, are the unusual cause of the mystery infection that contributed to her death, and the previously undiagnosed condition that could go a long way towards explaining many of the tragic events of her life.
River Phoenix was one of the most popular and exciting Hollywood stars of the 1990s. He was young, fit, healthy and supposedly clean-living, so why did he suddenly die on in the early hours of 21st October 1993 at the tragically early age of 23?
Dr Richard Shepherd picks through the facts surrounding Elvis Presley's demise at his home in Graceland, using testimony from the singer's childhood best friend, his cousin and his private nurse as well as the medical facts.
Documentary in which forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd re-examines the murder of the notorious American football star's ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman.
Talking to close friends, biographers and a psychologist, forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd pieces together the events of the great comic actor Robin William's last hours to uncover what triggered his suicide on 11 August 2014.
Dr Richard Shepherd examines the events leading up to the death of actress Marilyn Monroe in August 1962, which was officially classed as a probable suicide due to an overdose of barbiturates.
An in-depth examination of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the 1987 death of Liberace, including possible foul play.
Dr Jason Payne-James re-examines the medical facts surrounding the death of the man blessed with astonishing skills on the football pitch and stunning good looks, George Best.
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