16 Celebs Who Passed Away Tragically In Famous Hotels

Diply 8 Mar 2018

It's a common perception that many celebrities spend most of their lives in different hotels, which makes sense considering the many months of the year that they're forced to travel for work. And unfortunately, many famous stars have also spent their last moments alive in hotels.

Many of these celebrities' deaths are still shrouded in mystery, and the hotels that they died in will forever be linked to these stars and their untimely deaths.

1. Janis Joplin 

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On October 4, 1970, the rock singer failed to show up for a recording session. Producer Paul Rothchild sent someone to check on her at the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood, where Joplin had been staying. Upon entering her room, she was found dead beside her bed from an apparent heroin overdose, which was potentially catalyzed by alcohol.

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2. Cory Monteith 

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On July 13, 2013, the Glee star was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. It was ultimately discovered that Monteith died from a "mixed drug toxicity" consisting of heroin and alcohol. He had suffered from addiction problems for years. He was just 31 years old, and his death appeared to have been accidental.

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3. Whitney Houston 

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On February 11, 2012, the superstar singer was found unconscious in Suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub. Paramedics arrived around 3:30 p.m. and immediately began performing CPR, but unfortunately, Houston was declared dead at 3:55 p.m. Apparently, she had been acting "disheveled" and "erratic" in the days leading up to her death, and it was ultimately ruled that her death was caused by "the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use."

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4. John Belushi 

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On March 5, 1982, Belushi's personal trainer found him dead in Bungalow 3 at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood. He was just 33 years old, and his death was caused by a combined drug intoxication that included cocaine and heroin. On the morning of his death, the actor had been visited by Robin Williams, Robert De Niro, and Catherine Evelyn Smith. His death was ultimately ruled to be a drug-related accident.

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5. Coco Chanel 

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On January 9, 1971, the fashion icon went for a long drive in the afternoon and then went to bed early after feeling ill. The next day, Chanel was found dead at the Hotel Ritz in Paris, where she had lived for over 30 years. She was 87 years old and had been tired and ailing for quite some time.

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6. Jimi Hendrix

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Although many of the details surrounding the rocker's death are fuzzy, he spent the majority of September 17, 1970, in London with girlfriend Monika Dannemann. After a night of coming and going from their apartment at the Samarkand Hotel in Notting Hill, Dannemann awoke to find Hendrix breathing but unconscious and unresponsive. She called paramedics, and he was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. It was ultimately ruled that Hendrix had died from "asphyxia while intoxicated with barbiturates."

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7. Anna Nicole Smith

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On February 8, 2007, the model and television personality was found dead in Room 607 of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida. A friend of Smith's, who was also a trained emergency nurse, performed CPR for 15 minutes until her husband (and Smith's bodyguard) took over. Her death was ultimately ruled to be an accidental drug overdose of the sedative chloral hydrate, which became increasingly potent when combined with other prescription drugs in her system.

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8. Oscar Wilde 

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On November 30, 1900, the famous poet and playwright died in his room at L'Hôtel in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris. This was where he spent the last years of his life, and his death was caused by a long battle with cerebral meningitis.

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9. John Candy

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In 1994, the Home Alone actor was on vacation in Durango City, Mexico. On March 3, Candy cooked a late lasagna dinner for his assistants and called one of his costars from his hotel room before going to sleep. Sometime after midnight, Candy died from what was assumed to be a myocardial infarction. No autopsy was performed, but Candy had struggled for years with weight-related health issues.

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10. Lisa Lynn Masters 

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On November 15, 2016, the Law & Order, Ugly Betty, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actress was found dead in a hotel room in Lima, Peru. It was concluded that Masters had committed suicide, as she left behind two letters that detailed her history of mental illness.

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11. Nancy Spungen 

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Spungen became famous in the late '70s for her tumultuous relationship with Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious. On October 12, 1978, she was found dead in the hotel room they shared at The Hotel Chelsea in New York City. She had suffered a fatal stab wound to the abdomen, for which Vicious was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He pleaded not guilty and was released on bail. Four months after her death, before the trial had even started, Vicious died from a heroin overdose.

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12. James Gandolfini 

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On June 19, 2013, after a day of sightseeing in Rome with his family, the Sopranos star was found unconscious in his room at the Boscolo Exedra Hotel. He was immediately transported to a hospital but was pronounced dead about an hour later. It was ultimately discovered that he had suffered a heart attack. He was supposed to travel to Sicily just a few days later to receive an award at the Taormina Film Festival.

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13. Mitch Hedberg

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On March 30, 2005, famed comedian Mitch Hedberg was found dead in his Livingston, New Jersey, hotel room. He had been born with a heart defect, which was initially suspected of causing his death. However, it was ultimately revealed that he died from "multiple drug toxicity" in the form of cocaine and heroin.

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14. John Pinette

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The actor, Broadway performer, and stand-up comedian was found dead on April 5, 2014, at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. The medical examiner's office determined he had been suffering from heart and liver disease, and so an autopsy was not performed.

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15. David Carradine

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On June 3, 2009, the Kill Bill star was discovered dead in his room at the Swissôtel Nai Lert Park Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. His death was initially presumed to have been suicide, but it was ultimately revealed that he died from "accidental asphyxiation" while engaging in sexual activity.

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16. John Entwistle

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On June 27, 2002, The Who guitarist was found dead in room 658 of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. After going to bed that night with a stripper, she awoke to find him cold and unresponsive. The cause of death was ultimately ruled to be a cocaine-induced heart attack. He died just one day before The Who was set to begin their 2002 United States tour.

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