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Causes Of Celebrity Deaths Revealed In May 2024

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By Favour Adegoke on May 30, 2024 at 4:00 PM EDT
Updated on June 1, 2024 at 9:16 AM EDT

The month of May saw the death of some notable figures in Hollywood and the world of sports. Some of the stars' deaths raised eyebrows due to the mysterious circumstances surrounding their shocking demise.

Here are the celebrity causes of death that were revealed in May 2024.

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Golfer Grayson Murray Reportedly Dies Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In His Home

Late golfer Grayson Murray reportedly died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning after filling his Florida townhouse with toxic exhaust gasses.

According to the DailyMail, Murray is believed to have left his Land Rover running in his ground-floor garage, which filled the three-story property in Palm Beach Gardens with fumes.

A concerned neighbor who remained anonymous recalled hearing prolonged revving at around 12:30 am Saturday.

"I thought it was a kid revving a car. I went, but by then, there was no sound," the neighbor said. Later, locals heard a carbon monoxide alarm, prompting police to visit the $800,000 home, where the two-time PGA tour winner lived with fiancée Christiana Ritchie at 10:49 am.

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Murray, who had been open about his struggles with alcohol and mental illness, was found dead in the upstairs master bedroom. His family confirmed his death was a suicide.

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department is investigating, and a police statement noted: "The decedent was discovered on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at approximately 11:00 am. The initial inquiry does not reveal signs of foul play. There is no apparent risk to the public, and no further information will be released as the investigation is being conducted."

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Dabney Coleman's Death Certificate Identifies Cardiopulmonary Arrest (CPA) As The Cause

Dabney Coleman

Dabney Coleman, known for his roles in "9 to 5" and "Tootsie," passed away at age 92 on Thursday, May 16, at his home in Santa Monica, California, and according to a death certificate obtained by The Blast, his cause of death has been confirmed as cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA).

The death certificate also indicated that Coleman had underlying health issues, including dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and chronic systolic congestive heart failure.

His daughter, Quincy Coleman, confirmed his passing in a statement on May 17.

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"My father crafted his time here on Earth with a curious mind, a generous heart, and a soul on fire with passion, desire, and humor that tickled the funny bone of humanity. As he lived, he moved through this final act of his life with elegance, excellence, and mastery," Quincy said.

She added: "A teacher, a hero, and a king, Dabney Coleman is a gift and blessing in life and in death as his spirit will shine through his work, his loved ones, and his legacy eternally."

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Morgan Spurlock's Family Reveals His Cause Of Death

Morgan Spurlock at the Brisbane International Film Festival 2008.

On May 24, it was revealed that director Morgan Spurlock had passed away at the age of 53.

Spurlock gained fame after directing and starring in the 2004 Oscar-nominated documentary, "Super Size Me," in which he ate only McDonald's food for 30 days.

According to Deadline, Spurlock's family said that he "died peacefully in New York, surrounded by family and friends."

The director's family also noted that his cause of death was complications of cancer. Spurlock was undergoing chemotherapy earlier this year following his diagnosis with the deadly disease.

'Sister Wives' Star Garrison Brown's Cause Of Death Ruled As Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound To The Head

Garrison Brown, the son of Janelle and Kody Brown, was found dead in his Flagstaff, Arizona home on March 5, and according to an autopsy report obtained by People on May 15, the Coconino County Medical Examiner determined that the "Sister Wives" star died from a gunshot wound to the head, ruling his death a suicide.

The report also cited ethanol intoxication, or alcohol poisoning, as a contributing factor. The 25-year-old's blood alcohol level was .307% based on Garrison's iliac blood analysis and .370% based on his vitreous analysis, significantly above the U.S. legal limit of .08% and approaching the potentially fatal level of .40%. Traces of caffeine were also found in his system.

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The Flagstaff Police Department confirmed to the outlet that they responded to a report of a "death inside a home" and that Garrison's brother Gabriel had discovered him in an apparent suicide.

O.J. Simpson's Official Cause Of Death Revealed To Be Prostate Cancer

O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson's attorney and executor of his estate, Malcolm Laverne, confirmed to TMZ that the death certificate listed prostate cancer as the cause of his death on April 10.

Simpson first disclosed his cancer diagnosis in a video from May 2023, and in the weeks leading up to his death, the 76-year-old appeared frail and was seen using a cane.

However, despite battling cancer, Simpson had often downplayed his health issues. In a video posted to X on February 11, he said: "Thank you to all the people who reached out to me. My health is good,"

He added: "Obviously, I'm dealing with some issues, but I think I'm just about over it, and I'll be back on that golf course hopefully in a couple of weeks."

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