Celebrity Deaths and Autopsies Quiz

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About This Quiz

When a celebrity dies, it makes news, especially when there are questions about the cause. Are you steeped in the news of autopsy results and the mortality of famous people? Answer these questions to see if you know the real scoop.

During Michael Jackson's autopsy, it was discovered he wore permanent makeup in all but which of the following places:

Michael Jackson had permanent makeup -- tattoos -- to enhance his eyebrows, lips and hairline. He also had permanent eyeliner.

Which of the following musicians did not die in a plane crash?

On Jan. 1, 1953, Hank Williams died in the backseat of a Cadillac from heart failure at the age of 29, not while flying the friendly skies.

Which historic warrior died from a nosebleed?

Attila the Hun died not by sword but rather by a fatal nosebleed on his wedding night.

Which unbridled empress is rumored to have died trying to have sex with a horse?

Catherine the Great is said to have had hundreds of lovers, but no horses were among them. Catherine suffered a fatal stroke in her bathroom.

If you're a musical rock legend, chances are you may not live beyond which age?

Many famous musicians, including Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain, are part of what's known as the 27 Club, a group of rockers who didn't live beyond age 27.

Which of the following "Saturday Night Live" cast members did not die of an accidental drug overdose?

While both Belushi and Farley died of accidental drug overdoses, Hartman died at the hands of his wife who later killed herself.

Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin died after being attacked by what type of animal?

Steve Irwin died after a stingray pierced his heart with its poisonous spine. He was swimming near the animal, filming a new TV show when it occurred.

In what order did the actresses who starred on "The Golden Girls" die?

Estelle Getty died in July 2008, Bea Arthur in April 2009 and Rue McClanahan in June 2010. Long live Betty White!

Who was the first American celebrity to publicly acknowledge his HIV status?

Rock Hudson, most famous for his romantic roles opposite Doris Day, announced through a press release that he was dying of AIDS in 1985.

Rumors of celebrity deaths are always swirling. Who hasn't been accused of faking his own death?

Ed McMahon, who died at age 86, has yet to be accused of faking his own death.

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