In pop culture, the Illuminati has been featured many times over in movies, TV shows, video games, and comic books. It’s unclear if this secret organization that allegedly influences world affairs and has many prominent personalities as its members is still in existence today. But because it’s appeared in dozens of entertainment mediums, it’s heavily associated with celebrities.
Many enthusiasts believe that the secret organization has masterminded many of the most controversial deaths in history. Some of the political figures that purportedly died by the hand of the Illuminati were John F. Kennedy, Jr., his brother Robert, Abraham Lincoln, and even Princess Diana. Yes, these theories sound absolutely absurd and we don’t know if there’s any truth to it.
But how about we take a look at the celebrities who were rumored to have been rid of by the Illuminati? This is purely speculation, but conspiracy theories are so interesting to ponder on, aren’t they?
10 Cory Monteith
The Glee star had just completed his rehabilitation treatment for his battle with drugs and he was supposedly sober and clean already. Which is why it came as a shock when reports surfaced that Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room in July 2013, apparently of a drug and alcohol overdose. Illuminati watchdogs claimed that his death was simply a ritual sacrifice.
9 Anna Nicole Smith
In her short, but tumultuous life, Anna Nicole Smith experienced many hardships, the worst tragedy of which was the death of her son. It was said that she never quite recovered from his demise and a few months later, she died of an apparent drug overdose. Many chalked it up to depression, but Illuminati theorists believe that her death was one of the ritual sacrifices of the organization.
8 John Lennon
It appears that John Lennon made many controversial statements that got him into trouble, to the point that he was considered a threat by the INS and FBI, which had him under surveillance. Illuminati theorists believed that his assassin, crazed fan Mark David Chapman, was ordered by the organization to kill Lennon to silence him.
7 Amy Winehouse
She was as talented as she was troubled. For years, Amy Winehouse struggled with alcohol and drug addiction and in one of her last concerts before her death, she was even slurring and stumbling onstage, clearly under the influence. The concert didn’t push through as scheduled and this put a dent on her career. Winehouse was said to have spoken out about a member of the Illuminati trying to make her into the shape of a triangle, the Illuminati symbol, which she didn’t agree to. She died of a drug and alcohol overdose in 2011.
6 Kurt Cobain
Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain was said to have been involved with the Illuminati in the sense that they wanted to use him for their mind-control experiments and studies. Cobain showed a lot of skepticism in the procedure and was reluctant to participate. Because of insubordination, he was viewed as a threat and he died from a gunshot wound on April 1994. It was ruled a suicide, but many tend to wonder if that was an accurate conclusion.
5 Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston’s death was a shocker, though many weren’t surprised by the cause: a drug overdose. Houston had been battling with drug addiction for many years before her death, but it was believed that she had already sobered up. Rumor has it that she was rid of as blood sacrifice of the Illuminati, though the reasons of why the members supposedly wanted her gone are unclear.
4 Brittany Murphy
She gained recognition in the teen flick Clueless, after which she went on to do more serious roles. But Brittany Murphy was perhaps featured most prominently in the news when she suddenly collapsed and died under mysterious circumstances. After an examination, it was said that her cause of death was pneumonia and anemia, but when her husband mysteriously died a few months later, a toxicology report showed that the couple’s home contained a high level of toxic mold in its foundation. But Illuminati theorists claim that the poisonous stuff may have been put there on purpose.
Just when her music career was taking off and her future seemed so bright, 22-year-old R&B singer Aaliyah died in a plane crash. She and her entourage perished not long after taking off from the Bahamas. Illuminati fanatics believe that the singer may have been sacrificed by the organization so that fellow R&B up-and-coming star, Beyonce, who’s said to be a member of the elite circle, could rise to stardom without any competition.
2 Philip Seymour Hoffman
Like many of his fellow actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman succumbed to death from a drug overdose in his New York City apartment. It’s said that when the Illuminati are out to make blood sacrifices, they usually target individuals who are already struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Seymour Hoffman was certainly an easy target if it’s true that he fell victim to the organization.
1 Michael Jackson
Purported to be an Illuminati member, the king of pop may have gotten on the organization’s bad side when he started speaking out against them and how they were trying to control the music industry. Michael Jackson also said that there was a conspiracy to destroy his name by labeling him a pedophile. His words may have caused him his life because on June 2009, Jackson was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his home.