In the latest Reelz documentary Autopsy: The Last Hours of Dean Martin fans can learn more about the legendary singer and actor prior to his death. The all-around entertainer was often dubbed the “King of Cool” and was a legendary performer for five decades. Martin was a singer and also acted in movies and on television. However, 50 years took its toll on the King of Cool leading to his death.
Autopsy: The Last Hours of Dean Martin
While Dean Martin was a renowned entertainer and performer for 50 years, the last eight years of his life were difficult. The stress of work led to Martin’s dependence on alcohol and later on opioid painkillers. However, were these dependencies the case of Martin’s death on Christmas Day, 1995, at the age of 78? Could there be more to his tragic death?
Read on to find out more about what to expect on the Reelz documentary, which dropped on June 20.
Plot of the Reelz documentary
According to the synopsis for Autopsy: The Last Hours of Dean Martin, 50 years in the limelight took its toll on the popular entertainer. Martin chain-smoked his entire life and was a drinking man. He even used alcohol as a prop for his convincing “drunk” stage persona.
However, in 1987, Dean Martin’s life began to unravel, as his alcohol intake spiraled out of control. The entertainment also became dependent on opioid painkillers, which makes for a deadly combination. Martin died at the age of 78 of respiratory arrest. He had developed emphysema, and later lung cancer, from a lifetime of smoking.
While his unhealthy way of living likely caused his death, forensic pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter doesn’t believe this is the whole story. He decided to delve into Dean Martin’s medical records to find out if there was, in fact, something else happening in Martin’s body. Possibly something else may have contributed to his eventual death.
About Dr. Michael Hunter
Dr. Michael Hunter has more than 21 years of experience as a medical examiner. He graduated from medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina. Hunter later completed residences at Oregon Health & Science University, Baylor College of Medicine and the Miami-Dade County Office of Medical Examiner. However, Dr. Hunter is best known for his appearances on Autopsy: The Last Hours Of. This Reelz documentary series delves deeply into the tragic and sudden death of much-loved celebrities.
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As noted by Meaww, in recent episodes of the Reelz documentary, Michael has explored the story of a number of celebrity deaths. These include such greats as Sonny Bono of Sonny and Cher fame, Bob Crane and “Ol’ Blue Eyes” Frank Sinatra.
To be able to watch Autopsy: The Last Hours of Dean Martin, Reelz is available as a subscription video-on-demand service through Roku, Amazon Prime Video and FireTV. Anyone with a cable provider can opt for a subscription for a free trial.
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