The seemingly never-ending popularity of the CSI franchise has caused the folks at VH1 to do a little real-life forensic work of their own. The channel is set to launch a show named Famous Crime Scene, which will examine the deaths of famous artists, including Tupac Shakur, John Lennon and Michael Jackson.
Famous Crime Scene starts on Feb. 12, and will offer recreations of famous death scenes alongside close analysis of toxicology reports, DNA evidence and blood-spray patterns. The thought of watching Michael Jackson pass away in some kind of drug induced hell (allegedly) doesn’t exactly sound very palatable, and is perhaps a little too close to his actual death, but that’s not likely to stop VH1 from revealing the gory details.
Witnesses and investigators who worked on the cases will also offer their opinions on the various celebrity deaths, which could be illuminating in the Tupac case, but probably all-too familiar to anyone with even a cursory knowledge of how Lennon died. Still, with J.D. Salinger’s passing yesterday, and Jackson’s doctor about to be charged, the timing of Famous Crime Scene couldn’t be better.
[via Rolling Stone]