Mysterious Disease Caused Hollywood Stars

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Harry Houdini, 52 - The legendary magician and escape artist whose stunts amazed audiences worldwide died on October 31, 1926 her death was the result of peritonitis.

Gladys Brockwell, 34 - She geared up to embrace the new era of talkies, her life was tragically cut short at 34 due to peritonitis following a car accident in 1929.


Agnès Souret, 26 - It was in Argentina, during a tour in 1928, that Souret's bright future dimmed when she died of peritonitis at the tragically young age of 26.


Isabelle Urquhart, 41 - her grace on the stage, roles in comic opera, and her short-lived marriage to actor Guy Standing, her life was cut short by peritonitis in 1907.

Stars to Drop Dead Out of Nowhere - Peritonitis is an inflammation of the peritoneum, the tissue lining the inner wall of the abdomen While it's still risky today, it was once extremely deadly. 

Hattie Shepparde, 28 - This Australian actress renowned for her intelligence promising career was abruptly halted by peritonitis following childbirth in 1874.

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, 45 - A British socialite, television personality, and model found dead on February 8, 2017 at the age of 45 was peritonitis and a perforated ulcer.

Monty Don - Host of BBC Gardners’ World didn’t die, Monty Don told Amateur Gardening magazine that he got it during a grueling round-the-world trip filming gardens.

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