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12 Atheist Celebrities Who Died Mysteriously

Atheism is the lack of belief in God or anything spiritual. While we know that we originate from God and that we should believe and have faith in him, some do not and are so-called atheists. 

When one lacks faith in God and finds no evidence of His existence, it’s easy to become an atheist.

A cold childhood upbringing can also inculcate it or be triggered when you face continuous challenges in life.

Below are 12 celebrities who don’t believe in the existence of God and their mysterious death.

1.    Butterfly MacQueen 

Butterfly MacQueen was an American dancer and actress. She featured in countless films like Gone with the Wind, Cabin in the Sky, and Mildred Pierce. 

In her entire life, Butterfly never married, nor did she have children, and she was a devout atheist. She died when a kerosene fire burned her Augusta, Georgia, home after suffering severe burns. 

2.    Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick was a man with an extensive portfolio around his sleeves. He was an American photographer and filmmaker widely known as the greatest and most influential filmmaker ever.

However, Stanley revealed during an interview that he was an atheist.

But how did he die? Stanley died a mysterious death while he was still sleeping, which doctors discovered later that it could have been a heart attack. 

3.    Marilyn Monroe

Norma Jeana Mortenson, famously known as Marilyn Monroe, was an American model, singer, and actress featured in the popular comic character Blonde Bombshell.

Towards the end of her life, Marilyn described herself as an atheist jew.

That aside, her death was a shock to many. The American actress overdosed on barbiturates at her home at only the age of 36. 

4.    Orson Welles

Orson Welles was an American producer, director, actor, and writer who was a big name in the theater, film, and radio industries. At age 21, Orson directed high-profile productions from the Federal Theatre. 

But even in all his achievements, he was an atheist whose body was found on his Chauffeur in his house. 

5.    Robert Altman 

Robert Benard Altman was an American screenwriter, producer, and film director. He was a nominee for five times for the Academy Award for the best director ever. 

Initially, he had a catholic upbringing, but during his adulthood he transformed to become an atheist.

On February 3, 2021, Robert died after suffering a rare type of leukemia called Myelofibrosis. 

6.    George Carlin

George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American actor, comedian, social critic, and author. He was termed as one of the most influential comedians of his time. He was known for reflecting on politics, black comedy, religion, and taboo subjects. 

Though he was raised in a catholic family, George was an outspoken individual who rejected all forms of religion.

 He even furthered his dislike of religion by mocking and criticizing it in countless jokes in his comedy routine. 

When asked if he believed in God, he relentlessly said No!

His death came in as a shocker. It came a week after his final performance at Orlean Hotel & Casino caused by a heart attack

7.    Peter Fonda 

Peter Fonda was an American actor and a prominent figure in the counterculture of the 1960s. He received several awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor. 

Unfortunately, the adorned actor was an atheist who died because of a respiratory failure that was caused by lung cancer. 

8.    Paul Daniels 

Paul Daniels was a Television presenter and an English magician. He received international fame through his TV series, The Paul Daniels Magic Show, which aired on the BBC.

Unfortunately, he was an atheist and died a month after the discovery that he had an incurable brain tumor. 

9.    Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller was an American musician, comedian, author, and actress known for her self-deprecating humor, eccentric stage persona, and wild clothes and hair. 

In her book, Like a Lampshade in a Warehouse, she revealed that even though she was born a methodist, she was an atheist since childhood.

She passed on August 20, 2012, at her home due to heart failure. 

10. Stanley Donen 

Stanley Doinen was an American choreographer and film director. He directed most of the famous films and received an Honorary Academy award. Four of his films are inducted into the National Film Registry. 

However, the prominent film director became an atheist during his youth.

In his own words, he said, ‘I never became religious because of my mother. I’m an atheist. I don’t believe in God. I never did.’

 Stanley died of heart failure on February 21, 2019. 

11. Frances Farmer 

Frances Farmer was an American actress who appeared in over a dozen films. Though she was an agnostic at the start, by the time she hit 16, she became an atheist and died after suffering cancer. 

12. Katharine Hepburn 

Katharine Hepburn was an American actress whose acting career spanned over six decades. She earned various accolades, including four Academy Awards for the best actress. 

In 1991, in an interview with the Ladies Home Journal, she said she was an atheist.

 She later faced her death at her home due to a strange Parkinson’s disease. 

Also Check:

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The list of atheist celebrities goes on and on. It’s sad to see that in this era and age, most people don’t believe in the existence of God. However, as seen, they all die mysterious and sudden deaths. It could be a heart attack, heart failure, fire burns, or types of rare cancers. 

Faith Zion

Faith Zion is a passionate expert in African culture, history, and mythology, with a focus on ancient African history. As a PhD candidate in History, she has dedicated her academic journey to unraveling the mysteries of African art, religion, and mythology, particularly during the Predynastic period. With years of experience in the field, Faith's extensive research has enriched her knowledge in various mythological traditions, including African, Norse, Greek, Egyptian, Mesoamerican, Japanese, and more.

Faith Zion
Faith Zion is a passionate expert in African culture, history, and mythology, with a focus on ancient African history. As a PhD candidate in History, she has dedicated her academic journey to unraveling the mysteries of African art, religion, and mythology, particularly during the Predynastic period. With years of experience in the field, Faith's extensive research has enriched her knowledge in various mythological traditions, including African, Norse, Greek, Egyptian, Mesoamerican, Japanese, and more.
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