Well, now. I wonder if Christopher Walken and Robert Wagner are a little nervous about this…TMZ is reporting that legendary actress, Natalie Wood’s death certificate has been change from “accident” to “undetermined” as the cause of death.
Natalie Wood’s death certificate has been changed from “Accident” to “Undetermined” … TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the L.A. County Coroner filed documents making the change late last month.
Members of Wood’s family tell TMZ … detectives from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department — which has reopened the death investigation — paid them a visit earlier today informing them of the change. They tell us … detectives told them the change was made in part because some of the bruises on Wood’s body were inconsistent with death by accident.
Family members add … they were told at this point authorities can’t prove definitively Wood’s death was accidental or the result of foul play. Detectives did tell family members Wood’s death was definitely from drowning, but the way she ended up in the water is unclear.
Wood died November 29, 1981 after an alcohol-fueled party on a boat off Catalina with Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken on board.
It’s been reported repeatedly that Natalie Wood was terrified of deep, dark water–which is why there has always been the looming question of why she would have tried to leave the yacht by dinghy that fateful night. I hope this “undetermined” case is solved before my lifetime…and theirs. Ahem.