Listen, I never believed for one second that Natalie Wood stumbled around in a nightgown and jacket to take a little time out on the dinghy attached to the yacht The Splendorthat fateful night. Nor do I believe she got close enough to the edge to “fall” into the drink. Anyone who is terrified of “dark water” will tell you, NO WAY. In my mind there has been a Big Secret between Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken about what really happened that night off the coast of Catalina.
“An explosive new coroner’s report reveals Hollywood star Natalie Wood was likely beaten aboard her yacht before he went overboard and drowned in 1981.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s examination of the Wood case also found flaws in ‘every major’ finding of the previous autopsy report that led medical examiners to rule the Hollywood star’s death an accident.
It’s the latest step toward settling the question of whether Wood was murdered, or whether she accidentally fell overboard on her 60-foot yacht and drowned – as the original police investigation concluded.
The new coroner’s examination asserts that bruises found on the actress’ wrists, knees, and ankles were consistent with her being beaten…”
Natalie and Christopher were filming “Brainstorm” together at the time of her death. As well already know, the trio all went out drinking earlier the evening she died. Let me ask you something. Would Christopher have enough emotion invested in Natalie to beat the crap out of his co-star–or does that sound like something her possibly jealous and angry husband might do?
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.
Check. This. OUT. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Department is REOPENING the case of Natalie Wood’saccidental drowning while on a boat of Catalina Island while in the company of her husband, Robert Wagner and her co-star, Christopher Walken.
“Recently sheriff’s homicide investigators were contacted by persons who stated they had additional information about the Natalie Wood Wagner drowning. Due to the additional information, Sheriff’s homicide bureau has decided to take another look at the case,” the department said in a statement.”
Wood and Robert Wagner first married in 1957 and divorced five years later. Both went on to marry other people — and have children — only to remarry in 1972.
In 1981, Wagner and Wood had invited Christopher Walken to be their guest that Thanksgiving weekend on Catalina aboard their boat the Splendour. On the evening of Nov. 29, they had dinner and drinks at Doug’s Harbor Reef. They returned to the boat and continued to drink until a heated argument erupted between the two men. Wagner told The Times in 2008 that it concerned how much of one’s personal life should be sacrificed in pursuit of one’s career; he was upset that Walken was advocating that Wood give all to her art, even at the expense of her husband and children.
Wood left to go to the master cabin’s bathroom. Wagner says he and Walken eventually calmed down and said good night. When he went to bed, he says, Wood wasn’t there. It isbelieved that the dinghy had gotten loose and Wood came up on deck to tie it up.
“I have gone over it so many millions of times with people. Nobody heard anything.”
Oh man. I never thought the stunning actress, Natalie Wood’s death was accidental. Ever. It’s well-known that the gorgeous brunette was terrified of “dark water”, as she referred to open water, so WHY would she try to hop into a dinghy attached to The Splendor (their boat) after a fierce fight with Wagner? Doesn’t add up.
So here’s a refresher for those of you who are too young to remember this situation.
“On the night of Nov. 29, 1981, Wood and her then-husband Robert Wagner went boating with Christopher Walken. The trio had dinner and drinks at Doug’s Harbor Reef and then continued drinking aboard the boat, where Wagner and Walken began arguing.
During the argument, Wood went to bed, and when Wagner came down to say goodnight, she was gone.
Speculation has it that the dinghy came loose, and she went up on deck to tie it back when she accidentally slipped and fell overboard. A woman on a nearby yacht reportedly claimed to have heard calls for help around midnight, and it was later concluded that Wood — who reportedly was not a skilled swimmer and had a lifelong fear of deep water and had been wearing a heavy robe — had been intoxicated at the time.
However, others have speculated that a lover’s quarrel between Wood and Wagner that had to do with Walken took place before the accident. At the time of her death, she was filming the sci-fi movie Brainstorm with Walken.”
Daaaang. Shit’s about to get REAL. Raise your hand if you didn’talways suspect “RJ” having a hand in Natalie’s death. My hand is UP, and I don’t care who knows it. I’m allowed to have my opinion. He even admitted to being jell-jell about the relationship between Natalie and Christopher (More Cowbell) Walken in his book. I think that bit of info was just a sly way of saying, “nothing to see here, people..keep moving on!”.Wagner didn’t call the Coast Guard for several hours AFTER Natalie “went missing”, remember??
Let’s discuss!! I want your theories, favorite films of Natalie’s…all of it. My favorite films of Natalie’s are “Inside Daisy Clover” and “Splendor in the Grass”. Lord, the bathtub scene…
Every single psychologically troubled girl totally GOT that scene. Incredible.