New Autopsy for The Big Bopper

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  1. hipmamajen

    hipmamajen I love the friends I have gathered together on thi

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070117/ap_en_mu/big_bopper_autopsy

    Apparently there are also rumors that a gun was fired on the plane...
     
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  3. Becba

    Becba Former Member

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    I had never heard any rumors about the crash. Very Interesting. Since there would be nothing left but a skeleton it would be hard to determine how long he lived after the crash. Also a bullet can miss bone and not be detected after all this time. I wouldn't put much hope in them finding anything. Of course they could find a bullet that would make this a big mystery!
     
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    montana_16 Active Member

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    I just can't see doing this. Let him rest in peace I say. But, of course it's not up to me.
     
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    NewMom2003 Former Member

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    I guess I could see him wanting to know exactly what happened to this father, but exhuming his remains to do it seems extreme and disrespectful (imo).
     
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    Dark Knight New Member

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    Big Bopper autopsy puts rumors to rest

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson suffered massive fractures and likely died immediately in the 1959 plane crash that also killed early rock 'n' rollers Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, a forensic anthropologist said Tuesday after exhuming the body.

    The performer's son, Jay Richardson, hired Dr. Bill Bass, a well-known forensic anthropologist at the University of Tennessee, to look at the remains in Beaumont, Texas.

    There have been rumors a gun might have been fired on board the plane and that the Big Bopper might have survived the crash and died trying to get help.

    Bass took X-rays of the body and found nothing Tuesday to support those theories.

    "There was no indication of foul play," Bass said in a telephone interview from Beaumont. "There are fractures from head to toe. Massive fractures. ... (He) died immediately. He didn't crawl away. He didn't walk away from the plane."

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/07/bigbopper.autopsy.ap/index.html?eref=yahoo

    The story also says that the body was STILL well preserved enough to actually recognize him!!! They were quite shocked about that, I don't blame them!

     
  7. AlwaysShocked

    AlwaysShocked Well-Known Member

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    I always liked The Big Bopper, as a very young teenager danced to "Chantilly Lace". And well remember the day "the music died".

    I don't think it was at all disrespectful for his son to have him exhumed. From reading the article, it sounds like it might have given the son a kind of "closure".
     
  8. hipmamajen

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    Thanks for the update. That's good to know that nothing sinister was going on. I hope the son has found some peace.

    Wow, still recognizable. Amazing!
     

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