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Re: This week marks sad anniversaries for the music industry
I saw an interesting documentary a few years ago. In fact, it was on YouTube. Some years ago, some group (don't recall) raised money to put a monument (I think it might have been a life-size statue) on the Bopper's grave; however, the area of the cemetery he was buried in wouldn't allow it. The family then decided to rebury him in another part of the cemetery where they could have the monument. The family decided to have a second autopsy done. Since the Bopper's body was the only one out of the plane, they had wondered if he may have initially survived the crash and was crawling for help. Some people get the strangest ideas. Ever since the crash, there had been rumors there was a gun on the plane, so the family also wanted to know if the Bopper had been shot on the plane. Why that would have happened, who knows?
The family hired someone to do the autopsy. The guy stated, when they opened the coffin, the Bopper's body was so well preserved, he could look from the Bopper's remains to his son that was standing next to him and tell they were related. They determined there was no gunshot wound and the Bopper's injury's were so severe, there is no way he could have survived the crash.
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