1The Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, CA
After staying up all night drinking and doing drugs with friends Robert DiNiro and Robin Williams, Belushi injected one more speedball (a combination of speed and heroin) before going to sleep at around 8:30 AM. He never woke up; his personal trainer arrived around noon to find him dead in his bed, and attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
2Lorraine Motel, Memphis, TN
James Earl Ray, a fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary, was convicted of the murder and spent the rest of his life in prison. The Lorraine Hotel location is now home to the National Civil Rights Museum, a privately owned complex of museums and historic buildings.
3Hôtel d'Alsace in Paris, France
"My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or other of us has got to go," "I am dying beyond my means," and, "I can't even afford to die."
4Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Sydney, Australia
His death was officially ruled a suicide, however, since Hutchence left no suicide note and had even made breakfast plans with an ex-girlfriend for the following morning, many people believe that his death was accidental. Since Hutchence was found naked, it is believed that he hanged himself while participating in autoerotic asphyxiation, which is the act of strangling oneself while masturbating to increase the intensity of an orgasm.
5Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Miami, FL
Smith had suffered a 105° fever the day before her death. On February 8, 2007 she died in her hotel bed, and the toxicology reports later found nine different kinds of pharmaceutical drugs present in her bloodstream, including chloral hydrate, the sedative that also contributed to Marilyn Monroe's overdose in 1962.
6The Landmark Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
After shooting up with heroin that she had purchased that day, Joplin fell down so hard that she nearly shattered her nose. The heroin she had injected turned out to be about eight times stronger than what she was used to, so her overdose was completely accidental. Joplin was just 27 years old when she died.
7Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Twenty-four-year-old Palestinian immigrant Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of the murder and is still serving his life sentence in prison for the crime. This hotel was demolished in 2005 and six schools, called the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools, now stand on the land.
8Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Carradine was found hanging in the closet with cords binding his hands and his genitals. He also had a gag in his mouth. Reports indicate that the actor had a history of enjoying deviant sex acts, including autoerotic asphyxiation, so despite evidence that there may have been another person in his room prior to his passing, his death was ruled accidental.
9The Ritz Hotel in Paris, France
Chanel was working on her Spring fashion collection in her room at the time of her death. Feeling unwell, Chanel went to bed and died peacefully in her sleep. The official cause of her death is unknown.
10Hotel Chelsea, New York, NY
Vicious gave conflicting statements to police; he apparently couldn't remember if he had stabbed Nancy or not because he had been so high on heroin when she died.
Sid and Nancy's sad story does not end with her death at the Chelsea, however. In February of 1979, Vicious purposely overdosed on heroin at age 21. After his death, his mother found a suicide note in his pocket that read:
"We had a death pact, and I have to keep my half of the bargain. Please bury me next to my baby in my leather jacket, jeans and motorcycle boots. Goodbye."
Sadly, because Nancy was Jewish and Sid was not, they could not be buried together.