Hotels are famous for unruly behaviors. Whitney Houston is not the only celebrity to have seen her demise inside the hotel. In fact, there are others who have made fools of themselves. This article intends to highlight them with hopes it would stop the trend. It also examines hotel incidents that hit close to home for some. May those who were killed in terrorist attacks rest in peace and be remembered for their bravery and good will.
1. Keith Richards:
Keith Richards once threw a television through the window of this hotel in West Hollywood, California. The hotel is popular amongst rock bands because it is within close distance of clubs such as Whisky a Go Go. Everything is now enclosed including balconies after this incident.
2. Jim Morrison:
Jim Morrison is famous for being the lead singer for the Doors. He was literally living at the Andaz West Hollywood Hotel at one point. This was until he was evicted for almost falling to his death at the hotel. He was totally wasted and was found dangling by the finger tips on the balcony. If this did not kill him, Morrison was found dead in Paris in 1971 in his bathtub.
3. Whitney Houston:
Houston was known as the voice of American music in the 1980s and 1990s. In 2009, the Guinness world records found her to be the most awarded female act of all time. On the eve of the 2012 Grammy’s, Houston was found dead in the bathtub at the Hilton hotel. She was part of the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party. The news of Houston’s death did not disrupt the party. The party still went on as planned.
4. Passover Massacre:
30 people were killed and 140 others were injured as a suicide bomber detonated himself at the Park Hotel in Netanya. The terrorist walked into the dining room of the hotel where many senior citizens and Holocaust survivors were celebrating Passover. 4 terrorists who planned the massacre were sentenced to 29 life terms and another 20 years in prison.
5. David Carradine:
The 72 year old actor famous for Kung Fu and Kill Bill films was found dead in an apparent suicide on June 4, 2009. The body was naked and hanging in the closet. The hotel was in Bangkok and the incident occurred in the luxury suite of Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel.
He was shooting a movie, Stretch.
6. Charlie Sheen:
This troublesome Two and a Half Men star was found in his underwear and intoxicated at the lobby of the Plaza hotel. Reports stipulate that Sheen could not find his wallet. He proceeded to trash his room in rage, while looking for his wallet. His rep made a statement saying Sheen has an allergic reaction to medicine. His track record may prove otherwise.
7. Mumbai Attacks:
On November 26, 2008, terrorist attackers, armed with automatic rifles and grenades, wreaked havoc on the Indian city of Mumbai, taking hostages and killing people in hotels, restaurants, hospitals, including the Cama hospital for women and children, a train station and an Orthodox Jewish center. The attacks were aimed at foreigners visiting the city and paralyzed the city for 3 days.
8. Michael Jackson:
The king of pop created quite a stir in 2002 when he dangled his baby over the Adlon Hotel balcony in Berlin. He was caught up in the excitement, but never tried to endanger his children. Before that he tried to get into his hotel room when was ambushed by fans. Many onlookers feared for the safety of the child.
9. Jimmy Hendrix:
This rock star joined many of his friends who predeceased him the same year-Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison. The star tried to mix sleeping pills and red wine. He died choking on his vomit in the Hotel Samarkand in his girlfriend’s room.
10. John Entwistle:
A night out with a stripper at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino had gone sour for this bass guitarist, songwriter, singer and horn player. He was found dead by the stripper at 10 am on June 27, 2002. This was one day before the first show of the Who’s 2002 tour.