Near to Death Experience Stories of 10 Famous Celebrities

When we think of celebrities, we tend to think of them as powerful, beautiful and, above all, immortal. The fact is, while many of them portray characters that will remain forever immortalized in a media format and imbedded in our consciousness and in our hearts, these celebrities near to Death experiences serve to show that celebrities are just as mortal as you and me. In this list we’ll have a look at how they came near Death and their description of the experience.

10. Jane Seymor


Jane Seymor is most quoted for the movie Somewhere in Time alongside the now deceased Christopher Reeves, and also from the Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman television series. The actress near death experience arrives when she had an allergic reaction to penicillin, administered to her in the sequence of a severe case of the flu. Jane and the doctors were not expecting such a reaction. She was 36 years old when this episode in her life happened.

Later she quoted the following:

I literally left my body. I had this feeling that I could see myself on the bed, with people grouped around me. I remember them all trying to resuscitate me. I was above them, in the corner of the room looking down. I saw people putting needles in me, trying to hold me down, doing things. I remember my whole life flashing before my eyes, but I wasn’t thinking about winning Emmys or anything like that. The only thing I cared about was that I wanted to live because I did not want anyone else looking after my children. I was floating up there thinking, “No, I don’t want to die. I’m not ready to leave my kids.” And that was when I said to God, “If you’re there, God, if you really exist and I survive, I will never take your name in vain again.” Although I believe that I “died” for about thirty seconds, I can remember pleading with the doctor to bring me back. I was determined I wasn’t going to die.

9. Chevy Chase


During the filming of the movie Modern Problems, Chevy was playing an air traffic controller who developed telekinetic powers after exposure to radioactive soap suds. There was a dream sequence where Chase had to wear stage lights strapped to his arms, he was pretending to be an airplane with landing lights. When the lights were turned on Chase got electrocuted, still, he was able to scream to the staff to turn it off. The crew thought he was joking and left it on so he could fry some more.

Chase nearly died in this episode of his life; he had a near death experience and went on a period of deep depression for two years.

8. Larry Hagman


Larry Hagman who gave life to the famous J.R. Ewing of the television series Dallas was not a complete stranger to the concept of a near death experience upon the time of his liver transplant in 1995. Previous experiences with LSD led him to psychic journeys that, in his own words, were very similar to his medical near to Death experience.

His need for a liver transplant was due to the years of heavy drinking which ultimately lead to cirrhosis and cancer in the liver. During the procedure he came very close to dying.

His description of the near death experience was:

I was able to look over the edge. I got a little glimpse of what was the next step. I didn’t see a light some people see, but I had a wonderful feeling of bliss and warmth. The bottom line is love, that sounds corny, but it was just lovely, uplifting.

7. Gary Busey


This Hollywood’s bad boy always had a personal life full of ups and downs. Gary “Abusey” as his wise used to call him was not a rookie in close calls with Death; he came very near it more than once. Cancer, drug overdoses and accidents almost claimed his life, but the accident that would change his life took place in Washington Boulevard in 1988 with his custom Harley motorcycle.

Busey had just picked up his freshly repaired bike at a Culver City shop, as usual, Busey rode bareheaded; Hollywood’s tough guys at the time had that macho ideal that helmets were for wimps. His accident happened just over 100 feet out of the shop, when he slid on a patch of gravel at 40 mph while trying to make a turn around a bus, flipped over the handlebars, and hit with his unprotected head against the curb, cracking his skull.

He came closer to dying than ever before, he went into a coma for a full month. While on the operating table for brain surgery he had his near Death Experience.

I saw angels. I was surrounded by angels. And they don’t look like what they look like on Christmas cards. They’re big balls of light that float and carry nothing but love and warmth.

6. William Petersen


In 1986, Petersen starred in Manhunter the first of Hannibal Lecter’s films, playing FBI agent Will Graham. After finishing the movie, Petersen did everything to get himself rid of Graham character, including shaving his beard, cutting and dyeing his hair blonde so he could see a different person in the mirror. He claims to have done it because while rehearsing for a play in Chicago his dialogue was coming out like Will Graham from Manhunter.

It was during this play that his near death episode happened:

Years ago, doing a play in Chicago, I cut my finger in half onstage. We obviously had to stop because, well, I didn’t have a finger. By the time they got me to the ER I had lost a lot of blood and passed out. I could hear the doctors working on me, saying that they had lost my vital signs. I was on the “All That Jazz” escalator with a long tunnel and a lot of white light. Then I specifically remember a dominant male voice saying, “It’s not your time. Get off the escalator. You’ve got shit to do.” I came to, and got sewed up. Something in me changed, a sort of knowledge that somewhere on the other side, its good. For weeks, the more I talked about it, the more freaked out people got. Some of them were like, “Okay, whatever: You took too many drugs.”

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