Near to Death Experience Stories of 10 Famous Celebrities

5. Donald Sutherland


This movie veteran has been the focal point of many small and silver-screen productions long before his famous son, Keifer, stepped onto the stage. Best known for his role as Hawkeyes Piece in MASH, this actor almost lost his life to Meningitis in 1979 when his body actually shut down and he died before being resuscitated back to life. Being he came to, however, Sutherland described the feeling as:

Suddenly the pain, fever and acute distress seemed to evaporate. I was floating above my body, surrounded by soft blue light. I began to glide down a long tunnel, away from the bed … but suddenly I found myself back in my body. The doctors told me later that I had actually died for a time.

4. Elizabeth Taylor


She was probably one of the most revered starlets of her time and her memory continues to warm the hearts of people around the world but her life was almost cut short in the 1950’s when she died on an operating table for 5 minutes before being revived. The most interesting part of this tale is perhaps her experiences while she was “dead”. Elizabeth Taylor claimed that, while her body was shutting down, she met up with ex-husband Michael Todd who told her that she had something “important” to do in her life and that it was not her time to die. She claimed that she was reluctant to “go back” and that she wanted to stay with him. He, on the other hand, would not allow this and forced her to go back.

I was pronounced dead once and actually saw the light. I find it very hard to talk about, actually, because it sounds so corny. It happened in the late ’50s, and I saw Mike (Todd, Taylor’s third husband, who was killed in a plane crash in 1958). When I came to, there were about 11 people in the room. I’d been gone for about five minutes – they had given me up for dead and put my death notice on the wall. I shared this with the people that were in the room next to me. Then after that I told another group of friends, and I thought, “Wow, this sounds really screwy. I think I’d better keep quiet about this.
For a long time I didn’t talk about it, and it’s still hard for me to talk about. But I have shared it with people with AIDS because if the moment occurs and you’re really sharing, it’s real. I am not afraid of death, because I have been there.

Taylor used this experience to reach out to people with AIDS around the world until her death in March, 2011.

3. Sharon Stone


We love her whether she’s the villain or the heroine but Sharon Stone was almost lost to us when she had a sudden brain hemorrhage which left her bleeding internally and hanging into to dear life. Stone claims that this experience changed her life because it literally gave her a glimpse of the “light at the end of the tunnel”. Stone says that, the moment it happened, she was suddenly taken up into this bright light where she spent moments with people she loved before being drawn back to her own body.

When it hit me I felt like I’d been shot in the head. That’s the only way I can really describe it. It hit me so hard it knocked me over on the sofa. And Phil was out of town and I called him and said, “I think I had a stroke.” But in all fairness, I’m a person who’s always saying, “I think I’ve had a stroke, I think I’ve had a heart attack, I think I’ve had a brain hemorrhage … I had a real journey with this that took me to places both here and beyond that affected me so profoundly that my life will never be the same … I get to be not afraid of dying and I get to tell other people that it’s a fabulous thing and that death is a gift. And not that you should kill yourself, but that when death comes to you, as it will, that it’s a glorious and beautiful thing. This kind of giant vortex of white light was upon me and I kind of – poof! Sort of took off into this glorious, bright, bright, bright white light and I started to see and be met by some of my friends. But it was very fast – whoosh! Suddenly, I was back. I was in my body and I was in the room.

2. Elvis Presley


I entered into a dark tunnel and suddenly I was in a place filled up with love and a beautiful, bright light. The place seemed holy. My father, who had died two years earlier, was there, as were my grandparents. Everyone was happy to see me, but my father told me it was not my time and I would be going back. Just as I turned to go, I caught sight of Elvis! He was standing in this place of intense bright light. He just came over to me, took my hand and said, “Hi, Bev, do you remember me?”

This is one of many near death experiences related with Elvis Presley, not by Elvis himself but by people that claim to have seen him during their supernatural experiences. The being of light and peace that greets those who have near-death experiences usually are family members, Jesus or someone with who this person had a great deal of affinity and love. After Elvis death many people began to report having seen the spirit of Elvis in the afterlife, Elvis as the light source, as the being of light at the end of the tunnel.

There is a book entitled Life After Life by Dr. Raymond Moody with dozens of related sightings of the King, from simple apparitions to near death experiences.

1. Ozzy Osbourne


Ozzy has always given us a reason to keep our eyes glued to the stage or screen and it was no different when he was involved in a biking accident which left him dead, not once, but twice. After falling into a coma for 8 days the singer finally regained consciousness and then began his recovery from a broken collarbone, 8 broken ribs and a broken vertebra in his neck. Ozzy claims to have seen the white light but, as he says, he didn’t get to meet any supernatural beings but it did help him to clean up his act. He says that the accident made him see that he needed to become more mature and it has certainly paid off in the long run.

I didn’t know where I was or how long I’d been there. I would drift in and out of consciousness. Other times there would be a white light shining through the darkness, but no f—king angels, no one blowing trumpets and no man in a white beard.

For these and more you may like to visit Near-Death Experiences and the Afterlife website.

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