7 Rich Families That Are Cursed
The Osmond Family
For a time, there may not have been a more famous family in the United States than the Osmonds. A devout Mormon family from Utah, the Osmond family became nationally recognized for their singing ability, with two family members specifically – Donny and Marie – rising to prominence. The Donny and Marie Show was a hit for several years in the ‘70s; however, trouble would soon find its way into the Osmond family in the years to come.
Donny suffered from severe depression once he faded from the spotlight, and Marie reached the point of attempting suicide, reportedly due to postpartum depression. Marie’s son committed suicide when he was 18, and a variety of illnesses have reached other members of the family. Many will remember the Osmond family for the great entertainment they brought to the screen once upon a time, however the family has a history that is far from a Hollywood fairytale.
The Lee Family
The name Bruce Lee is synonymous with one thing: martial arts. Lee was a superstar in his time, appearing in a number of popular films which demonstrated his incredible martial arts acumen. It’s likely he would have gone on to become one of the most popular film stars of all time had it not been for his tragic death in 1973. After coming down with a headache, Lee took a medication that apparently led to an allergic reaction in his brain. Lee was found unresponsive sometime later, and passed away.
Incredibly, this was not the only accidental death to take place in the Lee family. Bruce’s son Brandon died in a firearms accident while filming a movie in 1993. A gun that was supposed to be used in a scene where Brandon’s character is shot at was prepared incorrectly and accidentally fired a fatal shot which hit Lee in the abdomen. Brandon Lee was just 28 years old at the time of his death.
The Hemingway Family
Perhaps no prominent family in history has struggled with depression and suicide as much as the Hemingway family has throughout their history.
Ernest Hemingway is a legendary writer, but his family life was wrought with heartbreak. When he was first starting to find success as a writer, Hemingway’s father shot himself. In 1961, Ernest himself would commit suicide by also shooting himself. Later, Hemingway’s sister, brother, and granddaughter would all commit suicide either by gunshot or overdose.