Did Superman Kill George Reeves?
By | May 10, 2022
Reeves Died From A Single Gunshot Wound
Reeves became engaged to Leonore Lemmon and was to be married in 1959, but on June 16, 1959, days before the wedding, he died in his home in the early morning hours from a gunshot wound. Shortly after, the conspiracy theories began as people tried to figure out who to blame for the death of the actor.
At the time, Lemmon, William Bliss, Robert Condon, and Reeves’ neighbor Carol Van Ronkel were in Reeves’ home. It is unclear what happened during the evening prior to Reeves’ death; according to some, Lemmon, Condon, and Reeves went to dinner that evening, where Lemmon and Reeves argued, although Lemmon denied the dinner happened later while talking to Reeves’ biographer. Others have said that the three attended a wrestling match. In either case, upon returning home, Reeves went to bed. Bliss and Van Ronkel came to the house around midnight and started to party. Reeves went downstairs because of the noise and shortly went back upstairs. It was soon after that the group heard the gunshot and found Reeves dead, with a .30 caliber Luger pistol at his feet. They delayed calling the police, and once they did, they claimed it was because of their shock, intoxication, and the late hour. Reeves’ death was ruled a suicide, although not everyone believed it.