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GUEST BLOG—by Dr. Harry Milman, Author of FORENSICS: The Science Behind the Deaths of Famous People

Taction USA would like to thank Dr. Harry A. Milman for being our guest blogger this week! If you have not read his latest #1 best selling book on Amazon, you NEED to check it out! Dr. Milman is the author of “FORENSICS: The Science Behind the Deaths of Famous People”

Note: This has been one of my favorite books of 2021 and if you haven't read it yet I highly recommend it, check it out on Amazon! It is both informative and extremely interesting to read. I absolutely could not put it down. For that reason we asked Dr. Milman if he would give us a little excerpt from the book this week. As a bonus- he gave us 3 excerpts!! Enjoy!

And now introducing...Dr. Milman!!



“Forensics: The Science Behind the Deaths of Famous People”

The book describes how coroners determined the cause and manner of death of 23 famous people including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Carrie Fisher, and many more. “It reads like a mystery novel,” said one reviewer. “Informative, yet enjoyable,” said another reviewer. “The stories are endlessly fascinating,” said a third reviewer. Amazon #1 Best Seller, “Forensics: The Science Behind the Deaths of Famous People” by Harry A. Milman, PhD is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at

Excerpt -- ERROL FLYNN

BY MID-1940, ERROL FLYNN, an actor who portrayed Robin Hood, the legendary outlaw who “stole from the rich and gave to the poor,” and other swashbuckling characters on the big screen, was rich, famous, and a bachelor. “Women won’t let me stay single, and I won’t let myself stay married,” he said at the time. However, by the late 1950s, his best days were behind him. With little income, two divorces, and a penchant for drinking alcohol that had dramatically escalated, Flynn’s personal fortune was nearly depleted. To raise money so he could divorce his third wife and marry his seventeen-year-old girlfriend, Beverly Aadaland, Flynn visited his old friend George Caldough, in Vancouver, Canada who was interested in purchasing his yacht. People often raised their eyebrows at the sight of his latest flame, but Flynn didn’t care. “I like my whiskey old and my women young,” he would tell them in no uncertain terms.


ON AUGUST 4, 1962, Marilyn Monroe, a thirty six-year-old actress who many thought was the sexiest woman in the world, was home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, speaking with her publicist in the morning, seeing her psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson, in the late afternoon, until about seven in the evening, and making phone calls late into the night. Later in the evening, she was found lying on the bed, dead, with her phone in one hand and several prescription vials on her nightstand.

The public was understandably curious to know how Monroe died. Everyone had a theory. Some believed she was murdered by the president of the United States and his brother, the attorney general, or possibly by the Mafia or even by the CIA. Others thought her death was a suicide committed by a lonely and insecure woman who was unable to cope with the demands of the film industry. Still others wondered whether it was an unfortunate accident that had gone awry. It was a question I was determined to investigate and whose answer I hoped to put to rest, once and for all.


FOUR DAYS BEFORE the fifty-fourth Annual Grammy Awards, Whitney Houston, an accomplished singer and actress, checked into the Beverly Hilton Hotel under the pseudonym Elizabeth Collins. The Grammys was scheduled for Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the night before the event, Clive Davis planned to host his annual pre-Grammy party at the same hotel where Houston was staying. ​At about two thirty or three o’clock in the afternoon of Clive Davis’s party, Houston’s personal assistant laid out the gown that Houston was to wear that night and then went to pick up a package at Neiman Marcus, an exclusive department store. “Take a bath and get ready for tonight,” she told Houston on her way out. But when she returned, she found Houston in the bathroom, lying face down in the bathtub. Paramedics arrived and placed Houston’s nude body on the living room floor. CPR was performed, as were other lifesaving measures, but Houston couldn’t be resuscitated. She was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.

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More about Dr. Milman:

Harry A. Milman, PhD, is a consulting pharmacologist, toxicologist, and expert witness with over forty years of experience at the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Health, and the US Public Health Service. Dr. Milman assisted in over three hundred civil, criminal, and high-profile legal cases and has testified at trials and depositions. He authored over seventy scientific articles and has edited five science books, including the highly acclaimed Handbook of Carcinogen Testing. Often quoted in newspapers and magazines, Dr. Milman appeared as a toxicology expert on the History Channel, the Oxygen Channel, TV and radio news programs, and in true-crime television shows. Dr. Milman is the author of “FORENSICS: The Science Behind the Deaths of Famous People” and two novels—A Death at Camp David, winner of the Best Mystery Novel in the 2018 Book Talk Radio Club Awards, and SOYUZ: The Final Flight, a finalist for Best Second Novel in the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and a finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel in the 2018 Book Talk Radio Club Awards.

More about the book...

Carrie Fisher, also known as Princess Leia from Star Wars, had been abusing cocaine and other pharmaceuticals for many years, so when it was announced that she died from sleep apnea, I was skeptical. A more plausible explanation would have been that she died from a drug overdose. A review of the medical examiner’s report revealed that the Fisher family refused to give permission for an autopsy and toxicology tests to be done. Constrained by these limitations, the coroner labeled the manner of death “undetermined.”

FORENSICS: The Science Behind the Deaths of Famous Peopleis an analysis and description of how coroners determine the cause and manner of death. An investigation of twenty-three deaths of famous people, including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, and many more, was conducted based on a review of publicly available autopsy and toxicology reports, as well as published scientific and lay articles. Drug use was implicated in 70 percent of the deaths. Four celebrity deaths were the result of suicide or homicide. Four others were from natural causes.

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