The Curious Death Of Vincent Van Gogh

Do we really know the life and death of this famous artist?
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    • For Post Mortem - I'm just spitballin' here, but is it possible that Theo killed Vincent? Theo said Vincent had stated that if he ever became a nuisance or burden, he would kill himself (and it's likely Theo, as Vincents brother and closest friend, would've seen his dismay when he told him about his business plans) - but Vincent himself had said he frowned upon suicide and would never commit such an act... It doesn't add up. What if Theo was lying to cover up his crime? It's clear Vinny boy had one or more mental illnesses, and it's common for mental illnesses to run in families. It's a stretch, but what if Theo also had similar illnesses and was just high-functioning? He'd just become a father and had plans to start his own business. Both of those things are a lot to handle on their own, emotionally and financially, but he was also financially supporting his older brother and realistically there didn't seem to be an end in sight. If you add an unstable mental state into this equation, it could be plausible that either Theo hired someone to kill Vincent and dispose of his belongings, or that Theo killed Vincent himself. This would explain the distance between Vincent and the gun, why they couldn't tie a gun to Vincent, but most importantly it explains why Vincent claimed it was suicide - he was protecting his little brother. I would love to hear your take on this theory! #postmortem

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  • I think you guys are forgetting that people in the 1800s lived for like a lot less time then they do now. Probably like 50 or 60 years...

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  • :-----------(

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  • I started watching this then realized it was buzzfeed and I can’t take it seriously as their credibility is non-existent

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  • I buy the 2cd theory. It makes so much more sense. I think they actually solved a case😱

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  • But... didn’t he have a conflict with one of his comrades, leading to the severing of his ear after a fight

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  • this week on buzzfeed unsolved we investigate the planet as part of our ongoing investigation into the question, is the earth flat?

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  • 3:09 Thats what HE said

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  • This season flue by

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  • Vans did a Van Gogh collection and I have the almond blossom ones

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  • Season 6 : The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

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  • #roastmortem Ryan tried to make his hair as tall as possible to see if he could reach Shane's height. Unfortunately, Shane saw right through this scheme & made his hair even taller, reaching impossible heights. When will little Ryan reach the stars? #loveyouryan #letryanbetall

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  • 16:34 - 17:15 YESS

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  • 15:40 - 16:02 is my everything

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  • I had heard he was covering for a friend because they had an illegal duel over a woman.

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  • "Oh yea, getting shots in the plans today" I died

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  • I think that it could've been a mugging or some kind of cover up. Vincent always had mental health issues and one time in the institution he was so confused he ate some of his oil paints. so maybe he was mugged and shot and then became confused and just said that he shot himself. or maybe one of his friends shot him (he didn't always get along with Gauguin and there are some theories that Gauguin cut Vincent's ear off and Vincent covered it up because he didn't want his friend to be in trouble) and he covered it up by saying his shot himself.

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  • Can you do the Springfield 3

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  • that manniquen in the back really scares me

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  • please go to Manteno State Hospital (the psych ward and tuberculosis hospital)

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  • Dude that'd be so fucked if Vincent's brother killed him for his paintings (as they were good!) And the innkeeper was in on it!!

    Gabriel LGabriel L7 saatler önce
  • when are you guys gonna be back with your Supernatural episodes?

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  • *Since you didn’t say it, there are actually two rumors. One, that his asylum room had a window and that’s how he painted starry night. Two, his room had no window and he painted from memory and imagination.*

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  • 10:35 honestly a mood

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  • There is a famous robbery in sweden where a helicopter landed on the roof of a building. The criminals went in and later left with something like 4 000 000 €. The case is still unsolved and when you look in to the story it gets quite interesting. In swedish newspapers this case is called "hellikopterrånet" (helicopterrobbery)

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  • Imagine doing all this work and then not looking up how to pronounce van Gogh.

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  • wait why does vincent look like benedryl comderdatch in the thumbnail

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  • Lmao bully boy

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  • When I was 9 I remembered the teacher saying van gough cut off his ear for his cousin Kate. They probably lied.

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  • Man van gogh ain't no snitch 😂

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  • Can you guys talk about the Colmenares caseeeeee pleaseeeeeee

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  • Fun fact, Van Gogh may have NOT cut off his own ear, instead, his lover Paul Gauguin did during argument. The two were both alcoholics and abusive towards each other, Paul could have threatened Vincent with a knife during a drunken rage and sliced off the tip of his ear. There is no evidence to prove that Vincent ever sent the ear to the prostitute, or that he was even in contact with her at the time. Paul and Vincent continued their relationship even after the event. The portrait of Van Gogh with the bandage over his ear was in fact a gift for Paul, when they were living separately they would exchange self portraits as presents (Gauguin was also a painter). Van Gogh took the blame for his injury, telling people that he did it during a mental breakdown to insure that Paul did not get prosecuted, as they did have a deep love for each other, despite how her vile dysfunctional the relationship was. The story of how he cut off his own ear is merely a romanticized myth to cover up an abusive relationship and to escape prison time.

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  • Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) Don McLean Starry starry night Paint your palette blue and gray Look out on a summer's day With eyes that know the darkness in my soul Shadows on the hills Sketch the trees and the daffodils Catch the breeze and the winter chills In colors on the snowy linen land Now I understand What you tried to say to me How you suffered for your sanity How you tried to set them free They would not listen they did not know how Perhaps they'll listen now Starry starry night Flaming flowers that brightly blaze Swirling clouds in violet haze Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue Colors changing hue Morning fields of amber grain Weathered faces lined in pain Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand Now I understand What you tried to say to me How you suffered for your sanity How you tried to set them free They would not listen, they did not know how Perhaps they'll listen now For they could not love you But still your love was true And when no hope was left inside On that starry starry night You took your life as lovers often do But I could have told you Vincent This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you Starry starry night Portraits hung in empty halls Frameless heads on nameless walls With eyes that watch the world and can't forget Like the strangers that you've met The ragged men in ragged clothes The silver thorn of bloody rose Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow Now I think I know What you tried to say to me How you suffered for your sanity How you tried to set them free They did not listen, they're not listening still Perhaps they never wil

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  • 18:55 shane almost said clownboy. yeehonk

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  • ...

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  • Vincent Van Gogh faked his death and is still alive. Proof below.

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  • I love that awkward pat on the shoulder lol 😂😂😂

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  • "Vincent had Theo Theo died alone that day"

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  • Poor Van Gogh. The man was shunned and bullied just because he was different but all he wanted was to pursue what he loved and give joy back to others! And maybe somehow support himself through that but couldn't. Kudos to him for following his heart and still being kind, humble towards others. I can seriously relate to that as a artist, I know it's a very difficult line of work to go into thus why I stopped going for that dream but still draw on the sideline for myself. The sad truth is we as humans tend to fear of what we don't understand. Van Gogh was different in many colors and shapes but he wasn't bad, he still kept his head up high and walked the distance. Searched for what his purpose was in life while doing what he loved even though people saw him as strange or crazy. I did not know much about Gogh as a child just knew what he was famous for but now watching this I will research more about this wonderful amazing man and other famous artist.

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  • I think vincent told the kids to shoot him to finish his art so the blood would go on the paintings finishing them

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  • If anyone’s interested in this story more in depth, the movie “ at eternity’s gate” came out earlier this year and is the story of Van Gogh from his point of view

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  • Do Kurt Cobain next!!

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  • *Can you do an episode of my pizza? It went missing this morning*

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  • Oml jack warner 😂😂

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  • For me I never believed it was a suicide nor did I think he actually cut his ear off.... Anybody else?

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  • i’m crying right now 😢

    Nina AhgaseNina Ahgase12 saatler önce
  • why tf does van gogh look like burndict cucumberbatch in the thumbnail

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  • in england we can start apprenticeships at 16..

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  • Next video will legit be a true crime investigation on how James Charles’ career was murdered

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  • Only thing keeping buzzfeed alive

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  • taehyung (somehow) is gonna watch this

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  • #postmortum #betterlatethennever. When I was watching this with my fiancé, it hit me that the photo of Vincent looks strikingly like Nick Groff from Paranormal Lockdown. Lol!

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  • Could you make this a podcast? I think it would amazing

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  • 15:53 I'm laughing so hard I've been crying for a week

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  • has there evr been a mystery tht HAS been solved on here???????? lol

    JJ RyanJJ Ryan13 saatler önce
  • I think it’s an xxxtentacion thing where he wanted to kill himself but hated the idea of self harm. Maybe he asked someone to kill him or got murdered and saw it as a good thing and didn’t want the person that shot him to get introuble

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  • Germany still practices Apprenticeships too

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  • Can we get a Kurt cobain one

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  • Lol why is benedict cumberpatch in the thumbnail

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  • Aw man, this makes me sad.

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  • I am not a 100% sure but I think he cut his ear after a fight with his friend as an apology for nearly stabing him.

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  • Omh please do Edgar Allen po

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  • For me I never believed it was a suicide nor did I think he actually cut his ear off.... Anybody else?

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  • Please do a vidoe about Edgar Allen Poe!

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  • his lover cut off his ear, would have been deported if that fact was known.. so he claimed to have done it himself. that is your murderer.

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  • hello doctor who fans. who else is sobbing nsjsjsjs

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  • You guys could do the disappearance of Lauren Spierer, or the unsolved death of Lauren Agee.

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  • Am I the only person who found this boring and a waste of an episode

    Mister PeteMister Pete16 saatler önce
  • thumbnail looks like Benedict cumberbatch

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  • 'If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass in the beginning.' He wrote this in one of his letters to Theo and honestly, it's such an inspiring quote from the sad end of a genuinely kind and inspirational and tragic man. He loved his faith, nature, his brother and nephew, the everyday lives of his neighbors, even potentially the boys who may have taken his life. For all his paintings produced while being treated for just over a year, imagine what he could have accomplished with a full lifetime of treatment and artistry, if not for the bullet that took his life. Depression and mental illnesses do not cause great art; trauma does not create poetry or great works of fiction. Humans make art despite trauma and illness, as a way of processing emotions that our language can't give words to. You don't need to be tortured to be an artist. You are an artist if you make art. The fact that his greatest paintings were created while he was in treatment speaks to that. Regardless of how he died, his life speaks measures about how we as a society need to have a discussion about art, mental health, treatment, and stigmatization.

    Tini BancroftTini Bancroft17 saatler önce
  • awww :(( i actually cried what a sweet dude

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  • Vincent Van Goghnad

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  • You should do one about the men in the lead masks, I can’t wait for season 6!!!!!!🔥🔥

    Ethan TungEthan Tung17 saatler önce
  • Pls do the Burari family mass suicide case.

    Varun BajpaiVarun Bajpai17 saatler önce
  • I know its late but my theory goes like this: Vincent went to the field to paint, in which was actually intended for suicide. When he was about to do it, he changed his mind and threw the gun but the friction on impact shot the bullet. This theory kinda fits with the speculation (aside the equipment missing) But we may never know.... #truecrime

    DaTRI3EDaTRI3E17 saatler önce
  • cant even pronounce his name right. im done

    Mmm BbbMmm Bbb17 saatler önce
  • how about chris benoit murder-suicide crime?

    Jekie BascoJekie Basco18 saatler önce
  • I despise buzzfeed. But i like this.

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  • "Look how red his face is getting. Hehehehohoho. Look at the tear.👏👏👏👏👏"

    Rhiannon SotoRhiannon Soto18 saatler önce
  • Finally understood Don McLean's Vincent. What happened that day, we do not know still. Perhaps we never will.

    Krauser IIKrauser II18 saatler önce
  • ohhhhhh if comments are also where we can put requests,,, dude i'd LOVE to see u guys' research on ambrose bierce's disappearance

    tatt oo stickertatt oo sticker18 saatler önce
  • You guys should watch the Van Gogh documentary starring willem Dafoe. It’s called At Eternity’s Gate, and it includes significant elements and relationships of his life that were not mentioned in your description of his life. the film also includes his death depicted as theory 2 of this video

    William mendozaWilliam mendoza19 saatler önce
  • paddy moriarty disappearance

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  • How do you find direct quotes of van gough claiming his preferred way of suicide was drowning

    NateDogSturdikatNateDogSturdikat19 saatler önce
  • Have they done an episode on Connie Converse yet?

    Zora DomainZora Domain20 saatler önce
  • The most common belief is he went into a field and shot himself with the canvas behind him. Therefore the blood would hit the canvas and it would be the last art piece.

    SiennaSienna20 saatler önce
The Curious Death Of Vincent Van Gogh