The Curious Death Of Vincent Van Gogh

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Do we really know the life and death of this famous artist?
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Avery Klima
Avery Klima 9 days ago
Thoughts on Edgar Allen Poe’s death?? I say it’s rabies.
Rory The Dinosaur
Did u get Timmy’s ball back?
Zali Rose
Zali Rose 9 days ago
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
Bo 18 minutes ago
Do Edgar Allan Poe next season
Smonk Purple
Smonk Purple 2 hours ago
Jenna K.D.F
Jenna K.D.F 2 hours ago
Immediately pronounces his name wrong 😩😩😩 it’s not ‘go’
Introverted Insomniac
You should do the disappearance of Susan Cox Powell.
Scrambled 59
Scrambled 59 3 hours ago
You should do an episode on the Franklin expedition
Annie L
Annie L 4 hours ago
I love the painting effects done on the sky in the photos.
IM Squiddly
IM Squiddly 4 hours ago
14:44-14:52 A complete summary of the BSA
Lydia Orme
Lydia Orme 4 hours ago
Sharniece Carson
Sharniece Carson 5 hours ago
y’all should check out carie jacob bonds
Nova Richardson
Nova Richardson 6 hours ago
Good video but I'm disappointed in buzzfeed for spreading misconceptions about suicide. Most people who commit suicide do not leave a note and you often cannot tell if a person is suicidal.
Ava 6 hours ago
Prolly his brother shot him bc he wanted his art or sumthing then Vincent didn’t want his bro to get in trouble so he said he did it
Betty Page-Crocker
Betty Page-Crocker 8 hours ago
I think he had someone do it or it was accidental!
fka-eros 8 hours ago
Do an Unsolved on Venus Xtravaganza. Famous for being in the documentary Paris is Burning. showing life and struggles of Ballroom Culture and the black and Latino LGBTQI community. She was murdered in the 80s and it's still unsolved. The police tried claiming a "John" (men who seek prostitutes and escorts) murdered her but a lot of people have reason to believe that it was a Cop or a killer who deliberately target trans women and prostitutes. The reason why it's not major news is because back then LGBT people were discriminated alot more harshly than today and people used the HIV and Aids outbreak as justification for violence and murder I think it would be great for you guys to use your platform to do a story on her and her legacy. Especially considering that Transwoman today still are being murdered for simply existing
Avlin Starfall
Avlin Starfall 8 hours ago
Could you cover the death of Venus Xtravaganza? Her death is a complete mystery.
panggop jio
panggop jio 8 hours ago
I hope his innocent soul rests in peace:(
Alexandra Goss
Alexandra Goss 8 hours ago
Please, someone at Buzzfeed, please steal the mannequin in the back that always shows up behind Shane's head
Johnny Knoxville
Johnny Knoxville 9 hours ago
I did it
Drew Hedrick
Drew Hedrick 9 hours ago
Every Buzzfeed Unsolved Video Ever- We have evidence and a motive for this murder Viewers- So it’s solved? Ryan and Shane- Well yes, but actually no
Tom Clark
Tom Clark 10 hours ago
The John dillinger conspiracy next!
Eri 11 hours ago
i enjoyed this episode so much 💓
nunu 11 hours ago
the best art ive made came when i was in a dark place. i dont know why but the portraits just come out differently - the skill is from intense emotions and its really therapeutic.
Colin Macc
Colin Macc 11 hours ago
Maybe it was somebody he payed too kill him? He gave his ear to a sex worker maybe he made a sex worker shoot him.
Lana Hill
Lana Hill 11 hours ago
Why do they say his name like that? It's not Van Gō it's more like Van Gogh like in hot
Satyendra N Doni Banerjee
Can you cover the death of The Adventurers Of Superman actor George Reeves ?
Lokeii 12 hours ago
Ryan: talks about Billy's ball New Subscribers: 👁○👁 ???
Dr Angelo
Dr Angelo 12 hours ago
Hi everyone, i am new here and im thinking of making a request. You guys know the amityville house, can we request them to stay in that house for 30 days. Prove that the demon is still lurking there. I dont know, maybe it requires lots of time, but it might be worth it. They never captured solid evidence that could prove the demon's existence anyway.
Love Hate Tragedy82
Love Hate Tragedy82 13 hours ago
Whatever happened to Ruining History? Anymore seasons of that coming?
Schaz Nightwalker
Schaz Nightwalker 15 hours ago
The cases are getting boring
jennifer sier
jennifer sier 15 hours ago
ugh I'm so annoyed with the way they pronounce Gogh
Mathias Humlebaek
Mathias Humlebaek 15 hours ago
Do a vid about the russian sleep Experiment
SweetScribe 17 hours ago
Could he have been robbed?
Molly Davis
Molly Davis 17 hours ago
i bet that he gave someone his art supplies and in return they’d shoot him
Irah Camid
Irah Camid 18 hours ago
i would love if they would tackle on the execution of the romanov family
shay cuarz
shay cuarz 18 hours ago
I hope his innocent soul rests in peace:(
S O E F I A H H 18 hours ago
That one person in the 19th century.: Bro my boy vin vin should famous
John Somfleth
John Somfleth 18 hours ago
You guys should do the “Suicide” of Kurt Cobain
i’m on crack
i’m on crack 19 hours ago
( *wheeze* )
Maria Uribe
Maria Uribe 21 hour ago
You should’ve done a video on the colmenares case. It’s pretty interesting.
Kiarelys Laboy
Kiarelys Laboy 21 hour ago
Ryan and Shane should do a episode on marilyn monroe
lena 22 hours ago
his whole story is so sad tho :/
Jessie’s Craft Room
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...
Brandon Jim
Brandon Jim 23 hours ago
You guys should do Maurice ward or Jan sloot
OnePeachy Unicorn22
OnePeachy Unicorn22 23 hours ago
You should do the story of the Egyptian actor soaad Hosny, That'll be real interesting!
c j
c j Day ago
PLEASE cover the death of Kurt Cobain!
Riss -
Riss - Day ago
Mac Stark
Mac Stark Day ago
That awkward moment when you realize that you have been watching UNSOLVED for a longer than you have spent on any work.
Rachel Silverstein
hyo__ja Day ago
15:54 the smallest "look at the tears!" ive ever heard
jongup guppie
The Dark Lord Cthulhu
I started watching this then realized it was buzzfeed and I can’t take it seriously as their credibility is non-existent
Zen The Nerd Gamer
I buy the 2cd theory. It makes so much more sense. I think they actually solved a case😱
Itsa_Ian Day ago
But... didn’t he have a conflict with one of his comrades, leading to the severing of his ear after a fight
Not Giving My Real Name
this week on buzzfeed unsolved we investigate the planet as part of our ongoing investigation into the question, is the earth flat?
Zen The Nerd Gamer
3:09 Thats what HE said
Hugh Mongous
Hugh Mongous Day ago
will they keep making more seasons to unsolved? these episodes are the only thing keeping me sane
KaosDaGodd Day ago
This season flue by
Random Rose
Random Rose Day ago
Vans did a Van Gogh collection and I have the almond blossom ones
Lauren Hood
Lauren Hood Day ago
Season 6 : The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
sy snootles
sy snootles Day ago
#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
Kitty Jia
Kitty Jia Day ago
(soft patting)
Colette Sieder
16:34 - 17:15 YESS
Colette Sieder
15:40 - 16:02 is my everything
Angela Garreffa
I had heard he was covering for a friend because they had an illegal duel over a woman.
"Oh yea, getting shots in the plans today" I died
Audacious Pete
I hated everything buzzfeed ever made, except this, you guys are alright.
ace Day ago
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.
Nicholas Patnaude
Can you do the Springfield 3
Queen Weirdo
Queen Weirdo Day ago
that manniquen in the back really scares me
Art with Miel
please go to Manteno State Hospital (the psych ward and tuberculosis hospital)
Gabriel L
Gabriel L Day ago
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!!
Movy1011 Day ago
when are you guys gonna be back with your Supernatural episodes?
trash y
trash y Day ago
*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.*
10:35 honestly a mood
vaze Day ago
Please do the devils tramping ground
Linus Fransson
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)
Adam Rasmussen
Imagine doing all this work and then not looking up how to pronounce van Gogh.
Liv Smith
Liv Smith Day ago
wait why does vincent look like benedryl comderdatch in the thumbnail
Midnight 9
Midnight 9 Day ago
Lmao bully boy
Somi Zingkhai
When I was 9 I remembered the teacher saying van gough cut off his ear for his cousin Kate. They probably lied.
jim theo
jim theo Day ago
Man van gogh ain't no snitch 😂
paloma mendez
Can you guys talk about the Colmenares caseeeeee pleaseeeeeee
The Vintagette Boy
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.
Phoebe5448 Day ago
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
axel Day ago
18:55 shane almost said clownboy. yeehonk
Nikki Day ago
John Doe
John Doe Day ago
Vincent Van Gogh faked his death and is still alive. Proof below. www.reddit.com/r/WalmartCelebrities/comments/bqg1kk/vincent_van_stay/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
RaeShelle Delvalle
I love that awkward pat on the shoulder lol 😂😂😂
beesknees Day ago
"Vincent had Theo Theo died alone that day"
Marts Day ago
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.
Kauezito Day ago
I think vincent told the kids to shoot him to finish his art so the blood would go on the paintings finishing them
Laurel Bellando
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
Mason Grady
Mason Grady Day ago
Do Kurt Cobain next!!
Well it’s me Nathalie
*Can you do an episode of my pizza? It went missing this morning*
Ms. Moonchild
Oml jack warner 😂😂
hen ko
hen ko Day ago
For me I never believed it was a suicide nor did I think he actually cut his ear off.... Anybody else?
Nina Ahgase
Nina Ahgase Day ago
i’m crying right now 😢
meeta Day ago
why tf does van gogh look like burndict cucumberbatch in the thumbnail
parknochuism Day ago
in england we can start apprenticeships at 16..
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