Skip to comments.Sonny Bono 'assassinated' by hitmen
Posted on 04/03/2008 6:20:33 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
SONNY Bono, former husband and singing partner of superstar Cher, was clubbed to death by hitmen on the orders of drug and weapons dealers who feared he was going to expose them, a former FBI agent claims.
Ted Gunderson, now a private investigator, has told the US Globe tabloid that Bono, who served as mayor of Palm Springs for four years, did not die after hitting a tree on a Nevada ski slope in January 1998 as everyone believed.
"It's nonsense for anyone to now try to suggest that Bono died after crashing into a tree. There's zero evidence in this autopsy report... to show such an accident happened. Instead, there's powerful proof he was assassinated.
"This was an evil plot that was carried out to almost perfection by ruthless assassins," Mr Gunderson told the paper.
The former agent, who has been researching Bono's accident for the past decade, said top officials linked to an international drug and weapons ring feared the singer-turned-politician was about to expose their crimes - so they had him killed on the slopes.
Bono, an experienced skiier, was ambushed on the slopes by hired hitmen, who beat him to death and then staged a tree collision, Mr Gunderson said.
He called for authorities to dig up Bono's remains and open a homicide investigation.
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It says April 4, not April 1. Who screwed up?
It was the Russian mafia.
It’s always seemed a bit strange to me that an expert skier would slam into a tree hard enough to kill him instantly.
The men on the snowy knoll.
I doubt it.
I would look for a trail back to this guy, Gunderson’s, publiscist.
Wasn’t that the year that one of the Kennedy’s also died of a skiing accident? If so, is there a link?
And it seems unlikely than a non-expert skier would be going fast enough.
Maybe Kookcinich knows the answer.
I always wondered that myself.
Gee, a whole new conspiracy I can sink my teeth into! ;-)
Anything is possible.
Ha! Have you ever been on a ski slope? A couple of mafia thugs would stand out like a sore thumb. How would they know where he was going to be on a slope with dozens if not hundreds of other skiers?
Someone’s watched too many bad James bond flicks.
If he hit a patch of ice, all the experience in the world wouldn't have saved him. A young man who was a ski instructor at a local town ski area did the same thing; hit a patch of ice and ran into a tree.
Seems like someone is just trying to trade on some peoples' tendency to believe in conspiracies to sell a book.
Actually, this story is true, except for one important point: the hitmen had nothing to do with drugs or guns. They were hired by a group of people still suffering the after effects of being forced to watch the Sonny and Cher show as children, which caused them untold emotional scars and completely destroyed their ability to enjoy music. Ladies and Gentlemen, this was a revenge killing.
I think it was Cher’s plastic surgeon. He wanted to get rid of everyone who remembers what she actually looked like.
They got him, babe.
Fifteen Minutes of Fame alert.
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