The Curious Death Of Vincent Van Gogh

  • Published on May 10, 2019
  • Do we really know the life and death of this famous artist?
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  • BuzzFeed Unsolved Network
    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network  13 days ago +4743

    Make sure to leave your questions for our Post Mortem episode down below!

    • Avery Klima
      Avery Klima 12 days ago

      Thoughts on Edgar Allen Poe’s death?? I say it’s rabies.

    • Rory The Dinosaur
      Rory The Dinosaur 12 days ago

      Did u get Timmy’s ball back?

    • Zali Rose
      Zali Rose 12 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

  • Tammy
    Tammy 3 hours ago

    Would love to see these guys cover the disappearance of Madeline McCann

  • Cptjockitch
    Cptjockitch 5 hours ago

    Why not do the amityville house murders and haunting. I’ve watched the movies and they always say “based on a true story” but nobody ever points out some people associated with the story’s admitted to lying.

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    Avery Peters 5 hours ago

    Hi! Could you guys please do a video about Straight Inc?!

  • COLT
    COLT 5 hours ago

    I am Dutch, and can not imagine a way were a Dutch accent would make a b sound like a p..... We can say buffelo bill. There are people here named bill. Maybe he made fun of him on purpose.
    Also if the boys teasing usually made him 'angry', I really don't think he would cover for them if they mortally wounded him. I consider myself to be a pretty kind and compassionate person, and honestly if some one would hurt me like that I think even I would tell what happened.

  • Jing Jang
    Jing Jang 6 hours ago +1

    Fact: Vincent Van Gogh painted a land portrait in which he was going to kill himself, he shot himself but missed the heart and was found in pain and agony by a man who rushed him to the hospital. He died of his wounds soon after that.

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    taylaaa 9 hours ago

    did anyone else know that their entire supernatural series is featured on Hulu? or am i really late to the show? i just found out and i’m so proud (,:

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    Koinoid Art 9 hours ago

  • social justice and keybboard warrior

    Over here in Europe the youngest you an apply for an apprenticeship is 14 I believe

  • Emily Hoefer
    Emily Hoefer 10 hours ago

    My house has a ghost that plays a toy piano. No joke.

  • RavenVixen
    RavenVixen 11 hours ago

    Why is this only being solved now? Like, in the earlier years, couldn't have pointed out the evidence in the letters???

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    Infinity. Drip 12 hours ago

    Do one about Ted bundy I wanna see that lowkey

  • q w e r e n s i a
    q w e r e n s i a 14 hours ago

    Why does Vincent look like Nicolas Cage?

  • Migo Edillon
    Migo Edillon 15 hours ago

    I think vincent van Gogh, hired or told someone to shoot him

  • K’Drin Montgomery
    K’Drin Montgomery 16 hours ago

    Good video

  • Samira Seay
    Samira Seay 17 hours ago

    Does anyone know when the next season starts i discovered them two days before this video and I’ve binge watched everything. I need more 😭

  • 32sparklyflashy
    32sparklyflashy 17 hours ago

    There was a movie about this! It’s called Loving Vincent and it has really nice visuals :)

  • doreen 07
    doreen 07 17 hours ago

    Do Marilyn Monroe and Edgar Allan Poe!!! Please!!!

  • L K
    L K 18 hours ago

    is it just me or the drawing in the thumbnail look like Benedict Cumberbatch?



  • hannah go
    hannah go 18 hours ago

    or maybe he asked somehow to shoot him.

  • Miguel FNP
    Miguel FNP 18 hours ago

    Make one about binigno aquino jr.

  • Nicole Falbo
    Nicole Falbo 19 hours ago

    did anyone else think Van Gogh was in the 1500s and not the late 1800s?? lol

  • 1kinu T
    1kinu T 19 hours ago

    It always take the public (and the rich people who'll buy the art) a while to get used to any new style of art--until these days they'll dub anything art. I always wondered if VVG was poisoning himself through the art supplies he used. When I painted (back several lifetimes ago), I'd routinely stick the brushes full of paint in my mouth to make it easy for me to find them fast, I'd have paint, various oils, turpentine, etc, on my hands when I'd pick up a sandwich my roommate would leave for me because I would work for 2-3 days straight stopping only to pee.

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    M & G 21 hour ago

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    Ben H 22 hours ago

    Jennifer Fergate article-

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    Ben H 22 hours ago

    Jennifer Fergate's mysterious death in Oslo would be an interesting case for u guys to cover

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    The only bit of buzzfeed I like.

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    Andres is amazing 23 hours ago +1

    Hey buzzfeed do malaysia flight 370

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    Diana Torres Day ago

    Please cover “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” 🙏

  • Sare bear
    Sare bear Day ago +1

    Omg guys this is why in the doctor who episode after they showed him his art in the Musee d'Orsay there weren't any new paintings! When they went back Amy thought there'd be tons more paintings but there wouldn't have been more paintings if he didn't kill himself! If he was killed then it wouldn't have changed anything!

  • mericanboy08
    mericanboy08 Day ago

    He was going to commit toaster bath

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    Addisyn Wheeler Day ago

    Do the Casey Anthony case!!!

  • N. J. Saroff
    N. J. Saroff Day ago

    I'm so annoyed he did not scut off his own ear it was cut off in a duel come on

  • Kleo Leonard
    Kleo Leonard Day ago +1

    You should do the Madeline Mcann Case

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    Aysha Shah Day ago

    It's high time you covered that Dancing plague of 1518 you guys have mentioned over six times the past seasons

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    fancy nadia Day ago

    It wasn’t a sex worker, she was a maid at the brother. Due to her having a accident with a dog attack, they had to iron her face which made her disfigured. He felt extreme sympathy with her and he wanted to do something special for her

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    Izzie Vazquez Day ago

    15:38 bully boyy hahaahaha

  • Lola Drake
    Lola Drake Day ago

    It’s actually pronounced like “van ‘goff’” rather than “van Go”

    • Marr Morrissey
      Marr Morrissey 14 hours ago

      Lola Drake No, it’s not. That’s the British pronunciation. In Dutch it’s a throaty g sound.

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    Aja And Key Day ago

    Dame y’all just started season 5

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    What?? No theories involving Gaugain??

  • Saad Khan
    Saad Khan Day ago

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    yes indeed Day ago

    can you do the beth doe case??

  • feverm00n
    feverm00n Day ago

    I can totally understand why he would have taken his supplies with him if he was going to kill himself. I don't think that's a weird thing at all.

  • YEET
    YEET Day ago

    Everyone should watch Loving Vincent. It’s an amazing movie that covers his death

  • Derv1205
    Derv1205 Day ago

    Why the thumbnail look like benedict cumberbatch

  • drake sixth
    drake sixth Day ago

    Vincent: "Puffalo Pill"
    Rene: *shots the gun*

  • Phancy
    Phancy Day ago

    Do a episode on Amy Dunne!!!

  • Malak Ahmed
    Malak Ahmed Day ago +1

    u'll understand it when u go through a major depressive won't be that scary at all

  • Jay Flamel
    Jay Flamel Day ago

    Puffalo Pill was a murderer, pass it on!

    MR PEEVES Day ago

    He was killed, accidentially or intentionally. Then the suspects disposed of the art supplies and the gun. Seems so obvious

  • Jessica Nguyen
    Jessica Nguyen Day ago

    Ryans so fkn cute anyone agree or is it just me

  • Angel Rose
    Angel Rose Day ago

    Guys, this murder that happened in my city really messed me up and is still unsolved after 10 years, please take your time to consider this! She was my childhood friend.

  • Jennifer Segovia

    How about the Villisca Axe Murder Story

  • Lazy Dipstick
    Lazy Dipstick Day ago

    y Vincent van gogh look like Benedict Cumberbatch

  • josuesoto817 YT
    josuesoto817 YT Day ago

    DEA agent Kiki camarena

  • lucy M.
    lucy M. 2 days ago

    what if his brother killed him so he would not have to support him anymore

  • Toby Monster
    Toby Monster 2 days ago

    Why’s there a gun in the picture

  • Fernanda González
    Fernanda González 2 days ago

    Hello guys, love the show, you to investigate the death of Luis Andres Colmenares It left me very confused :(

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    victoria victoria 2 days ago

    You should talk about lavena Johnson!!!!

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    22Aidan Gonzalez 2 days ago

    Do the Abraham Lincoln room in the White House

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    Kaitlyn P 2 days ago

    @BuzzfeedUnsolved Can an episode be about Agatha Christie's disappearance?

  • vortex life
    vortex life 2 days ago

    He’s thanos he said “it’s inevitable”

  • Melissa Jonesee
    Melissa Jonesee 2 days ago

    What do we know about theo though? Maybe his brother couldn’t pay vincent anymore and killed him out of emotion

  • Amalie Iversen
    Amalie Iversen 2 days ago


  • Charles Dela Cruz
    Charles Dela Cruz 2 days ago

    Pls make a kurt cobain unsolved story🙏🙏🙏

  • Jake paul lovers
    Jake paul lovers 2 days ago +3

    Shane and Ryan: (wheeze)

  • Fallulah Fallulah
    Fallulah Fallulah 2 days ago

    Empathy must be a newer invention. God, I feel so sad for Vincent. All he wanted was models to paint, and people just dismissed him.

  • E Qui
    E Qui 2 days ago

    Oh no my poor baby Vincent 😭
    How could they be so mean to him😡

  • JoshChvz
    JoshChvz 2 days ago

    Do a video about Walt Disney rumored to be frozen

  • Lexa Nuez
    Lexa Nuez 2 days ago +1

    bruh the editing ppl outdo themselves every single time huh

  • Jake Mullins
    Jake Mullins 2 days ago

    did he really eat paint

  • aurora idk
    aurora idk 2 days ago

    why have teenage boys been toxic from day one??

  • Daily Dope
    Daily Dope 2 days ago

    Hey Ghoulians...... Watch Top 9 Scary Buzzfeed Unsolved Supernatural moments here

  • Aquamarine
    Aquamarine 2 days ago

    all hail the watcher

  • hen ko
    hen ko 2 days ago

    Do Edgar Allan Poe next season

  • FlannelLemon
    FlannelLemon 2 days ago

    Mystery aside, the editing on this video is so on point.

  • Bixxie
    Bixxie 2 days ago

    shane being shook about apprenticeships when like half my yeargroup left my school 4 apprenticeships

  • hellojane
    hellojane 2 days ago


  • Ej and Keon Studio
    Ej and Keon Studio 2 days ago

    Random nerd : AcTualLy van gogh cut his lower earlobe not the full ear
    I am not saying any random things this is true he really cut his lower earlobe than the ear itself

  • master Ahin Ahin
    master Ahin Ahin 2 days ago

    The thumbnail looked like Benedict Cumberbatch

  • Allison Vargas
    Allison Vargas 2 days ago

    Edgar Allan Poe next, please.

  • blackpanther
    blackpanther 2 days ago +1

    why does he look like Benedict Crumblepatch

  • Something Dreadful
    Something Dreadful 2 days ago

    A .380 is really tiny round to try and kill yourself with.

  • Something Dreadful
    Something Dreadful 2 days ago

    I have a lot in common with old Vinny, debilitating mental health issues...…… mainly just that actually.

  • patronuum s
    patronuum s 2 days ago

    the guy in the painting looks like benedict cumberbatch wtf

  • john hand
    john hand 2 days ago

    He looked like Dr. Strange

  • AJ Reaction
    AJ Reaction 2 days ago

    But Vincent mentioned a revolver not a pistol

  • imaginary dragon0
    imaginary dragon0 2 days ago +1

    The way Vincent can joke about suicide is just so relatable 😭😂

  • Ricky Ramierz
    Ricky Ramierz 2 days ago

    The pied piper

  • tatt oo sticker
    tatt oo sticker 2 days ago +1

    Please, someone at Buzzfeed, please steal the mannequin in the back that always shows up behind Shane's head

  • f a i t h
    f a i t h 2 days ago +1

    van gogh reminds me on benedryl pumpkinpatch

  • Flyn
    Flyn 2 days ago

    as a huge van gogh fan i found this really interesting. i love his works and i cried when i got to see starry night in person. he was such a talented artist who sadly wasn't appreciated in his time. i still believe that he was a tortured genius, but seeing this makes me question the idea that he took his own life. if the boys shot him as theorized, it just goes to show what a kind empathetic man he was.

  • Sabrina Alonzo
    Sabrina Alonzo 2 days ago

    Still waiting for a new episode of the supernatural series. 😀😀

  • Bo
    Bo 3 days ago

    Do Edgar Allan Poe next season

  • Smonk Purple
    Smonk Purple 3 days ago


  • Jenna K.D.F
    Jenna K.D.F 3 days ago

    Immediately pronounces his name wrong 😩😩😩 it’s not ‘go’

  • Introverted Insomniac
    Introverted Insomniac 3 days ago +1

    You should do the disappearance of Susan Cox Powell.

  • Scrambled 59
    Scrambled 59 3 days ago

    You should do an episode on the Franklin expedition