Charlie Chaplin’s Missing Body Found

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Charlie Chaplin’s stolen body found

Charlie Chaplin portrait.jpg A Young Chaplin

On this day in 1978 Charlie Chaplin’s stolen body found

The coffin containing the body of Charlie Chaplin – missing since his grave was robbed eleven weeks previously was found

The legendary silent movie star’s body had been stolen by a pair hapless , stupid  grave robbers

grave robbers at work

The kidnapping of Charlie Chaplin’s coffin

Missing coffin

Having suffered from strokes during the 1960s and ’70s, a frail and wheelchair-bound Chaplin spent his final years living with his fourth wife, Oona, by Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

Then, on Christmas Day 1977, he died in his sleep at his home in Corsier-sur-Vevey, aged 88. Chaplin was laid to rest a few days later in the local cemetery, but sadly his eternal rest lasted only a couple of months.

On 2 March 1978, police phoned the Chaplin mansion to inform 51-year-old Oona that there had been…

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