The bizarre case of Charlie Chaplin's 'kidnapped' corpse

Grave robbers stole Chaplin's body on March 1, 1978, and held it for ransom

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07/06/22 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Oddities

Over 40 years ago, Charlie Chaplin was the protagonist of a macabre and unusual story. It was quite a feat, considering he was already dead!

On March 1, 1978, his corpse was stolen and held by grave robbers, who hoped to cash in on a ransom. The whole event was quite audacious as far as crimes go.

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