My Digital Drawing Uma Thurman (Media: Illustrator)
The Sunflowers painter died an agonising 29 hours after taking a bullet to the abdomen in a wheat field near Paris in 1890. On his death bed he apparently revealed he had shot himself.
However, Dr. Vincent Di Maio, an expert on gunshot injuries, has said that he be believes the wound was “not self-inflicted”.
According to Vanity Fair, Di Maio, who was a key witness at the George Zimmerman trial, said that it was highly likely that Van Gogh “did not shoot himself”.
.....In Van Gogh: The Life, a 960-page book published in 2011, the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors claim that the artist had been shot, possibly accidentally, by a couple of boys and that he had decided to protect them by accepting the blame.
Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh did not commit suicide but was shot by a teenager obsessed with guns, claims forensic expert.
Dr Vincent Di Maio, an expert in gunshot wounds has stated that he believes the artist's injury was "not self-inflicted".
The theory was put forward in the 2011 book Van Gogh: The Life, when the two authors Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, claim that the artist had been shot, perhaps accidentally by two boys. They believe that Van Gogh then decided to protect them by taking the blame himself.
But the murder theory was questioned by Louis van Tilborgh and Teio Meedendorp in a critical review in the Burlington Magazine, maintaining suicide as the cause of death.