Neurosurgeon Sam Sheppard allegedly murdered his wife. 
After 9 years in jail we're told he was freed 
by lawyer F. Lee Bailey,
(A future O.J. Simpson lawyer) on appeal. 
Later...books, a television series, and a movie ensued.
Turning to Professional Wrestling,  he was scripted 
 to drink 8 cups of liquor a day, whereupon, he and his liver 
expired at 46. 
Where the Doctor dutifully went after his faked death
Not to mention where his wife went after
Hers is two more cases for: FAKED DEATH$ ENRICHETH

Caveat Emptor!