Shocking new allegations by a former FBI investigator claim that Sonny Bono was not killed running into a tree in a skiing accident in Nevada in 1998, but was actually clubbed to death by hired hit men.
Bono, who had a successful music career with ex-wife Cher, entered politics and served as mayor of Palm Springs, CA from 1988-1992. He was then elected to the House of Representatives in 1994, representing California's 44th District.
Investigator Bob Fletcher claims that he sent Bono evidence of a 10-year study linking top U.S. government officials to arms and weapons dealers less than a month before his death. According to Fletcher, "He was going to make it his number one priority... There's no doubt in my mind Sonny was murdered by someone who needed him silenced."
Former FBI agent Ted Gunderson agrees. Gunderson, who has studied the evidence for the past decade believes Bono was assassinated by top officials linked to an international drug ring, who feared the singer-turned-politician was about to expose their crimes.
According to Gunderson, "It's nonsense for anyone to now try to suggest that Bono died after crashing into a tree. There's zero evidence in this autopsy report... to show such an accident happened. Instead, there's powerful proof he was assassinated. "This was an evil plot that was carried out to almost perfection by ruthless assassins."
Gunderson believes Bono was ambushed by hired hit men who beat him to death, then staged the tree collision.
His claims have reportedly been backed up by top forensic experts who fear Nevada authorities were too quick to call the death a skiing accident.
Gunderson is calling for authorities to dig up Bono's remains and open a homicide investigation.