According to this theory John Travolta
died in 1991 and was replaced by a look-alike, German singer Roy Black
The corollary to this theory would be that Roy Black didn't die of heart failure in 1991, but actually survived and, for some inexplicable reason, took over Travolta's career. The theory doesn't explain how Travolta died.
This is a very minor conspiracy theory. I'm guessing it was inspired by someone noticing that Roy Black and John Travolta look somewhat similar. But it made me curious about how many celebrities have supposedly been replaced by doubles. Paul McCartney
is the most famous one — replaced by the Edinburgh orphan William Campbell. And in the old hoax forum there's the thread about Lisa Marie Presley having been replaced by a Swedish woman, Lisa Johansen
(so Johansen claims).
I couldn't think of any other cases of replaced celebrities. Then I found the site 60if
, devoted to the Paul-is-Dead theory. It has a forum thread entirely devoted to celebrity replacement theories
. (Maybe the possible source
of the Travolta/Black theory.) According to these guys, just about every celebrity you can think of has been replaced by a double. And even many historical figures (George Washington, Einstein, etc.). We're living in a world of doubles!