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Police Docs Show John Denver Faced Death Threats Before His Fatal Plane Crash

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It's been 20 years since legendary singer-songwriter John Denver's aircraft took a nose-dive into the Pacific Ocean, but new questions are being raised about his mysterious death.

In a series called Collision Course by Reelz, chilling new details emerge about what might have been going on during his final hours on Oct. 12, 1997.

"They found a pistol underneath the seat, and the press immediately started speculating," retired police officer Carl Miller said. "Was he being followed? Was he suicidal? Could there have been more to this crash than just an accident? Was somebody after him? Was this intentional?"

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According to what else is being discovered, it's become clear Denver had a long history of death threats from people who hated his music — further fueling speculation that something was secretly happening behind the scenes.

Watch the sneak peek right here on to find out what else will be revealed!

John Denver will air on Saturday, April 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Reelz.

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