Singer John Denver died twenty years ago in a tragic Plane crash on October 12, 1997 in Monterey Bay, California at the age of 53 (at least that is what his family and fans were originally led to believe). A new Reelz series called "Collision Course" reports that the "Rocky Mountain High" hitmaker may have been suicidal and reveals new and unsettling details about John Denver and his final hours.

Could John Denver have taken his own life?

Here is why the Reelz Channel believes Denver may have been suicidal. Evidence reveals that John had been receiving numerous and disturbing death threats being made against him as well as his family from people who did not care for Denver or his music.

In 1993, years before the tragic plane crash that took the life of the singer, Denver had been arrested and pleaded guilty to DUI. After being placed on probation, months later in 1994, John was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence after he drove his Porsche head-on into a tree in Aspen.

John Denever battled issues with alcohol years before crash

A jury trial was held in 1997 resulting in a hung jury, while prosecutors decided to re-open Denver's case it was quickly dismissed following his death two months later.

However, the FFA decided John was unfit to continue piloting his planes for failure to abstain from alcohol. On that fateful day in October, John Denver had been illegally flying his plane, which he crashed into Monterey Bay near Pacific Grove, California, while making a series of touch-and-go landings at the nearby Monterey Peninsula Airport.

The accident report reveals Denver was the only occupant aboard the plane. The crash left Denver's head and body disfigured to the point that identifying the singer's body was impossible by dental records, and his fingerprints were used to confirm that John Denver had been piloting the aircraft at the time of the fatal crash.

Former police officer Carl Miller stated that during the crash investigation a small handgun was found under the seat igniting speculation that John Denver may have been either suicidal or afraid for his life at the time of his death.

There are really no concrete conclusions being made, only speculation. But, what it comes down to is one thing: only John Denver really knows what was happening in his life at the time of his death, the rest will remain a mystery to us all.