Becoming famous wasn't always easy for the Hindenburg. Starting out as an independent airship, it quickly became well-known for it's amazing speed and flying capabilities, but that never really settled right with the shy Hindenburg. This success, in combination with a lot of personal issues and a crazy wife, drove the Hindenburg to drugs and alcohol and eventually suicide. On May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg was found dead in it's Seattle home. There have been a few theories on what happened aside from the apparent suicide: lightening, puncture, hydrogen leak, murder, etc. Either way, a pretty awesome airship was lost that day. Who knows where aviation would be today if the Hindenburg didn't decide to release itself from the prison of nazi stardom?