John Lennon, Tupac, and More — 18 Celebrities Who Have Been Murdered (PHOTOS)

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John Lennon, Tupac, and More — 18 Celebrities Who Have Been Murdered (PHOTOS)

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John Lennon, Tupac, and More — 18 Celebrities Who Have Been Murdered (PHOTOS)

Hollywood is a beautiful place filled with glitz and glamour, but for some celebrities, their fame turned deadly.

Check out the stars who have been tragically murdered.

John Lennon, Tupac, and More — 18 Celebrities Who Have Been Murdered (PHOTOS)
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Sharon Tate

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Sharon Tate

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The actress, who was pregnant with Roman Polanski’s child at the time, was killed on August 8, 1969 by members of the Manson Family.

She and four others (including coffee heiress Abigail Folger and celebrity stylist Jay Sebring) were found inside her home, stabbed multiple times.

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Tupac Shakur

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Tupac Shakur

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Though conspiracy theorists believe he’s still alive, the rapper was shot on September 7, 1996 in his car and died six days later. His killer is still unknown.

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Gianni Versace

Gianni Versace

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The fashion designer was killed outside of his Florida home on July 15, 1997 by serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who committed suicide a few days later.

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Nicole Brown Simpson

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Nicole Brown Simpson

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Nicole was murdered on June 12, 1994 after being stabbed multiple times inside her home, along with her friend Ron Goldman.

Her estranged husband at the time, NFL star O.J. Simpson, was accused of the killing and his subsequent trial became one of the biggest murder cases in history.

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John F. Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy

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The President of the United States was assassinated on November 22, 1963 while traveling in a presidential motorcade through downtown Dallas.

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Rebecca Schaeffer

Rebecca Schaeffer

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On July 18, 1989, the actress was murdered by Robert John Bardo, a man who had been stalking her for three years.

Because of her tragic death, California passed America’s first anti-stalking laws in 1990.

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John Lennon

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John Lennon

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The former Beatles member was shot to death by obsessed fan Mark David Chapman in New York on December 8, 1980.

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Reeva Steenkamp

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Reeva Steenkamp

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Olympian Oscar Pistorius killed his model girlfriend inside their South African home on February 14, 2013.

The track star claims he thought Reeva was an intruder and shot her through the door of his bathroom.

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Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman

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The Saturday Night Live star was shot to death in a murder-suicide by his wife, Brynn, on May 28, 1998.

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Christina Grimmie

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Christina Grimmie

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The Voice alum was shot to death by a crazed fan after a concert in Orlando on June 10, 2016.

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Selena

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Selena

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Like John Lennon and Christina Grimmie, the music icon was killed by a fan.

Yolanda Saldivar, who had been president of Selena's fan club, shot the singer on March 31, 1995, after being fired for embezzling club funds.

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Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke

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The soul singer was shot to death on December 11, 1964 by Bertha Franklin, a manager at the Hacienda Motel.

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Sean Taylor

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The football star was murdered on November 26, 2007 after intruders shot him in the leg, hitting a femoral artery.

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Notorious B.I.G.

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Biggie was killed in a drive-by shooting on March 9, 1997 and, like Tupac, his killer has never been apprehended.

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Marvin Gaye

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The “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” singer was killed by his father on April 1, 1984 following a domestic dispute.

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Adrienne Shelly

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Adrienne Shelly

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The Waitress actress was hanged to death on November 1, 2006.

Though it was first ruled as a suicide, police eventually arrested Diego Pillco, a construction worker, who confessed to the killing.

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Haing S. Ngor

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The Academy Award-winning actor was assassinated on February 25, 1996 outside his Los Angeles home by members of the street gang Oriental Lazy Boyz.

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Jam Master Jay

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The DJ was shot to death inside Merrick Boulevard recording studio in Queens on October 30, 2002.

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Hollywood is a beautiful place filled with glitz and glamour, but for some celebrities, their fame turned deadly.

Check out the stars who have been tragically murdered.