Fame did not bring happiness: five celebrities who were brutally murdered. Photo
The love of fans can turn into hatred, because fame can cost stars their lives. Stories of celebrity deaths, who became victims of murders, confirm that the victim of the crime can become an ordinary worker, as well as a celebrity with a worldwide reputation.
Some murders of world celebrities can not be solved to this day. OBOZREVATEL tells about the celebrities who paid with their lives for popularity.
When Sharon Tate turned 25, the whole of Hollywood was already talking about her. At the same age, the celebrity married the famous director Roman Polanski. At the end of August 1969, the couple was to give birth to their firstborn. At that time, her husband was on the set in London, but delayed, because he remained alive.
In the evening of the same day at Sharon's house in the house gathered guests. On the night of August 8-9, members of the sect "Manson Family" broke into the mansion. There were four attackers. Five guests, including Tate and her pet Yorkshire terrier, were stabbed a total of 102 times. Sharon was stabbed 16 times before her body was hung from the ceiling. The Manics have been sentenced to life imprisonment.
The victim of competition was one of the best rappers in history - Tupac Shakur. On September 13, 1996, the singer and his manager went to a boxing match and after the fight went to a nightclub in a BMW car. The manager was behind the wheel and the rapper was in the passenger seat. At 11:15 p.m. a white Cadillac equaled Knight's car and from the car window an unknown person fired four shots, hitting the rapper.
The murder could not be solved for 22 years and only recently the name of the killer became known. The singer was shot by his nephew and a member of a gang, but he was already dead by the time the crime was revealed.
Rapper Christopher Wallace was one of Tupac Shakur's main enemies. It was even rumored that he encouraged his nephew to kill him. On March 9, 1997, Wallace was shot and killed in Los Angeles under very similar circumstances to Tupac Shakur.
The rapper was returning from a party with friends when he was shot six times from a passing car. He was wounded four times, there was no chance of life. His murder, despite many witnesses, was never solved.
Legendary musician and member of The Beatles John Lennon was shot dead on December 8, 1980 on the doorstep of his home in New York. That evening, the musician and his wife Yoko Ono were returning home from a recording studio. They were walking up the driveway and shots rang out. Yoko screamed, and John fell to the pavement.
Lennon, choking on blood, was put in the back of a police car and taken to the hospital, but his heart stopped after 20 minutes. The man who shot Lennon, 25-year-old Mark Chapman, made no attempt to escape. He explained the murder simply - John was his double and therefore he had to get rid of him. Chapman was a big fan of Lennon's work, and just a few hours before the murder, the musician gave him an autograph. Now the mentally ill man is serving a life sentence.
Designer Gianni Versace was killed by his ardent fan Andrew Kuehnenen, who was a man with a disturbed psyche. The tragedy occurred in Miami on the morning of July 15, 1997. The killer started shooting when Versace returned from a walk and was opening the door of his home.
The killer ran up to the designer and began shooting at him from a minimal distance. The first bullet hit the victim in the neck on the left side and fractured his spinal cord. The second shot the "fan" shot the fashion designer in the face. The psychopath fled and was arrested only a week later.
Earlier OBOZREVATEL wrote about tragically dead winners of beauty contests. And young participants of children's beauty contests, and adult ladies are not immune from a terrible death.