11 Celebrities Who Have Killed Someone (Intentionally Or Accidentally)
It’s not easy to understand or even believe that some of the most pleasant and lovable actors, musicians, athletes, and celebrities have taken a human life regardless whether they intended to or did so accidentally. This is a list of 11 different cases where the death of someone you’ve never heard of, occurred at the hands of a celebrity you most likely know by name or you probably admire secretly. Written by Theodoros II
Alright, you probably know about this one, but still. Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkampon, on Valentine’s Day 2013 but he denied he did it on purpose from the start, saying he believed she was an intruder who broke into his house. Even though nobody believed his odd claims and crocodile tears, according to the even more humorous South African justice system he was found not guilty of murder yet guilty of manslaughter.
The former NFL star organized the crime with a sane mind when in 2001 he hired his friend and nightclub manager Van Brett Watkins to beat and murder his then pregnant girlfriend. Carruth was at the scene and fled as soon as shots were fired. Even though the woman died, the doctors managed to save the couple's son, Chancellor Lee Adams, who was born with a severe case of cerebral palsy and has to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair thanks to his own father.
The most corrupt boxing promoter in history was an even worse man outside the ring. Back in the mid-1950s he shot and killed an unarmed man named Hillary Brown, who was attempting to rob one of his gambling houses, and King got away with it since the court ruled it a “justifiable homicide.” Then in 1966 he killed a second man, an employee who owed him $600, but this time he was sent to prison for fifteen years, though he served just short of four years. After that he went on to become a rich and famous boxing promoter....ONLY IN AMERICA!
A man spilling his drink accidentally onto Aaron Hernandez while dancing in a crowded nightclub was enough for the former New England Patriots player to commit murder. Hernandez felt terribly disrespected by the incident as he later confessed during the investigation; for this reason he followed the man and his friends, opened fire on their car, killing two and wounding a third.
In 1984 a Finnish hard rock band called Hanoi Rocks was in Los Angeles for a show and the band partied with Neil at his house. When they ran out of alcohol, Neil and Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas Dingley decided to go to the local liquor store to restock. On the way there, a drunken Neil lost control of his sports car and smashed into another car. The two people in the other car were seriously injured but survived. Dingley was not so lucky and died instantly. Neil’s blood alcohol level was .17, almost twice the California legal limit of .10 at the time and he shockingly got away with it, serving only thirty days in jail.
Back in 1993 a young Snoop Dogg wasn’t as chill and peaceful as he appears nowadays. He was involved in the death of Philip Woldemariam, a gang member who was shot and killed by Snoop and McKinley Lee, the rapper’s bodyguard. However, thanks to their lawyer, Johnnie Cochran, both Snoop and his bodyguard were found not guilty on grounds of self-defense
One of the most famous punk rockers in history, Sid Vicious, will mainly be remembered for his wild lifestyle and even wilder live performances as a member of the Sex Pistols, but also for stabbing his twenty-year-old girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, to death in a room at New York’s Chelsea Hotel. Only three months after committing the crime his mother found him dead from a heroin overdose, adding his name to the long list of cursed poets and rock stars of the twentieth century who lived fast and died young.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Burroughs became known for his classic novel Naked Lunch and his paranoid, futuristic voice which, combined with his drug habit and open homosexuality, helped him stand out from the conservative society in which he lived. Despite being gay he got married twice because as he said, he was trying to have a normal family. On September 6, 1951, however, he went way too far when he accidentally shot and killed his second wife, Joan Vollmer, with whom he had a child, during what was reportedly a drunken attempt to imitate William Tell’s feat of shooting an apple off his son’s head.
On August 5, 1987, after the immense success of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Broderick was vacationing in Northern Ireland with Jennifer Grey, when he veered their rented BMW into the wrong lane on a local country road smashing into a car driven by thirty-year-old Anna Gallagher. Both she and her mother, Margaret Doherty, 63, died instantly while Broderick got away with a fractured leg and ribs, a collapsed lung and a concussion. He was later convicted of the lesser charge of careless driving and fined $175 in what was described as a “travesty of justice” by the Irish media.
It’s really hard to picture Brandy as a killer, but no matter how kind-heartened she might look, she still is responsible for another person’s death. The singer was involved in a fatal crash in 2006 that led to the death of Awatef Aboudihaj, a Los Angeles woman. She claimed responsibility as soon as it happened and agreed to compensate the woman’s family. Many witnesses heard her repeating, “I should have stopped.”
The rock music impresario shocked the world on February 3, 2003, when he accidentally murdered the beautiful actress and model Lana Clarkson during one of his perverted games. Her body was found slumped in a chair with a single gunshot wound to her mouth with broken teeth scattered all over the carpet. According to documents filed by the prosecution, Spector had previously pulled a gun on four women so it wasn’t the first time he played such dangerous games, but unfortunately this time the whole thing went horribly wrong.