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Famous People Who Were Stabbed to Death

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List of famous people who were stabbed to death, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who were stabbed to death are listed by fame and notoriety and include the famous stabbing victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. Examples of people on this list: Daniel M. Lewin, Mata'pang and many more. These notable stabbing deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has stabbed to death as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (30 People)



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    Julius Caesar was a Roman general and dictator who reigned from October 49 BC - 15 March 44 BC. On the Ides of March, he was assassinated by a group of senators including Marcus Junius Brutus and Servilius Casca, who stabbed a dagger into Caesar's neck.

    His story was adapted into a play by William Shakespeare.

    Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman general, statesman, Consul, and notable author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. In 60 BC, Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey formed a political alliance that was to dominate ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (99 BC-43 BC)
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Profession: Politician, Author
    • Credits: Caesar the Conqueror
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    Caligula was a Roman emperor who reigned from 37–41 AD. He died after being stabbed over 30 times by his conspirators, who were angry at the way Caligula was running Rome and that he wanted to move to Egypt.

    Caligula was the popular nickname of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, Roman emperor. Caligula was a member of the house of rulers conventionally known as the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Caligula's father Germanicus, the nephew and adopted son of Emperor Tiberius, was a very successful general and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 29 (12-41)
    • Birthplace: Anzio, Italy
    • Profession: Roman emperor
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    Elliott Smith was a singer-songwriter who was nominated for an Academy Award for his song "Miss Misery" which appeared in the 1997 film "Good Will Hunting." Smith died on October 21, 2003, after apparently stabbing himself in the chest.

    Some speculate that Smith was actually murdered by his girlfriend Jennifer Chiba because her fingerprints were on the knife. Chiba says that she tried to pull the knife out of his chest after she heard Smith scream.

    Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and lived for much of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity. Smith's primary instrument was the guitar, but he was also proficient with ...more

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    • Age: Died at 34 (1969-2003)
    • Birthplace: USA, Nebraska, Omaha
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Editor, + more
    • Credits: Good Will Hunting, Thumbsucker, Southlander, Strange Parallel, Lucky Three, + more
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    Bryan Kocis was a director of a gay pornographic films who founded Cobra Video. He was found stabbed to death on January 24, 2007 in his home, which was set on fire in an attempt to cover up any evidence. Two male escorts Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes were given life sentences for the crime.

    Bryan Charles Kocis, also known as Bryan Phillips, was a director of gay pornographic films and founder of Cobra Video, a gay porn film studio. Kocis was murdered at his Dallas Township, Pennsylvania home on January 24, 2007; arson was used in an attempt to disguise the circumstances of his death. Two ...more

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    • Age: Died at 45 (1962-2007)
    • Birthplace: Larksville, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Film Director
    • Credits: Schoolboy Crush, Naughty Boy's Toys, Cream BBoys, Every Poolboy's Dream, Fuck Me Raw, + more
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    Anna Lindh was a Swedish politician who was the Minister for Foreign Affairs from October 7, 1998 until she was murdered on September 11, 2003. That day, Lindh was stabbed while shopping at a department store. She was rushed to the hospital where she later died. Mijailo Mijailović was found guilty of the crime which was not believed to be politically motivated.

    Ylva Anna Maria Lindh, was a Swedish Social Democratic politician, chairman of the Social Democratic Youth League from 1984 to 1990 and a member of parliament from 1982 to 1985 and 1998 to 2003. Joining the government as minister of environment in 1994, she was elevated to minister for foreign affairs ...more

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    • Age: Died at 46 (1957-2003)
    • Birthplace: Enskede-Årsta-Vantör, Sweden
    • Profession: Politician
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    Rob Knox was the British actor who played Marcus Belby in the film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." Knox was stabbed to death by a man who was picking a fight with his younger brother. He was only 18 years old when he died. Karl Norman Bishop was given a sentence of life in prison for the crime.

    Robert Arthur "Rob" Knox was an English actor who portrayed the character of Marcus Belby in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and had signed to appear in the planned film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Having studied at Beths Grammar School, Bexley, Knox began acting aged 11, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 19 (1989-2008)
    • Birthplace: England, Kent
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Scream Bloody Murder
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    Johnny Stompanato was a bodyguard and gangster associated with Mickey Cohen. He had a romantic relationship with the actress Lana Turner. On April 4, 1958, Stompanato was stabbed to death by Turner's daughter Cheryl Crane, who claimed that he was attacking her mother at the time of the incident. Stompanato's death was ruled a justifiable homicide.

    Johnny Stompanato was the husband of Helene Stanley.more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1925-1958)
    • Birthplace: Woodstock, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Bodyguard
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    Daniel M. Lewin was an entrepreneur who co-founded Akamai Technologies. He died on September 11, 2001, as a passenger of American Airlines Flight 11, which crashed into the World Trade Center. He was stabbed and potentially shot by the hijackers in an attempt to stop the plane from being overtaken.

    Daniel "Danny" Mark Lewin was an American-Israeli mathematician and entrepreneur who co-founded internet company Akamai Technologies. He died in the September 11 attacks. A passenger on American Airlines Flight 11, it is believed that Lewin was likely stabbed by one of the hijackers of that flight, and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 31 (1970-2001)
    • Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Computer scientist
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    Alessandro Stradella was an Italian composer who wrote baroque operas. In 1682, he was stabbed to death by an unknown assailant who was hired by the Lomellini family.

    Alessandro Stradella was an Italian composer of the middle baroque. He enjoyed a dazzling career as a freelance composer, writing on commission, and collaborating with distinguished poets, producing over three hundred works in a variety of genres.more

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    • Age: Died at 43 (1639-1682)
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Profession: Impresario, Composer, Voice teacher
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    Kitty Genovese was a New York woman who was the victim of a high profile crime in the 1960s. On March 13, 1964, Genovese was stabbed to death by serial burglar Winston Moseley. Her case make headlines due to the lack of response from multiple neighbors who all were within earshot of Genovese's screams.

    Catherine Susan "Kitty" Genovese was a New York City woman who was stabbed to death by Winston Moseley near her home in Kew Gardens, a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City, on March 13, 1964. Two weeks later, a newspaper article reported the circumstances of Genovese's murder and the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, New York City, United States of America, North America
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    George Weber was a radio personality who worked for the ABC Radio Network. On March 20, 2009, Weber was stabbed over 50 times by 16-year-old John Katehis, who said that he met Weber on Craigslist. Weber was 47 years old at the time of his death.

    George Weber was an American radio personality on the ABC Radio Network doing hourly news updates. For several years he was on the WABC 77 morning show, with Curtis Sliwa and Ron Kuby in New York City. He did periodic news updates throughout the morning, as well as joining in conversation with the hosts ...more

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    • Age: Died at 48 (1961-2009)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Radio personality
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    Jay R. Smith was an American actor who appeared in the series "Our Gang." On October 5, 2002, he was stabbed to death by Charles "Wayne" Crombie, a homeless man whom he befriended. Smith's body was found in the desert, near Las Vegas, where he resided.

    Jay R. Smith was an American child actor who appeared in the Our Gang series during the silent Pathé era.more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1915-2002)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Child Actor, Actor
    • Credits: Fair and Muddy, Seeing the World, Baby Brother, Thundering Fleas, 45 Minutes from Hollywood, + more
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    Harald Reinl was an Austrian film director. On October 9, 1986, he was stabbed to death by his wife Daniela Maria Delis. Reinl was 78 years old at the time of his death.

    Harald Reinl was an Austrian film director. He is especially known for the movies he made based on Edgar Wallace and Karl May books and also made Mountain films, Heimatfilms, German war films and entries in such popular German film series as Dr. Mabuse, Jerry Cotton and Kommissar X. Reinl started his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1908-1986)
    • Birthplace: Bad Ischl, Austria
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Apache Gold, Winnetou: The Last Shot, Last of the Renegades, Tiger Gang, Crazy Jungle Adventure, + more
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    Christopher Lance was an American actor who starred in several adult films. On April 24, 1994, he was stabbed to death during a lover's quarrel.
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    • Age: Died at 28 (1966-1994)
    • Profession: Pornographic actor
    • Credits: The Young and the Hung, The Other Side of Aspen II, Dynastud, Inch By Inch, The Passion of the Crack
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    Sanjaasürengiin Zorig

    Sanjaasürengiin Zorig was a Mongolian politician who served as a member of Parliament from 1992–1998. He was assassinated on October 2, 1998, by two men who repeatedly stabbed him. His murder remains unsolved to this day.

    Zorig Sanjaasuren was a prominent Mongolian politician and leader of the country's 1990 democratic revolution. He is called the "Golden Swallow of Democracy". His murder remains unsolved. After his death, his sister Oyuun entered politics and founded the Civic Will Party.more

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    • Age: Died at 36 (1962-1998)
    • Birthplace: Mongolian People's Republic
    • Profession: Politician
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    Thomas Mervyn ap Rhys Pryce

    Thomas Mervyn ap Rhys Pryce was a British lawyer who was the victim of a brutal murder. He was beaten and stabbed to death by Donnel Carty and Delano Brown on January 12, 2006. Both Carty and Brown were sentenced to life in prison.
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    • Age: Died at 32 (1974-2006)
    • Birthplace: Broxbourne, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Euronymous, born Øystein Aarseth, was a Norwegian guitarist who was a member of the band Mayhem. On August 10, 1993, he was stabbed to death by fellow musician Varg Vikernes. Vikernes was sentenced to 21 years in prison for the crime.

    Øystein Aarseth, who went by the pseudonym Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist and co-founder of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. He was also founder and owner of the extreme metal record label Deathlike Silence Productions and record shop Helvete. Euronymous was the founder of and central ...more

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    • Age: Died at 25 (1968-1993)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway, Egersund
    • Profession: Guitarist, Entrepreneur, Musician
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    Anna Demidova was a Russian maid who was murdered alongside her boss Tsarina Alexandra of Russia. On July 17, 1918, she was stabbed to death along with the the Romanov family. She was canonized as a martyr by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia in 1991.

    Anna Stepanovna Demidova was a maid in the service of Tsarina Alexandra of Russia, who was murdered alongside her employer in 1918. She shared the Romanov family's exile at Tobolsk and Ekaterinburg following the Russian Revolution of 1917 and was murdered with them on July 17, 1918. Like them, she was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 40 (1878-1918)
    • Birthplace: Russia
    • Profession: Chamber-maid
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    Meredith Kercher

    Meredith Kercher was the victim of a brutal murder that gained worldwide attention with the Amanda Knox trial. Kercher was studying in Perugia, Italy when she was stabbed to death on November 1, 2007. The trial of Kercher's roommate Amanda Knox has been an ongoing saga of verdicts and appeals that is still unresolved.

    Meredith Kerchner was an English student who was murdered in Perugia, Italy on November 1, 2007.more

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    • Age: Died at 22 (1985-2007)
    • Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
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    Fuat Deniz

    Fuat Deniz was a Swedish sociologist and writer who taught at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Örebro University. On December 11, 2007, Deniz was stabbed in the neck by a relative. He died in the hospital two days later.

    Fuat Deniz was a Swedish sociologist and writer of Assyrian descent. Until his murder in 2007, he worked as a lecturer in sociology at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Örebro University. Deniz was born as the oldest son into an Assyrian family in the village of Kerburan in Tur Abdin, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 40 (1967-2007)
    • Birthplace: Turkey
    • Profession: Writer
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