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28 Celebrities Who Have Received Death Threats

Updated December 1, 2020 39.6k views28 items

This list contains information about celebrities who have received death threats, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, athletes, and politicians have received death threats. Some celebrities received death threats because they dissed another celeb, while others were threatened because of religious and political reasons.

Who is the most famous person who has received death threats? Kim Kardashian tops our list. In 2012, Kim Kardashian received death threats after she tweeted her support of Israel. "ill pray you will die kim," "Kill yourself," and "Die in HELL!" are just a few of the threatening messages that she was bombarded with. Dating Justin Bieber is a dangerous job. In 2011, Selena Gomez received several death threats from his rabid fans.

Barack Obama has had over 10 credible assassination threats made against him since he won the 2008 presidential election. Trey Parker and Matt Stone received death threats after a "South Park" episode, featuring the Muslim prophet Muhammed dressed as a bear, was aired. At least two men were sentenced to prison in association with the threats.

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  • Kim Kardashian
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    In 2012, Kim Kardashian received death threats after she tweeted her support of Israel. "ill pray you will die kim," "Kill yourself," and "Die in HELL!" are just a few of the threatening messages that she was bombarded with.
    • Born: 1980-10-21
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • In 2012, Halle Berry said that she was moving to France because she was receiving death threats from a man who claimed that he was going to slit her throat.
    • Born: 1966-08-14
    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Selena Gomez
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    Dating Justin Bieber is a dangerous job. In 2011, Selena Gomez received several death threats from his rabid fans.
    • Born: 1992-07-22
    • Age: 28
    • Birthplace: Grand Prairie, Texas, United States of America

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  • Taylor Swift received Twitter death threats from One Direction fans who thought that the singer dissed her ex-boyfriend, Harry Styles, during the Grammys.

    "Go die you have messed with the wrong fandom !!! Hell is yours!!" and "TAYLOR SWIFT YOU DID NOT JUST MOCK HARRY STYLES GO DIE YOU WORTHLESS HOE," are just a few examples of the tweets she received.
    • Born: 1989-12-13
    • Age: 30
    • Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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