Several famous people have experienced a lot of tragedies. Some celebrities have had several family members die in terrible ways, while others have experienced a series of personal illnesses and injuries. One famous singer lost three of her family members in a horrific shooting. This list of famous people who have been surrounded by tragedy is loosely ranked by fame and popularity.
Who is the most famous person who is surrounded by tragedy? Sofia Vergara tops our list. "Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara's brother Rafael was murdered in Bogota in 1998. In 2000, Vergara was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and in 2011, her younger brother Julio was deported to Colombia after being arrested.
In 2008, Jennifer Hudson's mother Darnell Donnerson, her brother Jason and her nephew Julian were all killed by her estranged brother-in-law William Balfour. John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s father John F. Kennedy and uncle Robert Kennedy were both assassinated.How would you attempt to recover from a personal tragedy? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Age: Dec. at 52 (1936-1988)
Birthplace: Vernon, Texas, United States of America
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Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, United States of America
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In 1928, when Ernest Hemingway was 24 years old, he received a cable saying his father, Clarence, had committed suicide by shooting himself. In 1961, Hemingway committed suicide himself with a gunshot to the head. In 1966, his sister, Ursula, committed suicide by overdosing on drugs after a long struggle with cancer and depression.
In 1982, Hemingway's youngest brother, Leicester, who had discovered Clarence's body, shot himself to death. In 1996, his granddaughter Margaux Hemingway, was found dead from an overdose of phenobarbital.
Age: Dec. at 62 (1899-1961)
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America
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Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
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