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Famous People Who Were Murdered

Updated July 19, 2021 160.2k views1.4k items

This is a list of famous people who died of murder. This list of celebrities who died from murder includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of murder, including actors, musicians and athletes.

John Lennon is certainly one of the celebrity murders. Abraham Lincoln is another one of the famous people who were murdered. If you've ever wondered, "Which celebrities have died from murder?" or "Which famous people died due to murder?" this list is for you. These notable murder deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. There are murdered actors on this list, like Sharon Tate, and other Hollywood stars who were murdered, like Marvin Gaye and The Notorious B.I.G.

Some of these celebrity murder victims might surprise you. However, film stars who were murdered, like Lana Clarkson, were headline news. Everyone on this list has has murder as a cause of death somewhere in their public records. Scroll on below to see the famous people whose lives were cut short due to murder.