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Famous People Who Were Stabbed to Death

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List RulesFamous People Who Were Stabbed to Death

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. Featuring people who committed suicide by getting stabbed and more, this list has it all. 

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. 
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  • Julius Caesar
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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.
    • Age: Dec. at 56 (99 BC-43 BC)
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy

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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.
    • Age: Dec. at 29 (12-41)
    • Birthplace: Anzio, Italy

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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.
    • Age: Dec. at 34 (1969-2003)
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Bryan Kocis
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    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.
    • Age: Dec. at 45 (1962-2007)
    • Birthplace: Larksville, Pennsylvania