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- Joy Adamson, author of Born Free, shot and killed January 3, 1980 by a former employee. Her husband, George Adamson, was shot and killed by poachers on August 20, 1989.
- Thomas Becket
- Black Dahlia Murder
- Ennis Cosby, son of comedian Bill Cosby
- Bob Crane, actor, Hogan's Heroes
- Jeffrey Dahmer, murdered in prison
- Jill Dando, British TV newscaster, shot by Barry George, April 26 1999.
- Dominique Dunne, actress, murdered by ex-boyfriend John Sweeney.
- Abigail Folger, coffee fortune heiress, by Charles Manson groupies.
- Marvin Gaye, singer, murdered by his father
- Phil Hartman, comedian, murder/suicide by his wife
- Jimmy Hoffa, Teamster President, disappeared by the Mafia.
- Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell of Run DMC)
- Polly Klaas, child, murder fomented California's three strikes law
- Beatle John Lennon
- Lindbergh Baby
- Malcolm X, assassinated
- Christopher Marlowe, playwright, murdered in London in 1593
- Sal Mineo, actor, Rebel Without a Cause
- Artie Mitchell, porn king, murdered by the other Mitchell brother, Jim.
- Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls (Christopher Wallace), in a drive-by
- Joe Orton, playwright, murdered by his boyfriend
- Jon Benet Ramsey, child beauty pageant contestant
- Edmond Safra, multibillionaire banker, killed (December 3, 1999) in a Monaco fire deliberately set by his male nurse, Ted Maher. Maher later escaped prison but was recaptured.
- Selena, the popular Tejano singer, murdered by the president of the Selena Fan Club, Yolanda Saldivar. "It just went off, I didn't mean to do it. I didn't mean to kill anybody."
- Rebecca Schaffer, television star (My Sister Sam), shot by her stalker
- Dutch Schultz, gangster killing
- Tupac Shakur, rapper killed in driveby
- Matthew Shepard, killed in notorious gay hate crime incident
- Nicole Simpson, ex-wife of O.J. Simpson
- Nancy Spungen, murdered by the Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious
- Sharon Tate, by Charles Manson groupies
- Officer J. D. Tippit, killed by Lee Harvey Oswald.
- Peter Tosh, reggae musician, murdered by three "robbers" who actually did not steal anything. Whether or not this is the actual motive is a matter of speculation.
- Gianni Versace, fashion designer, murdered by Andrew Cunanan
- Joan Vollmer, wife of William S. Burroughs, whom he killed playing William Tell. Accident, or murder?
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