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Famous people who were murdered.

A list of celebrities and other famous people who were murdered or assassinated.

This list is ordered by the person's date of death.

Swavy

TikTok personality. Deceased
Died on July 5th, 2021
Died at the age of 18
Murder by gunshot.

Pop Smoke

Rapper. Deceased
Died on February 19th, 2020
Died at the age of 20
Shot dead during a home invasion.

Nipsey Hussle

Rapper. Deceased
Died on March 31st, 2019
Died at the age of 33
Fatally shot outside a clothing store that he owned.

XXXTentacion

Rapper. Deceased
Died on June 18th, 2018
Died at the age of 20
Shot dead during a robbery.

Jimmy Wopo

Rapper. Deceased
Died on June 18th, 2018
Died at the age of 21
Killed in a drive-by shooting in Pittsburgh.

Christina Grimmie

Singer. Deceased
Died on June 10th, 2016
Died at the age of 22
Shot dead by a crazed fan.

Reeva Steenkamp

South African model. Deceased
Died on February 14th, 2013
Died at the age of 29
Shot dead by her boyfriend.

Chris Kyle

Navy Seal sniper. Deceased
Died on February 2nd, 2013
Died at the age of 38
Shot dead by a former Marine with PTSD.

Muammar Gaddafi

Libyan leader. Deceased
Died on October 20th, 2011
Died at the age of 69
Assassinated.

Benazir Bhutto

Pakistan Prime Minister. Deceased
Died on December 27th, 2007
Died at the age of 54
Assassinated.

Proof

Rapper. Deceased
Died on April 11th, 2006
Died at the age of 32
Shot dead during a dispute in Detroit.

Dimebag Darrell

Musician. Deceased
Died on December 8th, 2004
Died at the age of 38
Shot and killed by a fan while on stage.

Lana Clarkson

American actress. Deceased
Died on February 3rd, 2003
Died at the age of 40
Shot dead at the mansion of record producer Phil Spector.

Jam Master Jay

Hip Hop DJ. Deceased
Died on October 30th, 2002
Died at the age of 37
Fatally shot in a recording studio by an unknown assailant.

Big L

Rapper. Deceased
Died on February 15th, 1999
Died at the age of 24
Shot nine times in the face and chest in a drive-by shooting.

Pacho

Colombian drug trafficker. Deceased
Died on November 4th, 1998
Died at the age of 47
Assassinated in prison.

Phil Hartman

American actor. Deceased
Died on May 28th, 1998
Died at the age of 49
Shot dead by his wife while he was sleeping.

Gianni Versace

Italian fashion designer. Deceased
Died on July 15th, 1997
Died at the age of 50
Shot and killed outside of his mansion by a spree killer.

The Notorious B.I.G

Rapper. Deceased
Died on March 9th, 1997
Died at the age of 24
Shot dead in Los Angeles.

JonBenét Ramsey

American child beauty queen. Deceased
Died on December 25th, 1996
Died at the age of 6
Murdered at her family home.

Yaki Kadafi

Rapper. Deceased
Died on November 10th, 1996
Died at the age of 19
Shot in the head in the stairwell of an apartment building in Orange, New Jersey.

Tupac Shakur

Rap artist. Deceased
Died on September 13th, 1996
Died at the age of 25
Fatally wounded during a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

Agnieszka Kotlarska

Polish fashion model. Deceased
Died on August 27th, 1996
Died at the age of 24
Stabbed to death by a stalker.

Stretch

Rapper. Deceased
Died on November 30th, 1995
Died at the age of 27
Killed during a drive-by shooting in Queens, New York.

Yitzhak Rabin

Israeli Prime Minister. Deceased
Died on November 4th, 1995
Died at the age of 73
Assassinated.

Selena

Latin singer. Deceased
Died on March 31st, 1995
Died at the age of 23
Shot dead by the president of her fan club.

Jeffrey Dahmer

Serial killer. Deceased
Died on November 28th, 1994
Died at the age of 34
Beaten to death in prison.

Andrés Escobar

Colombian soccer player. Deceased
Died on July 2nd, 1994
Died at the age of 27
Murdered by cartel members as punishment for the scoring an own goal in the 1994 World Cup.

Nicole Brown Simpson

Ex-wife of O. J. Simpson. Deceased
Died on June 12th, 1994
Died at the age of 35
Stabbed to death.

David Koresh

Cult leader. Deceased
Died on April 19th, 1993
Died at the age of 33
Shot dead by his right-hand man during the Waco siege.

Rebecca Schaeffer

Actress and model. Deceased
Died on July 18th, 1989
Died at the age of 21
Shot dead by a stalker.

Judith Barsi

Child actress. Deceased
Died on July 25th, 1988
Died at the age of 10
Murdered by her father during a murder-suicide.

Paul Castellano

Mob boss. Deceased
Died on December 16th, 1985
Died at the age of 70
Shot dead by assassins.

David Huffman

Actor. Deceased
Died on February 27th, 1985
Died at the age of 39
Fatally stabbed by a suspected burglar.

Kiki Camarena

DEA agent. Deceased
Died on February 9th, 1985
Died at the age of 37
Kidnapped and murdered by drug traffickers in Mexico.

Marvin Gaye

RnB Singer. Deceased
Died on April 1st, 1984
Died at the age of 44
Shot dead by his father.

John Lennon

Singer. Deceased
Died on December 8th, 1980
Died at the age of 40
Shot dead by a crazed fan.

Sharon Tate

Actress and model. Deceased
Died on August 9th, 1969
Died at the age of 26
Stabbed to death by the Manson Family.

Robert F. Kennedy

American politician. Deceased
Died on June 6th, 1968
Died at the age of 42
Assassinated.

Martin Luther King

Activist. Deceased
Died on April 4th, 1968
Died at the age of 39
Assassinated.

Malcolm X

Activist. Deceased
Died on February 21st, 1965
Died at the age of 39
Assassinated.

Sam Cooke

Singer. Deceased
Died on December 11th, 1964
Died at the age of 33
Shot dead by the manager of a motel in Los Angeles. It was later named as a "justifiable homicide."

John F. Kennedy

US President. Deceased
Died on November 22nd, 1963
Died at the age of 46
Assassinated.

Mahatma Gandhi

Activist. Deceased
Died on January 30th, 1948
Died at the age of 78
Assassinated.

Michael Collins

Irish revolutionary leader. Deceased
Died on August 22nd, 1922
Died at the age of 31
Assassinated.

Grigori Rasputin

Historical figure. Deceased
Died on December 30th, 1916
Died at the age of 47
Shot dead by a group of Russian nobles.

Franz Ferdinand

Archduke of Austria. Deceased
Died on June 28th, 1914
Died at the age of 50
Assassinated.

Abraham Lincoln

US President. Deceased
Died on April 15th, 1865
Died at the age of 56
Assassinated.

Statistics.

A few statistics about celebrity murders.

  • Using the list above, the average age for a celebrity to be murdered is 36.
  • The median age is 34.5.
  • Men made up the majority of this category. 77% of these deaths were male, whereas only 23% were female.

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