Stardum has its price. Some pay it by loosing their privacy, some get haunted by paparazzis and some loose their life at the end of ruthless and heartless murderers.
Take a look at these Famous Celebrities Who Were Inhumanly Murdered.
1 Christina Grimmie
Christina Grimmie was an up-and-coming 22-year-old superstar. She had just wowed viewers on The Voice, placing third in her season, and was branching out on her own. That is, until a crazed fan named Kevin James Loibl murdered her in front of stunned fans on June 10, 2016. As reported by Click Orlando, Loibl was described by his friend, Cory Dennington, as a severe loner who, over the previous year or so, had grown psychotically attached to Grimmie. He would watch her videos on YouTube non-stop, altered his appearance (through Lasik, teeth whitening, and hair implants) so he might look good for her, and got angry whenever Dennington pointed out that the chances of Loibl winning Grimmie's heart were less than slim to none. Finally, Loibl decided to meet Grimmie, and apparently decided that if he couldn't have her, nobody could.
On June 10, Grimmie was signing autographs after a show when Loibl approached. Rather than getting something signed and leaving like everyone else, Loibl grabbed the guns he had somehow smuggled into the building and shot the singer. Her brother quickly grabbed Loibl, who managed to escape, only to shoot himself dead right after. Grimmie passed shortly thereafter.
2 John Lennon
Probably the most famous fan murder of all time, John Lennon of the Beatles was killed by Mark David Chapman in 1980.Chapman waited outside of Lennon’s apartment all day. Chapman approached Lennon, asked for an autograph around 5 pm, which Lennon gave him.
It was common for fans to wait outside Lennon’s apartment for autographs, and he frequently obliged them. But Chapman didn’t leave. Lennon then went to dinner and returned to his apartment around 11 pm. Chapman was still there, waiting. He shot Lennon four times, killing him.
3 Albert Ebosse
SOCCER player has died of a head injury after being hit by a rock apparently thrown by his own fans at a top-flight league game in Algeria. A police investigation will be opened into the death Cameroonian strike Albert Ebosse, the Confederation of African Football and the player’s club said. Ebosse died in hospital after being hit as players left the field following a 2-1 loss for his club, JS Kabylie. Ebosse had scored his side’s equaliser from a penalty before they went on to lose 2-1 at home to USM Alger in the northern city of Tizi Ouzou.
The 24-year-old Ebosse, the leading goalscorer in the Algerian league last season, was apparently hit by the rock hurled from a section of JS Kabylie supporters angry at their team’s loss. Ebosse was struck as players walked off after the game and fans began throwing rocks at them. He was taken to the hospital around 500 meters away from the stadium, where he died.
4 Selena Quintanilla-Pérez
The murder of American singer Selena Quintanilla happened on March 31, 1995. Fans were saddened when the news of Selena's death was released by the media. She was shot and killed by Yolanda Saldivar. Saldivar was an employee and manager for Selena's boutiques and fan club and was found to have been embezzling money.Selena did not believe her best friend could do something like that and tried to maintain their friendship.
However, by March, 1995 Saldivar and Selena's friendship had begun to crumble. Selena and her husband, Chris Perez, visited Saldivar to get the missing documents that she had stolen. Saldivar failed to give Selena all the documents. The next day, Selena and Saldivar met secretly at Saldivar's motel room, where Selena asked for the rest of the documents. Saldivar then claimed that she was raped in Mexico, and Selena took her to a local hospital where doctors found that Saldivar was lying. This caused Selena to end her friendship with Saldivar, and when Selena turned to leave the motel room, Saldivar took a gun from her purse and shot Selena in the back. Selena was taken to a local hospital, but was declared dead. Saldivar went to her pickup truck and threatened to commit suicide, but gave herself up after nine hours. Saldivar pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder, claiming that the shooting was an accident.
5 Rebecca Schaeffer
The murder of up-and-coming actress Rebecca Schaeffer has had lasting legal impacts. The 21-year-old star of My Sister Sam was shot in the doorway of her Hollywood home by obsessed fan Robert John Bardo on July 18, 1989. According the Los Angeles Times, Bardo stalked Schaeffer for three years prior to the killing and had even sent her letters and tried to meet with her on the set of her sitcom. When his gestures went unanswered, the Tuscon, Ariz. resident spent $250 to hire private investigators to track down Schaeffer's address, which they acquired from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Bardo then paid his crush a fatal visit, reportedly ambushing her when she answered the door. Interestingly, Bardo also had a copy of Catcher in the Rye on him at the shooting, but he denied any desire to emulate John Lennon's killer, reported the Los Angeles Times. After Schaeffer's death, legislation was passed to prohibit DMV employees from disclosing addresses.
6 Dimebag Darrell
A young fan obsessed with heavy metal shot and killed former Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott and three other people during a show by Damageplan, Abbott’s latest band. The tragedy took place on the evening of December 8th at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio.
The shooter, Nathan Gale, 25, was killed by a Columbus police officer minutes after the violence erupted. A stocky former Marine, Gale was reportedly upset that Pantera had broken up – last year – and may have blamed Abbott for the band’s acrimonious split. The deaths came on the twenty-fourth anniversary of the murder of John Lennon. The other victims were 23-year-old fan Nathan Bray, Damageplan crew member Jeff “Mayhem” Thompson, 40, and club employee Erin A. Halk, 29.
Abbott, 38, was known as an expressive guitarist who brought the fluid dynamics of Eddie Van Halen’s technique to Pantera’s much harder power-groove thrash. One of the Nineties’ most uncompromising metal acts, Pantera were also one of the most successful: During its 18-year career, the band sold more than 7 million records, according to SoundScan; 1994’s Far Beyond Driven entered the charts at Number One and sold 1.4 million copie
7 Andres Escobar
ANDRES ESCOBAR, the Colombian defender whose own goal against the United States helped eliminate his nation from the World Cup, was shot dead early yesterday in his home town, the cocaine cartel city of Medellin.Escobar, 27, thought to be no relation to Pablo Escobar, the cartel boss killed by troops last December, was shot 12 times by three men who fled in off-road vehicles of the type favoured by drugs and gambling mafiosi. 'Thanks for the own goal,' said one, according to witnesses.
The killing heightened speculation that gangsters from either the United States or Colombia had tried to 'fix' the US-Colombia match, which the US team won 2-1 in a major upset. The Colombian coach, Francisco Maturana, and several players were said to have received death threats before the game. Midfielder Gabriel Gomez refused to play. There was talk of big money, both American and Colombian, riding on a US win at long odds. Some said US mafiosi with a financial interest in the host side's success may have bribed or threatened the Colombian team. But Medellin police said a lot of Colombian money, including cocaine funds, was riding on a Colombian win.
8 Mikhail Lermontov
Young Russian artist Mikhail Lermontov was forever immortalized after his friend and admirer, Nikolai Martynov, killed him a duel in 1841. At age 26, Lermontov was making a name for himself as a poet, author, painter, and soldier, but he was also earning a reputation as a partier and prankster. The latter may have led to his demise.
According to Russia Behind the Headlines, Martynov was reportedly teased relentlessly by Lermontov and eventually grew so tired of it that he challenged his friend to a duel. Lermontov accepted, but during the face off, he fired into the air, while Martynov aimed for the heart. That story is the stuff of legend, and it's unclear if Martynov suffered any consequences for the killing, but Lermontov's fate was sealed. His funeral was attended by thousands, and to this day, he is considered one of history's greatest poets.
9 Gianni Versace
One of the most influential designers in the history of fashion, Gianni Versace will be forever remembered for his multi-faceted design aesthetic that covered everything from clothing, perfume, home furnishings, cosmetics, and even extended to costume design for television and film. Unfortunately, he will also be remembered for his tragic and shocking death in 1997.
Versace was shot and killed on the steps of his Miami mansion after a morning walk. The assailant was Andrew Cunanan, a serial killer who murdered four other victims prior to Versace. Cunanan would eventually take his own life, shooting himself in the head on a houseboat. The motives for Versace's murder (as well as the four other victims) remains unclear, with Miami Beach Police Chief Richard Barreto noting at the time that "I don't know that we are ever going to know the answers."
Versace's death will be further explored on the upcoming season of Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story.
10 Sharon Tate
The 1969 murder of Sharon Tate is one of the most famous (and disturbing) crime stories in American history. The budding actress was entertaining friends in her Los Angeles home when they were attacked by Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, Linda Kasabian, and Patricia Krenwinkel: all members of "The Manson Family." Tate, who was two weeks from giving birth at the time, pleaded for her life, but was stabbed 16 times. She would die from her wounds.
In all, 10 people were murdered by the murderous cult over a two day period. It created a sense of panic and media frenzy that was unparalleled at the time, making figurehead Charles Manson a household name.
The trial of Manson (who orchestrated, but didn't carry out the killings) and his brainwashed followers became a three-ring-circus, with cult members vocally disrupting the proceedings, and showing a complete disregard for human life. In the end, the failed rock star turned criminal svengali was sentenced to life in prison, with his various attempts at gaining parole bringing his grisly crimes back in the spotlight time and time again.
11 Phil Hartman
One of the most beloved cast members of Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, and the '90s hit sitcom News Radio, Phil Hartman seemed to have it all. However, his personal life was filled with discord. Hartman was married three times, with the first two collapsing into divorce. But it was his third marriage that would prove fatal.
Hartman's wife Brynn Omdahl had aspirations for becoming an actor, but felt dwarfed by her husband's success. This combined with her drug use led to an extremely unstable relationship, barely held together due to their two children. She was also deeply jealous of Hartman's friendship with fellow SNL veteran Jan Hooks.
All this came to a head on May 27, 1998. After an argument with Hartman, who threatened divorce if she didn't get help for her addictions, Omdahl shot him to death, later taking her own life. Hartman's murder rocked Hollywood, and deeply affected his SNL alumni, including Jon Lovitz, who blamed Hartman's News Radio co-star Andy Dick for introducing Omdahl to cocaine. Dick has repeatedly denied the charge.
12 Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur was (and remains) one of the most popular artists in hip-hop history. His politicized lyrics showed an artist full of bravado yet artistically sensitive. And it was between those two poles that brought him fame and tragedy.
Shakur had been a vocal participant in the East Coast/West Coast feud with New York City rapper Biggie Smalls (aka, Christopher Wallace), but the beef became so heated that many believe it led to Shakur's murder in 1996.
After leaving a Las Vegas boxing match in associate Suge Knight's 1996 BMW, Shakur was shot four times by an unknown shooter, and would later die from internal bleeding at a local hospital at the age of 25.
The first suspect was Orlando Anderson, a notorious member of the L.A. street gang the Crips, but he was cleared by police. Biggie Smalls emphatically denied any involvement and was also never charged (more on him next). The FBI also investigated the Jewish Defense League for issuing death threats against Shakur, but to no avail. It remains a mystery to this day.
13 Christopher Wallace (Biggie Smalls)
Christopher George Latore Wallace (aka, The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls) was one of New York City's most famous rappers, with a subdued style that made him stand out against his peers. But like rival Tupac Shakur, Wallace would die at a young age from gunshot wounds.
Wallace attended the 1997 Soul Train Music Awards, where the tension between West and East Coast gangs was notably palpable, with many in the crowd still holding the rapper responsible for Shakur's death.
After leaving the awards ceremony, Wallace was shot at a red light by a man wielding a 9 mm blue-steel pistol. He suffered four bullet wounds to the chest and died shortly after arriving at L.A.'s Cesar-Sinai hospital.
Like Shakur, Wallace's murder remains unsolved (Suge Knight was the initial suspect, but was never charged). In a recent interview, Wallace's mother stated that she thinks she knows who killed him, but blamed the L.A.P.D. for covering up the investigation as part of the Rampart corruption scandal of the late '90s. We may never know for sure what happened.