Celebrities are often idolized but who could have imagined that someday these iconic personalities would be in limelight for killing someone. Believe it or not but there are a number of celebs who have been linked to some really horrifying crimes: like cold-blooded murders, hit and run etc. We today have compiled a list of 30 celebrities who have killed people:
30. Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg and his bodyguard McKinley were accused for the death of gang member Philip Woldermarian in August 1993. Snoop was accused of driving the car from which McKinley took the shot.
After over a three years long legal battle, Snoop was finally acquitted of all charges in 1996 and went on to become a pop sensation.
29. Amy Rose Locane
Amy Locane killed 60 years old Helene Seeman, while driving drunk in New Jersey in 2010. The “Melrose Place” actress was sentenced to prison for three years in February 2013.
During the hearing in the courtroom she broke down into tears, whereas Seeman’s family were disappointed as they were expecting the maximum ten years sentence.
28. Bruce Jenner
The former Olympic champion was involved in a critical car accident which resulted in the death of a car driver along with seven other injuries.
Bruce however wasn’t injured in the accident. The accident took place on the Malibu stretch of Pacific Coast Highway.
27. William S. Burroughs
On 6th of September, 1951 William S. Burroughs, who is considered as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century accidentally shot his mother Joan Volimer in Mexico City.
He claimed that the death was due to mishandling of the gun while they were playing a drunken game of William Tell. He was accused of manslaughter and sentenced to jail for two years which however was later suspended and he spent only two weeks in jail.
26. Howard Hughes
The famous billionaire and film producer killed a pedestrian, Gabriel S. Meyer on July 11, 1936. He allegedly was driving too fast and erratically in LA.
Howard was held in jail overnight for a possible homicide but was later proven innocent and was instantly released.
25. James Stewart
The legendary actor was a pilot in the United States Air Force during the Second World War and participated in several bombing missions which resulted in the deaths of a number of enemy civilians and soldiers.
He served in the air force for over two decades and retired as a Brigadier General. For his bravery and distinguished services to the U.S Army, he was awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom and Distinguished Flying Cross.
24. Brandy Norwood
Brady was involved in a car accident that killed a 38 years old woman, Awatef Aboudihaj. While driving on a highway, she slammed Aboudihaj’s car from behind which caused it to crash.
She herself wasn’t injured in the crash and wasn’t driving under the influence of drugs, and as a result the singer wasn’t charged for the death. Brandy later sent her condolences to the victim’s family.
23. John Huston
At the age of 27, the famous Academy Award winning director John Huston, allegedly killed a female pedestrian on September 25, 1933 at a Los Angeles intersection.
However, after a thorough investigations he wasn’t charged with the crime.
22. John Landis
A helicopter crash during the filming of “Twilight Zone: The Movie” on 23rd July 1982 in Vietnam killed two child actors along with the actor Vic Morrow on the ground.
Being the filmmaker and the one who desired the dangerous stunt from the cast, John Landis along with his other colleagues were charged for manslaughter. They were however freed after nine months of trials.
21. Fay DeWitt
The famous American comic actress stabbed her ex-husband Ray Allen to death in 1965 with a letter opener a month after they divorced.
However, allegations were removed the very next day after it was proved that her husband was drunk, forcefully entered Dewitt’s home, and repeatedly banged her head against a wall.