Category Search - murdered (Killed by another (even if no conviction or ruled not guilty); includes manslaughter)

(193 found)

29-E
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Michael Ryan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
25 or 26

Brief Facts:

Seattle area local rapper, shot at nightclub Chop Suey about 12:30 AM.

3-2
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Juel Barriere
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member groups Blac Monks, Screwed Up Click. Shot in the head at a gas station in Houston.

747
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Riley
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Kansas City rapper who weighed 500 pounds. Body found murdered February 2006.

A1 Lil Tony
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Antonio Harper Jr.
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Shot, walking toward his mother's apartment.

Joy Adamson
writer, murdered, painter, naturalist

Real/Birth Name:
Friedericke Victoria Gessner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 17 days before her 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote book Born Free later became a movie Born Free. Killed by a former employee.

Dave Akeman
musician, bluegrass, singer, murdered, baseball, actor

Real/Birth Name:
David Akeman
Also Known As:
Stringbean
String Beans
Nickname(s):
Stringbean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Played with Bill Monroe. Star on the TV show Hee Haw in role of Stringbean. Also semi-pro baseball. Murdered (with his wife Estelle) in a home invasion robbery. Bodies discovered by friend and neighbor Grandpa Jones.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

AKshun
rapper, business, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Max Gasoi
Also Known As:
AKshun Tha Don
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Seattle local rapper, owner of So Hood Records, shot at killed on a Seattle street, at age 22.

AveReal
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Averill LeMon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
29 or 30

Brief Facts:

Local rapper, group 51/7 in Lansing, Michigan. Found shot dead in apparent burglary of his home.

Louis BadAzz
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Robinson Jr.
Also Known As:
Louis Badazz
Louis Robinson
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Let Me Thru Dis B. Shot to death. Age 29.

Chip Banks (rapper)
rapper, murdered, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Lamar Mayfield
Also Known As:
Bankie
Chip Banks
Banky Banks
Bruce Mayfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
30 or 31

Brief Facts:

Group American Cream Team. Police said he was shot by Alfred Dancy, over a money dispute. Age 30, father of eight children. Movie Black and White.

Judith Barsi
actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Judith Eva Barsi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
10
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Child actor in commercials. Movies for television Kids Don't Tell, Do You Remember Love, There Were Times, Dear. Movie Jaws: The Revenge. Voice actor in inanimated movies The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven. TV series Growing Pains, The Tracey Ullman Show. Shot to death at age 10, by her father who also killed her mother then committed suicide.

Thomas Becket
religion, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Saint Thomas à Becket
Also Known As:
Thomas à Becket
St. Thomas a Becket
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Archbishop of Canterbury. Assassinated. Canonized.

Berry Berenson
photographer, actor, murdered, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Berinthia Berenson
Also Known As:
Berinthia Perkins
Berry Berenson Perkins
Nickname(s):
Berry
Gender:
Female
Death Date:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Cat People. Died when the Flight 11 plane crashed into the World Trade Center - she was a passenger.

Big Hawk
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
John Edward Hawkins
Also Known As:
H.A.W.K
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Fat Pat by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Houston, group Screwed Up Click. Song You Already Know. Album Big Hawk. Shot to death.

Big L
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Lamont Coleman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fatally shot near his home. Song Ebonics. Member group D.I.T.C. - Diggin' in the Crates and group Children of the Corn.

Scrapper Blackwell
blues, musician, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Hillman Blackwell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Song How Long, How Long Blues. Shot and killed during a mugging.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Blade Icewood
rapper, murdered, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Darnell Quincy Lyndsay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot in a driveby shooting as he sat in a wheelchair in his special van. He had been wounded in another shooting. Hosted a nonviolence rally in 2004.

Blu Crush
rapper, murdered, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Stenberg
Also Known As:
Dozzieloc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Portland rapper was found shot to death in a Houston motel. He had been there to promote music. Album Jail House Dreams Vol. 1. Adopted when he was 7 months old.

Brikk
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Henry Brown IV
Also Known As:
Lee Lee
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chattanooga local rapper. Member of duo Pinney Woods. Died of a gunshaot wound in the chest. Age 35.

Brooklyn Hooks
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Jason Jackson
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Aspiring rapper - Black Beret Entertainment. Shot in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn.

Bugz
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Karnail Paul Pitts
Also Known As:
Robert Beck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Detroit. Shot at amusement park after an altercation when a man squirted water on someone. Group D12 (meaning Dirty Dozen) member.

Whitey Bulger
criminal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph Bulger Jr.
Nickname(s):
Whitey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Crime "boss", lived in hiding for many years. Convicted of racketeering, 19 counts of murder and more. Murdered while in prison.

Reche Caldwell
football, murdered, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Reche Caldwell Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide Receiver. Name pronounced rih-SHAY or / REE-shay. Teams University of Florida, San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots, Washington Redskins. Shot at home, believed to be an armed robery.

Héctor Camacho
boxing, murdered, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Héctor Camacho Matías
Also Known As:
Macho Camacho
Hector 'Macho' Camacho
Hector Camacho
Nickname(s):
Macho
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

79 wins (45 by KO), six losses, and three draws. Shot while sitting in a car. Died 4 days later.

Camoflauge
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Jason Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Brief Facts:

From Savannah, Georgia. Songs Cut Friends, Laying My Stunt Down. Shot in front of Pure Pain Records at age 21.

Cavlar
rapper, criminal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Leval Lyde
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Brooklyn based rapper, served time for weapons charges, shot outside a restaurant. Age 36.

Charizma
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Hicks Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
20
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Worked with Peanut Butter Wolf. Album Big Shots released posthumously. Shot to death in a mugging.

Chinx
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Pickens
Also Known As:
Chinx Drugz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Coke Boys. Shot while sitting in his car.

Clacc
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Vital
Also Known As:
Clicc Clacc
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Found shot to death. Member group Da Bomb Squad, from Lawrence, Kansas. Age 28.

Lana Clarkson
actor, model, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Lana Jean Clarkson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back, Deathstalker, Amazon Women on the Moon. Murdered by Phil Spector.

Sam Cooke
singer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Cook
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot to death - shooter never charged.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7051 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry1 February 1994

Ennis Cosby
educator, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Ennis William Cosby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Victim of a failed robbery attempt.

Bob Crane
actor, murdered, dj

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Edward Crane
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49, 14 days before his 50th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Sigrid Valdis, until he died.
Older than Sigrid Valdis by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Star of TV series Hogan's Heroes.

Black Dahlia
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Short
Nickname(s):
Beth
Betty Short
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wanted to be an actress. Murder was never solved. Body cut in half. Possible death date January 14.

Jeffrey Dahmer
criminal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Notorious serial killer and sex offender. Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys. Beaten to death with a bar from a weight machine by a fellow inmate.

Dat Bo
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Iliff Omar Burleson
Also Known As:
DBO
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Colorado Springs rapper. Song Don't Blow Me Up. Age 30.

Dennis W. Day
actor, murdered, singer, dancer, director, mouseketeer

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis W. Day
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A Mousketeer. TV show The Mickey Mouse Club. Disappeared, body found later, a handyman/roomer charged with manslaughter.

Phanelli Deblasio
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Batties
Also Known As:
Phanelli
Lil Man
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Shot in the neck. Age 34.

Albert DeSalvo
criminal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Henry DeSalvo
Also Known As:
The Boston Strangler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Accused of and convicted of 13 murders as the Boston Strangler. Some doubt that he actually committed all of them He was stabbed to death while in prison. Subject of a film, role played by Tony Curtis.

Dimebag Darrell
musician, metal, composer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Darrell Lance Abbott
Also Known As:
Dimebag
Diamond Darrell
Nickname(s):
Dime
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Vinnie Paul by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Glam/thrash metal group Pantera. Album Cowboys from Hell. Group Damageplan. Shot and killed while on stage December 8, 2004.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Doe B
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Thomas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Montgomery, Alabama rapper. Shot to death. Member Hustle Gang.

Dolla
rapper, model, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Roderick Anthony Burton II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Atlanta based. Group Da Razkalz Cru. Song So Fly. Model for Sean John clothing. Shot and killed at Beverly Center mall in LA. Alleged shooter Aubrey Berry - acquitted after self-defense argument. Rapper Scrapp Deleon is his (half?) brother or cousin.

Alexandra Ducsay
dancer, singer, model, actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Alexandra Marie Ducsay
Nickname(s):
Zandra
Zan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Systems analyst, real estate agent, murdered by ex-boyfriend, who was convicter in 2015.

Dominique Dunne
actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Dominique Ellen Dunne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22, 19 days before her 23rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
younger sister of
Younger than Griffin Dunne by 4 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movie Poltergeist in role of the oldest daughter. Killed by John David Sweeney.

E-Moneybags
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Smith
Also Known As:
E-Money Bags
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot while sitting in his Lincoln Navigator. Recorded with other rappers: N.O.R.E. (formerly Noreaga) and Prodigy.

Luke Easter
baseball, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Luscious Luke Easter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base, team Cleveland Indians. Also Negro Leagues. Killed by two robbers during a payroll robbery at a bank.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Euronymous
musician, metal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Øystein Aarseth
Also Known As:
Destructor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist, a founder of black metal band Mayhem. Stabbed to death.

Fat Pat
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Lamark Hawkins
Also Known As:
Mr. Fat Pat
P-A-T
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Big Hawk by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Houston, shot to death. Member of group Screwed Up Click.

Fat-Tone
rapper, murdered, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony D. Watkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Kansas City rapper killed in Las Vegas. Considered a "person of interest" (suspect?) in the death of Mac Dre.

FBG Duck
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Carlton D. Weekl
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Slide. Killed in a drive-by shooting.

Howie Fox
baseball, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Francis Fox
Nickname(s):
Howie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Picther. Teams Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles. Stabbed to death after ejecting three men from a tavern he owned.

Freaky Tah
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Rogers
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Shot in Jamaica, Queens, New York. Kelvin Jones pleaded guilty. Member group The Lost Boyz. Album Love, Peace & Nappiness.

G Baby
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Brown
Also Known As:
G-Baby
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Aspiring rapper, shot at a club in Queens. Age 22. Signed to Get Low Records.

James A. Garfield
US Representative, military, president, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
James Abram Garfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

General in Civil War. US Representative from Ohio 1863-1881. 20th President of the US. Assassinated by gunshot - fatally wounded on July 2, 1881. Gunman was Charles Jules Guiteau.

Gargamel
rapper, business, politician, criminal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin C. Nappier
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Group Black Hippiz. Write-in candidate for mayor of Flint, MI, got no votes. Served prison time for passing counterfeit money and later for identification fraud. Shot in the head. Age 37.

Pat Garrett
gunfighter, lawman, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Floyd Garrett
Also Known As:
Patrick Garrett
Nickname(s):
Pat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico. Shot and killed Billy the Kid.

Marvin Gaye
singer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44, 1 day before his 45th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Anna Gordy Gaye by 17 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Murdered by his father. Member of group The Moonglows.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of group The Moonglows.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Moonglows.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry27 September 1990

Kitty Genovese
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Catherine Susan Genovese
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Murdered near her home. Reported in the media that bystanders did nothing, which is only partly true.

Dedrick D. Gobert
actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Dedrick Dwayne Fontenot
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Movie Boyz n the Hood. Shot in an argument at a drag race.

Ron Goldman
murdered, model

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Lyle Goldman
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Waiter, aspiring actor, part-time model. Murdered (with her) outside the home of Nicole Brown Simpson.

Cornell Gunter
singer, murdered, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius E. Gunter
Also Known As:
Cornell Gunther
Cornel Gunter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B and doo-wop singer. Original member of group The Platters. Member The Coasters. Songs Poison Ivy, Charlie Brown, Yakety Yak. Shot while in his auto in Las Vegas.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Platters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of group The Coasters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of group The Platters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Coasters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of group The Platters.

Lori Hacking
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Lori Kay Soares
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

Murdered by her husband Mark Hacking, July 19, 2004. Body found in a landfill in Salt Lake City, Utah. October 1, 2004.

Amber Hagerman
kidnapped, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Amber Rene Hagerman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
9
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Brief Facts:

A young girl, kidnapped and murdered. The AMBER Alert System is named for her. The killer was not found.

Half a Mill
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Jasun Wardlaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album The Firm. Shot and killed in the Albany Projects in Brooklyn.

Darryl Hamilton
baseball, sports analyst, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Darryl Quinn Hamilton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets. Murdered by his girlfriend who then committed suicide.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Phil Hartman
writer, actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Edward Hartmann
Nickname(s):
The Sultan of Smarm
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Brynn Hartman - they died the same date, 28 May 1998
Older than Brynn Hartman by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Saturday Night Live, NewsRadio, The Simpsons. Movies Coneheads, Houseguest, Small Soldiers. Shot to death by his wife 2012.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry26 August 2014

Amie Harwick
murdered, psychologist

Real/Birth Name:
Amie Nicolle Harwick
Also Known As:
Dr. Amie Harwick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sex/marriage/family therapist, murdered.

Eddie Hassell
actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Ed Taylor Hassell
Nickname(s):
Crash
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Kids Are All Right. TV series Surface, Devious Maids. Shot, apparent robbery.

Ted Healy
actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Lee Nash
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Curly in early Stooges. Beaten badly. Died of beating or effects of alcoholism.

Scott Helvenston
actor, stunts, fitness, military, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Scott Helvenston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie G.I. Jane. Killed in Fallujah, Iraq, by rioting extremists. He was a contractor.

Wild Bill Hickok
lawman, gunfighter, wild west, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
James Butler Hickok
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot in the back of the head while playing poker. In Wild West show of Buffalo Bill Cody.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hitman
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Ricky Heard
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Shot while driving. Group RBL Posse.

Jimmy Hoffa
activist, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
James Riddle Hoffa
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Union president; presumed murdered; body never found. Death date is assumed.

Yung Hott
rapper, criminal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Jerode Paige
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
27 or 28
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot while making his first video at his home town. Had served 30 months for drug charges. Age 27.

Huey
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Christian Jimelle Huey
Also Known As:
Baby Huey
Jimelle
jimelle Huey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Notebook Paper. Single song Pop, Lock & Drop It. Shot in front of his home. Confused with Lawrence Franks Jr.?.

Pat Hynes
baseball, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick J. Hynes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
23, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rightfielder and Pitcher. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Browns. Shot on his 23rd birthday by a bartender over a credit dispute.

Incognito
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Siddique Kamara
Also Known As:
SK
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Drill music rapper, similar to "gansta" style. Group Moscow17. Song Friggy. Stabbed to death, age 23.

Johnny Jackson
musician, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Johnny Porter Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 2 days before his 55th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Concert drummer for groups The Jackson 5, The Jacksons, White Doves. Said to be a cousin of the Jacksons, but this is doubtful. Stabbed and killed by his girlfriend.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Jackson 5.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of group The Jackson 5.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Jackson 5.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Jackson 5.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Jacksons.

Michael Jackson
singer, dancer, actor, overdose, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Joseph Jackson
Also Known As:
Michael Joe Jackson (per indictment)
Nickname(s):
Jacko
Wacko Jacko
The King of Pop
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Brandon Jackson by 1 year.
ex-husband of
Older than Debbie Rowe by less than 1 year.
younger brother of
Younger than Jackie Jackson by 7 years.
older brother of
Older than Janet Jackson by 7 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Jermaine Jackson by 3 years.
son of
younger brother of
Younger than La Toya Jackson by 2 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Lisa Marie Presley by 9 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Marlon Jackson by 1 year.
father of
father of
father of
younger brother of
Younger than Randy Jackson by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Rebbie Jackson by 8 years.
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Tito Jackson by 4 years.
uncle of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group The Jackson 5, The Jacksons. Famed for "moonwalk" dance step. Albums Thriller, Dangerous. Song I'll Be There. Movie The Wiz. Short film Captain EO. Acquitted of charges of molesting a child, June 13, 2005. First son named originally Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. then name changed after divorce. Died of lethal dose of propofol. Coroner ruled his death a homicide.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Jackson 5.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of group The Jackson 5.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Jackson 5.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Jackson 5.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry20 November 1984
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Jacksons.

Jam Master Jay
rapper, dj, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Jason William Mizell
Also Known As:
Jazzy Jase
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Run-D.M.C.. Albums Raising Hell, Tougher than Leather. Song It's like That.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of group Run-D.M.C..
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group Run-D.M.C..

Joan of Arc
religion, military, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Jeanne d'Arc
Also Known As:
St. Joan of Arc
Jehanne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
19
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Born in what was then the Holy Roman Empire. Birth date uncertain. Wrote her own name as "Jehanne." Burned at the stake at Rouen, for heresy, partly for wearing men's clothing. Canonized 1920.

Johnny Ca$h
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Johnny Castaneda Jr.
Nickname(s):
Tha Fast Gunna
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Originally from Richmond, CA. Died of gunshot wounds. Album Thizz Nation.

Chief Johnson
baseball, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
George Howard Johnson
Nickname(s):
Chief
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Major league pitcher. Teams Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Packers. Found shot to death.

Robert Johnson
blues, singer, musician, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Leroy Johnson
Also Known As:
R. L. Spencer
Robert Spencer
Robert Lonnie Johnson
Nickname(s):
King of the Delta Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Subject of the movie Crossroads. Song Terraplane Blues. Possibly poisoned, possible death by illness.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kadafi
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Yafeu Akiyele Fula
Also Known As:
Yaki
Yaki Kadafi
Young Hollywood
Khadafi (incorrect)
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
19, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Shot and killed. Some say accident. Group Outlawz. Godbrother to Tupac Shakur - some say half brother, others say cousin.

Megan Kanka
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Megan Nicole Kanka
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

Seven years old, murdered by a neighbor. This event led to "Megan's Law".

Petra Kelly
murdered, activist, politician, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Petra Karin Lehmann
Also Known As:
Petra Karin Kelly
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name changed when her mother married a US Army officer. German Green Party (Die Grünen) founder in 1979. Shot dead in Bonn while sleeping by her partner, Gert Bastian, born 1923, who then killed himself. Her body was found October 19.

John F. Kennedy
Senator, president, murdered, military, US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Also Known As:
John Kennedy
Nickname(s):
Jack
JFK
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
father of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 14 years.
older brother of
Older than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 4 years.
husband of
Jackie Kennedy, until he died.
Older than Jackie Kennedy by 12 years.
older brother of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 10 years.
father of
grandfather of
younger brother of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 1 year.
son of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 6 years.
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Robert F. Kennedy by 8 years.
uncle of
son of
grandfather of
older brother of
Older than Rosemary Kennedy by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

US Representative from Massachusetts 11th District 1947-1953. Senator from Massachusetts 1953-1960. 35th President of the United States from January 20, 1961 till he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas November 22, 1963.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Robert F. Kennedy
Senator, lawyer, murdered, cabinet

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Francis Kennedy
Also Known As:
Robert Kennedy
RFK
Bobby Kennedy
Nickname(s):
Bobby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 6 years.
husband of
Ethel Kennedy, until he died.
Older than Ethel Kennedy by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 4 years.
older brother of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than John F. Kennedy by 8 years.
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 10 years.
son of
father of
grandfather of
uncle of
father of
grandfather of
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 1 year.
uncle of
father of
son of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Rosemary Kennedy by 7 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Senator from New York. US Attorney General. Candidate for President. Murdered by Sirhan Sirhan.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Killah P
rapper, musician, activist, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Pavlos Fyssas
Παύλος Φύσσας
Nickname(s):
Killer of the Past
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Anti-fascist. Murdered by a Neo-Nazi member of Golden Dawn.

Martin Luther King Jr.
religion, murdered, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Martin Luther King Jr.
Also Known As:
Martin Luther King
M.L. King
ML King
Nickname(s):
MLK
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Coretta Scott King, until he died.
Younger than Coretta Scott King by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Led bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. Famed for speech "I Have a Dream". Assassinated.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

King Curtis
musician, bandleader, producer, murdered, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Ousley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor sax solo on song Yakety-Yak for the group The Coasters. Also song Charlie Brown. Stabbed to death.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of group The Coasters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Coasters.

King Von
rapper, murdered, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Dayvon Daquan Bennett
Also Known As:
Von
Grandson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Served multiple jail terms. Shot to death at a club.

Polly Klaas
murdered, kidnapped

Real/Birth Name:
Polly Hannah Klaas
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

Child, age 12, kidnapped at knifepoint from her home and murdered - by Richard Davis.

Rob Knox
actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Arthur Knox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
18
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Died after being stabbed outside a bar May 2008, when he intervened in a fight to protect his brother.

Scott LaRock
dj, producer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Scott Monroe Sterling
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot while trying to stop a fight between two parties. Formed Boogie Down Productions.

Legacy
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Kamau Zuberi Keita
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Aspiring rapper, stomped badly May 28, died days later. Age 27.

John Lennon
actor, singer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
John Winston Lennon
Also Known As:
John Winston Ono Lennon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Cynthia Lennon by 1 year.
father of
father of
husband of
Yoko Ono, until he died.
Younger than Yoko Ono by 7 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Rock Group The Beatles. Movies Help, A Hard Day's Night, Yellow Submarine, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Murdered on the street in New York.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of group The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of group The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry30 September 1988
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Beatles.

Chandra Levy
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Chandra Ann Levy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24, 17 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Disappeared when she went for a walk in a park. Media and others cast suspicion on Gary Condit - apparently unfounded. 2009 a prisoner was implicated.

Huey Long
governor, Senator, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Huey Pierce Long Jr.
Also Known As:
Huey P. Long
Nickname(s):
The Kingfish
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Populist Governor of Louisiana 1928-1932. Senator (Democratic) from 1932 until assassinated. Advocate of Share the Wealth.

Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
military, royalty, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Prince Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas of Battenberg
Also Known As:
Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
First Sea Lord
Nickname(s):
Dickie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
grandson of
great nephew of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
grandson of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin of
great grandson of
grandson of
uncle of
great nephew of
second cousin twice removed of
uncle of
second cousin once removed of
uncle of
second cousin of
nephew of
second cousin of
second cousin of
great nephew of
son of
second cousin once removed of
uncle of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
younger brother of
Younger than Princess Alice of Battenberg by 15 years.
grandson of
nephew of
uncle of
great nephew of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
son of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
great grandson of
first cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
great nephew of
first cousin once removed of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command (1943-1946). Killed by a bomb set by members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, hidden aboard his fishing boat in Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Ireland. The last Viceroy of India.

Valerie Lundeen
model, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Valerie Lundeen
Also Known As:
Valerie Lundeen Ely
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
62 or 63
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Ron Ely, until she died.
Younger than Ron Ely by 18 or 19 years.

Brief Facts:

Miss Florida USA. Flight attendant. Married Ron Ely 1984. 3 children. Murdered (stabbed) by son Cameron Ely at age 62.

M-Bone
rapper, dancer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Monte Talbert
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

Brief Facts:

Member of group Cali Swag District. Song Teach Me How to Dougie. Killed in a drive-by shooting in his hometown, Inglewood, California.

Mac Dre
rapper, murdered, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Andre Louis Hicks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bay area. Killed in Kansas City - the suspect was Fat-Tone. Convicted for bank robbery, part of the "Romper Room Gang." Album: Mac Dre Is the Name.

Madness
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Petgrave
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Aspiring 20-year old rapper shot to death in Brooklyn after a party. No albums recorded.

Magnolia Shorty
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Renetta Yemika Lowe-Bridgewater
Nickname(s):
Queen of Bounce
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bounce music. Shot and killed, likely gang related.

Kelvin Martin
criminal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Kelvin Darnell Martin
Nickname(s):
50 Cent
The Original 50 Cent
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Drug dealer, shot with 23 bullets on 20 October, 1987. Subject of the documentary movie Infamous Times: The Original 50 Cent.

Trayvon Martin
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Trayvon Benjamin Martin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
17, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot by George Zimmerman as he was walking home. No conviction.

Mausberg
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Johnny Burns
Nickname(s):
Mausy
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot in Compton, California. Worked wit DJ Quik. Song Shut Up.

Larry McDonald
doctor, US Representative, murdered, air crash, military

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Patton McDonald
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Flight surgeon in the Navy. Democratic US Representative from Georgia 7th district. Killed as a passenger on a Korean Airlines shot down over the Soviet Union.

Steve McNair
football, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen LaTreal McNair
Nickname(s):
Air McNair
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for teams Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens. Shot to death - ruled a murder followed by suicide of the shooter.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Harvey Milk
politician, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Bernard Milk
Nickname(s):
Mayor of Castro Street
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Openly gay Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Murdered by gunshot by Dan White, convicted of manslaughter.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sal Mineo
actor, murdered, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Salvatore Mineo Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Murdered actor. In movies Rebel Without a Cause, The Gene Krupa Story, Cheyenne Autumn.

Carolyn Mitchell
actor, model, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Ann Thomason
Also Known As:
Tara Thomas
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29, 5 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

separated wife of
Mickey Rooney, until she died.
Younger than Mickey Rooney by 16 years.

Brief Facts:

Beauty pageant winner for titles "Miss Venus," "Queen of the Championships of Southern California," "Miss Muscle Beach," "Miss Surf Festival" titles. In 1955, she had the honor of being named "Miss Huntington Beach," "Miss Van Ness," "Miss Bay Beach," "Miss Southwest Los Angeles," "Miss Pacific Coast," "Queen of Southern California". Murdered by Milos Miloswho then committed suicide with the revolver of Mickey Rooney.

Mooseman
musician, murdered, bassist, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Roberts III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist - group Body Count. Toured with Iggy Pop. Killed in a driveby shooting, not the target.

Stephanie Moseley
dancer, actor, stunts, choreographer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Stephanie Elyse Moseley
Gender:
Female
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Earl Hayes - they died the same date, 8 December 2014

Brief Facts:

Movies The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Mirror Mirror, Sparkle, Idlewild, Catwoman, TV series Hellcats, Hit the Floor. Killed by her husband. Age 30.

Martha Moxley
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Martha Elizabeth Moxley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
15
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

15 year old. Murdered Halloween Eve 1975. Michael Skakel convicted of the murder more than 25 years later.

Mr. Cee
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Hubert Kyle Church III
Also Known As:
Mr. C
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
22 or 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group R.B.L. Posse (Ruthless By Law.) Shot on New Years Day 1996. Albums A Lesson to Be Learned, Ruthless by Law. Song Don't Give Me No Bammer.

Mr. Devious
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Mario van Rooy
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

From Cape Town, South Africa. Died from injuries when a group attacked his father.

Mr. Looks
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Roosevelt Hines
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Shot outside a recording studio in Las Vegas.

Jack Nance
actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin John Nance
Also Known As:
John Nance
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Kelly Van Dyke, until her earlier death.
Older than Kelly Van Dyke by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Eraserhead. TV series Twin Peaks. Killed as a result of a brawl in a parking lot outside a Winchell's Donuts store in South Pasadena, dying the next day.

Nipsey Hussle
rapper, actor, business, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Airmiess Joseph Asghedom
Also Known As:
Nipsey Hu$$le
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies I Tried, Caged Animal. Song Bullets Ain't Got No Name. Album Victory Lap. Shot to death ouside his clothing store.

The Notorious B.I.G.
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher George Latore Wallace
Also Known As:
Biggie Smalls
Notorious BIG
Notorious B.I.G.
Frank White
Big Poppa
Biggie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Faith Evans, until he died.
Older than Faith Evans by 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Album Life After Death a classic Gangsta Rap recording. Songs Nasty Girl, Juicy. Killed by an unknown person in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, California.

Nussie
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Chris Lynell Jackson
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Local rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana area. Album The Champ is Here. Shot and killed.

Madalyn Murray O'Hair
activist, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Madalyn Mays
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Activist as an atheist. She and her son and granddaughter were kidnapped and murdered by a worker for her organization.

Joe Orton
writer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
John Kingsley Orton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Play What the Butler Saw. His partner bludgeoned him to death at their home in Islington, London, with nine hammer blows to the head, and then killed himself with an overdose of Nembutal.

Eric Patterson
football, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Patterson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Teams Ball State University, St. Louis Rams, Indianapolis Colts. Shot in his home.

Laci Peterson
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Laci Denise Rocha
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Scott Peterson, until she died.
Younger than Scott Peterson by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Pregnant mother-to-be who disappeared and her body was later found washed ashore in San Francisco Bay. Husband was found guilty of the murder.

Lil Phat
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Vernell III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
19
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot in Atlanta. Unrelated to suicide of Bob Welch (musician) the same day.

Gus Polidor
baseball, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Gustavo Adolfo Polidor González
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop teams California Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Florida Marlins. Murdered in Caracas as he tried to protect his son from two men who were trying to steal his car.

Pookie Loc
rapper, criminal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Lee Clark III
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

From Macon, Georgia, USA. Shot to death in a woods behind a school. Age 28. Group Loccish Lifestyle. Song Riding High. See also Gucci Mane.

Pop Smoke
rapper, composer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Bashar Barakah Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
20
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Welcome to the Party. Shot during a home invasion.

Pretty Black
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Ayoola Matthew Odumuyiwa
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Aspiring San Leandro rapper shot to death in East Oakland, California.

Yetunde Price
style, nurse, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Yetunde Hawanya Tara Price
Nickname(s):
Tunde
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
daughter of
half-sister of
Older than Serena Williams by 9 years.
half-sister of
Older than Venus Williams by 7 years.
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Shot while sitting in a vehicle in front of a suspected drug house. Beauty consultant.

Princess Alix of Hesse and By Rhine
royalty, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Princess Alix Viktoria Helena Luise Beatrice of Hesse and by Rhine
Also Known As:
Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova
Императрица Александра Фёдоровнk
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
niece of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
daughter of
aunt of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
granddaughter of
niece of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
niece of
first cousin twice removed of
aunt of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
aunt of
daughter of
niece of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
younger sister of
Younger than Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine by 9 years.
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
granddaughter of
first cousin of
niece of
first cousin of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

The last Tsarina of Imperialist Russia. A hemophiliac. A friend of the Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin. Murdered with her husband and children by Bolsheviks.

Proof
rapper, actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Deshaun Dupree Holton
Also Known As:
Dirty Harry
Big Proof
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of group D12. Albums Devil's Night, D12 World. Movie 8 Mile. Shot to death at a club in Detroit.

Q-DON
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Raeniel Quann
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Member group NAAM Brigade. Shot to death outside a Philadelphia nightclub.

Selena Quintanilla
singer, composer, actor, style, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez
Also Known As:
Selena
Nickname(s):
Queen of Tejano music
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
23, 16 days before her 24th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums Entre a Mi Mundo, Dreaming of You, Spokesperson for Coca-Cola in Texas. Shot to death.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry3 November 2017

JonBenét Ramsey
murdered, model

Real/Birth Name:
JonBenét Patricia Ramsey
Also Known As:
JonBenet Ramsey
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
6
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

A child beauty contestant. Murdered in her home in Boulder, Colorado. Subject of television movie Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder.

Ran Rover
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Ranzer Wallace
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Debut solo album Ride Wit Ya Boy. Miami area. Body found decomposing in a car.

Bugs Raymond
baseball, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Lawrence Raymond
Nickname(s):
Bugs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher, teams Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants. Died from a cerebral hemorrhage 2 days after a brawl. Fractured skull, hit by a baseball bat.

Leo Ryan
US Representative, mayor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Leo Joseph Ryan Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Congressman from California 11th District 1973-1978. Killed just before the Jonestown massace. See Jim Jones (Jonestown). Posthumously awarded.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Spider Sabich
skiing, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Vladimir Peter Sabich Jr.
Also Known As:
Vladimir "Spider" Sabich
Nickname(s):
Spider
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Alpine skier. In the 1968 Winter Olympics. Died of a gunshot. His girlfriend Claudine Longet was convicted of misdemeanor criminally negligent homicide.

Sabotage
rapper, murdered, composer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Mauro Mateus dos Santos
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Brazilian. Shot four times in the head and chest.

Marcelino Sanchez
singer, kidnapped, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Marcelino Sanchez
Also Known As:
Marcelino "Chalino" Sanchez
Nickname(s):
Chalino
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Mexican singer famed for narco-corridos songs featuring drug-trafficing stories.

Rebecca Schaeffer
actor, murdered, model

Real/Birth Name:
Rebecca Lucile Schaeffer
Also Known As:
(commonly misspelled Shaffer)
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series My Sister Sam. Movie Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills. Shot by a deranged stalker.

Dave Schultz
wrestling, coach, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
David Leslie Schultz
Nickname(s):
Pudge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Mark Schultz by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Freestyle wrestler. Murdered by John du Pont. Olympic Gold Medal 1984.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dutch Schultz
criminal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Simon Flegenheimer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gambling and numbers racketeer.Profited by the Prohibition.

Scott La Rock
rapper, dj, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Scott Sterling
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Brief Facts:

Group Boogie Down Productions. Album Criminal Minded. Shot while trying to defuse an argument.

Jay Sebring
murdered, style

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas John Kummer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hairdresser. Friend (former fiance) of Sharon Tate Polanski. Killed with her by group Manson's "Family".

Self
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Mastrangelo
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

From Redlands, California area, a local rapper. Kidnapped and shot, body found June 14, 2008.

Tupac Shakur
rapper, criminal, murdered, producer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Tupac Amaru Shakur
Also Known As:
2Pac
Makaveli the Don
Lesane Parish Crooks (also reported, not confirmed)
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
son of
nephew of
first cousin of
step-brother of
Younger than Mopreme Shakur by 1 or 2 years.
step-son of
half-brother of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Served time for sexual abuse. Died of gunshot wounds in Las Vegas. Group Outlawz. Movie Poetic Justice.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Adrienne Shelly
actor, murdered, writer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Adrienne Levin
Also Known As:
Adrienne Shelley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Factotum, The Unbelievable Truth, Sudden Manhattan, Waitress. Found hung from a shower rod in Greenwich Village. Determined to be a faked suicide. Killer was sentenced for manslaughter.

Matthew Shepard
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Wayne Shepard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gay student murdered outside Laramie, Wyoming. Subject of TV special and play The Laramie Project.

Nicole Brown Simpson
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Nicole Brown
Also Known As:
Nicole Simpson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than O.J. Simpson by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

The murdered ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, who was acquitted of the crime. Ron Goldman also killed with her.

Slang Ton
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Salih Scaife
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Member Outsidaz. Shot in 1999.

Slim Dunkin
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Mario Hamilton
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Member of Brick Squad Monopoly. Murdered at a recording studio in Atlanta, age 24.

Pinetop Smith
musician, blues, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Smith
Also Known As:
Pine Top Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Boogie-woogie and blues pianist. Died of a gunshot in a club.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Will Smith (football)
football, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
William Raymond Smith III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Teams Ohio State University, New Orleans Saints. He was shot and killed by an enraged driver after a traffic accident in New Orleans. His wife was wounded.

Smoke Dawg
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Jahvante Smart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trinidad, Jamaican and Somali roots. Member of groups Halal Gang, Prime Boys. Shot to death, assailants fled in his SUV.

Soulja Slim
rapper, murdered, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
James Tapp Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

Brief Facts:

Shot in the face outside his mother's home. Served time for armed robbery.

Mónica Spear
model, actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Mónica Spear
Also Known As:
Monica Spear
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Miss Venezuela 2004. Venezuelan soap opera actress. Shot to death in an apparent robbery in Venezuela as was her husband.

Dolly Stark
baseball, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Monroe Randolph Stark
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop. Teams Cleveland Naps, Brooklyn Dodgers from 1909-1912. He later served as an umpire. Murdered in Memphis by gunshot.

Star Stowe
model, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Louise Maligo
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

Playboy model murdered in 1997 in Coral Springs, Florida.

Dorothy Stratten
model, actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten
Also Known As:
Dorothy R. Stratten
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
20
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

separated wife of
Paul Snider - they died the same date, 14 August 1980
Younger than Paul Snider by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Playboy Playmate of the month for August 1979 and the year in 1980. Subject of television movie Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story. Movies Galaxina, They All Laughed. Murdered by her estranged husband.

Stretch
rapper, producer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Randy Walker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
23
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20

Brief Facts:

Group Live Squad. Song Tha Lunatic. Shot to death one year after Tupac Shakur was murdered.

Carl Switzer
actor, comedy, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Dean Switzer
Also Known As:
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Alfalfa
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In role of Alfalfa in the "Our Gang" series of comedies. Uncredited part in the movie It's a Wonderful Life. Died when shot - ruled "Justifiable Homicide" - shooter claimed self defense, was not charged.

Sharon Tate
actor, murdered, model

Real/Birth Name:
Sharon Marie Tate
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Roman Polanski, until she died.
Younger than Roman Polanski by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Valley of the Dolls, The Wrecking Crew, The Fearless Vampire Killers. Murdered by members of group Manson's "Family" along with Jay Sebring.

Sean Taylor
football, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Sean Michael Maurice Taylor
Nickname(s):
Meast ("half man, half beast")
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Free safety for the NFL team Washington Redskins. Shot in a home robbery, died a day later.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

William Desmond Taylor
director, actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
William Cunningham Deane-Tanner
Also Known As:
William D. Taylor
William Taylor
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Directed movies Anne of Green Gables (1919), Tom Sawyer (1917), Huckleberry Finn (1920). Acted in others. Murdered in 1922. Crime was unsolved.

Tega
rapper, murdered, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Ortega Devon Henderson
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Group Da Camp. Shot May 16 in Wellston, Missouri, died days later of wounds. 2008, sentenced to a year?s probation for felony unlawful use of a weapon.

Denis Ten
ice skating, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Denis Yuryevich Ten
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Figure skater. Highedt world ranking was 3. Murdered in a carjacking attempt.

The Jacka
rapper, criminal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Dominic Newton
Also Known As:
Shaheed Akbar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed his name to Shaheed Akbar. San Francisco based, from Richmond, California. Album The Jack Artist. Served a 1 year sentence for grand theft and armed robbery. Group Mob Figaz. Shot to death while rapping with friends.

Mickey Thompson
auto racing, business, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Marion Lee Thompson
Nickname(s):
Mickey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1960, the first American to break the 400 mph barrier. Auto parts business for hot rod cars. Murdered, his wife was also killed.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Emmett Till
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Emmett Louis Till
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

African-American teenager kidnapped and killed in Mississiooi in 1955. From Chicago, age 14. Body found in Tallahatchie River near Money, Mississippi. Subject of documentary movie The Murder of Emmett Till.

Peter Tosh
musician, murdered, singer, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Winston Hubert McIntosh
Nickname(s):
Stepping Razor
Bush Doctor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Reggae performer. Member The Wailers.

Tre Da Kid
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Montre Seay
Also Known As:
Montre
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot, then crashed car. Age 32.

Marie Trintignant
actor, writer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Marie Joséphine Innocente Trintignant
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Wings of Fame (1990), Promenons-nous dans les bois (Deep in the Woods.) Died from injuries inflicted by boyfriend in Lithuania.

Leon Trotsky
revolutionary, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Lev Davidovich Bronstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Killed in Mexico.

Roger Troutman
singer, R&B, rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Troutman
Also Known As:
Roger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Larry Troutman by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Murdered by his brother Larry Troutman. Singer in group Zapp. Hip-hop song California Love.

Tommy Turk
jazz, musician, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Eugene Turk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
54 or 55
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Bye Bye Blues. Shot fatally in a tavern during a robbery.

Pancho Villa
military, revolutionary, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
José Doroteo Arango Arámbula
Also Known As:
Francisco Villa
Nickname(s):
El Centauro del Norte (The Centaur of the North)
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hero of Mexican revolution. Raided Columbus, New Mexico. Assassinated 1923. Subject of many films.

VL Mike
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Allen
Also Known As:
VL
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former member of group Chopper City Boyz. Album We Got This. Shot and died in New Orleans.

Adam Walsh
kidnapped, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Adam John Walsh
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
6
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Child kidnapped from a store and murdered.

Mother Watson
baseball, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Walter L. Watson
Nickname(s):
Mother
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Two games started for team Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1887. Died of a gunshot wound.

Sonny Boy Williamson (original)
musician, blues, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Williamson
Also Known As:
Sonny Boy Williamso
Nickname(s):
The Father of Modern Blues Harp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Harmonica blues. Record/song Good Morning, School Girl in 1937 was a hit. His stage name widely copied. Killed after a mugging. See also Sonny Boy Williamson (more famous).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Woman
manager, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Elizabeth Daus
Also Known As:
Nancy Elizabeth Daus Sullivan Benoit
Fallen Angel
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 32 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21

Relationships:

wife of
Chris Benoit, until she died.
Older than Chris Benoit by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Manager of wrestlers. Murdered by strangulation, invesigators say, by her husband, the time is uncertain.

Jimmy Wopo
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Travon DaShawn Frank Smart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Elm Street. Shot.

Malcolm X
religion, murdered, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm Little
Also Known As:
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A leader and spokeman of the Nation of Islam. Assassinated by gunshot.

XXXTentacion
rapper, singer, criminal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
20
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Look at Me, SAD!. Album ?. Shot and killed in an apparent robbery.

Young Greatness
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Joseph Jones III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Moolah. Shot, sitting in his car outside a Waffle House restaurant.

Young Ready
rapper, business, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Shannen Hudson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31, 15 days before his 32nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of rexord label Bow Entertainment. Shot to death.

Emiliano Zapata
revolutionary, military, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Emiliano Zapata Salazar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hero of the Mexican peasant revolution of 1910. Assassinated.
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