Unfortunately, fame can have many disadvantages. Recognizability means the loss of personal freedom and anonymity that the average person enjoys in public. Sometimes admiration for celebrities and their talent can turn into obsession. Obsession mixed with violent tendencies and untreated mental illness can lead to tragic results.
All of the stories on this list are different. Some of the celebrities knew their killers personally, while others were killed by people they had never met. Some are stories of jealousy and personal quarrels, others are acts of violence carried out for reasons only clear to the murderers.
Celebrities need to move more carefully and cautiously to avoid unwanted attention and potential threats. Paparazzi and the attention of fans can be tiring. But if a fan is unhinged and armed, the consequences can be fatal.
The largest group on this list are musicians. Over the years, many musicians – rock and others – have died prematurely. Many more died in car or plane crashes, or were killed by cancer, heart attacks, or other health problems. And some were shot – that’s 30 famous musicians who were murdered.
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