America’s fascination with true crime is a long-lingering pastime, and one we continue to indulge into this day. It’s a morbid hobby, to be sure, but it’s one that is always rife with new stories and endless insight into the darkest corners of the human mind. With all of the limited series like Candy and Oscar-nominated movies out there, it’s no wonder we may suddenly have murder on the brain once again, and this time around, our thoughts might drift to various and sundry murders that have hit Hollywood over the years.
Celebrities may live rarefied lives, but that doesn’t mean they cannot be touched by tragedy. Murder has occurred in Hollywood more than we may like to acknowledge, and many beloved celebrities we know have met an untimely end in this manner.
Celebrities either wrapped up in murderous events or victims themselves include Sharon Tate, O.J. Simpson, Gianni Versace, and Selena Quintanilla-Pérez — but they are not the only ones. In recent years, YouTuber and The Voice singer Christina Grimmie was tragically shot at point-blank range in a concert in 2016.
Keep clicking to see which other infamous murders shook Hollywood to its core, and what happened afterward to those that took their lives from them.