It’s hard to believe that some of the most like-able and pleasantactors, musicians, athletes, and celebrities have taken a human life regardless whether they intended to or did so accidentally. This is a list of 25 different cases where the death of someone you’ve never heard of occurred at the hands of a celebrity you most likely know by name.
It’s really hard to picture someone with such a warm, innocent smile as a killer but the fact is that Brandy, no matter how kind-heartened she might be, is responsible for another person’s death. The singer was involved in a fatal crash in 2006 that led to the death of Awatef Aboudihaj, a Los Angeles woman. She claimed responsibility as soon as it happened and agreed to compensate the woman’s family. Many witnesses heard her repeating, “I should have stopped.”
15. William S. Burroughs
Burroughs is without a doubt one of the three most influential figures of the Beat Generation along with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. He became known for his classic novel Naked Lunch and his paranoid, futuristic voice which, combined with his drug habit and open homosexuality, helped him stand out from the conservative society in which he lived. Despite being gay he got married twice because as he said, he was trying to have a normal family. On September 6, 1951, however, he went way too far when he accidentally shot and killed his second wife, Joan Vollmer, with whom he had a child, during what was reportedly a drunken attempt to imitate William Tell’s feat of shooting an apple off his son’s head.
10. Sid Vicious
One of the most famous punk rockers in history, Sid Vicious, will mainly be remembered for his wild lifestyle and even wilder live performances as a member of the Sex Pistols, but also for stabbing his twenty-year-old girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, to death in a room at New York’s Chelsea Hotel. Only three months after committing the crime his mother found him dead from a heroin overdose, adding his name to the long list of cursed poets and rock stars of the twentieth century who lived fast and died young.
5. Jim Gordon
Jim Gordon was one of the most talented musicians and songwriters of the â€˜60s and â€˜70s who worked with some of the greatest music artists of all time, such as George Harrison, Alice Cooper, John Lennon, and Eric Clapton, with whom he co-wrote the epic “Layla.” Unfortunately Gordon’s life is also one of the most tragic and dramatic since June 3, 1983, when he murdered his mother during a schizophrenia episode, which had not yet been diagnosed, and was subsequently sentenced to life in a psychiatric prison.