Famous People Who Were Murdered
For the notable people who were dedicated to their professions, such as anthropologist Dian Fossey and civil rights activist Medgar Evers, their early deaths were considered tragic. For the felons and serial killers, like mobster Sam Giancana and infamous gunfighter Billy the Kid, their demises were considered karmic. No matter how you look at them, explore our collection of famous people who were murdered, and view full biographies, photos, videos and more, only at Biography.com.
Featured Famous People Who Were Murdered
From John Lennon, who fell at the hands of crazed fan Mark David Chapman; to Sharon Tate, who was taken away by the cult of Charles Manson; to civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who was assassinated in 1963, explore some of the most shocking and impactful murders in history.
1924 - 1947
Nicknamed "the Black Dahlia," Elizabeth Short was brutally murdered in Los Angeles in 1947, her body cut in half and severely mutilated. The Black Dahlia's killer was never found, making her murder one of the oldest cold case files in L.A. to date, and the city's most famous.
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profile name: Medgar Evers profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist