Top 10 Favorite Celebrities Whose Parents Were Murdered: We all think that the celebrities have a wonderful life, we mostly hear about their glitz, glamor and of course downfall. But we do not know about their family lives. They are like all other humans and in their lives they have to face many severe circumstances. And losing one’s parents suddenly or violently is something very hard to cope up with. Many of the famous celebrities had parents that have been victims of murder. Some parents were assassinated, and other were killed in self-defense. So here is the list unlucky celebrities whose parents were killed.
10. Patrick Duffy
Duffy is an American actor who is famous for his roles in several soap operas. He has played the character Bobby Ewing from 1978 to 1985 and from 1986 to 1991 on the e CBS primetime soap opera Dallas. Patrick Duffy is also well known for his role on the ABC sitcom Step by Step as Frank Lambert, from 1991 to 1998, and for his role as Stephen Logan on the CBS daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. He was born in Montana, as the son of Terence Duffy and Marie. He is one of the unlucky celebrity who lost his parents at the age of 37. The violent event happened on November 18, 1986. Marie and Terrence were owners of Boulder, Montana Tavern. Two young men Kenneth Miller and Sean Wentz murdered them during an armed robbery. The robbers were caught and sentenced to 75 years in prison.
9. James Ellroy
A famous crime fiction writer and essayist James Ellroy was born in California, America. Ellroy is known for his novels The Black Dahlia (1987), The Big Nowhere (1988), L.A. Confidential (1990), White Jazz (1992), American Tabloid (1995), The Cold Six Thousand (2001), and Blood’s a Rover (2009). He is a brilliant writer and is famous for his telegrammatic prose style. He is called as the Demon dog of American crime fiction. His mother’s death has led him to severe depression. He was very much badly influenced by his mother’s loss. She was raped and violently murdered when James was just eight years. The killer was never identified. Ellroy escaped from his trauma and confusions very slowly. When he was a child, his father gifted him he Badge by Jack Webb a book which contains the sensational cases from the files of the Los Angeles Police Department also influenced him a lot.
8. Julian and Sean Lennon
Julian and Sean Lennon are the children of the famous British musician and photographer John Charles Julian Lennon. John Lennon is the man behind the famous band the Beatles along with Paul McCartney. John Lennon was the direct inspiration for three Beatles’ songs: “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, “Hey Jude” and “Good Night”. One of his fans shotted Lennon at the age of forty. The notorious killer and criminal Mark David Chapman shoot John Lennon in the year 1980.
7. Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer is a man who has faced a lot of worse and tragic moments in his life. Grammar is an American actor and mainly known as a comedian. He is also a talented writer, singer, director, and activist. He has worked as a voice artist on The Simpsons as Sideshow Bob and for which he was awarded the Primetime Emmy. One of the tragic situations in his life was his murder of his father by an insane person. That incident indeed struck him very crucially at the age of 13. And seven years later his sister who was eighteen years old was kidnapped by a group of persons. It was said that she was gang-raped and murdered. And the men were identified and arrested. These two incidents have very much influenced Kelsey Grammar’s life.
6. Dave Navarro
It is unfortunate to include Dave Navarro on this list. He is an American singer, guitarist, and actor. Navaro is the founding member of alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction and the former member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers (one album). Trust No One, which came out in the year 2001, is one his solo album. According to Allmusic’s Greg Prato Navarro is “one of alternative rock’s first true guitar heroes,”. He is a famous guitarist with an eclectic playing style that merges heavy metal, psychedelia, and modern rock. Navarro’s mother Constance Navarro was murdered by her former boyfriend, John Riccardi, in March 1983. And the California Police arrested Riccardi for killing Constance and also her friend Sue Jory, after eight years in 1991.
5. Dylan McDermott
Dylan is an American actor who became favorite through the character as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the legal drama series “The Practice”, which won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama. He was also nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He is the son of Diane and Richard McDermott. His mother’s death has affected his life very immensely. She killed on February 9, 1967, and was concluded that she accidently killed herself while wiping a gun. But later the truth was revealed, that it was John Sponza, her boyfriend who planned and murdered her. And later Sponza was found dead in the trunk of a car in a Waltham, Massachusetts grocery store parking lot.
4. Sean Combs
An American hip hop recording artist, he is known by the names Puff Daddy, Puffy, Diddy, and P.Diddy. Sean John Combs is also famous as an entrepreneur and actor. He founded Bad Boy Records in the year 1933. His most successful albums include The Saga Continues, Press Play (2006) and Forever, which is released in 1999.Combs has won many awards like two MTV Video Music Awards and three Grammy Awards. He is also one of the most earned celebrities of America and the Forbes in 2015 estimated his net worth at 735 million dollars. Combs is the son of Janice and Melvin Earls Combs. His father was an associate of condemned New York drug dealer Frank Lucas. While Combs was a child, Earls was shot to death at the age of 33, sitting in his car on Central Park West.
3. Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson became a famous singer as a finalist on the third season of American Idol. She is also an actress and spokesperson. She entered the movie industry through the film Dreamgirls (2006), by playing the role of Effie White. And for which she won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award. She also showed her presence in the movies like Sex and the City (2008), The Secret Life of Bees (2008) and Winnie Mandela (2013). “Jennifer Hudson” was her debut album for which she was awarded the Grammy Award in 2008. In 2008, Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother Jason was found shot dead in her home. It was her brother in law, William Balfour, the man who was behind those crimes. He was imprisoned to three life sentences without allowing parole.
2. Charlize Theron
One of the most beautiful South African Actress Charlize Theron, is a producer and fashion model. She has received many positive comments for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003). And she was awarded the Golden Globe Award and many other awards. The movies like The Cider House Rules, The Italian Job, The Devil’s Advocate, and A Million Ways to Die in the West are those films made her world famous. She got the U.S citizenship in the year 2007. Theron had faced many struggles in her life. Charlize Theron was the only child of Gerda Jacoba Aletta and Charles Jacobus Theron. Her father Charles was an alcoholic. He once physically attacked her mother and her. Gerda lost her control and shot and murdered him. As the shooting was in self-defense, she was not imprisoned.
1. Michael Jordan
MJ is the most famous person in the world. Michael Jordan was a professional basketball player. He is also attractive as a business person. He has represented the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards in the National Basketball Association for 15 seasons. he has got many nicknames like Air Jordan and His Airness. Jordan was one of the best defensive players in basketball. James R. Jordan, his father, was killed during a theft. After returning from a funeral, he was taking an p in his car. At that time, Daniel Andre Green and Larry Martin Demery shot Jordan to death and stole the car. Later his body was found in a swamp. This incident has shocked Michael Jordan him.