Most celebrities have killed people hundred of times–in movies, that is. It’s part of their job. The more gruesome, the better. But what happens when they do it in real life? It’s definitely not as entertaining as the ones on the big screen. And since celebrities live under the spotlight, every move they make is broadcasted by the media for all the world to know. It’ll surely be a big headline the next day. We all remember those celebrities who committed the crime, right? Some were obvious, while some were shocking and unexpected. Want to know who they are? Read on to find out.
Who knew that this lady had a secret past? Way back when she was in high school (long before we were all born), she failed to hit her breaks at a stop sign and killed the driver of the car she hit. The driver’s name was Michael Douglas (obviously not the celebrity), who also goes to the same school as her and was a close friend.
14. O. J. Simpson
Who would forget, the most publicized murder case in Hollywood? The retired football player was charged with murdering both his ex-wife and her friend, Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. Although he wasn’t imprisoned, the event has stained his name forever.
13. Don King
The boxing promoter was not only charged with one but two deaths and a lot of other civil cases against him. The first time he was charged with homicide but was luckily justified but his second one was charged with a second-degree murder and served almost four years in prison. Luckily again, he was pardoned after jail time. He was also sued by more than 10 prominent boxers for defrauding them but settled most lawsuits for six- to eight-digit pay-offs while managing to avoid a conviction of felony fraud.
The actor is known for playing Kip “Half-Sack” Epps in the first two seasons of the FX series Sons of Anarchy. His personal life was kind of life imitating art. He was involved in legal troubles and was battling with chemical dependency. In September 2012, he and his 81-year-old landlord, Catherine Davis were found dead at her home. Catherine was found dead inside her villa, which appeared to have been ransacked and Johnny on the home’s driveway. Toxicology reports came out negative but Johnny’s family has spoken out about his history of untreated head trauma which leads to speculations that he developed a psychological disorder that caused sudden spurts of violence.
Way back in August 1987, while driving a rented BMW in Northern Ireland, the actor drove into the wrong lane and collided head-on with a Volvo driven by Anna Gallagher, 28, with by her mother, Margaret Doherty, 63, killing both instantly. He was on vacation with Jennifer Grey. He told authorities he had no recollection of the crash and did not know why he was in the wrong lane. “I don’t remember the day. I don’t remember even getting up in the morning. I don’t remember making my bed. What I first remember is waking up in the hospital, with a very strange feeling going on in my leg,” he said at the time. He was then charged with causing death by dangerous driving and faced up to five years in prison but was later convicted of the lesser charge of careless driving and fined $175.