Christina Grimmie, John Lennon + 4 Other Celebrities That Were Killed By Their Own Fans

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Celebrities are constantly watched by thousands and millions of people. And sometimes people get so engaged in their lives that a simple crush turns in full-on obsession. And that is a very dangerous thing.

Nexter.org prepared you a list of 6 celebrities who were killed by their fans.

Christina Grimmie

 

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A man called Kevin James was completely obsessed with Grimmie. He watched her videos non-stop and even tried to look like her. On June 10, 2016, he came near Christina when she was signing autographs after a show, grabbed the gun and shot the singer.

 

John Lennon

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Mark David Chapman wasn’t obsessed with Lennon even though he reportedly was a Beatles fan earlier in his life. But one day he got religiously awakened and decided to kill Lennon because he didn’t like the hypocrisy, he thought he heard in Lennon’s lyrics and just because he thought that killing someone famous would make him famous, too.

On December 8, 1980, Chapman approached Lennon, asked for an autograph, got it, and then came back to shoot him.

 

Dimebag Darrell

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On December 8, 2004, Dimebag Darrell was shot by a fan right on the stage. His name was Nathan Gale, a former football player, and U.S. Marine. His friends said that he was a good guy until something snapped.

Reportedly Gale began thinking that he owned some of Pantera’s songs. “He said they were his songs, that Pantera stole them from him and that he was going to sue them,” said his friend Jeramie Brey.  He also blamed Darrell for the breakup of Pantera.

 

Rebecca Schaeffer

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On July 18, 1989, the 21-year-old star of My Sister Sam Rebecca Schaeffer was shot in the doorway of her home by obsessed fan Robert John Bardo. According to the Los Angeles Times, Bardo stalked Schaeffer for three years, sent her letters and tried to meet with her. Then he spent $250 to hire private investigators to track down Schaeffer’s address and paid her a fatal visit.

 

Selena

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On March 31, 1995, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, known simply as “Selena” was shot by her fan club founder, Yolanda Saldivar. According to Time, after the club was founded Selena befriended Saldivar, later she hired her as an assistant, and then as a manager of the Selena Etc. clothing boutique. Some time later, Saldivar got fired for stealing money. When Selena had a meeting with Saldivar about this financial issue, Saldivar took a gun and shot her.

 

Albert Ebosse

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When Cameroonian soccer star Albert Ebossé and his teammates were leaving the field after losing to USM on August 23, 2014, they got hurled by angry fans. Ebossé was hit in the head with an object that supposedly dented his skull and killed him.

But according to The Guardian, “A new autopsy has claimed that [Ebossé] was stabbed and brutally beaten to death in the changing rooms…” Pathologists said he also suffered from a cervical vertebrae rupture and other wounds indicating a struggle.

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