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Top 10 American Celebrities Who Died Shockingly and Violently

May celebrities have died in strange and suspicious ways, others have been killed in crazy accidents, while there are some who have committed suicide. Regardless of the cause of their unnatural deaths, celebrities’ demise has always been hot topic of discussion amongst the people. Below we have listed the top 10 of the most shocking celebrity deaths over the past century. If you think of other ones that should be mentioned, please do share in the comment section.

1. Margaret Mitchell

American Celebrities Who Died Shockingly

Mitchell an American writer who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for her very famous book “Gone with the Wind.” She died in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 16, 1949 a few days after being struck by a car driven named Hugh Gravitt, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter by later released.

2. John Lennon

American Celebrities Who Died Shockingly

Lennon was a British-born US citizen and former member of the musical group The Beatle. After his marriage with Ono, he began public protests against the Vietnam War and passionately expressed his support for peace and a peaceful world. Lennon was shot dead in New York City three weeks after the release of his latest album “Double Fantasy” on December 8, 1980 by Mark Chapman.

3. Buddy Holly

American Celebrities Who Died Shockingly

Popular singer Holly was killed when his Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashed near Clear Lake in Iowa in the early morning hours of February 3, 1959.

4. Donnie Hathaway

American Celebrities Who Died Shockingly

Hathaway was a soul singer who allegedly committed suicide on January 13, 1979, by jumping out of the window of his New York City hotel. Many people said that his death was a homicide and his friends were mystified after receiving the news, considering that his career had just started to pick up, his “suicide” sounded suspicious.

5. Brian Harvey

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In 2005 Brian Harvey was diagnosed with Clinical Depression. A year letter, the musician, his wife and their two children were murdered at the home in Richmond, Virginia on January 1, 2006.

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6. Marvin Graye

American Celebrities Who Died Shockingly

Marvin was a powerful singer with an impressive four-octave vocal range. His work in the early and mid-1970s had made him into a top American celebrity, which included the albums What’s Going On , and I Want You, which helped influence many musical genres. Marvin Gaye was shot in Los Angeles, California, by his father on April 1, 1984 after intervening in a parental argument.

7.Peg Entwistle

American Celebrities Who Died Shockingly
The British-born starlet jumped off the “H” of he “Hollywood (land)” sign on September 16, 1932. Entwistle’s death caused a lot of publicity and her funeral was held in Hollywood with her body cremated. Before her suicide attempt this American celebrity had left a note part of which read: “I am afraid, I am a coward. I am sorry for everything. If I had done this a long time ago, it would have saved a lot of pain. P.E.”

8.James Dean

American Celebrities Who Died Shockingly

The celebrity actor was killed on September 20,  1955 in a car crash on US Route 466. He crashed almost head-on with another car coming in the opposite direction. Just before his death, Dean was taken to Paso Robles War Memorial Hospital. It is said that his last words to his accompanying mechanic, Wütherich, when told to slow down was:: “That guy’s gotta stop, He’ll see us!”

9.Dimebag Darrell

American Celebrities Who Died Shockingly

The guitarist was shot dead on stage at Alrosa Villa, Columbus, Ohio on December 8, 2004 by Nathan Gale. Gale shot him three times in the head killing him instantly, while killing three others and wounding seven more people.

10.Kurt Cobain

American Celebrities Who Died Shockingly

The 27 year-old lead singer of the musical group Nirvana was at the prime of his status as an American celebrity, who committed  suicide with a shotgun on April 5, 1994. His body was found a few days later on April 8. During the later years of his life, it is reported that, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction and depression, which was caused by numerous personal and family issues in his live. The circumstances of Cobain’s have turned out to be somewhat of a public fascination and various theories. Kurt Cobain was a successful songwriter with Nirvana that had sold over 25 million albums in the US alone, and over 50 million worldwide.

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  • michael adams

    number 5 brian harvey is the wrong person if u check out this website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Richmond_spree_murders
    its about bryan harvey and his family being murdered

  • Mark

    Thats the wrong Brian Harvey, he is still alive! Bryan Harvey is dead.

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  • Loz

    Number 5 on your list is wrong!

  • person

    its a different Brian Harvey, see here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Richmond_spree_murders

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  • DramaCity

    Why do they have to emphasize that the person was black? I don’t see any reference to Kirk Cobain as a WHITE rockstar. I can look at the picture and tell that Marvin Gaye and Donie Hathaway are black

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stuart-Bell/100000249072886 Stuart Bell

    Dimebag Darrell real name is Darrell Lance Abbott AKA Dime or Dimebag.

  • Mheinly84

    still think kurt was killed by courtney we’ll never know though

  • Billyr99

    what about sharon tate??? probably the most vicious of all

  • http://www.facebook.com/joser.montes.167 Joser Montes

    ++ Joey Kovar whom just passed away.

  • Nene

    Same cooke he was killed by the mob. They beat him to death. The Illuminati killed Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, and Amy Winehouse. What’s done in the dark will come to the light. The truth shall set you free.

  • Nene

    Sam Cooke

  • Nene

    Sam Cooke he was killed by the mob. They beat him to death. The Illuminati killed Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, and Amy Winehouse. What’s done in the dark will come to the light. The truth shall set you free.

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    Merlin
    Santana

  • common_cent5

    horrible grammer.. come on

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