Famous People Who Were Killed by Their Own Fans

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Sometimes fandom is more than just a hobby. If you aren't careful, it can become a full-blown obsession. And for some fans, obsession can lead to something much worse: murder. These celebrities received the wrong kind of love and devotion from their fans.

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1 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

On the evening of December 8, 1980, the former Beatle was shot by Mark David Chapman outside of Lennon's apartment in New York City. Chapman approached him, asked for an autograph, and then later shot him at the back and on his shoulder.
Chapman was a Beatles fan earlier in his life, but then became enraged by Lennon's "more popular than Jesus" statement, and also especially by the lyrics of Lennon's later songs, which he thought were hypocritical. In addition, Chapman targeted Lennon because he thought it would make him famous. He got infamy instead. - Misfire

You have very unique lists, and I love them! - Luckys

How are they fans if they killed them. - B1ueNew

Man, Paul Barbato must be proud how chill his fanbase is. Feel bad for all of these celebrities - darthvadern

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2 Dimebag Darrell Dimebag Darrell Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.

On December 8, 2004, a deranged Pantera fan named Nathan Gale shot Dimebag Darrell multiple times while Darrell was performing on stage. Gale blamed Darrell for the break up of his former band Pantera, and he also believed Pantera had stolen his lyrics and that its members were attempting to steal his identity. - Misfire

I wouldn't call them fans if they kill them - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

Greatest guitarist of my generation!

He died whilst performing on stage by being shot multiple times by Nathan Gale. Also Gale killed even more people at that Pantera concert. R.i.p Dimebag Darrel. X - UltraLunalaX

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3 Mikhail Lermontov Mikhail Lermontov

Artist Mikhail Lermontov was killed in a duel in 1841 by his friend and admirer, Nikolai Martynov. Lermontov teased Martynov relentlessly until the latter couldn't stand it anymore. He then challenged his friend to a duel. However, during the face off, Martynov aimed straight for the heart. - Misfire

4 Christina Grimmie Christina Grimmie Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12th 1994 - June 10th 2016), known on YouTube as zeldaxlove64, was an American singer-songwriter known for participating in The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians. She was shot dead during a meet-and-greet in Orlando, Florida, by fan ...read more.

Kevin is an idiot! - BorisRule

Kevin James Loibl was a loner who had grown psychotically attached to Grimmie. He would watch her videos on YouTube non-stop, and even tried to alter his appearance to look good for her. A friend then pointed out that the chances of him winning Grimmie's heart were less than slim to none, which made him angry. He then decided to meet her.

When Grimmie opened her arms to give him a hug, Loibl shot the singer, as he thought that if he couldn't have her, nobody could. Grimmie’s brother was at the event and tackled the man, but Loibl managed to escape, only to shoot himself dead right after. - Misfire

5 Selena Selena Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer.

One of the most tragic and shocking celebrity deaths of all time. - B1ueNew

Selena's father and manager, Abraham Quintanilla, appointed Yolanda Saldívar as president of Selena's fan club in 1991, after constantly begging Selena’s family to let her start one. Soon, Saldívar became Selena’s friend and eventually, became manager of Selena's boutiques. But it came out that Saldívar had been embezzling money from the fan club, and she was fired as a result. Some time later, she lured Selena into a motel room, with a story that she had been raped and needed her help, and then shot Selena in the back. - Misfire

6 Rebecca Schaeffer Rebecca Schaeffer

Rebecca Schaeffer was shot in her apartment by an obsessed fan, Robert John Bardo, who had been stalking her for three years. He had written her numerous letters, and even tried to get on set several times to meet with her. After watching a scene of Schaeffer in bed with a male actor on the film "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills", Bardo became enraged and decided to pay her a visit, ambushing her when she answered the door. She told him to go away, and he did, but returned afterwards with a gun and shot Schaeffer in the chest. - Misfire

7 Princess Diana Princess Diana Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.

Princess Diana died in a car crash, and the cause of the crash is officially blamed on the driver. However, many put the paparazzi to blame for causing the accident as they frequently followed after Princess Diana's car. It is thought that the driver was just trying to stay away from the photographers. - Misfire

These stupid paparazzi. - Userguy44

They weren't fans, these were people wanting to make a quick buck... - Maddox121

Those annoying paparazzi. - B1ueNew

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8 Andrés Escobar Andrés Escobar

Whenever I get reminded of this.. It always fills me with grief and pain.
How great and divine he really was..how much he loved his country, with eyes at stars and hope within. The beautiful life he had and how it was taken from him... - Ananya

In 1994, Andrés Escobar accidentally scored an own goal during the 1994 FIFA World Cup, leading the team eliminated. Five days later, a group of men shot and killed Escobar. It was reported that the killer shouted "Gol! " after each shot, in reference to the shot he scored on his own team. - Misfire

9 Albert Ebossé Albert Ebossé

A soccer player, Albert Ebossé, died at the hands of fans after a match on August 23, 2014 in Algeria. After losing the match at a game between JSK and USM Alger, he and his teammates left the field. The players were being showered by projectiles thrown by angry fans, and one struck Ebossé on the head. The object supposedly dented his skull, resulting to his death. - Misfire

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