12 Famous People Who Killed Someone

Some of these deaths were accidental; some decidedly not
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2011 5:18 PM CDT
Matthew Broderick, Brandy, Don King, and More Celebrities Who've Killed Someone
Boxing promoter Don King laughs during a WBA Super Welterweight Title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 12, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON   (Getty Images)

Even celebrities have skeletons in their closets, like the dozen rounded up by BuzzFeed who have all killed someone:

  • William S. Burroughs: The writer, who initially claimed to have been playing “William Tell” while drunk, shot his common-law wife. His original story was that he was trying to shoot a glass off her head, but later he simply called it “mishandling a firearm.”
  • Don King: As the leader of an Ohio gambling ring, he shot one man and stomped another one to death.

  • Matthew Broderick: While driving in Ireland with then-galpal Jennifer Grey, he veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into a car head-on. The other driver died, and Broderick was fined $175 for “careless driving.”
  • Brandy: She failed to brake in time and hit the car in front of her. The other driver was killed, but Brandy was never charged with a crime.
  • Keith Moon: While trying to escape skinheads outside a pub, the drummer ran over his chauffeur and bodyguard.
Click for the full list, which includes a first lady, a senator, and a two-time presidential hopeful. (Read more Matthew Broderick stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.