Five people are dead after a gunman went on a murderous rampage in South Carolina. The perpetrator of the crime has been revealed to be former NFL player Philip Adams.
Most people see being a fan as a hobby – a way to celebrate and enjoy someone they like. But for some fans, it turns to obsession. This in some rare cases leads to murder.
Grimmie, 22, was shot and killed in 2016 while signing autographs after a performance in Orlando. She was an up-and-coming star after finishing third on The Voice. The gunman, Kevin James Loibl, developed a fixation with Grimmie and monitored her social media activity. Loibl’s infatuation saw him lose weight and alter his appearance all for Grimmie. After Grimmie’s performance, Loibl queued backstage to meet her – two guns and a knife in his pocket. Loibl shot Grimmie as she went to hug him, before turning the gun on himself. Loibl was pronounced dead at the scene and Grimmie died in hospital.
Schaeffer was a young actress in the 80s, starring in sitcom ‘My Sister Sam’ before a fan murdered her. Robert John Bardo became fixated with Schaeffer and wrote her multiple letters; Schaeffer would often respond with, ‘With love from Rebecca.’ Bardo unsuccessfully attempted to meet her twice. His fixation grew after Schaeffer appeared in a sex scene in her latest film; he hired a private detective and obtained her address. Bardo shot Schaeffer in her doorway after she told him he was wasting her time.
Fashion icon, Versace, was killed by a fan at the gates to his villa. Versace was on his way to grab a coffee and a newspaper when he was shot. Police hunted the killer for several days; when policed were about to arrest the suspect, he killed himself.
Darrell was on stage performing with his band when a fan shot and killed him in 2004. The killer – Nathan Gale – blamed Darrell for the break-up of his former band; he accused Darrell of stealing songs Gale thought he had written himself. Gale ran on stage shouting, ‘You broke up Pantera’ before shooting Darrell and three others.
Selena’s number one fan, Yolanda Saldívar, set up a Selena fan club, then became Selena’s boutique manager. Most importantly, she was Selena’s friend. Saldívar fixated on Selena and lured her to a hotel room with a story that she had been raped. Selena took Saldívar to the hospital and the friends later returned to the hotel room. An argument erupted and Saldívar shot Selena in the back, she died shortly after. Saldívar refused to surrender for nine hours, leading to a standoff with police.
Lady Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward for the return of her beloved French bulldogs after they were stolen and her dog walker was shot on Wednesday night.
A settlement has been reached in the sexual misconduct case against Oscar-Nominated actor James Franco. Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal filed the suit in 2019 but agreed to drop their claims against Franco last week after reaching a preliminary settlement agreement. Tither-Kaplan and Gaal were students of Franco’s Studio 4 acting school and alleged that the actor set out to “create a steady stream of young women to objectify and exploit” via his course on sex scenes.
Charles Polevich was arrested on Wednesday and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal car accident that killed Nicki Minaj’s father, Robert Maraj, last Friday. Maraj had been walking on the street when Polevich struck the 64-year-old pedestrian with his vehicle at 6:15 pm. According to police, Polevich stopped and exited his car to check on the injured man. Yet, rather than helping Maraj and calling 911, Polevich fled the scene.
The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail.
Grammy-nominated artist, music producer, revolutionizer of the avant-garde pop genre, and LGBTQIA+ icon, Sophie Xeon, is dead.
TV personality Adam Savage’s sister has accused him of repeatedly raping her for years in the late 1970s. In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, the woman, named Miranda Pacchiana, 51, alleges that Savage abused her repeatedly between the ages of 7 and 10 years old.
The Shreveport rapper known as “Hurricane Chris” has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting a man outside of a Shreveport convenience store early Friday morning.
A reality TV star who appeared on “90 Day Fiancé” is out of prison after spending more than two years behind bars for drug charges—and he already appears to be enjoying the good life.
In the summer of 1989, Rebecca Schaeffer seemed to be on her way to Hollywood stardom.