Murder is always a very serious issue, no matter who has lost their life or committed the crime, or how "deserving" the victim was. It can be tough to find out that some of the people who are such a prominent part of pop and political culture have been involved in murders. This is especially true for individuals who have gone on to make a positive impact in their communities and in the world.
These 10 celebrities have unfortunately been linked to violent and tragic deaths, and had a hand in ending someone else's life. While many of these incidents have proven to be unintentional, the murders have often been the result of negligence or self-defense. No matter the case, the circumstances surrounding a life lost are undoubtedly painful to recount for everyone involved, including the families of the victims. The strength and resilience that many of these famous figures have shown after such tragedy is astounding. The mental implications of taking another life, especially when the act is not in complete malice, can be jarring to say the least. But these celebrities have miraculously found a way to make notable and valuable contributions to society, even after the most dire circumstances.
10 Keith Moon
9 Charles S. Dutton
8 Johnny Lewis
In 2012, the Sons of Anarchy actor broke into the home of an 81-year-old woman in his neighborhood. He ransacked the home and killed the woman and her pet cat.
7 Michael Jace
6 Rebecca Gayheart
5 Matthew Broderick
4 Don King
3 Former First Lady Laura Bush
1 Bruce Jenner
The former athlete, public speaker and ex-husband of Kris Jenner, was involved in a car accident in Malibu in February 2015. Jenner hit the back of a car while riding in his SUV, causing the car to go into oncoming traffic, where the vehicle was hit by a Hummer. The driver of the car Jenner rear-ended was killed, and several other people involved in the accident were badly injured. Bruce Jenner agreed to take a blood alcohol test, which confirmed that he was not drinking at the time of the accident. He claims he was speeding because he was being chased by the paparazzi, but police don't feel this is a true statement.
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