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10 Celebs Who Killed Their Spouses

Death is always a tragic circumstance, whether the deceased was elderly and died of natural causes, or the victim was a young individual with a promising future. The death of celebrities often makes n

Death is always a tragic circumstance, whether the deceased was elderly and died of natural causes, or the victim was a young individual with a promising future. The death of celebrities often makes national and worldwide news. This is largely due to the fact that a celebrity death reminds us of the sobering reality that we're all human, and famous people are not immune to losing their lives.

However, it can be disheartening and even frightening to think that some celebrities have taken the lives of others. Crimes of passion are often explored on news programs, but when the victims and perpetrators are both famous and romantically involved, it makes for a scandalous story that is intriguing and gut-wrenching.

There are several reasons why a person would choose to take the life of their significant other. While anger and even substance abuse are often motivating factors, it is possible that perhaps some of these celebrities don't realize that there are grave consequences for such serious actions. Famous individuals who were once thought of fondly by the public will always carry a jarring stigma with them after a crime of this nature, and extensive legal action is often rightfully taken to ensure that the families of the victims receive justice. Here are 10 celebrities who killed their spouses.

10 Gig Young

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9 Claudine Longet

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8 Spade Cooley

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7 William S. Burroughs

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6 Michael Jace

5 Robert Blake

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4 Fay DeWitt

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3 Sid Vicious

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2 O.J. Simpson

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1 Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius is a sprint runner from South Africa. He was a double amputee by the time he was 11 months old, but he had competed in events that were designed for athletes who are completely able-bodied. At the Summer Paralympics in 2012, Pistorius won gold medals in the men's 400 meter race and the 4 x 100 meter relay, where he set world records in both sporting events. He also won the silver medal in the 200 meter race and set a world record in the semi-final for the sporting event. But less than a year later, the professional athlete's life changed forever. On February 14, 2013, Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria. He said that he thought Steenkamp was an intruder, but was still arrested and charged with her murder. In 2014, he was found guilty of culpable homicide.

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