List of murders
The following are people who had their lives taken from them by another person or persons. Famous people (actors, writers, politicians, etc.), or people who became famous upon their murders, are listed here ONLY. People who are suspected to be murdered may be listed under possible murders.
- "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (2004), guitarist, shot
- Joy Adamson (1980), animal rights activist and author, mutilated
- Judith Barsi (1988), child actress, shot by father
- Nancy Benoit (2007), Professional wrestling valet and manager, shot by her husband, Chris Benoit
- Steve Biko (1977), anti-Apartheid activist, beaten to death
- Sitting Bull (1890), Lakota-Sioux Indian chief, shot
- Julius Caesar (44 BC), dictator of Roman Republic, assassinated; stabbed
- Mi Gao Huang Chen (2005), takeaway owner, bludgeoned to death
- James Cook (1779), explorer, stabbed.
- Ennis Cosby (1997), son of comedian Bill Cosby, shot.
- Hector Camacho (2012), boxer, shot
- Bob Crane (1978), actor, bludgeoned to death
- Franz Ferdinand (1914), heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, assassinated; shot
- Dian Fossey (1985), zoologist, skull split in half by machete
- Junko Furuta (1989), Japanese high school student, tortured to death.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1948), Indian civil-rights leader, assassinated; shot
- Marvin Gaye (1984), musician, shot
- James A. Garfield (1881), politician (20th President of the United States), assassinated; shot
- Sam Giancana (1975), mobster, shot
- Ron Goldman (1994), waiter, stabbed
- John F. Kennedy (1963), politician (35th President of the United States), assassinated; shot
- Robert F. Kennedy (1968), politician, assassinated; shot
- Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968), speaker and civil-rights leader, assassinated; shot.
- Chris Kyle (2013), retired Navy SEAL, shot
- John Lennon (1980), musician, shot
- Liviu Librescu (2007), University professor, shot
- Sylvia Likens (1965), child abuse victim, internal bleeding, malnutrition, shock and cerebral hemorrhage
- Abraham Lincoln (1865), politician (16th President of the United States), assassinated; shot
- Alexander Litvinenko (2006), Russian spy, poisoned
- William McKinley (1901), politician (25th President of the United States), assassinated; shot
- Rudolph Moshammer (2005) German fashion designer, strangled by a black telephone cable
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1995) American atheist activist; a founder of American Atheists, strangled with a belt 
- Yitzhak Rabin (1995), politician (5th Prime Minister of Israel), assassinated; shot
- JonBenet Ramsey (1996), child beauty queen, asphyxiation due to strangulation associated with craniocerebral trauma
- Grigori Rasputin (1916), Russian mystic, assassinated; shot, drowned
- Barry Sadler (1989), soldier and musician, shot in the head in 1988 and died a year later of complications from injury
- William David Sanders (1999), teacher killed in the Columbine High School massacre, shot
- Rebecca Schaeffer (1989), actress, shot
- Selena (1995), musician, shot
- Tupac Shakur (1996), musician, shot
- Adrienne Shelly (2006), actress, strangled
- Matthew Shepard (1998), LGBT murder victim, tortured to death
- Nicole Brown Simpson (1994), ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, stabbed
- Sarabjit Singh (2013), prisoner, stabbed
- Victoria Leigh Soto (2012), teacher who was a victim of the Sandy Hook Massacre, shot
- Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi, the high-profile murder case of a prominent married Bangladeshi journalist couple from 2012
- Herman Tarnower (1980), cardiologist and author, shot
- Salmaan Taseer (2011), politician (26th Governor of Punjab), assassinated, shot
- Sharon Tate (1969), actress, stabbed
- Sean Taylor (2007), NFL safety for Washington Redskins, shot
- Brandon Teena (1993), LGBT murder victim, shot and stabbed to death
- George Tiller (2009), pro-choice abortion doctor, shot.
- Peter Tosh (1987), musician, shot
- Christopher Wallace, better known as The Notorious B.I.G. (1997), musician, shot
- Adam Walsh, Son of America's Most Wanted host John Walsh, decapitated.
- Ratliff, Ben (2004-12-10). "Darrell Abbott, 38, a Guitarist Featured in Heavy-Metal Bands, Dies". New York Times.
- Famous People Who Were Murdered a to z
- Local News in Brief : Bodies Identified as Child Actress, Mother
- "Canadian wrestler Chris Benoit, family found dead". CBC.ca. June 25, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
- Steve Biko's legacy lives on - Zille
- Utley, Robert M. (2004). "The Last Days of the Sioux Nation, 2nd Edition". Yale University Press. p. 160.
- Woolf Greg (2006), Et Tu Brute? – The Murder of Caesar and Political Assassination, 199 pages – ISBN 1-86197-741-7
- "Four boys killed takeaway owner", BBC News, 9 November 2005. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
- Sheldon Dibble (1843). History of the Sandwich Islands. Lahainaluna: Press of the Mission Seminary. p. 61.
- Entertainer Bill Cosby's son murdered along CA interstate Retrieved 22 January 2013
- "Hector Camacho shot". Fox Sports. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
- "Hector "Macho" Camacho Shot & In Critical Condition". Gully Post. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
- Newton, Michael (2009). The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes (2 ed.). Infobase Publishing. p. 95. ISBN 0-8160-7818-1.
- "Jeffrey Dahmer, Multiple Killer, Is Bludgeoned to Death in Prison." The New York Times. November
- Roy Albert DeMeo - Find a Grave
- Johnson, Lonnie (1989). Introducing Austria: A Short History (Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture, and Thought). Ariadne Press. pp. 52–54. ISBN 0-929497-03-1.
- Naturalist Dian Fossey Slain at Camp in Rwanda : American Was Expert on Mountain Gorillas; Assailants Hunted
- Where Mahatma Gandhi died 65 years ago - this day
- Marvin Gaye House Retrieved 10 December 2012
- EyeWitness to History (1999), The Death Of President Garfield, 1881
- Sam Giancana biography
- Man Of A Thousand Voices
- The Death of Phil Hartman
- John F. Kennedy biography
- John F. Kennedy Autopsy Report
- Garner, Joe; Cronkite, Walter; Kurtis, Bill (2002). We Interrupt This Broadcast: The Events that Stopped Our Lives... from the Hindenburg Explosion to the Attacks of September 11. Sourcebooks. p. 62. ISBN 1-57071-974-8.
- Former Navy SEAL & ‘American Sniper’ Author Chris Kyle Reportedly Killed at TX Lodge
- John Lennon's killer denied parole for seventh time
- 33 dead, 15 injured in Virginia Tech shootings-WikiNews Retrieved 1 January 2012
- The Torturing Death of Sylvia Marie Likens: Foster Care; Crime Library.com
- Bishop, Jim. The Day Lincoln Was Shot. Harper, New York, 1955. pg. 173
- "Poisoned Russian former spy dies". CNN. 23 November 2006. Archived from the original on 24 November 2006. Retrieved 23 November 2006.
- William McKinley biography
- BBC News, 21 November 2005, Life for German designer's killer. Accessed 2012-08-17.
- LEE HARVEY OSWALD HAS BEEN SHOT! (CBS-TV FOOTAGE)
- "Etan Patz death: Man confesses to NYC killing in 1979". BBC News. May 25, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
- November 4, 1995 hebcal.com
- Murder of JonBenét Ramsey". Tru TV Crime Library. Retrieved 2008-07-09.
- Radzinsky and Rosengrant (2000). The Rasputin File. Nan Talese. p. 13. ISBN 0-385-48909-9.
- Barry Sadler, 'Green Berets' Balladeer, Dies
- William "Dave" Sanders - Find a Grave
- Tupac Shakur, 25, Rap Performer Who Personified Violence, Dies
- Hartocollis, Anemona (February 15, 2008). "In Guilty Plea, Actress’s Killer Changes Story to Robbery". The New York Times.
- Brooke, James (November 21, 1998). "Witnesses Trace Brutal Killing of Gay Student". The New York Times.
- Nicole Brown Simpson - Find a Grave
- "Sarabjit Singh dead". Mumbaivoice.com. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-02.
- Planas, Roque (2012-12-16). "Latina Teacher Emerges As Hero After Newtown Tragedy". Huffington Post.
- "Police: Journalist couple killed in Bangladesh". The Guardian (UK) (London). 2012-02-11. Retrieved 2012-03-07.
- "Punjab Governor Salman Taseer assassinated in Islamabad". British Broadcasting Company. 2011-01-04.
- Life Magazine, 8/29/1969, pp. 42-48.
- Redskins Safety Sean Taylor Dies One Day After Being Shot in Home
- Howey, Noelle (March 22, 2000). "Boys Do Cry". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2006-12-07.
- Robin, Abcarian (2009-05-31). "Abortion doctor George Tiller is killed; suspect in custody". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-06-01.
- Hibbert, Sybil E. (22 April 2012). "The night Peter Tosh was killed". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
- "Cunanan: more questions than answers". CNN. 1997-07-25. Retrieved 2007-06-29.
- Purdum, Todd S. (March 10, 1997). "Rapper Is Shot to Death in Echo of Killing 6 Months Ago". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-02-23.
- Marable, Malcolm X, p. 450.