Famous People Who Died of Assassination - Celebrities with Assassination
Assassinations are murders of a political nature, and their impacts often have far-reaching consequences that affect not just the immediate family of the deceased person but far beyond that. When Archduke Franz Ferdinand, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was assassinated in 1914, the incident triggered off events that led to the World War I. Years later, in a different continent, another world-shaking assassination took place—M. K. Gandhi, known as the man responsible of gaining independence for India and preacher of peace, was shot dead by a frenzied man called Nathuram Godse. In 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of United States was on a political campaign in Dallas where he was shot dead in one of the century’s most shocking assassinations. His assassination gave rise to a number of conspiracy theories and made the headlines for weeks. More recently, in 2007, the then-leader of the opposition Pakistan People’s Party was assassinated after a political rally at Liaquat National Bagh. Throughout history there have been several political leaders as well as human rights activists who have been assassinated. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people who were assassinated.
List of famous people who were assassinated. Check out their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
The Most Famous People Who Died of Assassination
|Anwar Sadat||December 25, 1918||Egyptian||Anwar Sadat was the third President of Egypt and has been awarded the Nobel Prize for his peace initiatives|
|Merlin Santana||March 14, 1976||American||Merlin Santana was an Afro-Latino-American television actor|
|Danny Greene||November 14, 1933||American||Danny Greene was an infamous Irish American gangster who rose to dominate the criminal underbelly of the city of Cleveland during the 1970s|
|Emiliano Zapata||August 8, 1879||Mexican||Emiliano Zapata was a Mexican revolutionary leader and one of the most important figures of the Mexican Revolution.|
|Barbara Daly Baekeland||1922||American||Barbara Daly Baekeland was a gorgeous American model and socialite who was murdered ruthlessly by her own son|
|Ranasinghe Premadasa||June 23, 1924||Sri Lankan||Ranasinghe Premadasa was a Sri Lankan politician, who served as the third President of the island nation|
|Dean Corll||December 24, 1939||American||Dean Corll was an American serial killer and the mastermind behind the Houston Mass Murders|
|Trevor Berbick||August 1, 1954||Canadian, Jamaican||Trevor Berbick was a professional Jamaican Canadian boxer, and a former world heavy weight champion|
|Roy DeMeo||September 7, 1942||American||Roy DeMeo was a New York mobster|
|Selena||April 16, 1971||American||Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, famously known as the ‘Queen of Tejano music’, was a Mexican-American singer, composer, actress, spokesperson and fashion designer|