Person 15 Celebrities Whose Parents Were Murdered

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List of Celebrities Whose Parents Were Murdered ranked by fame and popularity. Unfortunately, several celebrities have had their parents murdered. Some of these famous people's parents were murdered in self defense, while others were assassinated. Several of these celebrities' parents were murdered in robberies.

Who is the most famous person whose parents were murdered? Charlize Theron tops our list. In 1991, when Monster actress Charlize Theron was a teen, her mother Gerda shot and killed her father Charles in self defense. Her father was an alcoholic and he physically attacked her mother one night, which led to the incident.

Michael Jordan's father James Jordan was murdered in 1993. He was shot and killed by a couple of men who then stole his car and other items including two NBA championship rings that Jordan had given his father. John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s father John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, TX, on Friday November 22, 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the crime. Oswald was killed days later on November 24 while being transferred to the county jail.

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Charlize Theron 
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In 1991, Charlize Theron's mother, Gerda, shot and killed her father, Charles. An alcoholic, Charles had physically attacked Gerda, who shot in self-defense and faced no charges.

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Age: 40

Birthplace: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

Profession: Spokesperson, Film Producer, Model, Actor Film Director

Schools: Joffrey Ballet School

Children: Jackson Theron

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Michael Jordan 
    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 15 Celebrities Whose Parents Were Murdered
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Michael Jordan's father, James Jordan, was murdered in 1993. He was shot and killed by men who then stole his car and other items, including two NBA championship rings that Michael had given as a gift.

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Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Basketball player, Entrepreneur, Actor Athlete

Schools: Emsley A. Laney High School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major/Field Of Study: Cultural geography

Children: Marcus Jordan, Jeffrey Michael Jordan, Jasmine Mickael Jordan, Victoria Jordan Ysabel Jordan

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Jennifer Hudson 
    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 15 Celebrities Whose Parents Were Murdered
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In 2008, Jennifer Hudson's estranged brother-in-law, William Balfour - who was married to her sister, Julia - shot and killed Hudson's mother, Darnell, brother, Jason, and nephew, Julian King. Balfour was convicted of the murders and was given three life sentences.

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Actor, Singer, Artist

Schools: Dunbar Vocational High School, Langston University

Children: David Daniel Otunga Jr.

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Dylan McDermott 
    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 15 Celebrities Whose Parents Were Murdered
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In 1967, when Dylan McDermott was 5 years old, his mother, Diane, was shot dead. Though her death was first ruled an accident, police later filed murder charges against her boyfriend, John Sponza, who was suspected to have ties to organized crime.

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Presenter

Schools: Fordham University, Neighborhood Playhouse, Holy Cross High School

Children: Colette Rose McDermott, Charlotte Rose McDermott

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Patrick Duffy 
    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 15 Celebrities Whose Parents Were Murdered
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Actor Patrick Duffy's parents, Marie and Terence Duffy, were killed in 1986 during an armed robbery of their Montana bar. Two men were convicted of the murders, and they were sentenced to 75 years in prison. 

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Age: 66

Birthplace: Townsend, Montana, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Actor

Schools: University of Washington

Children: Conor Duffy, Padraic Terrence Duffy

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Dave Navarro 
    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 15 Celebrities Whose Parents Were Murdered
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In 1983, Dave Navarro's mother, Constance, was shot to death in her West LA apartment. Her friend, Sue Jory, was also killed. After Navarro appeared on "America's Most Wanted" in 1991, a viewer tip led to the arrest and conviction of Constance's ex-boyfriend, John Riccardi. 

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Television producer, Musician Actor, + more

Schools: Notre Dame High School

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Gregg Allman 
    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 15 Celebrities Whose Parents Were Murdered
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In 1949, Gregg and Duane Allman's father, Willis Turner Allman, was murdered by a hitchhiker, Buddy Green, to whom he offered a ride home from a bar.

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Age: 68

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter Actor, + more

Schools: Seabreeze High School

Children: Elijah Blue Allman, Devon Allman, Layla Brooklyn Allman, Michael Sean Allman Delilah Island Allman

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Omarosa Manigault 
    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 15 Celebrities Whose Parents Were Murdered
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"Celebrity Apprentice" star Omarosa Manigault's father was murdered when she was 7 years old. Tragically, her brother, Jack, was also murdered in 2011.

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Actor, TV Personality, Political Consultant Teacher

Schools: Central State University, United Theological Seminary, Howard University

Major/Field Of Study: Mass communication, Broadcast journalism

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