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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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Jennifer Hudson 
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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.
  4. 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
  5. Patrick Duffy 
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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: USA, Townsend, Montana
    • Profession: Television director, Actor
    • Schools: University of Washington
    • Children: Padraic Terrence Duffy, Conor Duffy
  6. Dave Navarro 
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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
  7. 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
  8. Omarosa Manigault 
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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, USA
    • 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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