12 Notorious Murder Cases That Tore Hollywood Apart

Tinsel Town Barely Survived These Horrific Murder Cases.

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When we think of Hollywood, we think of beautiful celebrities, red carpets, flashing lights, money, and movie sets. However, there's a seedy underbelly to Hollywood that arouses flashes of scandal, corruption, harassment, and blood.

All too often, Tinseltown has been home to a series of grizzly murders that almost tore the city apart. There have been dozens of horrific murder cases that sent the media into a frenzy, put celebrities on edge, and revealed the city to be far more twisted than we ever expected.

Sometimes a massive celebrity is killed in cold blood, and sometimes it's the celebrity themselves doing the killing. Hollywood's dalliances in the macabre can be succinctly encapsulated with the infamous quote from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, "We all go a little mad sometimes".

12. Tupac Shakur

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Tupac Shakur is a hip-hop legend, and therefore synonymous with music. However, alongside his boundary-crossing stardom, Tupac did indeed appear in a handful of movies and was considered an up-and-comer in Hollywood.

The rapper was infamously shot four times on September 7th, 1996, while sitting at a red light on a Las Vegas street, and died 6 days later from the injuries.

Shakur's death sent shockwaves throughout the entire world, not just the hip-hop scene. While no-one was charged for the murder, it was assumed to be the result of the intercoastal rap rivalry, of which Tupac and Notorious B.I.G were the figureheads.

The murder reminded stars that nobody was untouchable, and that senseless rivalries often leads to senseless violence.

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