There are a lot of ways to become famous: acting talent, beauty, intelligence, athletic ability, and plain old fashioned self-promotion. (Hello, Kardashians.)
Whatever their path to fame, a lot of famous people have shocking pasts. Some have even committed the ultimate sin. Here are fifteen celebrities who have caused someone else to die.
15. OJ Simpson
…the list had to start somewhere. OJ is probably the most well-known celebrity criminal. Interestingly, he committed his crimes after he was a world-famous athlete/actor. The majority (but not all) of the others in this unfortunate group committed their crimes before they became household names.
14. William S. Burroughs
The famed Naked Lunch writer shot his common-law wife Joan Vollmer. At first, Burroughs claimed the two were playing a drunken game of William Tell and that he was attempting to shoot a glass off her head and missed. He later changed his story to a simpler “mishandling a firearm.”
13. Matthew Broderick
While driving in Ireland with his then-girlfriend Jennifer Grey, he veered into oncoming traffic and hit another car head-on. The other driver died, and Broderick was fined just $175 for careless driving.