When news breaks that a celebrity dies, the grief spreads not only to families and friends but also to fans worldwide.
For many fans, the death of their favorite star always brings devastating sadness, even if they never knew the deceased in person.
Celebrities like actors, musicians, athletes, authors, politicians, social activists, and TV stars have the power to leave some lasting impressions on people.
What they do affect many lives; for example, when Michael Jackson passed away, everybody suddenly remembered all of his songs, dance moves, and inevitably all of his bizarreness.
Some brought back many good memories; others are not so much. The grief intensifies if the death is a murder case.
Hollywood has witnessed plenty of actors, young and old, losing their lives for all the wrong reasons; alcohol, drugs, anger, jealousy, poor management, and deceptions.
You name it, Hollywood has it. The murder of Poltergeist actress Dominique Dunne probably was one of the exceptional cases in the history of Hollywood because of its brutality and how bad the case was subsequently handled.
10 /10 Abusive Boyfriend
The story of the death of Dominique Dunne started with her romance with John Thomas Sweeney, a young cooking hand in Los Angeles. The two met at a party in 1981 and almost immediately fell for each other.
During their first few encounters, Dominique overlooks John’s bad temper. It didn’t take long until the boyfriend became unbearably controlling and unable to contain his impulse for violence.
For more than a few times, John was physically abusive, but for some reason, Dominique put up with him and all his outbursts. Then suddenly it was too late to run.
9 /10 He Killed His Girlfriend
The realization of the mistake came suddenly, giving her no chance of escaping John’s brutality.
On an evening in late October 1982 at her home in West Hollywood, Dominique rehearsed for her scene in the miniseries “V” with actor David Packer. At about 8:30 pm, John called Dominique, and ten minutes later, he was at the door.
David quietly left through the back door when the two began to argue.
Before David went to the property, he saw John strangling Dominique in the bushes. When the police arrived, John admitted to having killed his girlfriend.