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12 Famous People Who Killed Someone

Some of these deaths were accidental; some decidedly not
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2011 5:18 PM CDT
Matthew Broderick, Brandy, Don King, and More Celebrities Who've Killed Someone
Boxing promoter Don King laughs during a WBA Super Welterweight Title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 12, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Even celebrities have skeletons in their closets, like the dozen rounded up by BuzzFeed who have all killed someone:

  • William S. Burroughs: The writer, who initially claimed to have been playing “William Tell” while drunk, shot his common-law wife. His original story was that he was trying to shoot a glass off her head, but later he simply called it “mishandling a firearm.”
  • Don King: As the leader of an Ohio gambling ring, he shot one man and stomped another one to death.

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  • Matthew Broderick: While driving in Ireland with then-galpal Jennifer Grey, he veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into a car head-on. The other driver died, and Broderick was fined $175 for “careless driving.”
  • Brandy: She failed to brake in time and hit the car in front of her. The other driver was killed, but Brandy was never charged with a crime.
  • Keith Moon: While trying to escape skinheads outside a pub, the drummer ran over his chauffeur and bodyguard.
Click for the full list, which includes a first lady, a senator, and a two-time presidential hopeful. (Read more Matthew Broderick stories.)

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