By David K. Frasier
A significant other quantity to the author's Suicide within the leisure undefined: An Encyclopedia of 840 20th Century instances (2002), this reference paintings chronicles 298 circumstances of what could be generally outlined as "celebrity" homicides from the early 20th century onward. circumstances are drawn from the nation-states of movie, theatre, tune, dance and different leisure fields. In every one example, the individual was once both the particular or suspected culprit or the sufferer of a murder.
integrated are entries on such recognized personalities as movie comic Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, actress Sharon Tate, tune manufacturer Phil Spector, rap artist infamous B.I.G., and star Michael Jackson. each one access covers the crime, its felony disposition, and the subject's own history, comprehensively documented with notes and a separate bibliography.
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