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Celebrities Whose Family Members Have Been Murdered

Some of these celebs may have played murders on screen but dealt with it in real life...

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    Dylan McDermott's mother died when he was 5 years old. Her boyfriend was charged with murder, but he claimed that she accidentally shot herself while cleaning out a gun. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

    © ALBERTO PIZZOLI / 2013 AFP
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    Michael Jordan's father pulled over at a rest stop to take a nap when two men spotted the car and recognized the license plate as the one the Jordan for him. They shot James Jordan and stole his car as well as two NBA Championship rings that Michael had given his father. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

    © Streeter Lecka / 2013 Getty Images
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    Mark Ruffalo's brother, Scott, was shot at his Beverly Hills condominium, with one report describing the shooting as "execution-style" in the back of the head. Although, police took two people into custody, one of the suspects reportedly told them that Scott Ruffalo shot himself while playing Russian Roulette. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

    © Larry Busacca / 2014 Getty Images
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    Oscar winner Charlize Theron's father was killed by her mother in self-defense in 1991 when she legally shot him after he threatened her life - and Charlize's - in a drunken rage. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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    Serena Williams's half-sister Yetunde Price was shot while driving in Compton. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

    © Pascal Le Segretain / 2014 Getty Images
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    In 1968, Kelsey Grammer's estranged father was murdered. Then, in 1975, Grammer's sister was raped and murdered by the notorious killer Freddie Glenn. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

    © Pascal Le Segretain / 2014 Getty Images
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    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 27: Ice Cube attends a Capital Xtra Special Fan screening at Westfield Stratford City on February 27, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

    © Stuart C. Wilson / 2014 Getty Images
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    In 2008, Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew were all murdered by her brother-in-law William Balfour. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

    © CARL COURT / 2014 AFP
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    In 1997, Bill Cosby's son Ennis was killed when he was changing a tire on the side of the road. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images)

    © Jonathan Leibson / 2014 Getty Images
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    Director Brad Silberling's fiancee, Rebbecca Shaeffer, was shot and in the chest and killed by a crazy fan who was stalking her. Silberling is now married to actress Amy Brenneman.(Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

    © Carlo Allegri / 2003 Getty Images
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    VAN NUYS, CA - DECEMBER 6: Actor Robert Blake (R) leaves Los Angeles Superior Court after a pre-trial hearing in his murder case December 6, 2004 in Van Nuys, California. Blake has been charged with the murder of his wife Bonny Lee Bakley. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    © Frazer Harrison / 2004 Getty Images
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    Philippine recording artist and actress Charice Pempengco holds a portrait picture of her slain father as she attends his funeral in Manila on November 5, 2011. The father, Ricky Pempengco was stabbed to death with an ice pick in a drunken street fight, police said on November 2, with the singer cancelling an overseas tour to be with her family in the wake of the attack. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO (Photo credit should read JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

    © JAY DIRECTO / 2011 AFP
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    Roman Polanski's wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered by Charles Manson's "family" in 1969. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)

    © Dominique Charriau / 2014 Getty Images