In today's celebrity-dedicated culture, it's difficult not to feel tremendous envy for our favorite stars. From their bank balances to the circles they travel in, the A-list lifestyle seems but an impossible paradise. Even the most successful stars, though, have bumpy rides throughout their careers, and sometimes, tragically, all that attention can have deadly results.
On December 8, 1980, the world of music (and beyond) was devastated by the sudden and violent death of the Beatles icon John Lennon, per the BBC. Lennon, reportedly, was returning to his Manhattan apartment with wife Yoko Ono that night, when assailant Mark Chapman shot him from behind. Lennon was shot four times, dying soon afterwards at St. Luke's Medical Center.
Source: Chris Littlechild/grunge.com