4. Sharon Tate
Sharon Tate’s death is tragic for a number of reasons. A minor celebrity in her own right, she was more famous as the wife of director Roman Polanski. The manner of Tate’s death was shocking and undoubtedly increased her popularity, leaving many to wonder what could have been. As Tate hosted four friends at her home in Los Angeles on the evening of August 8, 1969, members of Charles Manson’s gang burst into the home and brutally murdered everyone in the home, including Tate.
The individuals murdered that evening were bludgeoned and/or strangled and stabbed numerous times. Tate was just 26 years old and was eight months pregnant when she was killed.