Celebrities whose family members were murdered

Sofia vergara -
In 1998, the 'Modern Family' star's older brother, Rafael, was abducted and killed by kidnappers in Colombia.

Charlize Theron -
Charlize Theron's father, Charles, was fatally shot by her mother, Gerda, in 1991. The actress' father was a heavy drinker and threatened both his wife and daughter.

Ice Cube -
The rapper-turned-actor was 12 years old in 1981 when his half sister, Beverly Jean Brown, was murdered by her husband, Carl Clifford Brown. Carl died less than a year later.

Serena and Venus Williams -
The tennis stars' older half sister Yetunde Price was murdered in 2003 while driving in Compton, Los Angeles, with her boyfriend. 

Roman Polanski -
The director's wife, actress Sharon Tate, was infamously targeted by the Manson family in 1969. Cult leader Charles Manson died in 2017, after serving life in prison.

Patrick Duffy -
In 1986, both the actor's mother, Marie, and father, Terence, were killed by two men, Sean Wentz and Kenneth Miller, in a bar owned by the couple in Montana.

Bill Cosby -
In 1997, Bill Cosby's son Ennis was changing a tire near Interstate 405 in Los Angeles when he was fatally shot during an attempted robbery.

Mark Ruffalo -
On December 1, 2008, the actor's brother, Scott Ruffalo, was shot in the head at his Beverly Hills condo.

Dave Navarro -
The famous guitarist lost his mother, Constance, in 1983. She was murdered inside her home in LA. 

Jake Zyrus -
In 2011, the singer's father, Ricky Pempengco, was murdered following an altercation at a grocery store in the Philippines.

Omarosa Manigault Newman -
The reality TV star was just seven when her father was murdered. Then, in 2011, her brother was shot dead in his sleep by his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend.

James Ellroy -
In 1958, the crime fiction writer's mother, Geneva Ellroy, was strangled to death. James Ellroy was 10 years old at the time. The case remains unsolved.

Melvin Mora - The former MLB player was still a young boy when he witnessed his father Gregorio being killed in front of him in Venezuela. The killer had mistaken his father for someone else.

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