Writers or artists who have killed.
April 14, 2011 7:39 AM Subscribe
Who are artists or writers who have committed murder?
posted by fryman to Grab Bag (43 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for artists or writers who have killed one or more other persons.
- Ben Jonson killed an actor in a duel.
- William S. Burroughs shot and killed his common law wife, Joan Vollmer.
- Louis Althusser strangled his wife.
- Alice Sheldon/James Tiptree, Jr. shot and killed her husband before killing herself.
I would prefer artists or writers over people like actors or rappers or politicians, but I'm not really picky.
Also, I am uninterested in whether or not their act constitutes a philosophical or legal definition of "murder", such as whether or not they were legally convicted or, for example, whether or not killing in self-defense constitutes "murder".
My only two real conditions are:
1. It has to have been another person. Suicides don't count unless they were murder-suicides.
2. The other person has to have been killed. I don't care that Norman Mailer only stabbed his second wife.