Celebrities Who Were Murdered
John Lennon was shot outside his New York City apartment building by Holden Caulfield wannabe, Mark David Chapman. Obsessed, with J.D. Salinger's novel, THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, Chapman shot at the former Beatle five times with four bullets hitting the singer in the back. A born-again Christian, Chapman plotted the murder for three months, incensed over Lennon's claim that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus” coupled with the hypocrisy he saw in Lennon.
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