5 Celebrities Who Experienced Terrible Tragedies

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix was only 19 when he lost his 23 year old brother from a drug overdose at the famous Viper club in LA. Joaquin made the 911 call in a desperate attempt to save his brothers life. River died the same night.


Kelsey Grammer

Many of Grammer's family and close friends were killed in violent or accidental manners. In 1968, his father, whom he had seen only twice since his parents' divorce, was shot dead, while in 1975, his younger sister, Karen, was abducted, raped, and murdered by spree killer Freddie Glenn. In 1980, his twin half-brothers died in a scuba diving accident; and David Angell, close friend and producer of Frasier, died in the 9/11 attacks


Charlize Theron

She grew up on her parents' farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg. On 21 June 1991, Theron's father, an alcoholic, physically attacked her mother and threatened both her mother and her while drunk; Theron's mother then shot and killed him. The shooting was legally adjudged to have been self-defense and her mother faced no charges


Bill Cosby

His son Ennis was murdered on January 16, 1997 while changing a flat tire on the side of Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. 


Liam Neeson

His wife Natasha Richardson died on 18 March 2009 from an epidural hematoma after a skiing accident in QuebecCanada.