10 Celebrity Deaths: The Final Details

Phil Hartman
Hartman was a victim of murder-suicide.
Hartman was a victim of murder-suicide.

Date of Death: May 28, 1998

Age at Death: 49

Profession: Actor/Comedian

Fatal Details: Hartman was a victim of murder-suicide. He was murdered by his wife, Brynn, in their California home. While Phil slept, Brynn came into the bedroom with a revolver that reportedly Phil had given to her as a present, aimed it at Phil and shot him in the head, fatally wounding him. She drove to the home of Ron Douglas, a friend of hers, and said "I shot Phil," after which she passed out. Douglas did not believe her initially, but he found the gun in her handbag and understood. Brynn woke back up and drove the two back to Phil's house, where Douglas saw Phil's lifeless body. He called paramedics and the police, but when the police arrived Brynn fled to the bedroom where Phil was. Brynn pulled out a second revolver and committed suicide by shooting herself in the head.