20 Years After The Shocking Murder Of Legendary SNL Comedian Phil Hartman: His Legacy Lives On

Date May 30, 2018

Saturday Night Live legend Phil Hartman died tragically 20 years ago on May 28, 1998, after his third wife shot him and then killed herself.

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Tragic death

At the time of his death, he was the fourth Saturday Night Live alumni to suffer a tragic death.

His wife, Brynn Hartman, was an actress and model. She was known to have a temper and reportedly killed the comedian, while they were in bed. Their bodies were found in the bedroom in their Los Angeles home.

Remarkable career

Thecomedian had a remarkable career in the brief time that he lived.

He'd starred in hit series like The Simpsons where he played the character, Troy McClure. He also starred in NewsRadio.

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The legendary comedian worked closely with current Hollywood big names like Chris Rock, Woody Harrelson, and Adam Sandler.

Children and legacy

Hartman would have been 70 in September if he had not been murdered. He is survived by a son, 29-year-old Sean Edward Hartman, and daughter, 26-year-old Birgen Hartman.

In 2015, after years of keeping a low profile, Birgen attended the “SNL 40” anniversary where tribute was paid to her father for his contributions to comedy.

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