Steve McQueen Could Have Passed Away Earlier In 1969: He Nearly Became Manson Family's Victim

Date July 31, 2019 11:27

During the late 1960s, Charles Manson formed a quasi-commune. His followers were directed to carry out an inhumane conspiracy to kill Hollywood celebrities. On his order, they slaughtered seven notable personalities within two nights.

Many classic stars were in touch with the Manson family. Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Terry Melcher, and many others found them strange already. In 1971, the head of this brutal spree was found guilty which landed him and his minions in prison for the rest of their lives.

Narrow escape

Steve McQueen passed away at the age of 50 but he could have been a casualty in the massacre. In 2017, his ex-wife, Neile Adams told National Post how he avoided the tragedy. The actor was supposed to be having dinner at Roman Polanski's targeted home. His friend Jey Sebring was going to be there along with Roman's wife, Sharon Tate.

He accidentally came across "a chickie and decided to go off with her instead". Adams didn't mind this bizarre coincidence. She went on to recall the details and explained:

Going off with that girl saved his life. After that, he became more paranoid and wouldn’t let me go anywhere without a gun.

He lost his good pals though

A woman named Susan Atkins had broken into Roman's house along with 3 others. His pregnant wife Sharon Tate begged for mercy when she was killed along with her baby. Jay didn't survive as well. Steve had given a saddening eulogy at Sebring’s funeral, which was held on the same day as Tate’s.

Steve McQueen might have dodged it but, the affliction did catch up to him. Losing his close ones was a calamity in itself.