Lana Clarkson's Death

Born (Birthday) April 5, 1962

Death Date February 3, 2003

Age of Death 40 years

Cause of Death Murder

Place of Death Alhambra, California, United States

Profession Movie Actress

The movie actress Lana Clarkson died at the age of 40. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American actress and model who appeared in various television series and films including Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Love in Paris and the series Night Court.

She was raised with a brother and sister in Sonoma County, California.

How did Lana Clarkson die?

On February 3, 2003, actress Lana Clarkson was found dead in the mansion (Pyrenees Castle) belonging to record producer Phil Spector, in Alhambra, California.

In the early hours of that morning, she met Spector while working at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California, United States. After leaving the House of Blues in Spector’s limousine, Clarkson and Spector drove to his mansion and went inside while his driver waited in the car.

About an hour later, the driver heard a gunshot before Spector exited his house through the back door with a gun. He was quoted as saying, according to affidavits, “I think I just shot her.” Spector later said Clarkson’s death was an “accidental suicide” and that she “kissed the gun”.

Spector was tried for the murder of Clarkson in 2007. On September 26 of that year, a mistrial was declared due to a hung jury ten to two for conviction. He was tried again for second-degree murder on October 20, 2008. On April 13, 2009, the jury found Spector guilty of murdering Clarkson. Spector was sentenced on May 29, 2009, to nineteen years to life in state prison.