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Homicide victims earlier than Versace: Andrew Cunanan’s 1997 spree

The victims who came before Versace: How murderer Andrew Cunanan went on a homicidal cross-country spree that culminated in the death of the Italian fashion designer and the killer’s own suicide in 1997

The manhunt and the crimes that transfixed America in 1997 had elements that could have been lifted right out of a movie plot: high society, high fashion, celebrity, nightlife, sadomasochism – and a pathological liar genius who progressed to serial murder. By the time Gianni Versace was shot dead outside his Miami mansion on July 15, 1997, killer Andrew Cunanan had left behind a web of terror across the country and even more unanswered questions.

And, while the Italian fashion designer was his most famous victim, Cunanan killed at least four men before him – some targeted and others, seemingly, at random.

The killings are the subject of the controversial

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The victims who came before Versace: How murderer Andrew Cunanan went on a homicidal cross-country spree that …

The manhunt and the crimes that transfixed America in 1997 had elements that could have been lifted right out of a movie plot: high society, high fashion, celebrity, nightlife, sadomasochism – and a pathological liar genius who progressed to serial murder. By the time Gianni Versace was shot dead outside his Miami mansion on July 15, 1997, killer Andrew Cunanan had left behind a web of terror across the country and even more unanswered questions.

And, while the Italian fashion designer was his most famous victim, Cunanan killed at least four men before him – some targeted and others, seemingly, at random.

The killings are the subject of the controversial second season of American Crime Story, starring Ricky Martin, Penelope Cruz, Darren Criss and Edgar Ramirez. Investigative reporter Maureen Orth spent months tracking still-active killer Cunanan’s movements when he was on the run in 1997 – far before he

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5259495/Murder-victims-Versace-Andrew-Cunanans-1997-spree.html

‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Team on Exploring ‘What Went Wrong’ That Made Andrew Cunanan Kill

The latest installment of FX and Ryan Murphy’s anthology drama “American Crime Story,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” starts with the murder of the fashion icon (played here by Edgar Ramirez), but that is just the jumping off point for a deep dive into a handful of horrific crimes committed by Andrew Cunanan (played by Darren Criss) in the 1990s.

“This case is famous because of the murder of Versace,” executive producer Tom Rob Smith said at FX’s Television Critics Assn. press tour Friday in Pasadena, Calif. “That’s all I knew, but it was the tip of the iceberg.”

Smith, alongside executive producers Murphy, Brad Simpson and Nina Jacobson used Maureen Orth’s 1999 book “Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in US History” as research and the basis for the nine-episode series.

Since Cunanan’s victims were no longer alive to confirm exactly how

Read more at: http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/american-crime-story-versace-andrew-cunanan-terrorist-1202654859/

20 years later: Cunanan, Versace and celebrity culture – The San Diego Union

He was the first person from San Diego County to make the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, and the feeling now — 20 years later — is that it probably didn’t bother him at all.

Andrew Cunanan wanted so desperately to be wanted.

The San Diego native’s killing spree in the spring and summer of 1997 culminated in the point-blank shooting of Gianni Versace on the steps of the fashion icon’s Miami Beach mansion. Cunanan, 27, quickly became the stuff of criminal legend, an elusive, gay chameleon who stirred the public’s fears and fascination and kept the fledgling 24-hour media beast fed with a swirling mix of sex, celebrity and murder.

Some of the people he’d known in San Diego and elsewhere went into hiding, lest they become his next victim. Others sold their stories — one former roommate got $85,000 — to tabloid magazines and TV shows. Supposed sightings of

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Darren Criss pictured as spree killer Andrew Cunanan who gunned down Gianni Versace as FX’s American Crime …

Filming is underway on the third American Crime Story anthology series that details the killing of Gianni Versace by drifter and hustler Andrew Cunanan in 1997.

Glee alum Darren Criss was spotted in character as Cunanan as cameras rolled on location in Miami Beach on Tuesday.

The Ryan Murphy project for FX explores the events leading up to the famous designer’s murder on the steps of his Ocean Drive mansion and the manhunt for Cunanan that ended when he took his own life while hiding out on a houseboat.

In character: Darren Criss was spotted filming scenes in Miami Beach, Florida, on Tuesday in his role as Andrew Cunanan for American Crime Story: Versace

In character: Darren Criss was spotted filming scenes in Miami Beach, Florida, on Tuesday in his role as Andrew Cunanan for American Crime Story:

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Darren Criss pictured as Andrew Cunanan who killed Versace

Filming is underway on the third American Crime Story anthology series that details the killing of Gianni Versace by drifter and hustler Andrew Cunanan in 1997.

Glee alum Darren Criss was spotted in character as Cunanan as cameras rolled on location in Miami Beach on Tuesday.

The Ryan Murphy project for FX explores the events leading up to the famous designer’s murder on the steps of his Ocean Drive mansion and the manhunt for Cunanan that ended when he took his own life while hiding out on a houseboat.

In character: Darren Criss was spotted filming scenes in Miami Beach, Florida, on Tuesday in his role as Andrew Cunanan for American Crime Story: Versace

In character: Darren Criss was spotted filming scenes in Miami Beach, Florida, on Tuesday in his role as Andrew Cunanan for American Crime Story:

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4468060/Darren-Criss-pictured-Andrew-Cunanan-killed-Versace.html