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Rebecca Schaeffer She was shot dead on the pavement in front of her new apartment in Hollywood, by a paranoid schizophrenic man around her age, who came to her apartment disguised as a flower delivery man with a gun, most likely to save her from whatever delusions he had. Unfortunately, after signing an autograph for him twenty minutes earlier, she abruptly told him she was busy, he, in a fit of irrational anger, took the gun from the brown bag where he had carried it and shot her once in…

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Rebecca Schaeffer, Age 21, shot by stalker, Robert John Bardo at point blank range in chest. Her death prompted anti-stalking laws in California.

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Rebecca Lucile Schaeffer (November 6, 1967 – July 18, 1989) was an American actress best known for her role in the sitcom My Sister Sam. Schaeffer was stalked and then murdered by Robert John Bardo, prompting the passage of anti-stalking laws in California.