Patrick Duffy

As if losing a loved one isn't hard enough, these renowned singers and actors have to deal with the shocking and horrifying manner of their parents' deaths.

AceShowbiz - Patrick Duffy became an orphan in one night after both of his parents were killed by drunken men. In 2019, the "Dallas" star detailed the 1986 incident that took the lives of his mother Duffy Marie and father Terence Duffy, who owned a tavern in their hometown of Boulder, Mont. "My father kicked these two young men out of the bar at some point in the evening," he told Closer Weekly. "So they went and drank elsewhere... and came back to the bar to kick his a**. When they stepped in the bar with their guns, they shot him. There was nobody else in the bar, so they shot both my mother and my father."

Patrick recalled his mixed feelings at the time, "When my parents were murdered, I went through all the emotions of the horrific event - shock and anger and everything - but I never felt disconnected from [my parents]. I never felt that immediate loss. I did not know why then, but in retrospect, it was a result of being Buddhist." The two men were found guilty of murders, but one of them was paroled in 2007. Already finding peace with the tragedy, the 71-year-old said of the parole, "I'm OK with that. My point of view is he's already been punished. You know, whether he's in prison or out of prison."

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