AceShowbiz - Like an irony, Kelsey Grammer, who has delivered a lot of laughs with his works, has been surrounded by tragedy since his early age. His parents divorced when he was young and he was raised by his mother in New Jersey, before she was settling in Florida, while his father remained in the U.S. Virgin Islands where he would later remarry and have several more children.
In 1968, when Kelsey was only 13, the Grammer family became the victim of a home invasion. His father went outside to inspect the noises and was shot twice. His wife Elizabeth reportedly had to drag his lifeless body away as the insane man threatened to run over it with a car. The killer was tried for the crime but was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Kelsey would later lose his sister in kidnapping and murder, and the "Frasier" star has since become an advocate of victim's rights.