AceShowbiz - "American Horror Story" star Dylan McDermott had a real horror story related to his mother's passing. The actor lost his mother Diane McDermott when he was only five years old in the hands of someone who should have protected her. She was shot in the head by her boyfriend John Sponza as Dylan stood right outside the door in 1967.
John claimed it was suicide, a lie that held up until 2012 when Dylan reopened the case and found that John was responsible. John, however, had been found dead in the trunk of a car back in 1972. The "Survivor" actor told the police that it took him so long to investigate because, "In order for me to survive and to get where I am today, I needed to bury that moment in my life deep within myself."