On this day in 1997, Italian designer Gianni Versace was murdered on the steps of his home by serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
On July 15, 1997, Andrew Cunanan shot Gianni Versace twice in the head killing him on the steps of the designer’s South Beach mansion. Cunanan fled the scene and was found days later, dead from a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
Gianni Versace left behind a global fashion empire and an indelible legacy that still lives on today. His glamorous creations were donned by the likes of Princess Diana and pop stars like Madonna, Tina Turner, and Elton John — many of whom attended several memorial services that were held in his honor.