I’ve heard of people being verbally abused or even imprisoned for their art, but being killed for your art is a little extreme. Theo van Gogh (no, not Vincent’s brother) caused outrage in the Dutch Muslim community when he made a controversial 11 minute film about a Muslim woman that was abused in an arranged marriage. An obviously deranged psychopath has decided he did not like the message Van Gogh was spreading and has attacked and killed him..
Film-maker is murdered for his art
“Theo van Gogh, 47, the great-grand nephew of the 19th century painter Vincent van Gogh, was shot and stabbed to death while cycling past Amsterdam’s city council offices. Police arrested a 26-year-old man of dual Dutch-Moroccan nationality after a gunfight in a nearby park, which wounded a policeman and the alleged assailant.”