Now and then something happens that shakes the whole world. Similar was the day of May 28, 1998. The whole nation woke up to the news of Phil Hartman’s murder. It was shocking for nearly all of them. What was more shocking was that his wife Brynn Omdahl murdered him in cold blood.
They were married for 13 years and had two children. Some believed that they had some problems in their marriage because of Brynn’s use of drugs. But, some believed they had a perfectly happy relationship. What was the truth, no one knows.
Who is Phil Hartman?
Born in September 1948, Philip Edward Hartman was a comedian, writer, actor, and graphic designer. He is best known for the movies like Blind Date (1987), How I Got Into College (1989), Loaded Weapon 1 (1993), Jingle All The Way (1996), and Kiki’s Delivery Service (1998).
He has also voiced in Scobie-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979), The Smurfs (1981), The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1985), Fantastic Max (1988), The Simpsons (1991-1998), Tom and Jerry Kids (1991-1993), The Critic (1984), and many more.
Although he made his public appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1986.
He has also voiced for video games like Virtual Springfield 1997 and Blasto 1998.
Hartman married Gretchen Lewis in 1970. After two years of their marriage, they got divorced in September 1972.
After that, Phil married Lisa Strain in 1982. That marriage was also a fail and they got divorced in 1985, after three years.
In 1987, Hartman wedded previous model and hopeful entertainer Brynn Omdahl having met her on a prearranged meeting the earlier year.
What happened to Phil Hartman
It was believed that Brynn came to LA to become an actress but her work never took off. Hartman tried to get her work but nothing worked. Soon enough, she started taking alcohol and drug, and sometimes, Phil has to remove his kids from the house because of her outbursts.
On the night of May 27, 1998, Brynn and Christine Zander visited an Italian restaurant and when Brynn returned home she had a heated argument with Phil. Phil went to bed after that.
Brynn was outraged and shot Hartman thrice (in the middle of the eyes, in the throat, and in the upper chest with Charter Arms) in their LA house. She immediately drove to the house of her friend Ron Douglas and confessed everything. He didn’t believe her though. Meanwhile, they were driving back to the LA House of Brynn, she called another friend and told them everything about it.
Reaching their house, Douglas immediately called 911. They removed the children and Douglas from the house.
What about his wife?
While the cops were searching the house and removing children from there, Brynn had locked herself in the bedroom. She killed herself with a gunshot.
It is said that when she was returning with Christine after dinner she took cocaine and had alcohol. She was also taking anti-depressants for a long time.
Brynn’s brother filed a case against Pfizer and Zoloft who provided samples of antidepressants to Brynn.
Where are his children?
Brynn’s sister Katharine Omdahl and brother by marriage Mike Wright brought up the two Hartman children. Hartman’s will specify every kid would acquire cash north of quite a while after turning 25. The absolute worth of Hartman’s domain was assessed at $1.23 million.