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50 Powerful Photos Taken After Gianni Versace's 1997 Murder

Fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered in Miami Beach on July 15, 1997.

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The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Ryan Murphy's new FX show profiling serial killer Andrew Cunanan and examining fashion designer Gianni Versace's final years, premiered last night.

On July 15, 1997, Cunanan gunned down Versace in front of his home in Miami Beach.

Versace was the final victim in a string of cross-country murders Cunanan committed from April through July 1997.

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The other victims included architect David Madson, engineer and graduate of the United States Naval Academy Jeff Trail, real estate mogul Lee Miglin, and caretaker William Reese.

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Here are some of the most powerful photos taken in the time immediately following Versace's murder:

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25. FBI Special Agent Paul Philips (right) and Miami Police Department Chief Richard Barreto (left) showed the media FBI fliers of Andrew Phillip Cunanan, the main suspect.

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29. Donatella Versace carried flowers as she left her brother's Miami Beach home through a back door later that day.

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32. Santo Versace held the cinerary urn containing the ashes of his brother as he arrived at the Moltrasio cemetery in Italy on July 18.

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38. Model Naomi Campbell, Versace's frequent collaborator and personal friend, attended the mass wearing a black lace veil.

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43. Tourists leafed through a special issue of Ocean Drive Magazine, dedicated to Versace, in Miami Beach on July 23. The magazine distributed 40,000 free copies to the area.

47. On July 24, Miami Police Department Chief Richard Barreto confirmed to the press that the body of Andrew Cunanan was found inside the houseboat. Cunanan died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

49. In September, Naomi Campbell walked in the "Women Under the Stars" fashion show in Rome. Campbell wiped tears away at the end of the show, which was dedicated to Versace.

CORRECTION

The names of David Furnish, Jeff Trail, and David Madson were misspelled in an earlier version of this post.