No modern discussion of the paparazzi's destructiveness would be complete without mentioning the tragedy that befell the indelible Princess Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed.
On the evening of August 31, 1997, they were killed in Paris when the Mercedes in which they were riding smashed into a bridge support during an attempt to elude paparazzi chasing them on motorcycles. The pursuing photographers, immediately on scene, proceeded to do their "job" photographing the grizzly wreckage and dying princess.
Paparazzi pursuing celebrities at high speeds, running red lights and ignoring laws, continues. In time, if this is allowed to remain unchecked, without reform, more deaths are inevitable.