For a while, actor Charlie Sheen, whose real name is Carlos Irwin Estevez, was considered Hollywood royalty. He came from a family of actors, his father is actor Martin Sheen and his mother is Janet Templeton, who is best known for starring in the 1983 miniseries Kennedy.
Sheen followed in his parents and older brothers's footsteps by pursuing a career in Hollwyood, and landed his first role as "boy under the lampost" in the 1973 film Badlands. By the mid-80s, Sheen was starting to make a name for himself by appearing in a string of successful films, including Platoon, Wall Street, Eight Men Out, and Major League.
His success continued throughout the 90s and early 2000s, when he landed big roles in television shows like Spin City and Two and a Half Men.
While his career thrived, Sheen's personal life struggled.
Sheen made headlines for his alcohol and drug abuse (he suffered a overdose-related stroke in 1998) as well as his relationship troubles. Sheen also struggled with an anger problem and was accused of domestic abuse in 2009. Two years later, his show contract was terminated after he made offensive comments about the show's creator.
In November 2015, Sheen revealed in an interview that he has been diagnosed with HIV four year prior, and that he has been managing the disease with antiretroviral drugs so he wouldn't infect his partners. He also admitted to having spent around $10 million dollars since 2011 to keep his condition a secret.
At the time, Sheen appeared to be on the mend, but his troubles have since worsened.
In 2016, he was involved in a legal battle with his ex-wives Brooke Mueller and Denise Richards regarding his child support payments. The Los Angeles Police Department was also simultaneously investigating the actor for stalking and threatening to kill his ex-fiancee Scottine Ross.
"This is a very sensitive investigation,” an LAPD source told NY Daily News. "I’m confirming that yes, the search warrant was served." They added, "Based on the elements of the allegations, this is a felony investigation. But keep in mind these are only allegations at this point,” the source said.
As of now, it's unclear whether or not the probe has found enough proof to charge Sheen, but his legal troubles may be far from over. Sheen's ex-pal, retired MLB player Lenny Dykstra has recently brought forward some serious accusations against the actor.
Dykstra alleged that Sheen has committed murder.