Doreen Lioy, the wife of infamous serial killer Richard Ramirez aka ‘The Night Stalker,’ received plenty of media attention until her iconic husband’s natural death in prison.
Six years later, startling revelations from Full House actor John Stamos have brought the Night Stalker’s wife back into the spotlight. Due to her husband’s death trial, Doreen Lioy, better known as the wife of Richard Ramirez, aka The Night Stalker, received a lot of media attention. All of it came to an end when Ramirez died in prison as a result of complications from B-cell lymphoma.
She has been out of the public eye since then. However, recent revelations from Full House star John Phillip Stamos have brought the Night Stalker’s wife back into the spotlight.
John Stamos Opened Up About Doreen Lioy: Mentored Stamos Before His Big Break
Apart from the obvious fact that she married a convicted serial killer and rapist whom she first met after his horrible acts were made national news, little was known about Doreen Lioy’s past.
Recent developments, on the other hand, have revealed a different side of the serial killer’s widow. In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight in 2019, veteran actor John Stamos stated that Lioy coached him before landing his big break on General Hospital in 1982.
What Was The Revelation That Stamos Made?
According to the article from 2019, Stamos met Lioy when he was 16 or 17 years old through a friend named Michael Damian. Given that Stamos was born on August 19, 1963, their first meeting can be pinpointed to the late 1970s – at least half a decade before Lioy began courting the legendary killer.
At the time, Lioy worked as an editor for Tiger Beat, a renowned teen fan publication. She developed a fascination with the young Stamos and was the first to publish an article about him in the magazine. Before becoming a mainstay on the cover, the now-famous actor originally appeared in the editor’s section of the magazine in a shot alongside Lioy.
In addition, Stamos said that the serial killer’s widow groomed him for his breakout role at General Hospital. The actor was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in the show. As the situation progressed, the actor and Lioy grew closer, to the point where they were practically family.
Lioy Described Stamos And Ramirez With The Same Words
What surprised Stamos the most was that Lioy used the same compliments to describe Ramirez as she had previously used to describe him. Lioy spoke to CNN many years before the famed killer’s death on the impact he had on her. No, she didn’t see a cold-blooded murderer! He was, in reality, a nice person who became her best friend, she stated.
Stamos’ family cut ties with Lioy once her relationship with the serial killer became public, which came as no surprise. Since the death of Richard Ramirez, Lioy has been off the public radar in terms of her location.