In June 1964 the Nation of Islam sued to reclaim Malcolm's X house in New York, which they claimed to own. The suit was successful and Malcolm X was ordered to vacate. The night before the hearing the house burned to the ground.
On February 21, 1965 Malcolm X was assassinated in Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom. He began to speak to a meeting of the Organizations of Afro-American Unity when a fight broke out in the crowd of 400. A man then rushes towards Malcolm X and shot him in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun. Two other men charged the stage and fired handguns hitting him 16 times. Malcolm X was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived to Columbia Prebyterian Hospital.