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256 Famous People Who Died Before Their Time

Even famous people are subject to death and taxes. There's no escaping them. If I've missed any please comment.

Type of death: Drug | Plane Crash | Car Crash | Shot | Suicide | Illness | Cancer | Drowned | Heart Attack | Animal | Aids | Skiing | Murder | Fall | Alcohol
Famous for: Music | Sports | Actor | Politics | Author | TV | Artist | tech | comedian | business
Age: Teens | Twenties | Thirties | Forties | Fifties | Sixties | Seventies
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1.Jimi Hendrix - Drug Overdose - 27
2.Princess Di - Car Crash - 36
3.Michael Jackson - Drugs - 50
4.Abraham Lincoln - shot - 56
5.John Kennedy - shot - 46
6.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Shot - 39
7.John Lennon - Shot - 40
8.Kurt Cobain - Shot - Suicide - 27
9.John Kennedy Jr. - Plane Crash - 38
10.Robert Kennedy - Shot - 42
11.Michael Hutchence (lead singer from INXS) - Suicide - drugs - 37
12.Ofra Haza (singer) - AIDS-related pneumonia - 42
13.Elvis Presley - Drugs - 42
14.Janis Joplin - Drugs - 27
15.Thurman Muson - Plane Crash - 32
16.Lou Gehrig - ALS 37
17.Billy Martin - Car Crash - 61
18.Cory Lidle - Plane Crash - 34
19.Heath Ledger - drugs - 28
20.Anna Nicole Smith - drugs - 39
21.Marilyn Monroe - Drugs - 36
22.John Denver - Plane crash - 53
23.Sonny Bono (Sonny & Cher) - skiing - 62
24.George Reeves - shot - 45
25.John Belushi - Drugs - 33
26.Chris Farley - Drugs - 33
27.River Pheonix - Drugs - 23
28.Bob Marley - skin cancer - 36
29.Linda McCartney - Breast Cancer - 56
30.George Harrison - Lung Cancer - 58
31.Judy Garland - Drugs - 47
32.Jim Morrison - Drugs - 27
33.Amy Winehouse - Alcohol - 27
34.Steve Jobs - Pancreatic Cancer - 56
35.Natalie Wood - Drowned - 43
36.Adam Yauch - Beastie Boys - Cancer - 47
37.Davy Jones - Heart Attack - 66
38.Wendy O. Williams - Suicide (gunshot) - 48
39.Freddie Prinze - Suicide (shot) - 22
40.Ian Curtis - Suicide - Hanging - 23
41.Donna Summer - Lung Cancer - 63
42.Whitney Houston - 48 - Drugs - Drowning
43.Steve Irwin (Crocodile Hunter) - Stung by Sting Ray - 44
44.Tupac Shakur - Shot - 25
45.Biggie Smalls (Rapper) - Shot - 24
46.Bruce Lee - cerebral edema - 32
47.Bernie Mac (Comedian) - Cancer - 50
48.Roberto Clemente - Plane Crash - 38
49.Freddie Mercury - Aids - 45
50.Andy Kaufman - Lung Cancer - 35
51.Brandon Lee - Shot - 28
52.Patrick Swayze - Cancer - 57
53.Herb Brooks - Car Crash - 66
54.Jesus - crucifixion - 32
55.Ghandi - Shot - 78
56.Babe Ruth - Cancer - 53
57.Carl Sagan - Cancer - 62
58.Marvin Gaye - shot - 44
59.Buddy Holly - Plane crash - 22
60.Doug Fieger (The Knack) - Cancer - 57
61.Michael Landon - Cancer - 57
62.Hugo Chavez - cancer - 58 2013
63.Keith Haring Aids - 31
64.Andy Warhol - heart attack -58
65.Christopher Hitchens (Author) - Cancer - 62
66.James Dean - Car crash - 24
67.John Candy - Heart Attack - 43
68.Liberace - Aids - 67
69.Mickey Mantle - alcoholism - 63
70.Bobby Murcer (Yankees)- Brain cancer - 62
71.Richard Pryor -heart attack -65
72.James Gandofini - Heart Attack - 51
73.Gilda Radner - Ovarian Cancer - 42
74.Sammy Davis Jr. - throat cancer - 64
75.Tiny Tim - heart attack - 64
76.Bob Ross - Lymphoma - 52
77.Ted Knight - Mary Tyler Moore show - Cancer - 62
78.Rod Serling - Twilight Zone - Heart Attack - 50
79.Brian Jones - Rolling Stones - Drowned - 27
80.Christopher Reeve - Superman - Heart Attack (spinal injury) - 52
81.Bob Crane (Hogan's Heroes) - murdered - 49
82.Bill Bixby - Cancer - 59
83.Gary Coleman (Different Strokes) - fall - 42
84.Randy "Macho Man" Savage (Wrestler) - Heart Attack - 58
85.Jim Henson (muppets) - infection - 53
86.Alan Myers (Devo) - Stomach Cancer - 58
87.Sid Vicious - (Sex Pistols) - 21
88.Dave Jennings (Football) - Parkinsons - 61
89.Roger Maris (Baseball) - Hodgkins Lymphoma - 51
90.Jim Fixx (Author) - Heart Attack - 51
91.Lisa Robin Kelly (That 70's show) - 43
92.Tim Russert (News Reporter)- Heart attack - 58
93.Cory Monteith (Glee TV show) - drugs - 31
94.Tom Clancy (author) - 66
95.Andy Gibb - Drugs - 31
96.Carl Switzer (Alfalfa from Little Rascals) - shot - 31
97.Manute Bol - (Basketball) Kidney Failure - 47
98.Paul Walker (actor) - Car Crash - 40
99.Felix Pappalardi - Guitarist - Mountain, - 42
100.Doug Adams - (Author) - 49
101.Karen Carpenter (musician) - Anorexia - 32
102.Marty Feldman - Heart attack - 48
103.Aaliyah Haughton - Plane Crash - 22
104.Lisa Lopes (Left Eye) - Car Crash - 30
105.Ritchie Valens - Plane Crash - 17
106.The Big Bopper - Plane Crash - 28
107.Eazy E (Rapper) - Aids - 30
108.Randy Rhoads - Plane Crash - 25
109.Sean Taylor (Football) - Shot - 24
110.Steve McNair (Football) - Shot - 36
111.Michelle Thomas - (Actor) - Stomach Cancer - 30
112.Madeline Kahn - Ovarian Cancer - 57 -
113.Pete Maravich - Heart Attack - 40
114.Ultimate Warrior (Wrestler) - Heart Attack - 54
115.John Pinette (Seinfield) - Heart Attack - 50
116.Peaches Geldof - Drugs - 25
117.Philip Seymour Hoffman - Drugs - 46
118.Billy Holiday - Liver disease - 44
119.John Ritter (actor) - Aortic Disection - 54
120.Christopher Evan Welch (actor) - Lung Cancer - 48
121.Jerry Garcia - Heart Attack - 53
122.Tony Gwynn (baseball) - Cancer - 54
123.Curly Howard (3 Stooges) - 48
124.Lou Costello - (Abbot and Costello) Heart attack - 52
125.Robert Kardashian (OJ Simpson Lawyer) - Cancer - 59
126.Ernest Hemmingway - Suicide - 61
127.Lyle Alzado (Football) - Brain Cancer - 43
128.Jamie Coots (Reality Show) - Snake Bite - 42
129.Dale Earnhardt (Auto racing)- Car Crash - 49
130.Dan Wheldon (Auto racing) - Car Crash - 33
131.Ayrton Senna (Auto racing) - Car Crash - 34
132.Ed Platt (Chief from Get Smart) - Suicide - 58
133.Robin Williams (Comedian) - Suicide - 63
134.Humphrey Bogart - cancer 57
135.Michael Duncan (Actor) - Heart Attack - 54
136.Andrew Breitbart (Political Blogger) - Heart Attack - 43
137.Joey Ramone - Cancer (Lymphoma) - 49
138.Johnny Ramone - Prostate Cancer - 55
139.Dee Dee Ramone - Drug Overdose - 50
140.Truman Capote - Liver Cancer - 59
141.Junior Seau (Football) - Suicide - 43
142.Jan Hooks - Cancer - 57
143.Sally Ride (Astronaut) - Cancer - 61
144.Frank Zappa - Prostate Cancer - 52
145.Cass Elliot - Heart attack - 32
146.Keith Moon (the Who) - Drug Overdose - 32
147.Alan Turing - Suicide - 41
148.Stuart Scott - Appendix Cancer - 49
149.Ricky Wilson (B-52s) - Aids - 32
150.Walter Payton football - Cancer - 46
151.Brian Piccilo (football) - Testicular Cancer - 26
152.Rob Pilatus (Milli Vanilli) - Drug Overdoes - 32
153.Bob Simon (60 Minutes) - car crash - 73
154.Anthony Mason (NBA)- Heart Attack - 48
155.Timothy Treadwell - Eaten by Bear - 46
156.Morton Downy Jr. - Lung Cancer - 68
157.Dr. Scott Sims (Aloha Vet) - Bladder cancer - 59
158.Mark Ashton (Song - For a Friend) - Aids - 26 - (music)
159.Alexander Hamilton - Shot - 49
160.Lenny Bruce - Drug Overdose - 40
161.Harry Chapin (musician) - Car Crash - 38
162.Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) - Heart Attack/drug related - 48
163.Sam Cooke - Shot - 33
164.Gianni Versace - Shot - 50
165.Vincent Van Gogh - Shot (Suicide) - 37
166.Steve McQueen - Cancer - 50
167.Brittany Murphy - Drugs/Pneumonia - 32
168.Paul Atkinson (The Zombies) - Liver cancer - 58
169.Natasha Richardson (Actor) - skiiing - 45
170.Selena Quintanilla (Music) - Shot - 23
171.Anwar Sadat (President of Egypt) - Shot - 62
172.Jonathan Brandis (Actor) - Suicide by hanging - 27
173.Corey Haim (Actor) - Drugs/Pneumonia - 38
174.Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched TV show) - Colorectal Cancer - 62
175.Natalie Cole (singer) - Heart Disease - 65
176.David Bowie - Cancer - 69
177.Alan Rickman (Snape from Harry Potter) - Pancreatic Cancer - 69
178.John Bonham (Drummer Led Zeppelin) - Drugs (Alcohol) - 32
179.Cliff Burton (Metallica) - Car Crash - 24
180.Glen Frey (Eagles) - Pneumonia - 67
181.David Foster Wallace - Suicide - 46
182.Darryl Dawkins (NBA) - Heart Attack - 58
183.Anthony Mason (NBA) - Heart Attack - 48
184.Moses Malone (NBA) - Heart Attack - 60
185.Brian Epstein (Beatles manager) - Drugs - 32
186.Robert Atkins - Fall - 72
187.Garry Shandling (Comedian) - Heart Attack - 66
188.Chyna (Wrestler) - Drugs - 44
189.Prince - Drugs - 57
190.Ed Bradley (60 Minutes) - Leukemia - 65
191.Jose Fernandez - Boat Accident - 24
192.Craig Sager - Cancer - 65
193.Layne Staley - Drug Overdose - 34
194.Chi Cheng - Car Crash & Heart Attack - 42
195.George Michael (Singer) - Heart Attack - 53
196.Carrie Fisher (Star Wars) - Heart Attack - 60
197.Falco - Car Crash - 40
198.Tony Gwynn (Baseball) - Cancer - 54
199.Chris Cornell - Suicide - 52
200.Jack Wild (actor) - 53
201.Aaron Hernandez (Football) - Suicide - 27
202.Ralphie May - Heart Attack/Pneumonia - 45
203.Elliot Smith (musician) Stabbed/Suicide - 34
204.Stephen Jay Gould - Cancer - 60
205.Delores O'Riordan (Cranberries) - drowned alcohol- 46
206.Tom Davis of Franken and Davis - Cancer - 59
207.Craig Mack - Heart Failure - 46
208.Avicii (musician) Alcohol - 28
209.Jeff Buckley (musician) - Drowned - 30
210.Keith Emerson (ELP) - Suicide - shot - 71
211.Kate Spade - (designer) Suicide - Hanging - 55
212.Anthony Bourdain - TV Chef - Suicide Hanging - 61
213.XXXTentacion (rapper) - Shot - 20
214.Ray Emery (hockey) - Drowned - 35
215.Sam Kinison (Comedian) - Car Crash - 38
216.Erin Moran (Happy Days TV show) - Throat Cancer - 58
217.Phil Hartman - shot - 49
218.Grace Kelly - car crash - 52
219.Luke Perry (actor) - Stroke - 52
220.Chester Bennington (musician) - suicide hanging - 41
221.Nipsey Hussle rap - Shot - 33
222.Keith Flint - musician - Prodigy - Suicide (hanging) - 49
223.Robert Palmer (musician) - Heart Attack - 54
224.Marc Bolan (musician T-Rex) - Car Crash - 29
225.Steve Took (musician T-Rex) - Drugs - 31
226.Steve Currie (musician T-Rex) - Car Crash - 33
227.Mickey Finn (musician T-Rex) - Alcohol - 55
228.Peter Dines (musician T-Rex) - Heart Attack - 59
229.Farah Fawcett - Cancer - 62
230.Carrie Fisher - Heart Attack - 60
231.Kobe Bryant - Helicopter Crash - 41 (g)
232.Bob Casale (Devo) - Heart Attack - 61
233.Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) - shot - 38
234.Roy Halladay - Plane crash - 40 (g)
235.Jim Croce - music - plane crash - 30
236.Chadwick Boseman - Cancer - 43
237.Grant Imahara (Mythbusters) -Brain Aneurism 49
238.Tyler Skaggs (baseball) fentanyl overdose - 27
239.Pop Smoke (g)
240.Mac Miller (g)
241.Juice Wrld (g)
242.Cameron Boyce (g)
243.Max Shitty (g)
244.Nikki McKibbin - (American Idol) Brain Aneurism - 42
245.Eddie Hassell - Shot - 30 (g)
246.Natasha Richardson (w)
247.Lisa Robin Kelly (w)
248.Michael Duncan (w)
249.Taylor negron (w)
250.John Spencer (w)
251.Gregory Hines (w)
252.Chris Penn (w)
253.Lionel_Poilane
254.Helen McCrory (Actor) - Cancer - 52
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256.Backlog
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