Famous People Who Died In Car Accidents

Celebrity deaths—as shocking as they might be—are also undeniably fascinating, albeit in a morbid way. In 1997, the world was shaken by the news of the horrific car crash following which the much beloved Princess Diana died. Several years prior to this incident, Hollywood suffered a similar loss when the blonde sex bomb Jayne Mansfield was killed in a car crash at the age of 34, along with two others. The untimely and tragic deaths of James Dean, Paul Walker and Norman Burton in car crashes also shook the world. Accidental deaths become even more sensational when shrouded in mystery as in the case of Victor Davis, an Olympic gold medallist, who was struck by a car whose driver fled the scene. The death of basketball player Bryan Gahol who was killed along with companion Rosemarie Manalo in a multiple-vehicle collision was yet another car crash case which wiped out promising young lives. Famous writers Albert Camus and Margaret Mitchell are also among the unfortunate victims of fatal car crashes. Here we bring to you more information about famous people who died in car accidents.

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 1 
Grace Kelly
(Princess of Monaco)

Grace Kelly
55
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 14, 1982

 2 
John Forbes Nash Jr.
(Mathematician)

John Forbes Nash Jr.
22
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bluefield, West Virginia, United States
Died: May 23, 2015

 3 

Jackson Pollock
18
Birthdate: January 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cody, Wyoming, United States
Died: August 11, 1956
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 4 
Albert Camus
(Philosopher & Novelist)

Albert Camus
16
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Drean, Algeria
Died: January 4, 1960

 5 
Princess Diana
(First Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales)

Princess Diana
57
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 31, 1997
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 6 

Paul Walker
39
Birthdate: September 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Died: November 30, 2013
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 7 
Marc Bolan
(English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar-based songs.)

Marc Bolan
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 16, 1977
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 8 

Samuel Burl  Kinison
13
Birthdate: December 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yakima, Washington, United States
Died: April 10, 1992
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 9 
Isadora Duncan
(Dancer & Choreographer)

Isadora Duncan
8
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 26, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: September 14, 1927

 10 
Duane Allman
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

Duane Allman
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville
Died: October 29, 1971

 11 
Ryan Dunn
(Stunt Performer)

Ryan Dunn
13
Birthdate: June 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Medina, Ohio, USA
Died: June 20, 2011
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 12 
Barack Obama Sr.
(Kenyan Official)

Barack Obama Sr.
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 18, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rachuonyo District, Nyang'oma Kogelo
Died: November 24, 1982

 13 
Tim Horton
(Ice hockey player)

Tim Horton
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cochrane
Died: February 21, 1974
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 14 
Brandon Burlsworth
(American Football Player)

Brandon Burlsworth
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harrison, Arkansas, United States
Died: April 28, 1999
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 15 
Dodi Fayed
(Film producer, Romantic Partner of Princess Diana)

Dodi Fayed
16
Birthdate: April 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: August 31, 1997

 16 
Cliff Burton
(Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band Metallica.)

Cliff Burton
12
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States
Died: September 27, 1986

 17 
Junkyard Dog
(Wrestler)

Junkyard Dog
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wadesboro, North Carolina, United States
Died: June 1, 1998
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 18 
Charles R. Drew
(Physician & Surgeon)

Charles R. Drew
6
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 1, 1950

 19 
Thuy Trang
(Actress)

Thuy Trang
17
Birthdate: December 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Died: September 3, 2001
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 20 
Jessi Combs
(Race Car Driver)

Jessi Combs
6
Birthdate: July 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
Died: August 27, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 21 
Cozy Powell
(Drummer)

Cozy Powell
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cirencester
Died: April 5, 1998

 22 
Jules Bianchi
(F1 Driver)

Jules Bianchi
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: July 17, 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 23 
Steve Prefontaine
(Long-distance Runner)

Steve Prefontaine
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coos Bay
Died: May 30, 1975
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 24 
Jennifer Syme
(Actress)

Jennifer Syme
13
Birthdate: December 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pico Rivera, California
Died: April 2, 2001

 25 
Herb Brooks
(Ice Hockey Coach, Player)

Herb Brooks
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: August 11, 2003

 26 

Desmond Llewelyn
1
Birthdate: September 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newport, Wales Newport, Wales
Died: December 19, 1999
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 27 
F. W. Murnau
(Film director)

F. W. Murnau
1
Birthdate: December 28, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bielefeld, Germany
Died: March 11, 1931
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)

 28 
Johnny Horton
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)

Johnny Horton
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: November 5, 1960

 29 
Ariel Camacho
(Singer, songwriter)

Ariel Camacho
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guamuchil, Sinaloa
Died: February 25, 2015

 30 

Lamont Bentley
3
Birthdate: October 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died: January 19, 2005
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 31 
Ernie Kovacs
(Actor, Comedian)

Ernie Kovacs
4
Birthdate: January 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 13, 1962
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 32 
David Halberstam
(Historian, Writer, Journalist)

David Halberstam
0
Birthdate: April 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: April 23, 2007

 33 
Justin Strzelczyk
(American football player)

Justin Strzelczyk
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Seneca, New York, United States
Died: September 30, 2004
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 34 
Lev Landau
(Physicist)

Lev Landau
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: April 1, 1968

 35 
Cheryl Araujo
(Gang Rape Victim)

Cheryl Araujo
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 14, 1986

 36 

Carlos Monzon
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Javier, Santa Fe, Argentina
Died: January 8, 1995
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 37 
José Antonio Reyes
(Footballer left winger)

José Antonio Reyes
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Utrera, Spain
Died: June 1, 2019
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 38 
Rasual Butler
(Basketball Player)

Rasual Butler
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 31, 2018
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 39 
Alicia Nash
(Physicist)

Alicia Nash
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador
Died: May 23, 2015

 40 
Andrew Symonds
(Batting allrounder Cricketer)

Andrew Symonds
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: May 14, 2022
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 41 
Giuseppe Farina
(Racecar driver)

Giuseppe Farina
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin
Died: June 30, 1966

 42 
Mike Hawthorn
(Racing Driver)

Mike Hawthorn
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexborough, England
Died: January 22, 1959

 43 
Seymour Cray
(Engineer, Computer scientist)

Seymour Cray
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chippewa Falls
Died: October 5, 1996

Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1927 AD
Birthplace: Armant, Egypt
Died: 1988 AD

 45 
Alexander Dubcek
(Politician)

Alexander Dubcek
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uhrovec
Died: November 7, 1992

 46 
Berry Oakley
(Musician)

Berry Oakley
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: November 11, 1972

 47 

Billy Collins Jr.
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: March 6, 1984

 48 

Françoise Dorléac
3
Birthdate: March 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 26, 1967

 49 

Wallace Stegner
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lake Mills
Died: April 13, 1993

 50 
Jerry Rubin
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)

Jerry Rubin
6
Listed In:
Birthdate: July 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Died: November 28, 1994