Famous People Who Died In 1997

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1997. This list includes people like The Notorious B.I.G., Mother Teresa, John Denver, Andrew Cunanan, Chris Farley and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, political leaders, poets and philosophers who died in 1997. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Princess Diana

Princess Diana.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Member of the British Royal Family
Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sandringham
Died: August 31

 2 The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G..
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 9
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 3 Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: August 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
Died: September 5

 4 Gianni Versace

Gianni Versace.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: December 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy
Died: July 15
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 5 John Denver

John Denver.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: December 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Died: October 12
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 6 Andrew Cunanan

Andrew Cunanan.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: August 31, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: National City, California, United States
Died: July 23

 7 Chris Farley

Chris Farley.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: December 18
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 8 James Stewart

James Stewart.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 20, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania
Died: July 2

 9 Michael Hutchence

Michael Hutchence.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Crows Nest, Australia
Died: November 22
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 10 Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 1
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 11 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
Died: June 26
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 12 Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: November 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orange, California
Died: May 29
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 13 Jeanne Calment

Jeanne Calment.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Oldest Person Ever
Birthdate: February 21, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Arles
Died: August 4

 14 Deng Xiaoping

Deng Xiaoping.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guang'an, China
Died: February 19

 15 Dodi Fayed

Dodi Fayed.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Ex-Lover of Princess Diana
Birthdate: April 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: August 31

 16 Brian Pillman

Brian Pillman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: May 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: October 5
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 17 Gulshan Kumar

Gulshan Kumar
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessperson, Film producer
Birthdate: May 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
Died: August 12

 18 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Qawwal and Ghazal Singer
Birthdate: October 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Faisalabad
Died: August 16

 19 Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: October 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: April 8

 20 Burgess Meredith

Burgess Meredith.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: September 9
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 21 Brian Keith

Brian Keith.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey
Died: June 24
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 22 Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Writer
Birthdate: June 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 5

 23 Anton LaVey

Anton LaVey.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Occultist
Birthdate: April 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: October 29

 24 William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Short Story Writer
Birthdate: February 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died: August 2

 25 Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer & Songwriter
Birthdate: March 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
Died: January 1

 26 Mobutu Sese Seko

Mobutu Sese Seko.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Dictator
Birthdate: October 14, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lisala, Belgian
Died: September 7

 27 Joanna Moore

Joanna Moore.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Parrott, Georgia
Died: November 22

 28 Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: French Explorer
Birthdate: June 11, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint-André-de-Cubzac
Died: June 25

 29 Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl.
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: March 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria
Died: September 2

 30 Betty Shabazz

Betty Shabazz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: May 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pinehurst, Georgia, United States
Died: June 23

 31 Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Multi-instrumentalist
Birthdate: October 15, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Abeokuta
Died: August 2
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 32 Michael LeMoyne Kennedy

Michael LeMoyne Kennedy
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: February 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Died: December 31

 33 Toshiro Mifune

Toshiro Mifune.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Qingdao, Shandong, Republic of China
Died: December 24
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 34 Red Skelton

Red Skelton.
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Famous As: Comedian, Pantomimist
Birthdate: July 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vincennes
Died: September 17

 35 Magda Gabor

Magda Gabor
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: June 6
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 36 Marshall Applewhite

Marshall Applewhite
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: May 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Spur, Texas, USA
Died: March 26

 37 Colonel Tom Parker

Colonel Tom Parker
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Talent Manager
Birthdate: June 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Breda
Died: January 21

 38 Denver Pyle

Denver Pyle.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bethune, Colorado
Died: December 25
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 39 Ennis Cosby

Ennis Cosby
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: April 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 16

 40 Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein.
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor
Birthdate: October 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died: September 29

 41 Paulo Freire

Paulo Freire.
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Famous As: Educator and Philosopher
Birthdate: September 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Recife, Brazil
Died: May 2

 42 James Goldsmith

James Goldsmith
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 18

 43 Nicolette Larson

Nicolette Larson
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helena
Died: December 16

 44 Ronnie Lane

Ronnie Lane
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: April 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plaistow
Died: July 4
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 45 Biju Patnaik

Biju Patnaik
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Asika Aska, Bihar, India
Died: April 17

 46 Audra Lindley

Audra Lindley.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 16
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 47 William Alexander

William Alexander
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: painter
Birthdate: April 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prussia
Died: January 24

 48 Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American professional golfer
Birthdate: August 13, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Texas
Died: July 25

 49 Anatoli Boukreev

Anatoli Boukreev.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Mountaineer
Birthdate: January 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Korkino, Chelyabinsk Oblast
Died: December 25

 50 Richard Jaeckel

Richard Jaeckel
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 10, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Long Beach, Long Island, New York, USA
Died: June 4
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)