Famous People Who Died At 25

The list of famous people who died at 25 includes Tupac Shakur, Ned Kelly, John Keats, Brad Renfro, Baby Face Nelson. Famous personalities featured on this list, include soldiers, poets, guitarists and actors and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 25 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Canada and many more countries.
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Tupac Shakur
( 100 Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone)
Tupac Shakur
300
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 13, 1996

Tupac Amaru Shakur, popularly known as 2Pac or Makaveli, is considered as one of the greatest American rappers of all time. Talent and trouble went hand in hand in Shakur’s journey to fame; the higher Shakur rose in his iconic status, the deeper he became entangled in gang violence and an infamous rivalry, which sadly led to his untimely demise.

 2 
John Keats
(English Romantic Lyric Poet)
John Keats
22
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 31, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moorgate, London, England
Died: February 23, 1821
John Keats was one of the leading 19th-century Romantic poets, along with Byron and Shelley, known for his natural imagery and emotions in his poems. Some of his best-known works are Ode on a Grecian Urn, To Autumn, and Ode to a Nightingale. He died of tuberculosis at age 25.
 3 
Randy Rhoads
(Guitarist, Musician, Classical guitarist)
Randy Rhoads
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica
Died: March 19, 1982
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 4 
Frankie Lymon
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 27, 1968
Rock and roll/R&B singer/songwriter Frankie Lymon started his career as the lead singer of the group The Teenagers, known for hits such as Why Do Fools Fall in Love. Both his and his band’s popularity declined after he went solo. He was found dead of a heroin overdose at 25.
 5 
Manfred von Richthofen
(One of the Most Widely Known German Fighter Pilots of All Time)
Manfred von Richthofen
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 2, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: April 21, 1918
Manfred von Richthofen, also known as Baron von Richthofen and the "Red Baron,” was a German Air Force fighter pilot who won more than 80 World War I battles. He was part of the fighter wing unit Jagdgeschwader 1, which was also known as "The Flying Circus" or "Richthofen's Circus.”
 6 
Peaches Geldof
(British Model, Television Personality and Writer for the UK Edition of ‘Elle Girl’ Magazine)
Peaches Geldof
11
Birthdate: March 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: April 7, 2014
Peaches Geldof, daughter of singer Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates, wrote for publications such as Elle Girl and The Guardian. She later presented her own TV shows, such as Peaches Geldof: Teen America, and modeled. Geldof was a Scientologist. She died of a heroin overdose at age 25.
 7 
Jules Bianchi
(French Motor Racing & F1 Driver)
Jules Bianchi
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: July 17, 2015

Jules Bianchi, grandson of GT World Champion Mauro Bianchi, was a Formula 3 Euro Series winner and a French Formula Renault 2.0 champion. A collision during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix caused him a diffuse axonal injury. He was in a coma for 8 months before dying at age 25.

 8 
Wilfred Owen
46
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 18, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oswestry
Died: November 4, 1918

Wilfred Owen was an English soldier and poet. One of the most important poets during World War I, Owen wrote about the horrors of gas warfare. His life and career inspired a docudrama titled Wilfred Owen: A Remembrance Tale where he was portrayed by Samuel Barnett. In 1989, the Wilfred Owen Association was established to commemorate his life and poetry.

 9 
Euronymous
(Guitarist)
Euronymous
46
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Egersund
Died: August 10, 1993
Øystein Aarseth, better known as Euronymous, was a pioneer in the Norwegian black-metal circuit. He co-founded the band Mayhem and was its guitarist. He also launched the metal record label Deathlike Silence Productions and the black-metal record shop Helvete. A self-proclaimed Satanist, he was murdered by his bandmate Varg Vikernes.
 10 
Robert Gould Shaw
(Military Personnel)
Robert Gould Shaw
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 10, 1837
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: July 18, 1863
Union Army officer Robert Gould Shaw commanded an all-Black regiment, the 54th Massachusetts, during the American Civil War. A staunch abolitionist, he died in the Second Battle of Fort Wagner in 1863, but became a hero after his death, especially among the Black community. He inspired the 1989 film Glory.
 11 
Cheyenne Brando
(French Fashion Model and Daughter of Actor Marlon Brando and Actress Tarita Teriipaia)
Cheyenne Brando
10
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tahiti, French Polynesia
Died: April 16, 1995

Cheyenne Brando was a French model and daughter of legendary American actor, Marlon Brando. Troubled by drug addiction and bouts of depression throughout her teenage and adult life, Cheyenne also struggled to cope with personal losses, such as the death of her partner Dag Drollet, who was fatally shot by her half-brother Christian. Brando committed suicide at age 25.

 12 
Brad Renfro
17
Birthdate: July 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 15, 2008

Brad Renfro was living in a trailer park when director Joel Schumacher spotted him and cast him in The Client. Over the years, Renfro appeared in films such as Tom and Huck and Apt Pupil. He, however, struggled with drug abuse and died of a heroin overdose at 25.

 13 
Phillip Hughes
(Australian Test and One Day International (ODI) Cricketer)
Phillip Hughes
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Macksville, New South Wales, Australia
Died: November 27, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 14 
Lane Frost
(Bull Riders)
Lane Frost
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Junta, Colorado, USA
Died: July 30, 1989
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
Jiah Khan
(Actress)
Jiah Khan
12
Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 3, 2013
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 16 
Simone Battle
(Actor, Singer, Television actor)
Simone Battle
13
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: September 5, 2014
 17 
Tommy Bolin
(Guitarist who worked with Zephyr, Deep Purple, and The James Gang, as well as working as a solo artist)
Tommy Bolin
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Died: December 4, 1976
 18 
Jovan Belcher
(American Football Player)
Jovan Belcher
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Babylon, New York, United States
Died: December 1, 2012
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 19 
Mary of Burgundy
(Former Duchess of Burgundy (1477 - 1482))
Mary of Burgundy
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 13, 1457
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: March 27, 1482

As Charles the Bold’s daughter, Mary of Burgundy, was also known as Mary the Rich, for her affluence. While she had a fairy-tale marriage with Archduke Maximilian of Austria and had two children, she died abruptly at age 25, after being thrown from her horse during a hunting trip.

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Leslie Carter
(Singer)
Leslie Carter
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: January 31, 2012
 21 
Paul Kossoff
(Former Guitarist mainly known as the co-founder and guitarist for the English rock band Free)
Paul Kossoff
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Died: March 19, 1976
 22 
George Gipp
(American Football Player)
George Gipp
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Calumet Township, Michigan, United States
Died: December 14, 1920
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Aubrey Beardsley
(Illustrator)
Aubrey Beardsley
2
Birthdate: August 21, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: March 16, 1898

Aubrey Beardsley was an English illustrator and author, whose works emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. A leading figure in the aesthetic movement, he was deeply influenced by black ink drawings. He attended classes at the Westminster School of Art before beginning his career as an artist. He was considered an eccentric person.  

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Reid Flair
(American Professional Wrestler)
Reid Flair
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Died: March 29, 2013
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 25 
Olive Thomas
(American Silent-Film Actress, Art Model, and Photo Model)
Olive Thomas
2
Birthdate: October 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charleroi, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 10, 1920
 26 
Françoise Dorléac
(French Actress Known for Her Films: ‘That Man from Rio’, ‘The Soft Skin’, and ‘Cul-de-sac’)
Françoise Dorléac
7
Birthdate: March 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 26, 1967
Actor-model Françoise Dorléac, elder sister of Catherine Deneuve, had first appeared on stage at age 10. Known for her vivacious personality, she made quite a name for herself with movies such as Cul-de-sac and Where the Spies Are, before an unfortunate car accident claimed her life at age 25. 
 27 
Benny Paret
(Cuban Welterweight Boxer)
Benny Paret
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Cuba
Died: April 3, 1962
 28 
Michael A. Monsoor
(Who was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom)
Michael A. Monsoor
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: September 29, 2006
 29 
Ron Goldman
(Waiter murdered alongside friend Nicole Brown Simpson)
Ron Goldman
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 12, 1994

Ron Goldman was a restaurant waiter who was a good friend of Nicole Brown Simpson, the ex-wife of O. J. Simpson. He and Nicole were murdered in 1994, and Simpson was eventually found guilty for their deaths. While Ron worked primarily as a waiter, he also modeled occasionally. He had become friends with Nicole just weeks before their murders.

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Eddie Griffin
(Basketball player)
Eddie Griffin
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 17, 2007
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 31 
Abigail Folger
(Social worker)
Abigail Folger
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: August 9, 1969
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 32 
Lucan
(One of the Outstanding Poets of the Imperial Latin Period Who is Known for His Epic Poem 'Pharsalia')
Lucan
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 3, 0039
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: April 30, 0065
Lucan was a Roman poet who is counted among the most important personalities of the Imperial Latin period. He is best remembered for his epic poem Pharsalia, which narrates the civil war between the forces of the Roman Senate and Julius Caesar. Lucan was renowned for the speed of his composition, which set him apart from his contemporaries.
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Jack Phillips
(Wireless telegraphist)
Jack Phillips
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 11, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Farncombe, Surrey, England
Died: April 15, 1912
 34 
Robert Emmet
(Revolutionary Leader)
Robert Emmet
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 4, 1778
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 20, 1803
 35 
Yordano Ventura
(Dominican Professional Baseball Pitcher)
Yordano Ventura
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Samana, Dominican Republic
Died: January 22, 2017
Dominican baseball player Yordano Ventura, who made a name for himself as part of the MLB team Kansas City Royals, also won the 2015 World Series with his team. He left his fans and teammates shocked when he died in a car crash at the tender age of 25.
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Lanoe Hawker
(British Aviator and Military Personnel)
Lanoe Hawker
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 30, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Longparish, Hampshire, England
Died: November 23, 1916
 37 
Charlie Christian
(Guitarist)
Charlie Christian
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States
Died: March 2, 1942
 38 
Helmuth Koinigg
(Austrian Racing Driver)
Helmuth Koinigg
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 6, 1974

Austrian racing driver Helmuth Koinigg was from an affluent family but struggled to finance his racing dreams initially. He tragically passed away in a deadly crash at age 25, in what was his second Grand Prix start, the 1974 US Grand Prix, when a suspension failure caused him to be decapitated.

 39 
Dylan Sahara
(Actress, Presenter)
Dylan Sahara
4
Birthdate: December 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ponorogo, East Java, Indonesia
Died: December 22, 2018
 40 
Oswald Boelcke
(German Aviator and Military Personnel)
Oswald Boelcke
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 19, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Halle, Germany
Died: October 28, 1916
 41 
Roger Williamson
(British Racing Driver and 'Formula Three' Champion)
Roger Williamson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England
Died: July 29, 1973

Roger Williamson was a British racing driver best remembered for winning the British Formula Three Championship title twice. Williamson died at the age of 25 while competing in his second F1 race during the 1973 Dutch Grand Prix in the Netherlands.

 42 
Justin Pierce
(Actor and Skateboarder Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Kids’ and ‘Next Friday’)
Justin Pierce
22
Birthdate: March 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 10, 2000

Justin Pierce was a British skateboarder and actor, best known for playing Casper in the 1995 coming-of-age drama film, Kids. Pierce, who had a troubled early life due to his parents' separation, started using marijuana and heroin, for which he was also arrested. At the age of 25, Justin Pierce committed suicide amidst a successful acting career.

 43 
Emilia Plater
(Polish-Lithuanian Revolutionary and Noblewoman)
Emilia Plater
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 13, 1806
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: December 23, 1831

Emilia Plater was a Polish-Lithuanian revolutionary and noblewoman. Often compared with France's Joan of Arc, Plater is seen as a national heroine in Belarus, Lithuania, and Poland. Emilia Plater's story has inspired numerous works of art and literature and she is often seen as a symbol of women empowerment in Lithuania.

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Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe
(Edgar Allan Poe's Wife)
Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1822 AD
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Died: January 30, 1847
 45 
Lotf Ali Khan
(Ruler)
Lotf Ali Khan
3
Birthdate: 1769 AD
Birthplace: Iran
Died: 1794 AD
 46 
Andrew Kim Taegon
(Saint)
Andrew Kim Taegon
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 21, 1821
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dangjin-si, South Korea
Died: September 16, 1846
 47 
Princess Zorka of Montenegro
(Aristocrat)
Princess Zorka of Montenegro
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 23, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cetinje, Principality of Montenegro Montenegro
Died: March 16, 1890
 48 
George Lawrence Price
(Canadian Soldier)
George Lawrence Price
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Falmouth
Died: November 11, 1918
 49 
Alexander Schmorell
(Russian-German Revolutionary Who Opposed the Nazi German Regime)
Alexander Schmorell
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Orenburg, Russia
Died: July 13, 1943

Alexander Schmorell was a Russian-German revolutionary best remembered for co-founding the popular resistance group White Rose, which opposed the Nazi German regime. He was executed by the Nazis and was later glorified as a saint by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. Alexander Schmorell is also venerated throughout the world by Orthodox Christians.

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Clara Maass
(American Nurse Who Served in the United States Army During the Spanish-American War)
Clara Maass
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 28, 1876
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Died: August 24, 1901

Clara Maass was an American nurse who volunteered as a contract nurse and served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. She served again in the Eighth U.S. Army Corps from 1899 to 1900. After her second assignment with the army, Clara Maass volunteered for experiments to study yellow fever. She died of the disease at age 25.