Famous People Who Died At 29

The list of famous people who died at 29 includes Hank Williams, Christine Chubbuck, Mangal Pandey, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., Reeva Steenkamp. Famous personalities featured on this list, include emperors & kings, political leaders, poets and actors and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 29 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Egypt and many more countries.
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Hank Williams
(One of the Most Significant and Influential Singers and Songwriters of the 20th Century)
Hank Williams
35
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mount Olive, Alabama, United States
Died: January 1, 1953

Musician Hank Williams is widely considered one of the most influential and significant American singer-songwriters of the 20th century. Hank Williams influenced several singers, such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, and Charley Pride to name a few. Since his untimely death at the age of 29, many artists have released tribute albums honoring Hank Williams.  

 2 
Anne Boleyn
(Queen Consort of England from 1533 to 1536)
Anne Boleyn
33
Birthdate: 1507 AD
Birthplace: Hever Castle, Kent, England
Died: May 19, 1536

The queen of England from 1533 to 1536, Anne Boleyn played an important role in the political and religious upheaval that led to the beginning of the English Reformation. She is widely regarded as the most important and influential queen consort of England. She was charged with adultery, incest, and treason and was executed by beheading in 1536.

 3 
P B Shelley
(One of the Epic Poets of the 19th Century)
P B Shelley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 4, 1792
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Warnham, United Kingdom
Died: July 8, 1822
Legendary English Romantic poetry P.B. Shelley is remembered for his masterpieces such as Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, and Prometheus Unbound. He was known for his poetic imagery, and his popularity soared after his premature death due to drowning while boating at age 29. 
 4 
Ronnie Van Zant
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist)
Ronnie Van Zant
15
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: October 20, 1977
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
Lee Thompson Young
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘The Famous Jett Jackson’)
Lee Thompson Young
21
Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 19, 2013

An actor remembered for his role in the television series The Famous Jett Jackson, Lee Thompson Young was a popular young star who died too soon. Interested in acting from an early age, he made his debut as a teenager and went on to have a successful career. Sadly, he suffered from depression and died by suicide, at the age of 29. 

 6 
Etika
(YouTuber)
Etika
23
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 22, 2019
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 7 
Michael P. Murphy
(United States Navy SEAL Officer)
Michael P. Murphy
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Smithtown, New York, United States
Died: June 28, 2005

Michael P. Murphy was a US Navy SEAL officer. In 2007, Murphy became the first member of the US Navy to be honored with the prestigious Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. He received the award posthumously for his participation in many War on Terrorism missions in Afghanistan, where he died fighting Taliban forces, at the age of 29.

 8 
Marc Bolan
(English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar-based songs.)
Marc Bolan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 16, 1977

Marc Bolan was a British singer, songwriter, poet, musician, and record producer. Best remembered for his association with the rock band T. Rex, Bolan is often counted among the pioneers of the glam rock movement. Bolan is also credited with founding the band Tyrannosaurus Rex. In 2020, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 9 
Rani Lakshmibai
(Queen of the Princely State of Jhansi & One of the Leading Figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857)
Rani Lakshmibai
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Birthdate: November 19, 1828
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: June 18, 1858

Remembered for her heroics against the British, the Indian Joan of Arc Rani Lakshmibai remains an icon of the 1857 Indian Rebellion. The wife of Maharaja Gangadhar Rao, she is known for leading the fight against the British after her husband’s death. She also inspired the legendary lines Khoob Ladi Mardani.

 10 
Reeva Steenkamp
(South African Model Who was the First Face of 'Avon' Cosmetics in South Africa)
Reeva Steenkamp
27
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: February 14, 2013

Reeva Steenkamp was a British-South African model and TV personality. She had a successful career as a model before she was shot dead, at the age of 29, by Paralympic champion, Oscar Pistorius. Her death became international news and she was posthumously named SA Persons of the year along with Anene Booysen by the Daily Maverick in 2013.

 11 
Jesus Christ
(Founder of Christianity Who is Believed to be the Incarnation of God )
Jesus Christ
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0004 AD
Birthplace: Judea, Roman Empire
Died: 0033 AD
First-century Jewish preacher Jesus, known as the Son of God, led to the formation of Christianity, the world’s largest religion. He was born to Joseph and the Virgin Mary. His miracles irked the Roman government, who then tried him and crucified him. Jesus later rose from the dead.
 12 
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.
(United States Naval Aviator and Eldest Son of Joseph P. Kennedy SR and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy)
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hull, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 12, 1944

Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. was a US Navy lieutenant. The eldest of the famous Kennedy siblings, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. was groomed by his father from a very young age to become the president of the United States. After his death during World War II at age 29, John F. Kennedy took it upon himself to materialize his father's dreams.

 13 
Anne Brontë
(Writer)
Anne Brontë
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 17, 1820
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Thornton, West Yorkshire
Died: May 28, 1849
 14 
Christopher Marlowe
(Playwright, Poet)
Christopher Marlowe
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1564
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Canterbury, Kent, England
Died: May 30, 1593

English playwright, poet, and translator, Christopher Marlowe, was one of the major literary figures of the Elizabethan era. It is believed that he greatly influenced his contemporary William Shakespeare. He led a troubled life and died young under mysterious circumstances. Despite his early death, he is regarded as one of the foremost dramatists of the 16th century London.  

 15 
Cassie Gaines
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 20, 1977
 16 
David A. Kennedy
(Robert F. Kennedy's son)
David A. Kennedy
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 25, 1984
 17 
Caracalla
(Roman emperor)
Caracalla
5
Birthdate: April 4, 0188
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lugdunum
Died: April 8, 0217
 18 
James II of Scotland
(King of Scots)
James II of Scotland
4
Birthdate: October 16, 1430
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Holyrood Palace
Died: August 3, 1460

James II of Scotland reigned as the king of Scotland from 1437 to 1460. One of the most popular kings of Scotland, James socialized often with the commoners. Renowned for his restless energy, he traveled around the country and proved to be an active king. Thanks to his popularity, James is often depicted in historical novels, plays, and short stories.

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Thelma Todd
(Actress)
Thelma Todd
1
Birthdate: July 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 16, 1935
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Candy Darling
(Actress)
Candy Darling
5
Birthdate: November 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, USA
Died: March 21, 1974
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Carole Landis
(Actress)
Carole Landis
8
Birthdate: January 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fairchild, Wisconsin, USA
Died: July 5, 1948
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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DJ Screw
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Smithville, Texas, United States
Died: November 16, 2000
 23 
Mónica Spear
(Model, Actress)
Mónica Spear
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maracaibo
Died: January 6, 2014

Actor-model Mónica Spear was crowned Miss Venezuela 2004 and later participated in the Miss Universe pageant, too. She and her former husband were murdered in their car while on a vacation with their 5-year-old daughter in Venezuela, in an attempted robbery after their car broke down.

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Mangal Pandey
(Indian Soldier Who Played an Important Role During the Time of the Indian Rebellion of 1857)
Mangal Pandey
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 19, 1827
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nagwa, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: April 8, 1857
Indian soldier Mangal Pandey was a significant figure in the Indian rebellion of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny, or First War of Independence. Pandey was a sepoy of the British East India Company’s 34th BNI Regiment. His life inspired the Bollywood movie Mangal Pandey: The Rising
 25 
John André
(Head of the British Secret Service During the American Revolutionary War)
John André
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 2, 1751
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: October 2, 1780

John André was a British military leader who served as a major in the British Army. He played an important role during the American Revolutionary War, serving as the head of the British Army's Secret Service in America. He was executed by the Continental Army on 2 October 1780. John André's life inspired many artworks, including the 1798 play André.

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Roland Garros
(French Aviation Pioneer and Fighter Pilot)
Roland Garros
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 6, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Denis, Réunion, France
Died: October 5, 1918
 27 
Edward O'Hare
(American Naval Aviator Who Became the United States Navy's First Fighter Ace of World War II)
Edward O'Hare
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: November 26, 1943

Edward O'Hare was an American naval aviator who became the United States Navy's first fighter ace of World War II in 1942, when he single-handedly took on an intimidating formation of nine heavy bombers. Edward O'Hare shot down five enemy bombers, making him the first naval aviator to receive the prestigious Medal of Honor in the Second World War.  

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Astrid of Sweden
(Queen)
Astrid of Sweden
1
Birthdate: November 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 29, 1935
 29 
David Strickland
(Actor)
David Strickland
5
Birthdate: October 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glen Cove, New York Glen Cove, Long Island, New York (state) New York, United States U.S.
Died: March 22, 1999
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Nero Claudius Drusus
(Roman Politician)
Nero Claudius Drusus
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 14, 0038
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: September 14, 0009
 31 
Kamehameha IV
(King)
Kamehameha IV
3
Birthdate: February 9, 1834
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: November 30, 1863
 32 
Henri Toivonen
(Finnish Rally Driver Who Became the Youngest Driver Ever to Become the World Rally Champion)
Henri Toivonen
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jyväskylä, Finland
Died: May 2, 1986

Henri Toivonen was a Finnish rally driver who became the youngest driver ever to become the World Rally Champion in 1980. The record was later broken by his countryman Jari-Matti Latvala in 2008. Henri Toivonen is also known as the son of Pauli Toivonen, who won the 1968 European Rally Championship title.

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Yun Sim-deok
(Singer)
Yun Sim-deok
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, Kingdom of Korea
Died: August 4, 1926
 34 
Jean Tatlock
(Psychiatrist)
Jean Tatlock
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 21, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Died: January 4, 1944
 35 
Yama Buddha
(Music Department,Actor,Soundtrack)
Yama Buddha
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leguwa, Nepal
Died: January 14, 2017
 36 
Etty Hillesum
(Dutch Author)
Etty Hillesum
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Middelburg, Netherlands
Died: November 30, 1943

A nonconformist Dutch Jewish woman, Etty Hillesum left a huge repository of historical events in her diaries and letters in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Her works not only describe the horrors of the Holocaust but also her religious awakening and her relationship with God.

 37 
Jessica Falkholt
(Australian Actress)
Jessica Falkholt
5
Birthdate: May 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: January 17, 2018
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 38 
Gerard Majella
(Italian Saint)
Gerard Majella
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 9, 1726
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Muro Lucano, Italy
Died: October 16, 1755

Gerard Majella was an Italian lay brother who is honored by the Roman Catholic Church as a saint. His intercession is sought for unborn children, children, mothers, women in childbirth, expectant mothers, and motherhood. Many churches in New Zealand, England, and Sri Lanka are dedicated to him.

 39 
Mary Jo Kopechne
(Political Campaign Specialist of Robert F. Kennedy)
Mary Jo Kopechne
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 18, 1969
 40 
Anita Berber
(German Dancer, Actress, and Writer)
Anita Berber
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 10, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: November 10, 1928

Anita Berber was a German dancer, writer, and actress. Berber's addiction to drugs and her choice of clothing in public events, which challenged social taboos at that time, overshadowed her professional achievements. In addition to her personal life, Anita Berber also achieved notoriety as a dancer; some of her performances featured total nudity. She died of tuberculosis at age 29.

 41 
Mary Tsoni
(Actress)
Mary Tsoni
0
Birthdate: June 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: May 8, 2017

Mary Tsoni was a Greek singer and actress best remembered for playing important roles in films like Evil, Evil: In the Time of Heroes, and Dogtooth. She was honored at the Sarajevo Film Festival with the Best Actress award for her performance in Dogtooth. A month before her 30th birthday, Mary Tsoni was found dead due to pulmonary edema.

 42 
Jean Clemens
(Welfare worker)
Jean Clemens
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 26, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States
Died: December 24, 1909
 43 
Macario Sakay
(Revolutionary)
Macario Sakay
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: September 13, 1907
 44 
Clarence White
(Guitarist)
Clarence White
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, United States
Died: July 15, 1973
 45 
Sviatoslav I of Kiev
(Prince)
Sviatoslav I of Kiev
0
Birthdate: 0943 AD
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: March 26, 0972
 46 
Lebo Mathosa
(South African Kwaito Singer and Member of the Popular Band ‘Boom Shaka’)
Lebo Mathosa
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Daveyton or near Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: October 23, 2006

Lebo Mathosa was a South African singer best remembered for her association with the popular band Boom Shaka. Mathosa is credited with popularizing kwaito music among South African women. Her style, sexuality, and outrageous stage outfits inspired many youngsters and nonconformists. Her life and career inspired the 2019 biopic, Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story. 

 47 
Victor Barrio
(Spanish Bullfighter)
Victor Barrio
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Segovia, Spain
Died: July 9, 2016
 48 
Mike Hawthorn
(British Racing Driver Who Became the United Kingdom’s First Formula One World Champion)
Mike Hawthorn
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexborough, Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: January 22, 1959

Mike Hawthorn was a British racing driver best remembered as the first Formula One World Champion from the United Kingdom; he achieved the feat when he won the world championship in 1958. Having been affected by the demise of his friend Peter Collins in the 1958 German Grand Prix, Mike Hawthorn announced his retirement after winning the F1 title.  

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Ingo Schwichtenberg
(Drummer)
Ingo Schwichtenberg
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: March 8, 1995
 50 
Davey Moore
(Boxer)
Davey Moore
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: March 25, 1963
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)