Famous People Who Died At 30

The list of famous people who died at 30 includes Eazy-E, Nero, Lisa Lopes, Sylvia Plath, Jeff Buckley. Famous personalities featured on this list, include emperors & kings, poets, actors and military leaders and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 30 includes people from United Kingdom, United States, Japan & Germany and many more countries.
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Eazy-E
(Rapper Known as the 'Godfather of Gangsta Rap')
Eazy-E
147
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Died: March 26, 1995

Widely regarded as the godfather of gangsta rap, Eazy-E was a rapper and record producer. He played a major role in popularizing gangsta rap and West Coast rap by forming N.W.A, which is considered one of the most influential and greatest hip hop groups of all time. Eazy-E died at the age of 30 after being diagnosed with AIDS.

 2 
Lisa Lopes
(Rapper, Singer and Member of the R&B Girl Group 'TLC')
Lisa Lopes
47
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 25, 2002

Lisa Lopes, popularly known as “Left Eye,” was a member of the Grammy-winning hip-hop/R&B girl band TLC. Apart from rapping and singing, she also co-wrote songs and managed the band’s outfits, album titles, and artworks. Lopes died in a car accident in Honduras, leaving behind her incomplete second solo album.

 3 
Nero
(Roman Emperor)
Nero
67
Birthdate: December 15, 0037
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anzio, Italy
Died: June 9, 0068

Nero was the fifth Roman emperor whose rule was associated with tyranny. Five years into his reign, he had his mother Agrippina killed. The Great Fire of Rome, which occurred during his reign, is believed to have been instigated by him for political reasons. He was also responsible for eliminating many Christians from the empire.

 4 
Patsy Cline
(One of the Most Influential Vocalists of the 20th Century)
Patsy Cline
29
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia, United States
Died: March 5, 1963

Patsy Cline was an American singer widely regarded as one of 20th century's most influential, celebrated, and respected vocalists. Her singing style helped influence several artists and musical genres. She also helped define the Nashville Sound style associated with country music. She has been a major influence on artists, such as Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, Linda Ronstadt, and Dottie West.

 5 
Sylvia Plath
(Famous for Her Books 'The Bell Jar' and 'Ariel')
Sylvia Plath
60
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 11, 1963

Sylvia Plath was an American short-story writer, novelist, and poet. Plath is credited with popularizing confessional poetry and won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Sylvia Plath achieved popularity and critical acclaim despite suffering from clinical depression for the most part of her adult life. Her story inspired the 2003 film Sylvia in which she was portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow.

 6 
Jim Croce
(Folk and Rock Singer Best Known for His Third album 'You Don't Mess Around with Jim')
Jim Croce
28
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 20, 1973

Jim Croce was an American rock and folk singer-songwriter. At the peak of his popularity, Jim Croce died in a plane crash at age 30. Many of his works were released posthumously and achieved popularity. Jim Croce's music has been used in many popular films, such as The Hangover Part II, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Hobbs & Shaw.

 7 
Andy Gibb
(English Singer-songwriter)
Andy Gibb
35
Birthdate: March 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stretford, England
Died: March 10, 1988
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
Jeff Buckley
(Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist)
Jeff Buckley
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States
Died: May 29, 1997

Jeff Buckley was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. His only studio album, Grace, was included in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. Since his untimely death at the age of 30, Jeff Buckley has been the subject of several documentaries. His death also inspired several artists to record songs in tribute to his life and career.

 9 
Michelle Thomas
26
Birthdate: September 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Died: December 22, 1998

Michelle Thomas was an American comedian and actress known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as The Cosby Show and Family Matters. Thomas had a promising start—even before commencing her acting career Thomas was crowned International Queen in a pageant—but her career and life were cut short by cancer and she died at the age of 30.

 10 
Steve Biko
(South African Anti-Apartheid Activist.)
Steve Biko
26
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tarkastad, South Africa
Died: September 12, 1977

Civil rights activist Steve Biko, or the Father of Black Consciousness, is remembered for his work against apartheid in South Africa. He founded the Black Consciousness Movement while still a medical school student. He was banned by the pro-apartheid regime in 1973. He was beaten to death in custody.

 11 
Emily Brontë
(Novelist)
Emily Brontë
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 30, 1818
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Thornton, West Yorkshire
Died: December 19, 1848
Victorian novelist/poet Emily Brontë, also known as Ellis Bell, is best remembered for her iconic novel Wuthering Heights. Her book of poems, written with her sisters Charlotte and Anne, was titled Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, highlighting their pseudonyms. She suffered from prolonged illness and died of tuberculosis.
 12 
Steve Clark
(Musician)
Steve Clark
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hillsborough, Sheffield, England
Died: January 8, 1991
 13 
Noor Inayat Khan
(British Resistance Agent in France in World War II)
Noor Inayat Khan
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 13, 1944

Noor Inayat Khan was a British spy who served in a secret British World War II organization called Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the war. She was also the first female radio operator to be sent into occupied France from the UK to aid the French Resistance. She was subsequently caught and executed at a Nazi concentration camp.

 14 
Morgan Earp
(Police officer)
Morgan Earp
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 24, 1851
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pella, Iowa, United States
Died: March 18, 1882
 15 
Chelsie Kryst
(Beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 2019.)
Chelsie Kryst
13
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jackson, Michigan, United States
Died: January 30, 2022
 16 
Minamoto no Yoshitsune
(Military Commander of the Minamoto Clan of Japan)
Minamoto no Yoshitsune
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1159 AD
Birthplace: Kyōto, Japan
Died: June 15, 1189
Japanese samurai hero Minamoto no Yoshitsune has been immortalized through art, series, and kabuki theater. He is remembered for his legendary win against monk Benkei and his victory over the Heike army at Dan no Ura. After an ally’s son killed all his vassals, Yoshitsune committed ritual suicide, at 30. 
 17 
Joselyn Cano
(American Model and Fashion Designer)
Joselyn Cano
26
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States
Died: December 7, 2020

Model and Instagram influencer Joselyn Cano, also known as "The Mexican Kim Kardashian,” had modeled for Lowrider magazine and appeared in quite a few videos, such as World Star Hip Hop's Valentine's Day Special. She also owned a swimwear line. She died due to a botched butt-lift surgery in 2020.

 18 
Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria
(Heir Apparent of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, Who Died by a Suicide Pact With His Mistress)
Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 21, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Laxenburg castles, Austria
Died: January 30, 1889

Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria was heir apparent to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The only son of Elisabeth in Bavaria and Emperor Franz Joseph I, Rudolf died at the age of 30 at the Mayerling hunting lodge in an assumed suicide pact with his lover Mary Vetsera. The incident has inspired several works of art, such as cinema.

 19 
Roxana
(Wife of Alexander the Great)
Roxana
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0340 BC
Birthplace: Sogdia
Died: 0310 BC

Roxana was a Bactrian or a Sogdian princess who married Alexander the Great after the latter defeated Darius and invaded Persia. Roxana played a significant role in the life of Alexander. Hence, she is often included in the tales and stories that narrate Alexander's greatness and valor. In the 2004 epic historical film Alexander, Roxana is portrayed by Rosario Dawson.

 20 
Robert E. Howard
(Pulp Fiction Writer)
Robert E. Howard
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Peaster
Died: June 11, 1936
 21 
Sean Flynn
(Actor, Photojournalist)
Sean Flynn
1
Birthdate: May 31, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 1, 1971
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 22 
Clark James Gable
(Actor)
Clark James Gable
6
Birthdate: September 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States
Died: February 22, 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 23 
James V of Scotland
(Former King of Scotland)
James V of Scotland
13
Birthdate: April 10, 1512
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, United Kingdom
Died: December 14, 1542
James V was the son of Scottish King James IV and Margaret Tudor, Henry VII's daughter. He ruled Scotland from 1513 till his death following his loss at the Battle of Solway Moss. His daughter, Mary, Queen of Scots, succeeded him, supported by regents, when she was 6 days old.
 24 
Luz Long
(Olympic long-jumper)
Luz Long
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: July 14, 1943
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 25 
David A. Johnston
(American Volcanologist Who was Caught in the Midst of the Eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980)
David A. Johnston
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 18, 1980

David A. Johnston was an American volcanologist who was caught in the midst of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. Johnston was killed during the eruption and his body was never found. David A. Johnston's life and career have inspired several documentaries, docudramas, and films.

 26 
Tiberius Gracchus
(Roman Politician and Soldier)
Tiberius Gracchus
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0163 BC
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0133 BC

Tiberius Gracchus was a Roman politician best remembered for proposing the Lex Sempronia Agraria, a law aimed at improving the lives of the poor. The law suggested the transfer of land from wealthy landowners to poorer citizens. Unsurprisingly, Tiberius Gracchus was killed due to his populist program and his uncompromising behavior.

 27 
John Harvard
(Former Clergyman known as founder of Harvard College)
John Harvard
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 26, 1607
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Southwark, London, United Kingdom
Died: September 14, 1638
 28 
Pete Farndon
(Former English bassist and founding member of the rock band the Pretenders.)
Pete Farndon
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hereford, England
Died: April 14, 1983
 29 
Bobby Phills
(Basketball player)
Bobby Phills
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Died: January 12, 2000
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 30 
Charles Adams
(Son of the Second United States President, John Adams)
Charles Adams
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 29, 1770
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: United States
Died: November 30, 1800
 31 
Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany
(Politician)
Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 7, 1853
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buckingham Palace, United Kingdom
Died: March 28, 1884
 32 
Talitha Getty
(Dutch Actress and Model Best Remembered for an Iconic Photograph Taken on a Roof-Top in ‘Marrakesh’, Morocco)
Talitha Getty
3
Birthdate: October 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mojokerto, Indonesia
Died: July 11, 1971

A Bohemian style icon of the late 1960s, Dutch actor-model Talitha Getty was also the wife of oil magnate John Paul Getty Jr., who was one of the richest men of his time. She spent her childhood in a WWII Japanese prison camp and later studied acting at RADA in London.

 33 
Rajendra Chola I
15
Birthdate: 1014 AD
Birthplace: Thanjavur, Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Died: 1044 AD

Rajendra Chola I, or Rajendra the Great, was a Tamil ruler who reigned over the mighty Chola empire. He outdid his father Rajaraja I and expanded the kingdom to areas such as Sri Lanka and the Maldives. His conquests in the North covered the Gangetic plain.

 34 
Catullus
(Latin poet of the Late Roman Republic)
Catullus
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0084 BC
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: 0054 BC
Catullus was a Latin poet who was active in the Roman Republic. His extant works are read widely even today and they continue to influence not only poetry but also other forms of art. His poems have had a significant influence on other popular poets like Virgil and Ovid. Among Catullus' most famous works is his fifth poem. 
 35 
Johnny Burnette
(Singer, Musician)
Johnny Burnette
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 14, 1964
 36 
Sergei Yesenin
(One of the Most Popular Russian Lyric Poets of the 20th Century)
Sergei Yesenin
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Konstantinovo, Russia
Died: December 28, 1925

Born into a peasant family, Russian lyrical poet Sergei Yesenin was a significant figure of Imaginism. Known as "the last poet of wooden Russia," Yesenin soared to fame with works such as Radunitsa. He later committed suicide in a hotel, having written his last poem in his own blood.

 37 
Stefano Casiraghi
(Businessperson, Socialite)
Stefano Casiraghi
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Como
Died: October 3, 1990
 38 
Haruma Miura
(Japanese Actor and Singer)
Haruma Miura
8
Birthdate: April 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, Japan
Died: July 18, 2020

Once a popular child actor, Haruma Miura stormed the Japanese film scene after an impactful performance as Hiro in Koizora. He had also tried his luck in singing and had starred in series such as Last Cinderella. He shocked his fans by committing suicide by hanging at age 30.

 39 
Yonatan Netanyahu
('Israel Defense Forces' Officer Best Remembered for Commanding 'Operation Entebbe')
Yonatan Netanyahu
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 4, 1976

Yonatan Netanyahu was an Israel Defense Forces officer best remembered for commanding Sayeret Matkal, an elite commando unit, during Operation Entebbe. The operation, which was a planned mission to rescue hostages at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, was successful. However, Yonatan Netanyahu was killed in action. His life and career inspired the 2012 film Follow Me.

 40 
Little Willie John
(Singer)
Little Willie John
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cullendale, Arkansas, U.S.
Died: May 26, 1968
 41 
Ram Prasad Bismil
(Indian Revolutionary Who Fought Against British Rule and Was Hanged For His Involvement in Kakori Conspiracy of 1925.)
Ram Prasad Bismil
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 11, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Died: December 19, 1927
 42 
Martina von Trapp
(Austrian Singer)
Martina von Trapp
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Klosterneuburg, Austria
Died: February 25, 1951
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 43 
Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
(Princess)
Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1800
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gotha, Germany
Died: August 30, 1831
 44 
Manolete
(Spanish Bullfighter)
Manolete
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: August 29, 1947
 45 
Tom Ballard
(Mountaineer)
Tom Ballard
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belper, Derbyshire, England
Died: March 9, 2019
 46 
Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland
(Queen)
Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland
2
Birthdate: June 23, 1456
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: July 14, 1486
 47 
Criss Oliva
(American Musician, Guitarist and Co-founder of the Heavy Metal Band 'Savatage')
Criss Oliva
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morris County, United States
Died: October 17, 1993
 48 
Chūya Nakahara
(Poet, Writer, Tanka poet, Translator)
Chūya Nakahara
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 29, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yamaguchi
Died: October 22, 1937

Known as one of Japan’s most impactful bohemian romantic poets, Chūya Nakahara was often compared to French symbolist poets for his fine imagery. Also known as the Japanese Rimbaud, he was influenced by Dadaism, too. He tragically died of meningitis at 30, though his legacy of around 350 poems lives on.

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Johnny Kidd
(English Singer and Songwriter)
Johnny Kidd
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 23, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Willesden, North London, England
Died: October 8, 1966

Johnny Kidd was an English singer and songwriter. He is best remembered for his association with the rock and roll group, Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, where he was the lead vocalist. Thanks to one of his most popular songs, Shakin' All Over, Johnny Kidd was one of the few British rockers to achieve international fame before the Beatles.

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Catherine Pavlovna of Russia
(Queen)
Catherine Pavlovna of Russia
0
Birthdate: May 10, 1788
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Catherine Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died: January 9, 1819

Catherine Pavlovna of Russia was the daughter of Duchess Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg and Tsar Paul I of Russia. Through her marriage with her first cousin Crown Prince William, she became Queen Catharina Pavlovna of Württemberg in 1816 when Prince William became King William I of Württemberg. Catherine died of erysipelas complicated by pneumonia, at the age of 30.