Famous People Who Died At 31

The list of famous people who died at 31 includes Commodus, John Dillinger, Cory Monteith, Cesare Borgia, Boudica. Famous personalities featured on this list, include emperors & kings, poets, actors and political leaders and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 31 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Commodus
(Roman Emperor)
Commodus
27
Birthdate: August 31, 0161
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lanuvium
Died: December 31, 0192
Commodus ruled Rome as an emperor, with his father Marcus Aurelius, from 176 till 180, and then as a sole ruler till 192. His rule ended the 200-year peaceful era of Pax Romana. His dictatorial rule was portrayed in films such as Gladiator. He was assassinated by his wrestling partner.
 2 
Cory Monteith
(Actor and Musician Known for His Role as ‘Finn Hudson’ in the TV Series ‘Glee’)
Cory Monteith
44
Birthdate: May 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
Died: July 13, 2013

A talented young man whose life was snatched away too soon, Cory Monteith was a Canadian actor, singer, and musician who rose to fame after playing a role in the TV show ‘Glee.’ Despite being a great actor, he had a troubled life involving substance abuse and alcoholism that eventually caused his death at the age of 31.

 3 
Boudica
(Queen of the Iceni Tribe of Celtic Britons)
Boudica
11
Birthdate: 0030 AD
Birthplace: Britannia
Died: 0061 AD

Boudica served as a queen of the Iceni tribe. She is regarded as a British folk hero for leading an uprising against the Roman Empire, which wanted to conquer her land. She has remained a prominent cultural symbol in the UK. A bronze statue named Boadicea and Her Daughters is located in London, facing the Palace of Westminster.

 4 
Minnie Riperton
(American Singer-Songwriter)
Minnie Riperton
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 12, 1979
 5 
Michael Collins
(Politician)
Michael Collins
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 16, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: County Cork, Republic of Ireland
Died: August 22, 1922
Revolutionary leader Michael Collins was a significant figure in the Irish struggle for independence. He was the director of intelligence of the Irish army and was responsible for attacks such as the "Bloody Sunday" killings of British agents. He negotiated the Anglo-Irish Treaty but was assassinated by anti-Treaty rebels.
 6 
Franz Peter Schubert
(Austrian Composer and One of the Greatest Piano Virtuosos of the Late Classical and Early Romantic Era)
Franz Peter Schubert
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 31, 1797
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Himmelpfortgrund, Vienna, Austria
Died: November 19, 1828

Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert was one of the most prominent figures of the Viennese Classical and Romantic periods. He initially performed at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde. His compositions include over 600 vocal works and several symphonies, operas, and piano sonatas. One of his most-talked-about works is the Unfinished Symphony.

 7 
Rudolph Valentino
(Italian Actor)
Rudolph Valentino
4
Birthdate: May 6, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Castellaneta, Italy
Died: August 23, 1926

Rudolph Valentino was an Italian actor who appeared in many silent films, including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and The Sheik.  He began his career as part of an operetta company and later joined movies. He was known in Hollywood as the Latin Lover and was considered a major male sex symbol in the 1920s. 

 8 
Terry Kath
(Known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago)
Terry Kath
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 31, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 23, 1978
 9 
Cesare Borgia
(Duke of Valentinois (1498 - 1507))
Cesare Borgia
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 13, 1475
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Subiaco, Italy
Died: March 12, 1507
Italian politician and condottiero Cesare Borgia was an illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI. He is said to have inspired The Prince by Machiavelli. He was also the first to resign a cardinalate, after his brother died in 1498. He was also the Duke of Valentinois from 1498 to 1507.
 10 
Phillis Wheatley
37
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 8, 1753
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Africa
Died: December 5, 1784
 11 
Bobby Driscoll
5
Birthdate: March 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Died: March 30, 1968
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Georges Seurat
(French Post-Impressionist Artist Who Devised the Painting Techniques Known as 'Chromoluminarism' and 'Pointillism')
Georges Seurat
6
Birthdate: December 2, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 29, 1891

A significant figure of the Post-Impressionist era, Georges Seurat depicted structured art, far removed from the free-flowing Impressionist art. Best known for techniques such as pointillism, he created masterpieces such as Bathers at Asnières. He died before his last exhibition ended, and eerily displayed an unfinished painting, Cirque.

 13 
Carl Switzer
(Actor, Singer)
Carl Switzer
5
Birthdate: August 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, Illinois, United States
Died: January 21, 1959
 14 
Pete Duel
(Actor)
Pete Duel
5
Birthdate: February 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
Died: December 31, 1971
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Chalino Sanchez
(He specialized in Regional Mexican music)
Chalino Sanchez
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: El Guayabo, Sinaloa, Mexico
Died: May 16, 1992
 16 
Atahualpa
(Last Inca Emperor)
Atahualpa
7
Birthdate: 1502 AD
Birthplace: Inca Empire
Died: July 26, 1533

Atahualpa was the last Inca Emperor. He reigned for a short time between 1532 and 1533 before the Spanish conquest ended his reign. The Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro captured Atahualpa and killed him after a while. Even though many brave warriors led the Inca resistance against the invading Spaniards, they could not stop the empire from disintegrating.

 17 
Roger B. Chaffee
(American Aviator, Naval Officer, NASA Astronaut, and Aeronautical Engineer)
Roger B. Chaffee
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grand Rapids
Died: January 27, 1967

Roger B. Chaffee was an American aviator, naval officer, NASA astronaut, and aeronautical engineer. In 1963, Chaffee was chosen by NASA to be part of Astronaut Group 3, a group of 14 astronauts selected for the Apollo and Gemini program. In 1983, Roger B. Chaffee was made an inductee of the International Space Hall of Fame. 

 18 
Sandeep Unnikrishnan
Sandeep Unnikrishnan
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kozhikode
Died: November 28, 2008
 19 
Lamont Bentley
(Actor)
Lamont Bentley
9
Birthdate: October 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died: January 19, 2005
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 20 
Sandy Denny
(Legendary British Folk Rock Singer and Former Lead Singer of the Band ‘Fairport Convention’)
Sandy Denny
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
Died: April 21, 1978

English singer-songwriter Sandy Denny, considered a leading British folk-rock singer, performed as lead-singer of the famous folk-rock band Fairport Convention, and fronted it through many of its successful albums like What We Did on Our Holidays. Other notable works of Denny includes her solo-albums like Rendezvous; and her folk-duet The Battle of Evermore with Robert Plant for Led Zeppelin's album.

 21 
Rose of Lima
(Patron Saint of Peru and South America)
Rose of Lima
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 20, 1586
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: August 24, 1617

Rose of Lima is revered as the patron saint of Peru. Legend has it that she had chopped off her hair and damaged her skin to avoid getting married. A member of the Dominican Order, she was the first from the Americas to be canonized by the Catholic Church.

 22 
Susan Peters
(Actress)
Susan Peters
2
Birthdate: July 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Died: October 23, 1952
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 23 
J. E. B. Stuart
(Confederate States Army General)
J. E. B. Stuart
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Patrick County, Virginia, United States
Died: May 12, 1864
 24 
Henrietta Lacks
(Source of HeLa Cell Line)
Henrietta Lacks
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Roanoke
Died: October 4, 1951
Henrietta Lacks was a woman whose cancer cells were preserved and led to the first immortalized cell line, or the HeLa cell line, that was later used for medical research. Neither Lacks or her family members were compensated, and no consent was sought. Her story later inspired an HBO movie.
 25 
Soundarya
(Actress)
Soundarya
7
Birthdate: July 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mulbagal, Kolar, Karnataka, India
Died: April 17, 2004
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 26 
John Kennedy Toole
(Former author of the picaresque novel, A Confederacy of Dunces (published in 1980))
John Kennedy Toole
4
Birthdate: December 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: March 26, 1969
 27 
Eddie Aikau
(Hawaiian Surfer Who Was the First Lifeguard at Waimea Bay on the Island of Oahu)
Eddie Aikau
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kahului, Hawaii, United States
Died: March 17, 1978
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 28 
Nat Turner
(Leader of Slave Rebellion)
Nat Turner
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 2, 1800
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Southampton County, Virginia, United States
Died: November 11, 1831
 29 
Piero the Unfortunate
(Ruler of Florence Known for His Bad Decisions that Led to His Downfall)
Piero the Unfortunate
5
Birthdate: February 15, 1472
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: December 28, 1503

A 15th-century lord of Florence, Piero the Unfortunate was the eldest son of Italian statesman Lorenzo de' Medici. Throughout his 2-year rule, he made foolish errors such as making an agreement accepting all the demands of French king Charles VIII, leading to a revolt in his kingdom.

 30 
Keith Haring
(American artist)
Keith Haring
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Reading
Died: February 16, 1990

Keith Haring was an American artist whose pop art contained sexual images, which he used to advocate for AIDS awareness and safe sex. In 1989, he set up the Keith Haring Foundation to provide imagery and funding to AIDS organizations. In 2019, 29 years after his death from AIDS-related complications, Haring was inducted into the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor.

 31 
Sambhaji
(Ruler)
Sambhaji
9
Birthdate: May 14, 1657
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Purandar fort, India
Died: March 11, 1689

The Maratha Empire’s second Chhatrapati, Sambhaji Bhosale, was the eldest son of Shivaji. After losing his mother at 2, he was raised by his grandmother. A treaty made him a Mughal mansabdar. Later, following repeated clashes with the Mughals, he was eventually captured and tortured to death.

 32 
Ptolemy of Mauretania
(King)
Ptolemy of Mauretania
2
Birthdate: 0009 AD
Birthplace: Cherchell, Algeria
Died: 0040 AD
 33 
Lucilla
(Ruler)
Lucilla
3
Birthdate: March 7, 0150
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0182 AD

The second-born daughter of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Lucilla was married off to his father’s co-ruler, Lucius Verus, who was twice his age. After both Verus and Aurelius died, Commodus, Lucilla’s brother, came to power. Though Lucilla was politically conscious, she was eventually executed in her early 30s for plotting the murder of Commodus.

 34 
Joey Marella
(Official)
Joey Marella
2
Birthdate: February 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Willingboro Township, New Jersey
Died: July 4, 1994
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 35 
Joyce Kilmer
(Writer)
Joyce Kilmer
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 6, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 30, 1918
 36 
Siamand Rahman
(Powerlifter)
Siamand Rahman
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oshnavieh, Iran
Died: March 1, 2020

Iranian Paralympic powerlifter Siamand Rahman was not just a 2-time Paralympic champion but had also won the Asian Para Games and the IPC Powerlifting World Championships thrice each. He scripted history by breaking the 300kg barrier but stunned the world with his death due to cardiac arrest at 31.

 37 
Wong Ka Kui
(Co-founder of the rock band Beyond)
Wong Ka Kui
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
Died: June 30, 1993
 38 
Branwell Brontë
(Painter, Poet, Writer)
Branwell Brontë
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yorkshire
Died: September 24, 1848
 39 
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa
(The First Nepalese Woman to Reach the Peak of Mount Everest)
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Solukhumbu District
Died: April 22, 1993

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa was a Nepalese mountaineer. In 1993, she became the first Nepalese woman to reach the peak of Mount Everest. However, she lost her life while descending. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa was honored posthumously in various ways by mountaineers around the world. She also became the first woman to receive the prestigious Nepal Tara by the King of Nepal.

 40 
Saint Stephen
22
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0036 AD
Saint Stephen is considered Christianity’s first martyr. The Acts of the Apostles of the New Testament mention him as the deacon of the Church at Jerusalem who created enmity among various synagogues. He was eventually stoned to death after he denounced the Jewish leaders in a speech.
 41 
Smita Patil
(Indian Actress)
Smita Patil
7
Birthdate: October 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pune, India
Died: December 13, 1986
 42 
Asmahan
(Actress)
Asmahan
2
Birthdate: November 25, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Syria
Died: July 14, 1944
 43 
Valérie Quennessen
(Actress)
Valérie Quennessen
4
Birthdate: December 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Died: March 19, 1989
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 44 
Mumtaz Qadri
(Police officer)
Mumtaz Qadri
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1985 AD
Birthplace: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Died: February 29, 2016
 45 
Bergen
(Singer)
Bergen
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mersin, Turkey
Died: August 14, 1989
 46 
Tim Crews
(Baseball player)
Tim Crews
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: March 23, 1993
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 47 
Chang Yu-sheng
(Singer-songwriters, Record producer)
Chang Yu-sheng
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Magong, Penghu, Taiwan
Died: November 12, 1997
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 48 
George Butterworth
(English Composer and Musicologist)
George Butterworth
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 12, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Died: August 5, 1916
 49 
Rolls Gracie
(Brazilian Martial Artist)
Rolls Gracie
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: June 6, 1982
 50 
Amber Rayne
(Adult Film Stars)
Amber Rayne
7
Birthdate: September 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died: April 2, 2016
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)