Famous People Who Died At 32

The list of famous people who died at 32 includes Bruce Lee, Alexander the Great, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Karen Carpenter, Richard III of England. Famous personalities featured on this list, include emperors & kings, poets, spiritual & religious leaders and soldiers and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 32 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & France and many more countries.
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Bruce Lee
(The Most Influential Martial Artist of All Time)
Bruce Lee
113
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 20, 1973

An iconic actor and martial artist, Bruce Lee, in his short life, gained international fame and developed his own form of martial arts, Jeet Kune Do. In films, he debuted as a child actor and became a huge Hollywood star after the release of his last film Enter the Dragon.

 2 
Alexander the Great
(King of Macedonia from 336 BC to 323 BC)
Alexander the Great
59
Birthdate: 0356
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pella, Greece
Died: May 31, 0323

Counted amongst the greatest military commanders of all times, Alexander the Great successfully created one of the largest empires—from Macedonia to Persia and India—of the ancient world. The son of King of Macedonia, Philip II, he ascended the throne at the age of 20 and achieved unprecedented success before he died at the age of 33.  

 3 
Brittany Murphy
70
Birthdate: November 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: December 20, 2009

Britanny Murphy was an American singer and actress. She received critical acclaim for playing important roles in films like 8 Mile before leaving for heavenly abode due to pneumonia at age 32. A month after her demise, her mother and widower established a charitable fund called The Brittany Murphy Foundation, which aimed at aiding children's arts education and cancer research.

 4 
Karen Carpenter
(Singer & Drummer Known for Her Distinctive Three-Octave Contralto Vocal Range)
Karen Carpenter
35
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 4, 1983

One half of the popular musical duo The Carpenters, Karen Carpenter was an American drummer and singer. Her death at age 32 and life-long struggles with eating disorders led to increased awareness of conditions like anorexia and body dysmorphia, which were little-known at the time. In 2010, Carpenter was named on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers of all time list.

 5 
John Bonham
(Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin)
John Bonham
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Redditch, England, UK
Died: September 25, 1980

John Bonham was an English drummer and songwriter. Considered one of the most influential and greatest rock drummers in history, Bonham was part of the world-renowned rock band Led Zeppelin. He influenced several drummers like Joey Kramer, Dave Grohl, Ian Mosley, Neil Peart, and Tommy Lee among other famous drummers. Bonham is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

 6 
Cass Elliot
(American Singer Who was a Member of the Folk-Rock Band 'The Mamas & the Papas')
Cass Elliot
30
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: July 29, 1974

Cass Elliot was a popular American singer and actress. As part of the famous folk-rock vocal group The Mamas and the Papas, Cass Elliot played an important role in influencing the counterculture of the 1960s and its music scene. She had a great impact on the American entertainment industry of the 1960s.

 7 
Spartacus
(Thracian Gladiator and One of the Escaped Slave Leaders in the Third Servile War)
Spartacus
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0103 BC
Birthplace: Thrace
Died: 0071 BC
Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who led the slave revolt called the Third Servile War, against the Roman Republic. However, historical accounts differ in their portrayal of Spartacus. He has inspired scores of books, films, and series, one of them being a Stanley Kubrick movie based on Howard Fast's novel.
 8 
Keith Moon
(Drummer)
Keith Moon
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wembley, England
Died: September 7, 1978

Keith Moon was an English drummer whose drug addiction and self-destructive behavior overshadowed his contribution to the rock band The Who. His drumming continues to attract appreciation from critics. Several other drummers like Dave Grohl and Neil Peart have cited Moon's drumming style as an influence. In 1982, he was inducted posthumously into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame.

 9 
Srinivasa Ramanujan
(Mathematician)
Srinivasa Ramanujan
100
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Erode
Died: April 26, 1920

A self-taught genius Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan is known for his contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory and continued fractions. Born into a humble family, the celebrated mathematician struggled with poverty but still managed to publish first of his papers in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society. Later, his collaboration with English mathematician G. H. Hardy proved very productive.

 10 
Bill Hicks
(American Stand-Up Comedian and Satirist)
Bill Hicks
17
Birthdate: December 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Valdosta, Georgia, United States
Died: February 26, 1994

Stand-up comedian Bill Hicks was known for his controversial themes, which included religion and politics. He was ranked fourth on Channel 4's 2010 list of the "100 Greatest Stand-Up Comics.” He had also experimented with music before his untimely death due to pancreatic cancer at age 32.

 11 
Dana Hill
(Actress)
Dana Hill
17
Birthdate: May 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Died: July 15, 1996
Dana Hill is best remembered as Audrey Griswold from National Lampoon’s European Vacation. Initially a track athlete, she discontinued sports after being diagnosed with Type I diabetes, a condition that also stunted her growth and contributed to her childlike looks. She had also voiced Max in Goof Troop.
 12 
Brian Epstein
(Businessperson, Impresario, Talent agent, Talent manager)
Brian Epstein
18
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: August 27, 1967
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 13 
Richard III of England
(King of England)
Richard III of England
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Birthdate: October 2, 1452
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England
Died: August 22, 1485

Richard III was King of England from 1483 to 1485. His defeat and subsequent death marked the demise of the Middle Ages in England. He is the subject of William Shakespeare's famous play Richard III. He has also been an inspiration for several other works of literature and films.

 14 
Bruce McLaren
(New Zealand Formula One Driver, Engineer & Inventor)
Bruce McLaren
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: June 2, 1970

Bruce McLaren was a New Zealand engineer, inventor, racing car designer, and driver. He is credited with founding McLaren Automotive in 1963. Formula One's successful team, McLaren, is named after him. McLaren has been inducted into various halls of fame, including the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, and International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

 15 
Mary II of England
(Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689 - 1694))
Mary II of England
16
Birthdate: April 30, 1662
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 28, 1694

Mary II of England was Queen of England, Ireland, and Scotland from 1689 to 1694. Although she co-reigned along with her husband William III of England, she also took major decisions by herself whenever William was abroad. Mary has been portrayed in films, such as Orlando and England, My England.

 16 
Glenn Quinn
(Actor)
Glenn Quinn
5
Birthdate: May 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 3, 2002
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
Rob Pilatus
(German Singer, Rapper and Member of the Pop Music Group ‘Milli Vanilli’)
Rob Pilatus
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 3, 1998

German model, dancer, and singer, Rob Pilatus, was a member of the pop music duo, Milli Vanilli, with Fabrice Morvan. As an interracial child growing up in Munich, he had a difficult childhood. He began working as a model as a teenager and soon ventured into music. He struggled with substance abuse and died at the age of 32.

 18 
Florence Ballard
(American Singer and Member of Vocal Female Group ‘The Supremes’)
Florence Ballard
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: February 22, 1976
 19 
Ira Hayes
(Military Leader)
Ira Hayes
16
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sacaton, Arizona, United States
Died: January 24, 1955
 20 
General Aung San
(Politician)
General Aung San
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 13, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 19, 1947
Revered as a hero and as the Father of the Nation in Burma (now Myanmar), Aung San was instrumental in his country’s fight for independence from the British. The founder of the Myanmar Armed Forces, San was unfortunately assassinated a few months before Burma achieved independence.
 21 
Hugh O'Connor
(Actor)
Hugh O'Connor
8
Birthdate: April 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 28, 1995
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 22 
Edgar the Peaceful
(King of England)
Edgar the Peaceful
3
Birthdate: August 7, 0942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: July 8, 0975

Edgar the Peaceful reigned as the King of the English for more than 17 years. His reign was noted for its stability as he consolidated his predecessors' work. His coronation at Bath in 973, which was the pinnacle of his reign, forms the basis for the present-day coronation ceremony.

 23 
Matthew McGrory
12
Birthdate: May 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 9, 2005
Height: 7'6" (229 cm)
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Robert Walker
(Actor)
Robert Walker
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Birthdate: October 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: August 28, 1951
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 25 
Thurman Munson
(Baseball Player)
Thurman Munson
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: August 2, 1979
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 26 
Hansie Cronje
(South African Cricketer Who was Banned from Cricket for His Role in Match-Fixing Scandal)
Hansie Cronje
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: June 1, 2002

Hansie Cronje was a South African international cricketer. He captained the South African national cricket team in the 1990s. In 2000, he was implicated in a cricket match-fixing scandal and banned from the sport for life. He died in a plane crash in 2002. It was rumored that he was murdered on the orders of a cricket betting syndicate.

 27 
Natina Reed
(Singer)
Natina Reed
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: November 3, 2012
Natina Reed was discovered by rapper Lisa Lopes. Reed began her career writing for TLC and later performed as part of Blaque. She also appeared in the films Bring It On and Honey, and in the series V.I.P. She died at age 31, after being hit by a car.
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Gilles Villeneuve
(Canadian Racing Driver)
Gilles Villeneuve
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
Died: May 8, 1982
Canadian race-car driver Gilles Villeneuve is remembered for his 6-year stint with Grand Prix, racing with Ferrari. He won six races but died in a violent collision with Jochen Mass’s car during a qualifying race for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix. His son, Jacques, later became a F1 champion.
 29 
Raoul Wallenberg
(Humanitarian)
Raoul Wallenberg
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 4, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lidingö, Sweden
Died: January 17, 1945

Swedish architect Raoul Wallenberg went down in history as a savior for Jews during the Nazi regime. He not only issued provisional Swedish passports, or Schutzpass, to protect Jews, but also set up safe houses for them. He disappeared amid mysterious circumstances. Many believe he died in a Soviet prison.

 30 
Jim Clark
(One of the Greatest Formula One Racing Drivers and Two-Time World Champion in 1963 and 1965)
Jim Clark
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kilmany, Fife, Scotland
Died: April 7, 1968

British Formula One racing-driver James Clark Jr. is counted among the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He won his first World Driver’s Championships in 1963 making a record of winning seven out of ten races in a season. He again won the championship in 1965. His 1965 Indianapolis 500 win marked the first win for a rear-engined car.

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Jon Pall Sigmarsson
(One of the Greatest Strongmen of All Time)
Jon Pall Sigmarsson
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Died: January 16, 1993
The first person to win the World’s Strongest Man title four times, Icelandic bodybuilder Jon Pall Sigmarsson is remembered for his Herculean strength and his crowd-pulling aggression. He called himself a Viking and would chant at the audience mid-performance. He died of a heart attack while deadlifting in his gym.
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Andy Irons
(American Professional Surfer)
Andy Irons
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kauai, Hawaii, United States
Died: November 2, 2010
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 33 
Davey Allison
(American Stock Car Racing Driver)
Davey Allison
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida, United States
Died: July 13, 1993
 34 
Jodi Huisentruit
(News Anchor)
Jodi Huisentruit
6
Birthdate: May 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Long Prairie, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 30, 2001
 35 
Mehmed I
(Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)
Mehmed I
1
Birthdate: 1389 AD
Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey
Died: May 26, 1421

Mehmed I reigned as the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 5 July 1413 until his death on 26 May 1421. Prior to his reign as the emperor of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed I ruled as the Sultan of Anatolia from 1403 to 1413. Nicknamed The Restorer, Mehmed I is credited with re-establishing central authority in Anatolia.

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Sophie Gradon
(English Model)
Sophie Gradon
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England
Died: June 20, 2018

Sophie Gradon was an English marketing manager and model. She is remembered for appearing in the dating reality series Love Island, where she dated Katie Salmon, becoming the show's first same-sex couple. Also known for her charity work, Gradon promoted the NE1 campaign, through which she raised funds for charities. Gradon took her own life at the age of 32.

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Karen Lancaume
(Adult film actor)
Karen Lancaume
1
Birthdate: January 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: January 28, 2005
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 38 
John Reed
(Journalist, Poet)
John Reed
5
Birthdate: October 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: October 17, 1920
 39 
Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire
(Sultan)
Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire
3
Birthdate: November 4, 1615
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: August 18, 1648
 40 
Gabriela Silang
(Revolutionary)
Gabriela Silang
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 19, 1731
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa, Philippines
Died: September 20, 1763
 41 
Kim Walker
(Actress)
Kim Walker
1
Birthdate: June 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 6, 2001
 42 
Robert Enke
(German Professional Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Robert Enke
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jena, Germany
Died: November 10, 2009
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 43 
Todd Beamer
(Terror Victim)
Todd Beamer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States
Died: September 11, 2001
 44 
Johanna Sällström
(Former Actress best known for her portrayal of Linda Wallander in Wallander)
Johanna Sällström
1
Birthdate: December 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 13, 2007
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 45 
James Wolfe
(Officer)
James Wolfe
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 2, 1727
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Westerham, United Kingdom
Died: September 13, 1759
 46 
Lord Leopold Mountbatten
(Military Leader)
Lord Leopold Mountbatten
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1889
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, England
Died: April 23, 1922
 47 
Charles Rolls
(British Motoring and Aviation Pioneer & Co-Founder of 'Rolls-Royce')
Charles Rolls
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berkeley Square, London, England
Died: July 12, 1910

British automobile and aviation pioneer Charles Stewart Rolls is remembered for co-founding Rolls-Royce. The Cambridge alumnus was the first pilot to fly across the English Channel and back without a halt. He died in a plane accident at age 32 and was the first British aviator to do so.

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Carel Fabritius
(Dutch Painter Known for His Works ‘A View of Delft’, ‘The Goldfinch’ and ‘The Sentry’)
Carel Fabritius
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Birthdate: February 27, 1622
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Middenbeemster, Dutch Republic
Died: October 12, 1654

Born to a schoolteacher and part-time painter father, Dutch painter Carel Fabritius learned painting from Rembrandt. A pioneer of the 17th-century Delft movement, he died in the deadly 1654 Delft gunpowder magazine explosion that ravaged most of the city and almost all his works. The Goldfinch remains his best-known work.

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Hart Crane
(Poet)
Hart Crane
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Garrettsville, Ohio, United States
Died: April 27, 1932
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Saint Sebastian
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Birthdate: 0256 AD
Birthplace: Narbonne, France
Died: 0288 AD
Saint Sebastian, a Christian saint, was almost killed during Diocletian's persecution of Christians. However, he was later rescued by Saint Irene of Rome. Following this, Sebastian tried warning Diocletian about his sins but was instead clubbed to death. Medieval traditions labelled him as a protector against the plague.