Famous People Who Died At 33

The list of famous people who died at 33 includes John Belushi, Chris Farley, Eva Braun, David Koresh, Sam Cooke. Famous personalities featured on this list, include emperors & kings, political leaders, actors and poets and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 33 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Italy & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Chris Farley
(Actor and Comedian)
Chris Farley
80
Birthdate: February 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: December 18, 1997

A popular actor and comedian, Chris Farley's struggle with alcohol and drug addiction led to his suspension from the cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL) on many occasions. He eventually died of a drug overdose at the age of 33, much like his idol John Belushi, who too died of a drug overdose at the same age!

 2 
Naya Rivera
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Playing 'Santana Lopez' on 'Glee (2009-2015)')
Naya Rivera
95
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, United States
Died: July 8, 2020

A talented actress who felt deeply about social issues, Naya Rivera was known for playing roles that reflected her standing on issues like racism and queer representation. She openly championed for LGBT+ rights, immigrants' rights, and women's rights. The brilliant young woman met a tragic end when she drowned in a lake in 2020.

 3 
John Belushi
(Comedian, Actor and One of the Seven Original Cast Members of the Comedy Show 'Saturday Night Live')
John Belushi
36
Birthdate: January 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 5, 1982

One of the original cast members of the popular TV show Saturday Night Live, John Belushi was known for his great comic skills. Unfortunately, he struggled in his personal life with drug addiction and eventually died of combined drug intoxication at the age of 33. He posthumously received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 4 
Sam Cooke
(Singer-songwriter)
Sam Cooke
52
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 11, 1964
The King of Soul Sam Cooke is best remembered for his hits A Change is Gonna Come, You Send Me, and Wonderful World. He began singing gospel as a child and later joined The Soul Stirrers. He was shot and killed by a motel manager in Los Angeles. 
 5 
Nipsey Hussle
107
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: March 31, 2019

Nipsey Hussle was an American rapper who left behind quite a legacy when he was fatally shot at the age of 33. His death was met with a strong artistic response as more than 50 murals dedicated to him were painted in Los Angeles alone within a few months after his death. As a rapper and activist, Hussle influenced several youngsters.

 6 
Evita Peron
(First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952)
Evita Peron
62
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Toldos, Argentina
Died: July 26, 1952

Evita Peron was an Argentine actress, activist, politician, and philanthropist. She is best remembered for her service as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952. She also served as the President of a political party called Female Peronist Party. A staunch philanthropist, Evita Peron was the president of the Eva Perón Foundation, which operated from 1948 to 1955.

 7 
Bon Scott
(Singer & Musician)
Bon Scott
69
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Forfar, Scotland
Died: February 19, 1980
Bon Scott worked with bands such as The Spektors, Valentines, and Fraternity before joining the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, replacing lead singer Dave Evans in 1974. He was one of Classic Rock’s 100 Greatest Frontmen of All Time. Following his death, AC/DC released a best-selling album as a tribute.
 8 
Carole Lombard
(American Actress Who was Known for Her Off-Beat Roles in Screwball Comedies)
Carole Lombard
32
Birthdate: October 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Died: January 16, 1942

Carole Lombard was part of hits such as No Man of Her Own, To Be or Not to Be, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith, before dying in a plane crash at 33. She had redefined the screwball comedy genre. She was married to Hollywood legends William Powell and Clark Gable. 

 9 
Andres Bonifacio
(Filipino Revolutionary)
Andres Bonifacio
20
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 30, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tondo
Died: May 10, 1897
Andrés Bonifacio, or the “Father of the Philippine Revolution,” established the Katipunan, the Philippine independence movement against the Spanish colonial reign. He also worked with La Liga Filipina. He is considered the first president of the Philippines though he was never officially the president. He was eventually executed for treason. 
 10 
Keith Whitley
(Country Music Singer and Songwriter.)
Keith Whitley
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bedford, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 9, 1989

Keith Whitley was an American singer whose career was cut short by his sudden death at the age of 34. Before his death, due to alcohol intoxication, Whitley recorded two albums, which spawned 12 chart-busting singles. His third and final studio album was released posthumously.

 11 
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
(Publicist for 'Calvin Klein')
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
18
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: July 16, 1999
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy was a Calvin Klein publicist and the wife of John F. Kennedy Jr. Her fashion sense was often compared to that of her mother-in-law, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. A plane carrying Carolyn, her husband, and her older sister crashed off Martha's Vineyard in July 1999, killing all three.
 12 
Donny Hathaway
(American Soul Singer, Keyboardist and Songwriter)
Donny Hathaway
15
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 13, 1979
 13 
Kerry Von Erich
(American Professional Wrestler)
Kerry Von Erich
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Died: February 18, 1993
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 14 
Derrick Thomas
(American football player)
Derrick Thomas
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Died: February 8, 2000
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 15 
Kevin Carter
(South African Photojournalist and Member of the ‘Bang-Bang’ Club)
Kevin Carter
26
Birthdate: September 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: July 27, 1994

Kevin Carter was a South African photojournalist whose photograph titled the vulture and the little girl, which depicted the 1993 famine in Sudan, earned him the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 1994. Carter committed suicide in 1994 after suffering from depression. A book titled The Bang Bang Club, which was later made into a film, depicts his story.

 16 
Li Wenliang
(Chinese Ophthalmologist Who First Warned His Colleagues of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Wuhan)
Li Wenliang
8
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beizhen, Jinzhou, Liaoning, China
Died: February 7, 2020

Chinese ophthalmologist Li Wenliang was one of the first to identify the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan. In late 2019, he alerted his colleagues of an illness that resembled SARS but didn’t respond to usual treatment. He was reprimanded and later died of COVID-19. He is since regarded as a medical hero.

 17 
Germanicus
(Roman General)
Germanicus
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 24, 0015
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: October 10, 0019
Germanicus Julius Caesar, son of Nero Claudius and Antonia the Younger, was a Roman general. He was known for his chiseled physique and his military prowess. He took over the provinces of Cappadocia and Commagene, and also proceeded to fight against the governor of Syria, before he died of poisoning.
 18 
Althea Flynt
(Larry Flynt's Wife)
Althea Flynt
31
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marietta, Ohio, United States
Died: June 27, 1987
 19 
Eva Cassidy
(Singer, Guitarist)
Eva Cassidy
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States
Died: November 2, 1996
 20 
Roland Ratzenberger
(Austrian Formula One Racer Who Died during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix Qualifier)
Roland Ratzenberger
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: April 30, 1994

Austrian Formula One racing driver Roland Ratzenberger was in his teens when he first showed an interest in racing. He was killed while qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, while uncannily, Brazilian world champion racer Ayrton Senna died during the race the next day.

 21 
Stephen Gately
(Irish Singer-Songwriter & Co-Lead Singer of the Pop Group 'Boyzone')
Stephen Gately
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 10, 2009

Irish singer Stephen Gately, who soared to fame in the 1990s with the globally popular band Boyzone, was born to working-class parents in Dublin. He later revealed he was gay, when a friend black-mailed he would reveal Gately’s sexuality. He died of a heart condition at age 33.

 22 
Saint Barbara
(Christian Saint and Martyr)
Saint Barbara
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0273 AD
Birthplace: Nicomedia
Died: November 30, 0306

Saint Barbara was an early Christian Lebanese and Greek saint and martyr. She is also known as the Great Martyr Barbara in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Not much is known about her life and work as there is no mention of her in the authentic early Christian writings. She is considered one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers in Roman Catholicism. 

 23 
Eva Braun
(Mistress and Later Wife of Adolf Hitler)
Eva Braun
89
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 30, 1945
Eva Braun was a long-time companion of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. She was previously Nazi photographer Heinrich Hoffman’s assistant. Hitler and Eva got married just 40 hours before committing suicide together. Eva apparently ingested cyanide, while Hitler shot himself, at the Führerbunker, as the Red Army marched into Berlin.
 24 
Moana Pozzi
(Actress)
Moana Pozzi
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: September 15, 1994
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 25 
Richard II of England
(King of England, Lord of Ireland (1377 - 1399))
Richard II of England
14
Birthdate: January 6, 1367
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: February 14, 1400

Richard II of England was King of England from 1377 to 1399. Also known as Richard of Bordeaux, he was a firm believer in the royal prerogative. He was not popular as a king and was deposed in 1399 and is believed to have been starved to death in captivity. Modern historians believe he may have had a personality disorder.

 26 
Lee Morgan
(Jazz trumpeter)
Lee Morgan
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 10, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 19, 1972
 27 
Vincenzo Bellini
(Italian Opera Composer Known for His Long-Flowing Melodies)
Vincenzo Bellini
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 3, 1801
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Catania, Italy
Died: September 23, 1835

Italian opera composer Vincenzo Bellini was encouraged to study music by his organist father. Best known for his operas such as The Sleepwalker and Norma, Bellini was named the Swan of Catania. His letters to his friend Francesco Florimo reveal Bellini was known for his womanizing ways, too.

 28 
Dan Wheldon
(British Racing Driver Who Died in a Collision in IndyCar Competition)
Dan Wheldon
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Emberton, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: October 16, 2011

Dan Wheldon was a British racing driver best remembered for winning the IndyCar Series Drivers' Championship title in 2005 for Andretti Green Racing (AGR). He is also remembered for winning the Indianapolis 500 twice. Dan Wheldon was killed at the age of 33 while competing in the 2011 IZOD IndyCar World Championship when his car collided with a fence post.

 29 
Faustyna Kowalska
(Polish Catholic Religious Sister and Mystic)
Faustyna Kowalska
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 25, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Głogowiec, Poland
Died: October 5, 1938

Polish Catholic nun Faustyna Kowalska is remembered for her diary, which recorded her multiple visions of Jesus and was later published. She later got an artist to paint the Image of the Divine Mercy, based on her visions. Known as the Apostle of Divine Mercy, she was canonized as a saint in 2000.

 30 
Hide
(Former Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band 'X Japan')
Hide
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Died: April 2, 1998

Hide (real name: Hideto Matsumoto) began his music career as lead guitarist for the metal group X-Japan. He achieved fame as a musician, singer-songwriter and record producer during the 1990s. His untimely death at just 33 shocked the music fans around the world.

Paul Laurence Dunbar
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 27, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: February 9, 1906
 32 
Marcel Cerdan
(French Professional Boxer and World Middleweight Champion)
Marcel Cerdan
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
Died: October 28, 1949
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 33 
Douglas Kenney
(Screenwriter)
Douglas Kenney
6
Birthdate: December 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Died: August 27, 1980
 34 
Ahmad Zahir
(Singer)
Ahmad Zahir
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Died: June 14, 1979
 35 
Danika McGuigan
(Actress)
Danika McGuigan
7
Birthdate: January 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: July 23, 2019
 36 
Lester Bangs
(American music critic)
Lester Bangs
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Escondido
Died: April 30, 1982
 37 
Keith Relf
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Keith Relf
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Richmond
Died: May 14, 1976
 38 
Luis Valbuena
(Baseball player)
Luis Valbuena
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caja Seca, Venezuela
Died: December 6, 2018
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 39 
Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony
(Aristocrat)
Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony
1
Birthdate: 1156
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 28, 1189
 40 
Stevie Ryan
(Actress, YouTuber)
Stevie Ryan
8
Birthdate: June 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
Died: July 1, 2017
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 41 
Constantine IV
(Emperor)
Constantine IV
1
Birthdate: 0652 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: September 14, 0685
 42 
Steve Currie
(English Musician and Long-Term Member of the Glam Rock Band 'T. Rex')
Steve Currie
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
Died: April 28, 1981
 43 
La Malinche
(Mexican Interpreter)
La Malinche
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1496 AD
Birthplace: Mexico
Died: 1529 AD

Reminiscent of the legendary Native American woman Pocahontas, La Malinche was a Mexican woman who helped Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés as an interpreter and advisor, thus aiding the conquest of the Aztec Empire. She bore Cortés a son and is largely remembered as both a victim and a traitor.

 44 
Prince Wilhelm of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Wilhelm of Prussia
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 4, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: May 26, 1940
 45 
Wallace Hartley
(Bandleader, Violinist)
Wallace Hartley
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 2, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Colne, Lancashire, England
Died: April 15, 1912
 46 
Elizabeth of Rhuddlan
(Queen)
Elizabeth of Rhuddlan
2
Birthdate: August 7, 1282
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rhuddlan Castle, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: May 5, 1316
 47 
Jovian
(Emperor)
Jovian
1
Birthdate: 0331 AD
Birthplace: Singidunum
Died: February 17, 0364
 48 
Dinu Lipatti
(Pianist)
Dinu Lipatti
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: December 2, 1950
 49 
Victor Perez
(Boxer)
Victor Perez
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
Died: January 21, 1945
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 50 
Gaius Gracchus
(Politician)
Gaius Gracchus
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0154 BC
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0121 BC