Famous People Who Died At 50

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The list of famous people who died at 50 includes Michael Jackson, Bernie Mac, Alfred the Great, James Cook, Catherine of Aragon. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, actors and composers and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 50 includes people from United States, Italy, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Michael Jackson
(One of the Most Significant Cultural Figures of the 20th Century Popularly Known as the 'King of Pop')
Michael Jackson
228
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: June 25, 2009
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 2 
Steven McQueen
23
Birthdate: March 24, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beech Grove, Indiana, United States
Died: November 7, 1980
 3 
Bernie Mac
(Actor, Comedian)
Bernie Mac
12
Birthdate: October 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 9, 2008
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 4 
Alfred the Great
(King of the Anglo-Saxons)
Alfred the Great
19
Birthdate: 0849 AD
Birthplace: Wantage, England
Died: October 26, 0899
 5 
James Cook
(Explorer)
James Cook
42
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 7, 1728
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marton, England
Died: February 14, 1779
 6 
Nicholas II
(Emperor of Russia (1894 - 1917))
Nicholas II
32
Birthdate: May 18, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 17, 1918
 7 
Gianni Versace
(Fashion Designer)
Gianni Versace
32
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy
Died: July 15, 1997
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Catherine of Aragon
(Queen Consort of England (1509 - 1533))
Catherine of Aragon
18
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 16, 1485
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alcala de Henares, Spain
Died: January 7, 1536
 9 
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
(1st Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire (1674-80))
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
34
Birthdate: February 19, 1630
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maharashtra, India
Died: April 3, 1680
 10 
Leif Erikson
(First European to reach North America)
Leif Erikson
14
Birthdate: 0970 AD
Birthplace: Iceland
Died: 1020 AD
 11 
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
(The person whose assassination sparked the First World War)
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 18, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: June 28, 1914
 12 
Jim Varney
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Broadly Comedic Role as ‘Ernest P. Worrell’)
Jim Varney
19
Birthdate: June 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 10, 2000
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 13 
Errol Flynn
(Best Known for His Romantic Swashbuckler Roles in the Golden Age of Hollywood)
Errol Flynn
16
Birthdate: June 20, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Battery Point, Australia
Died: October 14, 1959
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 14 
Hervé Villechaize
(Best Known for His Role in the James Bond Film 'The Man with the Golden Gun')
Hervé Villechaize
6
Birthdate: April 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 4, 1993
Height: 3'10" (117 cm)
 15 
Hugh Glass
(Hunter)
Hugh Glass
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1783 AD
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1833 AD
 16 
Rod Serling
(Screenwriter and Playwright Best Known for His Work on Anthology TV Series ‘The Twilight Zone’)
Rod Serling
5
Birthdate: December 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: June 28, 1975
 17 
Virgil
(Poet)
Virgil
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 0070
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cisalpine Gaul
Died: September 21, 0019
 18 
Alan Ladd
(Actor and Film Producer)
Alan Ladd
8
Birthdate: September 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Died: January 29, 1964
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Joe Strummer
(Singer, Guitarist)
Joe Strummer
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Died: December 22, 2002
 20 
Antoine Lavoisier
(French Chemist Who Discovered the Role of Oxygen in Combustion)
Antoine Lavoisier
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 26, 1743
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 8, 1794
 21 
Isadora Duncan
(American Dancer and Choreographer)
Isadora Duncan
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 26, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: September 14, 1927
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 22 
Veronica Lake
(American Actress Known for Her Films: ‘Sullivan's Travels’ and ‘I Married a Witch’)
Veronica Lake
3
Birthdate: November 14, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 7, 1973
 23 
Billy Mays
(American salesperson)
Billy Mays
6
Birthdate: July 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 28, 2009
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 24 
Adi Shankara
(Advaita Philosopher)
Adi Shankara
4
Birthdate: 0700 AD
Birthplace: Kaladi, India
Died: 0750 AD
 25 
Gustav Mahler
(One of the Most Frequently Performed and Recorded of All Composers)
Gustav Mahler
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 7, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Czeh Republic
Died: May 18, 1911
 26 
John Pinette
(Comedian, Actor)
John Pinette
8
Birthdate: March 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 5, 2014
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
Viola Desmond
(Businesswoman)
Viola Desmond
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Died: February 7, 1965
 28 
Michael Jeter
10
Birthdate: August 26, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA
Died: March 30, 2003
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 29 
Dee Dee Ramone
(Founding Member and Bassist of the Punk Rock Band the 'Ramones')
Dee Dee Ramone
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Lee, Virginia, United States
Died: June 5, 2002
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 30 
David Ruffin
(Singer)
David Ruffin
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Meridian
Died: June 1, 1991
 31 
Alfred Wegener
(German Climatologist and Geophysicist Known for His 'Continental Drift Theory')
Alfred Wegener
6
Birthdate: November 1, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: November 1, 1930
 32 
Frank Sutton
(Known for His Role as ‘Sgt. Vince Carter’ in the TV Series ‘Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C..’)
Frank Sutton
7
Birthdate: October 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: June 28, 1974
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 33 
Bartolomeu Dias
(Portuguese explorer)
Bartolomeu Dias
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1450 AD
Birthplace: Algarve
Died: May 29, 1500
 34 
Margaret Sullavan
1
Birthdate: May 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died: January 1, 1960
 35 
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
(Founder of Gaudiya Vaishnavism)
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
10
Birthdate: February 18, 1484
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Navadvipa, India
Died: June 14, 1534
 36 
Glenn Gould
(Canadian Classical Pianist)
Glenn Gould
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 4, 1982
 37 
Ramakrishna Paramhamsa
(Spiritual & Religious Leader)
Ramakrishna Paramhamsa
9
Birthdate: February 18, 1836
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kamarpukur, West Bengal, India
Died: August 16, 1886
 38 
Ahmad Shah Durrani
(Founder of the 'Durrani Empire')
Ahmad Shah Durrani
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1722 AD
Birthplace: Herat, Afghanistan
Died: October 16, 1772
 39 
Maurice Tillet
(Wrestler)
Maurice Tillet
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ural Mountains, Russia
Died: September 4, 1954
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 40 
Möngke Khan
(Khagan of the Mongol Empire (1251-59))
Möngke Khan
2
Birthdate: January 11, 1209
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gobi Desert
Died: August 11, 1259
 41 
Saint Dominic
(Spanish Priest and Founder of the Dominican Order and Patron Saint of Astronomers)
Saint Dominic
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1170
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caleruega, Spain
Died: August 6, 1221
 42 
Khalid ibn al-Walid
(Arab Muslim General Who Was a Part of the Islamic Expansion under Prophet Muhammad)
Khalid ibn al-Walid
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0592 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0642 AD
 43 
Stieg Larsson
(Journalist)
Stieg Larsson
4
Birthdate: August 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skelleftehamn, Sweden
Died: November 9, 2004
 44 
David Graf
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry’ in the ‘Police Academy’ Film Series)
David Graf
2
Birthdate: April 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, United States
Died: April 7, 2001
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 45 
Sweyn Forkbeard
(King of Denmark)
Sweyn Forkbeard
1
Birthdate: April 17, 0963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: February 10, 1014
 46 
Cyrinda Foxe
(Actress, Model)
Cyrinda Foxe
2
Birthdate: February 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: September 7, 2002
 47 
Basho
(Poet)
Basho
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1644 AD
Birthplace: Iga Province
Died: November 28, 1694
 48 
Edith Stein
(Philosopher, Christian Nun and One of the Six 'Patron Saints of Europe')
Edith Stein
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: August 9, 1942
 49 
Stepan Bandera
(Political leader)
Stepan Bandera
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Galicia
Died: October 15, 1959
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Leslie Howard
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Birthdate: April 3, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Forest Hill, London, United Kingdom
Died: June 1, 1943
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)