Famous People Who Died At 50

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson
174
Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: June 25, 2009
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 2 Steven McQueen

Steven McQueen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 24, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beech Grove, Indiana, United States
Died: November 7, 1980

 3 Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great
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Famous As: King of the Anglo-Saxons
Birthdate: 0849 AD
Birthplace: Wantage, England
Died: October 26, 0899

 4 Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: October 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 9, 2008
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 5 James Cook

James Cook
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: November 7, 1728
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marton, England
Died: February 14, 1779

 6 Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon
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Famous As: First Wife of King Henry VIII
Birthdate: December 16, 1485
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Archbishop's Palace of Alcalá de Henares, Alcala de Henares, Spain
Died: January 7, 1536

 7 Nicholas II

Nicholas II
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Famous As: Emperor of Russia (1894-1917)
Birthdate: May 18, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 17, 1918
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 8 Gianni Versace

Gianni Versace
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: December 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy
Died: July 15, 1997
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 9 Shivaji

Shivaji
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Famous As: 1st Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire (1674-80)
Birthdate: February 19, 1630
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maharashtra, India
Died: April 3, 1680

 10 Leif Erikson

Leif Erikson
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Famous As: First European to reach North America
Birthdate: 0970 AD
Birthplace: Iceland
Died: 1020 AD

 11 Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Archduke Franz Ferdinand
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: The person whose assassination sparked the First World War
Birthdate: December 18, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: June 28, 1914

 12 Jim Varney

Jim Varney
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 10, 2000

 13 Hervé Villechaize

Hervé Villechaize
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 4, 1993
Height: 3'10" (117 cm)

 14 Virgil

Virgil
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 15, 0070
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cisalpine Gaul
Died: September 21, 0019

 15 Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 20, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Battery Point, Australia
Died: October 14, 1959
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 16 Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: August 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Died: December 22, 2002

 17 Rod Serling

Rod Serling
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: December 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: June 28, 1975

 18 Antoine Lavoisier

Antoine Lavoisier
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: August 26, 1743
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 8, 1794

 19 Isadora Duncan

Isadora Duncan
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Dancer & Choreographer
Birthdate: May 26, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: September 14, 1927

 20 Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 14, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 7, 1973

 21 Alan Ladd

Alan Ladd
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Died: January 29, 1964
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 22 Billy Mays

Billy Mays
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Famous As: American salesperson
Birthdate: July 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 28, 2009
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 23 Hugh Glass

Hugh Glass
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Hunter
Birthdate: 1783 AD
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1833 AD

 24 Adi Shankara

Adi Shankara
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Famous As: Advaita Philosopher
Birthdate: 0700 AD
Birthplace: Kaladi, India
Died: 0750 AD

 25 Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Conductor
Birthdate: July 7, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kaliště, Czechia
Died: May 18, 1911

 26 John Pinette

John Pinette
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: March 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 5, 2014
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 27 Dee Dee Ramone

Dee Dee Ramone
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Lee, Virginia, United States
Died: June 5, 2002
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 28 Viola Desmond

Viola Desmond
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: July 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Died: February 7, 1965

 29 Michael Jeter

Michael Jeter
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 26, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA
Died: March 30, 2003
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 30 Alfred Wegener

Alfred Wegener
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Polar Researcher
Birthdate: November 1, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: November 1, 1930

 31 Edward the Elder

Edward the Elder
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Famous As: King of Wessex
Birthdate: 0874 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: July 17, 0924

 32 Ramakrishna Paramhamsa

Ramakrishna Paramhamsa
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Famous As: Spiritual & Religious Leader
Birthdate: February 18, 1836
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kamarpukur, West Bengal, India
Died: August 16, 1886

 33 Bartolomeu Dias

Bartolomeu Dias
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Portuguese explorer
Birthdate: 1450 AD
Birthplace: Algarve
Died: May 29, 1500

 34 Frank Sutton

Frank Sutton
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: June 28, 1974
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 35 Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
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Famous As: Founder of Gaudiya Vaishnavism
Birthdate: February 18, 1484
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Navadvipa, India
Died: June 14, 1534

 36 Margaret Sullavan

Margaret Sullavan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died: January 1, 1960

 37 Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skelleftehamn, Sweden
Died: November 9, 2004

 38 Sweyn Forkbeard

Sweyn Forkbeard
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: April 17, 0963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: February 10, 1014

 39 Maurice Tillet

Maurice Tillet
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: October 23, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ural Mountains, Russia
Died: September 4, 1954
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 40 Glenn Gould

Glenn Gould
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: September 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: October 4, 1982

 41 Cyrinda Foxe

Cyrinda Foxe
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: February 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: September 7, 2002

 42 Möngke Khan

Möngke Khan
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Famous As: Khagan of the Mongol Empire (1251-59)
Birthdate: January 11, 1209
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gobi Desert
Died: August 11, 1259

 43 David Graf

David Graf
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, United States
Died: April 7, 2001
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 44 David Ruffin

David Ruffin
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Meridian
Died: June 1, 1991

 45 Max Baer

Max Baer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Heavyweight
Birthdate: February 11, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: November 21, 1959
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 46 Ahmad Shah Durrani

Ahmad Shah Durrani
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1722 AD
Birthplace: Herat, Afghanistan
Died: October 16, 1772

 47 Edith Stein

Edith Stein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 12, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: August 9, 1942

 48 Basho

Basho
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1644 AD
Birthplace: Iga Province
Died: November 28, 1694

 49 Khalid ibn al-Walid

Khalid ibn al-Walid
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: 0592 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0642 AD

 50 Barbara Daly Baekeland

Barbara Daly Baekeland
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: 1922 AD
Birthplace: Boston
Died: November 17, 1972