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.
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: King of Pop
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 Gianni Versace

Gianni Versace.
4
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)

 4 Nicholas II

Nicholas II.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 18, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tsarskoye Selo, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, Alexander Palace
Died: July 17, 1918

 5 Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great.
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Famous As: King of Wessex
Birthdate: 0849 AD
Birthplace: Wantage, United Kingdom
Died: October 26, 0899

 6 Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon.
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Famous As: Queen of England (1509-1533)
Birthdate: December 16, 1485
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Archbishop's Palace of Alcalá de Henares, Alcala de Henares, Spain
Died: January 7, 1536

 7 Shivaji

Shivaji.
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: February 19, 1630
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shivneri
Died: April 3, 1680
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 8 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

 9 Errol Flynn

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

 10 James Cook

James Cook.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer & Navigator
Birthdate: October 27, 1728
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marton, England
Died: February 14, 1779

 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 Hervé Villechaize

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

 13 Jim Varney

Jim Varney.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky
Died: February 10, 2000
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 14 Edward the Elder

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

 15 Selim II

Selim II.
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Famous As: Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
Birthdate: May 28, 1524
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Topkapi Palace Museum, İstanbul, Turkey
Died: December 15, 1574

 16 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

 17 Max Baer

Max Baer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: actor, boxer
Birthdate: February 11, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Omaha
Died: November 21, 1959
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 18 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

 19 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

 20 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

 21 Leif Erikson

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

 22 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

 23 Alan Ladd

Alan Ladd.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hot Springs
Died: January 29, 1964

 24 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)

 25 Rod Serling

Rod Serling.
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Famous As: Screenwriter, TV Producer, Narrator
Birthdate: December 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Syracuse
Died: June 28, 1975

 26 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

 27 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

 28 Hafizullah Amin

Hafizullah Amin
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paghman
Died: December 27, 1979

 29 Sappho

Sappho.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0630 BC
Birthplace: Lesbos, Greece
Died: 0580 BC

 30 Stephen Ward

Stephen Ward.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Accused in the Profumo Affair scandal
Birthdate: October 19, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lemsford, England
Died: August 3, 1963

 31 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)

 32 Naim Suleymanoglu

Naim Suleymanoglu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: January 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ptichar, Bulgaria
Died: November 18, 2017
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)

 33 Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: July 7, 1973
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)

 34 Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut.
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 1508 BC
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 1458 BC

 35 Jean-Paul Marat

Jean-Paul Marat.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: May 24, 1743
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boudry, Switzerland
Died: July 13, 1793

 36 Dee Dee Ramone

Dee Dee Ramone.
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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)

 37 Isadora Duncan

Isadora Duncan.
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Dancer & Choreographer
Birthdate: May 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: September 14, 1927

 38 Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Conductor
Birthdate: July 7, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kaliste, Bohemia (now Czech Republic)
Died: May 18, 1911

 39 Mohammed Nadir Shah

Mohammed Nadir Shah
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: April 9, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dehradun
Died: November 9, 1933

 40 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

 41 Wyatt Cooper

Wyatt Cooper.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quitman, Mississippi, United States
Died: January 5, 1978

 42 David Graf

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

 43 Benigno Aquino, Jr.

Benigno Aquino, Jr.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Concepcion, Tarlac
Died: August 21, 1983

 44 Frank Sutton

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

 45 John Pinette

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

 46 Kenny Everett

Kenny Everett.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seaforth, Lancashire, England
Died: April 4, 1995
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 47 Hector Camacho

Hector Camacho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Died: November 24, 2012

 48 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)

 49 Stieg Larsson

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

 50 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