Famous People Who Died At 52

The list of famous people who died at 52 includes William Shakespeare, Chris Cornell, John Wayne Gacy, Grace Kelly, Christopher Reeve. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, composers and actors and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 52 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Russia & Germany and many more countries.

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 1 
Bob Ross
(Painter)

Bob Ross
35
Birthdate: October 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Died: July 4, 1995
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 2 
John Wayne Gacy
(Serial Killer & Sex Offender )

John Wayne Gacy
119
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 10, 1994
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 3 
Luke Perry
(Actor)

Luke Perry
21
Birthdate: October 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Died: March 4, 2019
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 4 
Grace Kelly
(Princess of Monaco)

Grace Kelly
54
Birthdate: November 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 14, 1982

 5 
Harry Houdini
(Illusionist)

Harry Houdini
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: October 31, 1926

 6 
Christopher Reeve
(Best Known for Playing The Lead in 'Superman' (1978) & Its First Three Sequels)

Christopher Reeve
20
Birthdate: September 25, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 10, 2004
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 7 
Henry VII of England
(Monarch of England (1485-1509))

Henry VII of England
30
Birthdate: January 28, 1457
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Died: April 21, 1509
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 8 
Roy Orbison
(Singer-Songwriter)

Roy Orbison
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vernon, Texas, United States
Died: December 6, 1988
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 9 

Frank Vincent Zappa
18
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: December 4, 1993

 10 
Helen McCrory
(Actress)

Helen McCrory
27
Birthdate: August 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Died: April 16, 2021
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 11 
Peter the Great
(First Emperor of Russia)

Peter the Great
17
Birthdate: June 9, 1672
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow
Died: February 8, 1725
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 12 
Chris Cornell
(Lead vocalist of the Rock Bands 'Soundgarden' & 'Audioslave')

Chris Cornell
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: May 18, 2017

 13 
Marcus Garvey
(Political leader)

Marcus Garvey
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 10, 1940

 14 
Erwin Rommel
(General)

Erwin Rommel
43
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany
Died: October 14, 1944
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 15 

Thomas Becket
3
Birthdate: December 21, 1118
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cheapside, London, England
Died: December 29, 1170

 16 
Shane Warne
(Australian cricketer. Widely considered one of the greatest leg spin bowlers in cricket history.)

Shane Warne
3
Birthdate: September 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: March 4, 2022
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 17 
Christian Dior
(Fashion Designers)

Christian Dior
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 21, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Granville
Died: October 23, 1957

 18 

Lou Costello
0
Birthdate: March 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 3, 1959
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 19 
Vikram Sarabhai
(Scientist)

Vikram Sarabhai
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ahmedabad, India
Died: December 30, 1971

 20 
Eddie Kendricks
(Co-founder of the Motown Singing Group 'The Temptations')

Eddie Kendricks
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Union Springs, Alabama, United States
Died: October 5, 1992
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 21 
Abbie Hoffman
(Anti-War Activist, Social activist)

Abbie Hoffman
11
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 12, 1989

 22 
Melvin Franklin
(R&B Singer)

Melvin Franklin
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama
Died: February 23, 1995
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 23 

Laura Branigan
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: August 26, 2004
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 24 
Diana Dors
(Actress)

Diana Dors
3
Birthdate: October 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK
Died: May 4, 1984
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 25 
Olaudah Equiano
(Anti Slavery Activist)

Olaudah Equiano
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1745 AD
Birthplace: Igboland
Died: March 31, 1797

 26 
Townes Van Zandt
(Singer & Songwriter)

Townes Van Zandt
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: January 1, 1997

 27 
Caroline Aherne
(Comedian)

Caroline Aherne
2
Birthdate: December 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ealing, London, England
Died: July 2, 2016
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 28 
Veerappan
(Indian criminal)

Veerappan
38
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gopinatham, Mysore State, India
Died: October 18, 2004

 29 
Anne Hutchinson
(Puritan spiritual adviser, Preacher)

Anne Hutchinson
0
Birthdate: January 18, 1952, 1591
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alford, Lincolnshire, England
Died: August 20, 1643

 30 
Elizabeth of Russia
(Empress of Russia (1741-1762))

Elizabeth of Russia
4
Birthdate: December 29, 1709
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: January 5, 1762

 31 

François Truffaut
3
Birthdate: February 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 21, 1984
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 32 
Francis I of France
(King of France)

Francis I of France
3
Birthdate: September 12, 1494
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Royal Castle of Cognac, Cognac, France
Died: March 31, 1547

 33 

Debralee Scott
6
Birthdate: April 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 5, 2005

 34 
Thomas Mikal Ford
(Actor & Comedian Known for His Role as Tommy Strawn on the FOX Sitcom Martin)

Thomas Mikal Ford
0
Birthdate: September 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 12, 2016
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 35 
Richard Wright
(Novelist)

Richard Wright
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Roxie, Mississippi, United States
Died: November 28, 1960

 36 
Ann Dunham
(Anthropologist, Barack Obama's Mother)

Ann Dunham
16
Birthdate: November 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: November 7, 1995

 37 
Junaid Jamshed
(Recording artist)

Junaid Jamshed
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Died: December 7, 2016
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 38 
Sejong the Great of Joseon
(Fourth Ruler of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea)

Sejong the Great of Joseon
2
Birthdate: May 15, 1397
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Died: April 8, 1450

 39 
Fred Berry
(Actor)

Fred Berry
5
Birthdate: March 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 21, 2003
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 40 
Dorothy Kilgallen
(Journalist)

Dorothy Kilgallen
2
Birthdate: July 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 8, 1965

 41 
Shirley Hemphill
(Comedians)

Shirley Hemphill
2
Birthdate: July 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Died: December 10, 1999

 42 
William Makepeace Thackeray
(Author & Novelist)

William Makepeace Thackeray
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 18, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: December 24, 1863

 43 

Christopher George
3
Birthdate: February 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Died: November 28, 1983
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 44 

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0064 BC
Birthplace: Arpino, Istria or Asisium
Died: 0012 BC

 45 
Dennis Johnson
(Basketball player)

Dennis Johnson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 22, 2007
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 46 
Fazlur Rahman Khan
(Structural engineer)

Fazlur Rahman Khan
6
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Died: March 27, 1982

 47 
Hezekiah
(King of Judah)

Hezekiah
2
Birthdate: 0739 BC
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0687 BC

Prithvi Narayan Shah
0
Birthdate: January 11, 1723
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gorkha, Nepal
Died: January 15, 1775

 49 
Margaret of Anjou
(Queen of England)

Margaret of Anjou
1
Birthdate: March 23, 1430
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pont-a-Mousson, France
Died: August 25, 1482

 50 
June Pointer
(Singer)

June Pointer
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 30, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: April 11, 2006