Famous People Who Died At 61

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The list of famous people who died at 61 includes Anthony Bourdain, Ernest Hemingway, John Gotti, Bill Paxton, Benito Mussolini. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, actors and emperors & kings and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 61 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Prophet Muhammad
(Founder of Islam)
Prophet Muhammad
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0571 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Hejaz, Arabia
Died: June 8, 0632
 2 
Ernest Hemingway
(American Literary Icon Who Was Known for His Straightforward Prose & Use of Understatement)
Ernest Hemingway
62
Birthdate: July 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: July 2, 1961
 3 
Anthony Bourdain
(American Celebrity Chef and TV Personality)
Anthony Bourdain
45
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: June 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 8, 2018
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 4 
Bill Paxton
(Actor and Filmmaker Best Known for His TV Series 'Big Love')
Bill Paxton
26
Birthdate: May 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: February 25, 2017
 5 
Roddy Piper
(Canadian Professional Wrestler and Actor)
Roddy Piper
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Canada
Died: July 31, 2015
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 6 
Ronald Kray
(Gangster Involved in Organised Crime in the East End of London, England, from the late 1950s to 1967)
Ronald Kray
37
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Haggerston, London, England
Died: March 17, 1995
 7 
Sally Ride
(The First American Woman and The Third Woman in Space)
Sally Ride
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 23, 2012
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 8 
Gregor Mendel
(Know for Creating the science of Genetics)
Gregor Mendel
7
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 20, 1822
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hynčice, Vražné, Czechia
Died: January 6, 1884
 9 
Benito Mussolini
(Dictator of Italy and Principal Founder of Fascism Who Was Prime Minister of Italy from 1922 to 1943.)
Benito Mussolini
99
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 29, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Predappio, Italy
Died: April 28, 1945
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Miguel Ferrer
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Bob Morton’ in the Film ‘RoboCop’)
Miguel Ferrer
9
Birthdate: February 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: January 19, 2017
 11 
Oliver Reed
12
Birthdate: February 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, England
Died: May 2, 1999
 12 
Lal Bahadur Shastri
(2nd Prime Minister of India)
Lal Bahadur Shastri
33
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: January 11, 1966
 13 
Miyamoto Musashi
(Japanese Swordsman and Philosopher Who Became Popular Through His Unique Double-Bladed Swordsmanship)
Miyamoto Musashi
6
Birthdate: 1584 AD
Birthplace: Harima Province, Japan
Died: June 13, 1645
 14 
Peter Lawford
(Actor and a Member of the 'Rat-Pack' Group of Entertainers)
Peter Lawford
7
Birthdate: September 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 24, 1984
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Ali ibn Abi Talib
(1st Shia Imam (632-661))
Ali ibn Abi Talib
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0600 AD
Birthplace: Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: January 28, 0661
 16 
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(Socio-religious Reformer)
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 22, 1772
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Radhanagore, West Bengal, India
Died: September 27, 1833
 17 
George Eliot
(English Novelist, Poet and One of the Leading Writers of the Victorian Era)
George Eliot
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 22, 1819
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warwickshire, England
Died: December 22, 1880
 18 
Puyi
(Last Emperor of China)
Puyi
10
Birthdate: February 7, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: October 17, 1967
 19 
Sergei Prokofiev
(Composer and pianist)
Sergei Prokofiev
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 23, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Krasne, Ukraine
Died: March 5, 1953
 20 
Muhammad(Religious leader)
(Religious leader)
Muhammad(Religious leader)
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 22, 0571
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: June 8, 0632
 21 
Samuel de Champlain
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 13, 1574
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hiers-Brouage, Marennes-Hiers-Brouage, France
Died: December 25, 1635
 22 
Zheng He
(Chinese Explorer, Admiral and Diplomat)
Zheng He
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 23, 1371
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yunnan
Died: 1433 AD
 23 
Benigno Aquino III
(15th President of the Philippines)
Benigno Aquino III
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
Died: June 24, 2021
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 24 
John Gotti
(American Gangster and Boss of the 'Gambino Crime Family')
John Gotti
41
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 10, 2002
 25 
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
(Japanese Samurai)
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 17, 1537
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Died: September 18, 1598
 26 
Bobby Farrell
(Member of the 1970s pop and disco group Boney M)
Bobby Farrell
4
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: October 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Nicolas, Aruba
Died: December 30, 2010
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 27 
James Horner
(Composer, conductor, and orchestrator of film scores)
James Horner
8
Birthdate: August 14, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 22, 2015
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
Samuel Coleridge
6
Birthdate: October 21, 1772
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ottery St Mary, Devon, Great Britain, United Kingdom
Died: July 25, 1834
 29 
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(One of the Most Important Figures in German Idealism)
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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Birthdate: August 27, 1770
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: November 14, 1831
 30 
Walter Scott
(Novelist and Poet known for his Works Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, and The Lady of the Lake)
Walter Scott
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 15, 1771
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: September 21, 1832
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Jeremy Brett
4
Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berkswell
Died: September 12, 1995
 32 
Kamehameha I
(King of Hawaii)
Kamehameha I
5
Birthdate: 1758 AD
Birthplace: Kohala, Hawaii
Died: May 8, 1819
 33 
Walter White
(American civil rights activist)
Walter White
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: 1955 AD
 34 
Saint Anne
(Mother of Virgin Mary)
Saint Anne
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0050 BC
Birthplace: Bethlehem
Died: 0012 AD
 35 
Don Draper
(Actor)
Don Draper
2
Birthdate: September 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Modesto, California, USA
Died: December 17, 1990
 36 
Susan Atkins
(American Murderer and Member of Charles Manson's Crime Family)
Susan Atkins
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, United States
Died: September 24, 2009
 37 
Strother Martin
6
Birthdate: March 26, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kokomo, Indiana, United States
Died: August 1, 1980
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 38 
Nicholas Colasanto
3
Birthdate: January 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: February 12, 1985
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 39 
Ma Barker
(Matriarch of the Barker Family)
Ma Barker
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 8, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ash Grove, Missouri, United States
Died: January 16, 1935
 40 
Joe Diffie
(Singer-songwriter)
Joe Diffie
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Died: March 29, 2020
Diego Velázquez (Painter)
3
Birthdate: 1599 AD
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: August 6, 1660
 42 
Muhammad bin Tughluq
(Sultan of Delhi (1325-1351))
Muhammad bin Tughluq
34
Birthdate: 1290 AD
Birthplace: Multan, Pakistan
Died: March 20, 1351
 43 
Jack Soo
(Actor)
Jack Soo
0
Birthdate: October 28, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA
Died: January 11, 1979
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 44 
John Franklin
(Explorer, Royal Navy officer)
John Franklin
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1786
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Spilsby, England
Died: June 11, 1847
 45 
Billy Martin
(Baseball player)
Billy Martin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Died: December 25, 1989
 46 
Hyder Ali
(Ruler of Mysore)
Hyder Ali
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Birthdate: 1721 AD
Birthplace: Budikote
Died: December 6, 1782
 47 
Aurelian
(Emperor)
Aurelian
4
Birthdate: September 9, 0214
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Died: September 25, 0275
 48 
Liu Xiaobo
(Chinese Human Rights Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)
Liu Xiaobo
3
Birthdate: December 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Changchun, China
Died: July 13, 2017
 49 
Marie Fredriksson
(Lead Vocalist of Pop Rock 'Duo Roxette')
Marie Fredriksson
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Össjö, Sweden
Died: December 9, 2019
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 50 
James Fenimore Cooper
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 15, 1789
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burlington, New Jersey
Died: September 14, 1851