The death of a famous person is a tragedy for not just their own families, but also their entire community of fans. While it is a known fact that everyone has to die one day or the other, untimely deaths of celebrities always shake us to the core. It is relatively easier to accept the natural death of an aged celebrity but the news of the tragic and unnatural death of a famous personality breaks the hearts of the fans in a way words can’t describe. To die of drowning is indeed one of the most painful ways to die. When we hear of a celebrity drowning to their death, we can’t but wonder if this could have been somehow prevented? When singer Whitney Elizabeth Houston was found dead drowned in her bathtub in 2012, her fans were devastated. Similar had been the world’s reaction when the much loved founder of the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones, had died by drowning in the swimming pool in 1969. Le Corbusier, Hart Crane, and Dennis Wilson are also among the celebrities who drowned to their deaths. Check out this section to know more about famous people who died by drowning.
Grigori RasputinGrigori Rasputin
21 January 1869, Russian
Peasant, Mystical Faith healer
Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American

Natalie WoodNatalie Wood
20 July 1938, American

Jeff BuckleyJeff Buckley
17 November 1966, American
Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist

Rodney KingRodney King
02 April 1965, American
Victim of Police Abuse

John Jacob Astor IVJohn Jacob Astor IV
13 July 1864, American
Harold HoltHarold Holt
05 August 1908, Australian
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias
1450 AD, Portuguese
Portuguese explorer

Althea FlyntAlthea Flynt
06 November 1953, American
Larry Flynt's Wife

Isidor StrausIsidor Straus
06 February 1845, American
Enrique GranadosEnrique Granados
27 July 1867, Spanish
Pianist and Composer

William Thomas SteadWilliam Thomas Stead
05 July 1849, British
Mungo ParkMungo Park
11 September 1771, British

Robert MaxwellRobert Maxwell
10 June 1923, British
Politician, Entrepreneur, Writer, Publisher,

Dennis WilsonDennis Wilson
04 December 1944, American
Record producer, Singer, Drummer, Surfer, Composer
Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, Playwright,

29 November 0111, Greek
Roman emperor
Osamu DazaiOsamu Dazai
19 June 1909, Japanese
Writer, Novelist

Li BaiLi Bai
0701 AD, Chinese

Louis II of HungaryLouis II of Hungary
01 July 1506, Hungarian