Famous People Who Died By Drowning

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.

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 1 Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston.
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Famous As: Singer & Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 11, 2012
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 2 Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: November 29, 1981
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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 3 Sridevi

Sridevi.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sivakasi, Madras State, India
Died: February 24, 2018
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 4 Harold Holt

Harold Holt.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Australia
Birthdate: August 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stanmore
Died: December 17, 1967

 5 Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O'Riordan.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland
Died: January 15, 2018
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 6 Rodney King

Rodney King.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Victim of Police Abuse
Birthdate: April 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, U.S.
Died: June 17, 2012

 7 Dennis Wilson

Dennis Wilson
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Record producer, Singer, Drummer, Surfer, Composer
Birthdate: December 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inglewood
Died: December 28, 1983
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 8 Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: November 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orange, California
Died: May 29, 1997
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 9 John Jacob Astor IV

John Jacob Astor IV.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 13, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rhinebeck
Died: April 15, 1912

 10 Bartolomeu Dias

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

 11 Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Field Marshal
Birthdate: June 24, 1850
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ballylongford, Ireland
Died: June 5, 1916

 12 Rudolf Diesel

Rudolf Diesel.
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Famous As: Inventor of Diesel Engine
Birthdate: March 18, 1858
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 29, 1913

 13 Isidor Straus

Isidor Straus.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: February 6, 1845
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palatinate
Died: April 15, 1912

 14 Antinous

Antinous.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Roman Emperor Hadrian’s Lover
Birthdate: November 29, 0111
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bolu, Turkey
Died: October 30, 0130

 15 Althea Flynt

Althea Flynt.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Larry Flynt's Wife
Birthdate: November 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marietta, Ohio, United States
Died: June 27, 1987

 16 Eddie Aikau

Eddie Aikau
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Surfers
Birthdate: May 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Maui, Hawaii, USA
Died: March 17, 1978
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 17 Thomas Andrews

Thomas Andrews.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Businessperson, Naval Architect
Birthdate: February 7, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Comber, County Down, Ireland,
Died: April 15, 1912

 18 George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence

George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Duke
Birthdate: October 21, 1449
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 18, 1478

 19 Piero the Unfortunate

Piero the Unfortunate
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 15, 1472
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: December 28, 1503

 20 Mungo Park

Mungo Park.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: September 11, 1771
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Selkirkshire
Died: 1806 AD

 21 Li Bai

Li Bai.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 19, 0701
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Suiye, Tang Empire (now Chuy Region, Kyrgyzstan)
Died: November 30, 0762

 22 William Colby

William Colby
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Intelligence officer
Birthdate: January 4, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota, United States U.S.
Died: April 27, 1996

 23 Whitney Young

Whitney Young
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Civil rights activist
Birthdate: July 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lincoln Ridge, Kentucky, United States
Died: March 11, 1971

 24 Peter Minuit

Peter Minuit
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Colonial Governor
Birthdate: 1580 AD
Birthplace: Wesel, Germany
Died: August 5, 1638

 25 Thomas Francis Meagher

Thomas Francis Meagher
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 3, 1823
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland
Died: July 1, 1867

 26 Sunanda Kumariratana

Sunanda Kumariratana
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: November 10, 1860
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
Died: May 31, 1880

 27 William the Aetheling

William the Aetheling
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: August 5, 1103
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winchester, Hampshire, England
Died: November 25, 1120

 28 Enrique Granados

Enrique Granados.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist and Composer
Birthdate: July 27, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lleida
Died: March 24, 1916

 29 John William Friso

John William Friso
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: August 14, 1687
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dessau, Germany
Died: July 14, 1711

 30 Panfilo de Narváez

Panfilo de Narváez
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Conquistador
Birthdate: 1478 AD
Birthplace: Castile, Spain
Died: October 31, 1528

 31 J.G. Farrell

J.G. Farrell
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: August 11, 1979

 32 Emperor Antoku

Emperor Antoku
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: December 22, 1178
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Died: April 25, 1185

 33 Louis II of Hungary

Louis II of Hungary
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 1, 1506
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buda
Died: August 29, 1526

 34 Katoucha Niane

Katoucha Niane
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Conakry, Guinea
Died: February 2, 2008

 35 Rama Tirtha

Rama Tirtha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: October 22, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Village Muraliwala, British India
Died: October 17, 1906

 36 Ágnes Heller

Ágnes Heller
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: May 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 19, 2019

 37 David Torrence

David Torrence
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: November 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Okinawa, Japan
Died: August 28, 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 38 Éric Tabarly

Éric Tabarly
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: July 24, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: June 13, 1998

 39 Alex Pullin

Alex Pullin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Snowboarder
Birthdate: September 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mansfield, Victoria, Australia
Died: July 8, 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 40 Claude Jutra

Claude Jutra
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: November 5, 1986

 41 Dean Reed

Dean Reed
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: June 13, 1986
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 42 Yanka Dyagileva

Yanka Dyagileva
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Novosibirsk, Russia
Died: May 9, 1991

 43 Ranatunge Karunananda

Ranatunge Karunananda
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: SriLanka
Died: 1975 AD

 44 Daniel O. Fagunwa

Daniel O. Fagunwa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1903 AD
Birthplace: Okeigbo, Nigeria
Died: December 9, 1963

 45 William Thomas Stead

William Thomas Stead.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Journalism
Birthdate: July 5, 1849
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 15, 1912

 46 Gonçalves Dias

Gonçalves Dias
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 10, 1823
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caxias, State of Maranhão, Brazil
Died: November 3, 1864

 47 Gustav Nachtigal

Gustav Nachtigal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: German explorer
Birthdate: February 23, 1834
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Eichstedt, Germany
Died: April 20, 1885

 48 Pieter Both

Pieter Both
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Governor-General
Birthdate: 1568 AD
Birthplace: Amersfoort, Netherlands
Died: March 6, 1615

 49 Vasco Gonçalves

Vasco Gonçalves
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Army Officer
Birthdate: May 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: June 11, 2005

 50 Christian Frederick Beyers

Christian Frederick Beyers
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: General
Birthdate: September 23, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cape Colony, South Africa
Died: December 8, 1914