List of famous people who died by drowning. Check out their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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
(Peasant, Mystical Faith healer)

21 January 1869

30 December 1916

Pokrovskoye

Russian

Aquarius

Josef MengeleJosef Mengele
(War Criminal)

16 March 1911

07 February 1979

Günzburg, Bavaria, Germany

German

Pisces

Natalie WoodNatalie Wood

20 July 1938

29 November 1981

San Francisco, California, U.S

American

Cancer

Rodney KingRodney King
(Victim of Police Abuse)

02 April 1965

17 June 2012

Sacramento, California, U.S.

American

Aries

John Jacob Astor IVJohn Jacob Astor IV
(Businessman)

13 July 1864

15 April 1912

Rhinebeck

American

Cancer

Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias
(Portuguese explorer)

1450 AD

29 May 1500

Algarve

Portuguese

Harold HoltHarold Holt
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

05 August 1908

17 December 1967

Stanmore

Australian

Leo

Enrique GranadosEnrique Granados
(Pianist and Composer)

27 July 1867

24 March 1916

Lleida

Spanish

Leo

William Thomas SteadWilliam Thomas Stead
(Journalism)

05 July 1849

15 April 1912

British

Cancer

Mungo ParkMungo Park
(Explorer)

11 September 1771

1806 AD

Selkirkshire

British

Virgo

Jeff BuckleyJeff Buckley
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Composer)

17 November 1966

29 May 1997

Anaheim

American

Scorpio

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
(Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Author)

04 August 1792

08 July 1822

Horsham

British

Leo

Dennis WilsonDennis Wilson
(Record producer, Singer, Drummer, Surfer, Composer)

04 December 1944

28 December 1983

Inglewood

American

Sagittarius

AntinousAntinous
(Roman emperor)

29 November 0111

30 October 0130

Bolu, Turkey

Greek

Sagittarius

Li BaiLi Bai
(Poet)

0701 AD

0762 AD

Suyab

Chinese

Robert MaxwellRobert Maxwell
(Politician, Entrepreneur, Writer, Publisher, Screenwriter, Media proprietor)

10 June 1923

05 November 1991

Solotvyno

British

Gemini

Osamu DazaiOsamu Dazai
(Writer, Novelist)

19 June 1909

13 June 1948

Kanagi

Japanese

Gemini

Louis II of HungaryLouis II of Hungary
(Politician)

01 July 1506

29 August 1526

Buda

Hungarian

Cancer

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