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.
Rodney KingRodney King
02 April 1965, American
Victim of Police Abuse
Natalie WoodNatalie Wood
20 July 1938, American
Actress

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer

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

John Jacob Astor IVJohn Jacob Astor IV
13 July 1864, American
Businessman

AntinousAntinous
29 November 0111, Greek, Turkish
Roman Emperor Hadrian’s Lover
Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl KitchenerHerbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener
24 June 1850, Irish, British
Field Marshal

Harold HoltHarold Holt
05 August 1908, Australian
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Thomas AndrewsThomas Andrews
07 February 1873, British
Businessperson, Naval Architect
Isidor StrausIsidor Straus
06 February 1845, American
Businessman

Li BaiLi Bai
19 May 0701, Chinese
Poet
Althea FlyntAlthea Flynt
06 November 1953, American
Larry Flynt's Wife

Rudolf DieselRudolf Diesel
18 March 1858, German, French
Inventor of Diesel Engine

Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias
1450 AD, Portuguese
Portuguese explorer

Enrique GranadosEnrique Granados
27 July 1867, Spanish
Pianist and Composer

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

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

Dolores O'RiordanDolores O'Riordan
06 September 1971, Irish
Musician

Dennis WilsonDennis Wilson
04 December 1944, American
Record producer, Singer, Drummer, Surfer, Composer
Piero the UnfortunatePiero the Unfortunate
15 February 1472, Italian
Politician

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, Playwright,
George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of ClarenceGeorge Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence
21 October 1449, British
Duke

William ColbyWilliam Colby
04 January 1920, American
Intelligence officer

Eddie AikauEddie Aikau
04 May 1946, American
Surfers
Peter MinuitPeter Minuit
1580 AD, Dutch, American
Colonial Governor

Thomas Francis MeagherThomas Francis Meagher
03 August 1823, Irish
Politician
Whitney Young Jr.Whitney Young
31 July 1921, American
Civil rights activist

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

Emperor AntokuEmperor Antoku
22 December 1178, Japanese
Emperor
Rama TirthaRama Tirtha
22 October 1873, Indian
Teacher

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Katoucha NianeKatoucha Niane
23 October 1960, Guinean
Model
Claude JutraClaude Jutra
11 March 1930, Canadian, French
Actor

Gonçalves DiasGonçalves Dias
10 August 1823, Brazilian
Poet

Daniel O. FagunwaDaniel O. Fagunwa
1903 AD, Nigerian
Author

John William FrisoJohn William Friso
14 August 1687, German, Dutch
Prince
Vasco GonçalvesVasco Gonçalves
03 May 1921, Portuguese
Army Officer
Gustav NachtigalGustav Nachtigal
23 February 1834, German
German explorer

Pieter BothPieter Both
1568 AD, Dutch
Governor-General

Muzio Attendolo SforzaMuzio Attendolo Sforza
28 May 1369, Italian
Condottiero

Hendrik MarsmanHendrik Marsman
30 September 1899, Dutch
Poet
Christian Frederick BeyersChristian Frederick Beyers
23 September 1869, South African
General

Rudy BurckhardtRudy Burckhardt
06 April 1914, Swiss, American
Filmmaker

Giovanni Luigi FieschiGiovanni Luigi Fieschi
1522 AD, Italian
Nobleman

J.G. FarrellJ.G. Farrell
25 January 1935, British
Novelist

Panfilo de NarváezPanfilo de Narváez
1478 AD, Spanish
Conquistador
William the AethelingWilliam the Aetheling
05 August 1103, French, British
King