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.
Natalie WoodNatalie Wood

20 July 1938

American

Josef MengeleJosef Mengele
(War Criminal)

16 March 1911

German

Grigori RasputinGrigori Rasputin
(Peasant, Mystical Faith healer)

21 January 1869

Russian

Rodney KingRodney King
(Victim of Police Abuse)

02 April 1965

American

Jeff BuckleyJeff Buckley
(Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist)

17 November 1966

American

John Jacob Astor IVJohn Jacob Astor IV
(Businessman)

13 July 1864

American

Harold HoltHarold Holt
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

05 August 1908

Australian

Althea FlyntAlthea Flynt
(Larry Flynt's Wife)

06 November 1953

American

Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias
(Portuguese explorer)

1450 AD

Portuguese

Isidor StrausIsidor Straus
(Businessman)

06 February 1845

American

Enrique GranadosEnrique Granados
(Pianist and Composer)

27 July 1867

Spanish

William Thomas SteadWilliam Thomas Stead
(Journalism)

05 July 1849

British

Mungo ParkMungo Park
(Explorer)

11 September 1771

British

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

04 December 1944

American

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

04 August 1792

British

AntinousAntinous
(Roman emperor)

29 November 0111

Greek

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

10 June 1923

British

Osamu DazaiOsamu Dazai
(Writer, Novelist)

19 June 1909

Japanese

Li BaiLi Bai
(Poet)

0701 AD

Chinese

Louis II of HungaryLouis II of Hungary
(Politician)

01 July 1506

Hungarian