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Dead at age 17

29 Notable deaths

Ritchie Valens

American singer, songwriter and guitarist.

Born May 13th, 1941 in Pacoima. [ref]

Died February 3rd, 1959 at 17 years old in Clear Lake (aviation accident). [ref]

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia

Youngest daughter of emperor nicholas ii and empress alexandra feodorovna of russia.

Born June 18th, 1901 in Petergof.

Died July 17th, 1918 at 17 years old in Ipatiev House (ballistic trauma).

Rachel Scott

American murder victim.

Born August 5th, 1981 in Denver.

Died April 20th, 1999 at 17 years old in Columbine High School (ballistic trauma). [ref]

Sam Berns

American activist.

Born October 23rd, 1996 in Providence.

Died January 10th, 2014 at 17 years old in Foxborough (progeria).

Otoya Yamaguchi

Japanese ultranationalist who assassinated inejiro asanuma.

Born February 22nd, 1943 in Taitō-ku.

Died November 2nd, 1960 at 17 years old in Nerima-ku (hanging).


Indian actress (1962-1980).

Born September 23rd, 1962.

Died May 1st, 1980 at 17 years old in Chennai (hanging).

Gwen Araujo

Killed in 2002 in california, usa.

Born February 24th, 1985 in Newark.

Died October 4th, 2002 at 17 years old in Newark (strangling).

Hayley Okines

British activist.

Born December 3rd, 1997 in Arrington.

Died April 2nd, 2015 at 17 years old in Bexhill-on-Sea (pneumonia, progeria).

Lepa Radić

Serbian communist partisan (1925-1943).

Born December 19th, 1925 in Gašnica.

Died February 8th, 1943 at 17 years old in Bosanska Krupa (hanging).

Jaclyn Linetsky

Canadian actress (1986-2003).

Born January 8th, 1986 in Montreal.

Died September 8th, 2003 at 17 years old in Saint-Césaire (traffic collision).

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