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Dead at age 52

478 Notable deaths

Bob Ross

American painter, art instructor, television host, and air force master sergeant (1942-1995).

Born October 29th, 1942 in Daytona Beach. [ref]

Died July 4th, 1995 at 52 years old in Orlando (lymphoma).

Chris Cornell

American singer and guitarist (1964–2017).

Born July 20th, 1964 in Seattle. [ref]

Died May 18th, 2017 at 52 years old in Detroit. [ref]

John Wayne Gacy Jr.

American serial killer and torturer (1942-1994).

Born March 17th, 1942 in Edgewater Hospital.

Died May 10th, 1994 at 52 years old in Stateville Correctional Center (lethal injection).

Luke Perry

American actor (1966-2019).

Born October 11th, 1966 in Mansfield.

Died March 4th, 2019 at 52 years old in Burbank (stroke). [ref]

Grace Kelly

American actress and princess consort of monaco (1929–1982).

Born November 12th, 1929 in Philadelphia. [ref]

Died September 14th, 1982 at 52 years old in Commune of Monaco (traffic collision). [ref]

Christopher Reeve

American actor, director, and activist (1952-2004).

Born September 25th, 1952 in New York City. [ref]

Died October 10th, 2004 at 52 years old in Mount Kisco (myocardial infarction, sepsis). [ref]

Helen McCrory

English actress.

Born August 17th, 1968 in London.

Died April 16th, 2021 at 52 years old in London (cancer). [ref]

Frank Zappa

American musician (1940–1993).

Born December 21st, 1940 in Baltimore. [ref]

Died December 4th, 1993 at 52 years old in Los Angeles (prostate cancer). [ref]

Roy Orbison

American singer.

Born April 23rd, 1936 in Vernon. [ref]

Died December 6th, 1988 at 52 years old in Nashville (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Harry Houdini

Hungarian born american illusionist and stunt performer (1874-1926).

Born March 24th, 1874 in Budapest. [ref]

Died October 31st, 1926 at 52 years old in Detroit (appendicitis, peritonitis). [ref]

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When I shall die, let it be doing that I had designed. Ovid