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In the year 1997

589 Notable deaths

Diana, Princess of Wales

Member of the british royal family; first wife of prince charles (1961–1997).

Born July 1st, 1961 in Sandringham. [ref]

Died August 31st, 1997 at 36 years old in Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital (car collision). [ref]

The Notorious B.I.G.

American rapper.

Born May 21st, 1972 in Brooklyn.

Died March 9th, 1997 at 24 years old in Los Angeles (ballistic trauma). [ref]

Mother Teresa

Albanian-indian catholic nun and missionary (1910–1997).

Born August 26th, 1910 in Skopje.

Died September 5th, 1997 at 87 years old in Kolkata (heart failure).

Gianni Versace

Italian fashion designer (1946-1997).

Born December 2nd, 1946 in Reggio Calabria. [ref]

Died July 15th, 1997 at 50 years old in Miami Beach (murder). [ref]

Andrew Cunanan

American spree killer (1969–1997).

Born August 31st, 1969 in National City.

Died July 23rd, 1997 at 27 years old in Miami Beach Architectural District (ballistic trauma).

Chris Farley

American actor and comedian (1964-1997).

Born February 15th, 1964 in Madison.

Died December 18th, 1997 at 33 years old in Chicago (drug overdose).

James Stewart

American actor (1908-1997).

Born May 20th, 1908 in Indiana County. [ref]

Died July 2nd, 1997 at 89 years old in Beverly Hills (cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, thrombosis, pulmonary embolism). [ref]

John Denver

American singer and songwriter (1943-1997).

Born December 31st, 1943 in Roswell. [ref]

Died October 12th, 1997 at 53 years old in Monterey (aircraft crash). [ref]

Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

Hawaiian musician (1959-1997).

Born May 20th, 1959 in Honolulu. [ref]

Died June 26th, 1997 at 38 years old in Honolulu (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Amado Carrillo Palomino

Mexican drug lord.

Born December 17th, 1956 in Navolato, Sinaloa.

Died July 4th, 1997 at 40 years old in Mexico City. [ref]

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