Famous people who died at the age of 22.

A list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 22 years old.

The list below is ordered by the person's date of death.

Buddy Holly

Musician. Deceased
Died on February 3rd, 1959
Died at the age of 22
Plane crash.

Len Bias

Basketball player. Deceased
Died on June 19th, 1986
Died at the age of 22
Cocaine overdose.


Singer. Deceased
Died on August 25th, 2001
Died at the age of 22
Plane crash.


Bodybuilder. Deceased
Died on August 5th, 2011
Died at the age of 22
Heart attack.

Christina Grimmie

Singer. Deceased
Died on June 10th, 2016
Died at the age of 22
Shot dead by a crazed fan.

Statistics about the 22-year-olds above.

A few statistics about the 5 celebrity deaths above.

  • 60% were male. 40% were female.
  • These deaths make up 1% of our database (5/497).
  • 20% of them were murdered or assassinated.
  • 40% of these celebrities died in accidents.
  • 20% of them died from a heart attack.
  • 20% of the deaths above were due to drug overdoses.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.

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