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Famous people who died at the age of 23.

A list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 23 years old.

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

Ernie Davis

American football player. Deceased
Died on May 18th, 1963
Died at the age of 23
Leukemia.

Ian Curtis

English singer. Deceased
Died on May 18th, 1980
Died at the age of 23
Suicide by hanging.

River Phoenix

Actor. Deceased
Died on October 31st, 1993
Died at the age of 23
Drug overdose on cocaine and heroin.

Selena

Latin singer. Deceased
Died on March 31st, 1995
Died at the age of 23
Shot dead by the president of her fan club.

Seung-Hui Cho

Mass murderer. Deceased
Died on April 16th, 2007
Died at the age of 23
Suicide by gunshot.

Edd Gould

British animator. Deceased
Died on March 25th, 2012
Died at the age of 23
Leukaemia.

August Ames

Adult actress. Deceased
Died on December 5th, 2017
Died at the age of 23
Suicide by hanging.

Statistics about the 23-year-olds above.

A few statistics about the 7 celebrity deaths above.

  • Men make up the majority of celebrity deaths in this age group. 71% were male, whereas only 29% were female.
  • These deaths make up 1% of our database (7/492).
  • 14% of them were murdered or assassinated.
  • Suicide accounted for 43% of the deaths in this age group.
  • Out of the 7 people on this list, 29% of them passed away due to cancer.
  • 14% of the deaths above were due to drug overdoses.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.


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