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Famous people who died at 23

This is 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

Ernie Davis

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

Ian Curtis

Ian Curtis

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

River Phoenix

River Phoenix

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

Selena

Selena

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

Seung-Hui Cho

Seung-Hui Cho

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

Edd Gould

Edd Gould

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

August Ames

August Ames

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

Statistics about the 23-year-olds above

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 (7/652).
  • 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% passed away due to cancer.
  • 14% of the deaths above were due to drug overdoses.

Other ages

Other ages that celebrities died at.