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Famous people who died at the age of 26.

A list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 26 years old.

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

Otis Redding

Singer. Deceased
Died on December 10th, 1967
Died at the age of 26
Plane crash.

Sharon Tate

Actress and model. Deceased
Died on August 9th, 1969
Died at the age of 26
Stabbed to death by the Manson Family.

Gram Parsons

Singer. Deceased
Died on September 19th, 1973
Died at the age of 26
Overdose of morphine and alcohol.

Gia Carangi

Supermodel. Deceased
Died on November 18th, 1986
Died at the age of 26
AIDS-related complications.

Aaron Swartz

Programmer and Internet hacktivist. Deceased
Died on January 11th, 2013
Died at the age of 26
Suicide by hanging.

Mac Miller

Rapper. Deceased
Died on September 7th, 2018
Died at the age of 26
Accidental drug overdose of cocaine, fentanyl and alcohol.

Mike Thalassitis

Love Island contestant. Deceased
Died on March 16th, 2019
Died at the age of 26
Hanged himself in a park in Edmonton, London.

Statistics about the 26-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 29% of the deaths in this age group.
  • 14% of these celebrities died in accidents.
  • 29% of the deaths above were due to drug overdoses.
  • AIDS or HIV killed 14% of the 26-year-olds on this list.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.


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