Famous people who died at the age of 28.

This is list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 28 years old.

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

Brandon Lee

American actor. Deceased
Died on March 31st, 1993
Died at the age of 28
Accidentally shot while filming a scene for The Crow.

Dražen Petrović

NBA player. Deceased
Died on June 7th, 1993
Died at the age of 28
Car accident.

Big Pun

Rapper. Deceased
Died on February 7th, 2000
Died at the age of 28
Heart attack.

Jennifer Syme

Actress. Deceased
Died on April 2nd, 2001
Died at the age of 28
Car crash.

Heath Ledger

Actor. Deceased
Died on January 22nd, 2008
Died at the age of 28
Drug overdose.

Johnny Lewis

Actor. Deceased
Died on September 26th, 2012
Died at the age of 28
Fell from a roof after killing his landlady.


DJ. Deceased
Died on April 20th, 2018
Died at the age of 28
Suicide by self-inflicted injuries.

Emiliano Sala

Argentine soccer player. Deceased
Died on January 21st, 2019
Died at the age of 28
Plane crash.


Rapper. Deceased
Died on November 1st, 2022
Died at the age of 28
Shot dead while playing dice at a bowling alley.

Statistics about the 28-year-olds above.

Statistics about the 9 celebrity deaths above.

  • Men make up the majority of celebrity deaths in this age group. 89% were male, whereas only 11% were female.
  • These deaths make up 2% of our database (9/595).
  • 11% of them were murdered or assassinated.
  • Suicide accounted for 11% of the deaths in this age group.
  • 56% of these celebrities died in accidents.
  • 11% of them died from a heart attack.
  • 11% of the deaths above were due to drug overdoses.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.

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