Famous people who died at the age of 33.

A list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 33 years old.

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

Sam Cooke

Singer. Deceased
Died on December 11th, 1964
Died at the age of 33
Shot dead by the manager of a motel in Los Angeles. It was later named as a "justifiable homicide."

John Belushi

Actor. Deceased
Died on March 5th, 1982
Died at the age of 33
Drug overdose.

David Koresh

Cult leader. Deceased
Died on April 19th, 1993
Died at the age of 33
Shot dead by his right-hand man during the Waco siege.

Chris Farley

Actor. Deceased
Died on December 18th, 1997
Died at the age of 33
Drug overdose.

Timothy McVeigh

American terrorist. Deceased
Died on June 11th, 2001
Died at the age of 33
Executed by lethal injection.


Wrestler. Deceased
Died on March 13th, 2009
Died at the age of 33
Accidental overdose of oxycodone.

Stevie Ryan

Youtube personality. Deceased
Died on July 1st, 2017
Died at the age of 33
Suicide by hanging.


Youtuber. Deceased
Died on May 24th, 2018
Died at the age of 33

Nipsey Hussle

Rapper. Deceased
Died on March 31st, 2019
Died at the age of 33
Fatally shot outside a clothing store that he owned.

Naya Rivera

Actress. Deceased
Died on July 8th, 2020
Died at the age of 33

Statistics about the 33-year-olds above.

A few statistics about the 10 celebrity deaths above.

  • Men make up the majority of celebrity deaths in this age group. 80% were male, whereas only 20% were female.
  • These deaths make up 2% of our database (10/498).
  • 30% of them were murdered or assassinated.
  • Suicide accounted for 10% of the deaths in this age group.
  • 10% of these celebrities died in accidents.
  • Out of the 10 people on this list, 10% of them passed away due to cancer.
  • 30% of the deaths above were due to drug overdoses.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.

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