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Famous people who died at the age of 39.

A list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 39 years old.

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

Amelia Earhart

American aviation pioneer. Deceased
Died on July 2nd, 1937
Died at the age of 39
Unknown. Disappeared during flight.

Malcolm X

Activist. Deceased
Died on February 21st, 1965
Died at the age of 39
Assassinated.

Che Guevara

Historical figure. Deceased
Died on October 9th, 1967
Died at the age of 39
Executed by shooting.

Martin Luther King

Activist. Deceased
Died on April 4th, 1968
Died at the age of 39
Assassinated.

David Huffman

Actor. Deceased
Died on February 27th, 1985
Died at the age of 39
Fatally stabbed by a suspected burglar.

The British Bulldog

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on May 18th, 2002
Died at the age of 39
Heart attack due to an enlarged heart.

Anna Nicole Smith

Model. Deceased
Died on February 8th, 2007
Died at the age of 39
Accidental overdose of sleeping medication.

Colin McRae

Scottish rally driver. Deceased
Died on September 15th, 2007
Died at the age of 39
Helicopter crash.

Ashley Massaro

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on May 16th, 2019
Died at the age of 39
TMZ reported that she hanged herself.

Sarah Harding

English singer. Deceased
Died on September 5th, 2021
Died at the age of 39
Breast cancer.

Statistics about the 39-year-olds above.

A few statistics about the 10 celebrity deaths above.

  • 60% were male. 40% were female.
  • These deaths make up 2% of our database (10/497).
  • 30% of them were murdered or assassinated.
  • Suicide accounted for 10% of the deaths in this age group.
  • 20% of these celebrities died in accidents.
  • Out of the 10 people on this list, 10% of them passed away due to cancer.
  • 10% of them died from a heart attack.
  • 10% of the deaths above were due to drug overdoses.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.


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