Famous people who died at the age of 47.

This is list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 47 years old.

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

Grigori Rasputin

Historical figure. Deceased
Died on December 30th, 1916
Died at the age of 47
Shot dead by a group of Russian nobles.

Joseph Goebbels

Nazi politician. Deceased
Died on May 1st, 1945
Died at the age of 47
Suicide by cyanide capsule.

Judy Garland

Actress. Deceased
Died on June 22nd, 1969
Died at the age of 47
Drug overdose.

Ian Stewart

Musician. Deceased
Died on December 12th, 1985
Died at the age of 47
Heart attack.


Colombian drug trafficker. Deceased
Died on November 4th, 1998
Died at the age of 47
Assassinated in prison.

John Costelloe

Actor. Deceased
Died on December 16th, 2008
Died at the age of 47
Self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Beastie Boys member. Deceased
Died on May 4th, 2012
Died at the age of 47
Salivary cancer.

Rodney King

Historical figure. Deceased
Died on June 17th, 2012
Died at the age of 47
Drowned in his swimming pool due to drugs and alcohol.

Statistics about the 47-year-olds above.

Statistics about the 8 celebrity deaths above:

  • Men make up the majority of celebrity deaths in this age group. 88% were male, whereas only 13% were female.
  • These deaths make up 1% of our database (8/600).
  • 25% of them were murdered or assassinated.
  • Suicide accounted for 25% of the deaths in this age group.
  • 13% of these celebrities died in accidents.
  • Out of the 8 people on this list, 13% passed away due to cancer.
  • 13% of them died from a heart attack.
  • 13% of the deaths above were due to drug overdoses.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.

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