Famous people who died at the age of 50.

This is list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 50 years old.

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

Franz Ferdinand

Archduke of Austria. Deceased
Died on June 28th, 1914
Died at the age of 50

Steve McQueen

Actor. Deceased
Died on November 7th, 1980
Died at the age of 50
Heart attack following surgery for cancer.

Gianni Versace

Italian fashion designer. Deceased
Died on July 15th, 1997
Died at the age of 50
Shot and killed outside of his mansion by a spree killer.

Bernie Mac

Actor / Comedian. Deceased
Died on August 9th, 2008
Died at the age of 50

Michael Jackson

Singer. Deceased
Died on June 25th, 2009
Died at the age of 50
Propofol overdose.

Billy Mays

Television personality. Deceased
Died on June 28th, 2009
Died at the age of 50
Heart disease.


Rapper. Deceased
Died on April 9th, 2021
Died at the age of 50
Drug overdose.

Statistics about the 50-year-olds above.

Statistics about the 7 celebrity deaths above:

  • 100% of the deaths in the 50 age group were male.
  • These deaths make up 1% of our database (7/600).
  • 29% of them were murdered or assassinated.
  • Out of the 7 people on this list, 14% passed away due to cancer.
  • 14% of them died from a heart attack.
  • 29% of the deaths above were due to drug overdoses.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.

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