Famous people who died at the age of 52.

A list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 52 years old.

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

Harry Houdini

Illusionist. Deceased
Died on October 31st, 1926
Died at the age of 52
Peritonitis and a ruptured appendix.

Erwin Rommel

German Field Marshal. Deceased
Died on October 14th, 1944
Died at the age of 52
Forced to take a cyanide capsule following a failed coup against Adolf Hitler.

Roy Orbison

Singer. Deceased
Died on December 6th, 1988
Died at the age of 52
Heart attack.

Frank Zappa

Musician. Deceased
Died on December 4th, 1993
Died at the age of 52
Prostate cancer.

John Wayne Gacy

Serial killer. Deceased
Died on May 10th, 1994
Died at the age of 52
Executed by lethal injection.

Bob Ross

American painter. Deceased
Died on July 4th, 1995
Died at the age of 52
Complications from lymphoma.

Robert F. Chew

Actor. Deceased
Died on January 17th, 2013
Died at the age of 52
Heart attack.

Chris Cornell

American singer. Deceased
Died on May 18th, 2017
Died at the age of 52
Suicide by hanging.

Luke Perry

Actor. Deceased
Died on March 4th, 2019
Died at the age of 52

Statistics about the 52-year-olds above.

A few statistics about the 9 celebrity deaths above.

  • 100% of the deaths in the 52 age group were male.
  • These deaths make up 2% of our database (9/575).
  • Suicide accounted for 22% of the deaths in this age group.
  • 11% of these celebrities died in accidents.
  • Out of the 9 people on this list, 22% of them passed away due to cancer.
  • 22% of them died from a heart attack.
  • 11% suffered a stroke.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.

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