Famous people who died at the age of 52.

This is 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.

Grace Kelly

Actress. Deceased
Died on September 14th, 1982
Died at the age of 52
Car accident caused by a hemorrhagic stroke.

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.

Statistics about the 10 celebrity deaths above:

  • Men make up the majority of celebrity deaths in this age group. 90% were male, whereas only 10% were female.
  • These deaths make up 2% of our database (10/642).
  • Suicide accounted for 20% of the deaths in this age group.
  • 20% of these celebrities died in accidents.
  • Out of the 10 people on this list, 20% passed away due to cancer.
  • 20% of them died from a heart attack.
  • 10% suffered a stroke.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.

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