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Famous people who died at 53

This is list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 53 years old.

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

Rene Descartes

Rene Descartes

Philosopher Deceased
Died on Feb 11, 1650, at the age of 53.
Pneumonia.

James K. Polk

James K. Polk

US President Deceased
Died on Jun 15, 1849, at the age of 53.
Cholera.

Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin

Communist leader Deceased
Died on Jan 21, 1924, at the age of 53.
Stroke.

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

Baseball player Deceased
Died on Aug 16, 1948, at the age of 53.
Cancer.

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Baseball player Deceased
Died on Oct 24, 1972, at the age of 53.
Complications from heart disease and diabetes.

Fred West

Fred West

English serial killer Deceased
Died on Jan 1, 1995, at the age of 53.
Hanged himself in prison.

Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia

Guitarist Deceased
Died on Aug 9, 1995, at the age of 53.
Suffered a heart attack during his stay at a drug rehabilitation clinic.

John Denver

John Denver

American singer Deceased
Died on Oct 12, 1997, at the age of 53.
Light airplane crash.

Carl Eugene Watts

Carl Eugene Watts

American serial killer Deceased
Died on Sep 21, 2007, at the age of 53.
Prostate cancer.

Richard Ramirez

Richard Ramirez

Serial killer Deceased
Died on Jun 7, 2013, at the age of 53.
Cancer.

George Michael

George Michael

Singer Deceased
Died on Dec 25, 2016, at the age of 53.
Dilated cardiomyopathy, myocarditis and fatty liver.

Anne Heche

Anne Heche

Actress Deceased
Died on Aug 11, 2022, at the age of 53.
Crashed into a house in Los Angeles.

Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty

Actress Deceased
Died on Jul 13, 2024, at the age of 53.
Breast cancer.

Statistics about the 53-year-olds above

Statistics about the 13 celebrity deaths above:

  • Men make up the majority of celebrity deaths in this age group. 85% were male, whereas only 15% were female.
  • These deaths make up 2% of our database (13/655).
  • Suicide accounted for 8% of the deaths in this age group.
  • 15% of these celebrities died in accidents.
  • Out of the 13 people on this list, 31% passed away due to cancer.
  • 8% of them died from a heart attack.
  • 8% suffered a stroke.

Other ages

Other ages that celebrities died at.