Famous people who died at the age of 61.

This is list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 61 years old.

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

Diego Velazquez

Painter. Deceased
Died on August 6th, 1660
Died at the age of 61
Unknown illness.

Benito Mussolini

Italian dictator. Deceased
Died on April 28th, 1945
Died at the age of 61

Ernest Hemingway

Author. Deceased
Died on July 2nd, 1961
Died at the age of 61
Suicide by gunshot.

John Gotti

Organized crime boss. Deceased
Died on June 10th, 2002
Died at the age of 61
Throat cancer.

Bill Paxton

Actor. Deceased
Died on February 25th, 2017
Died at the age of 61

Anthony Bourdain

Celebrity chef. Deceased
Died on June 8th, 2018
Died at the age of 61
Suicide by hanging.

Norm Macdonald

Comedian. Deceased
Died on September 14th, 2021
Died at the age of 61
Acute leukemia.

Statistics about the 61-year-olds above.

Statistics about the 7 celebrity deaths above.

  • 100% of the deaths in the 61 age group were male.
  • These deaths make up 1% of our database (7/595).
  • Suicide accounted for 29% of the deaths in this age group.
  • Out of the 7 people on this list, 29% passed away due to cancer.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.

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