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Famous people who died at 72

This is list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 72 years old.

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

John Wayne

John Wayne

Actor Deceased
Died on Jun 11, 1979, at the age of 72.
Stomach cancer.

Telly Savalas

Telly Savalas

Actor Deceased
Died on Jan 22, 1994, at the age of 72.
Complications of prostate and bladder cancer.

Cilla Black

Cilla Black

Singer / Media personality Deceased
Died on Aug 1, 2015, at the age of 72.
Suffered a stroke following a fall in her home.

Statistics about the 72-year-olds above

Statistics about the 3 celebrity deaths above:

  • 67% were male. 33% were female.
  • These deaths make up 0% of our database (3/649).
  • 33% of these celebrities died in accidents.
  • Out of the 3 people on this list, 67% passed away due to cancer.

Other ages

Other ages that celebrities died at.


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