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Famous people who died at the age of 81.

A list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 81 years old.

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

George III

King of England. Deceased
Died on January 29th, 1820
Died at the age of 81
Various illnesses.

Queen Victoria

Queen of England. Deceased
Died on January 22nd, 1901
Died at the age of 81
Stroke.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Author. Deceased
Died on September 2nd, 1973
Died at the age of 81
Bleeding ulcer and chest infection.

Mel Blanc

Voice actor. Deceased
Died on July 10th, 1989
Died at the age of 81
Emphysema and coronary artery disease.

Bette Davis

Actress. Deceased
Died on October 6th, 1989
Died at the age of 81

Pat Nixon

First Lady of the United States. Deceased
Died on June 22nd, 1993
Died at the age of 81
Lung cancer.

Richard Nixon

US President. Deceased
Died on April 22nd, 1994
Died at the age of 81
Stroke.

Charles Bronson

Actor. Deceased
Died on August 30th, 2003
Died at the age of 81
Pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease.

Joan Rivers

Actress. Deceased
Died on September 4th, 2014
Died at the age of 81
Complications relating to a minor throat surgery.

John McCain

US presidential candidate. Deceased
Died on August 25th, 2018
Died at the age of 81
Brain cancer.

Kenny Rogers

Singer. Deceased
Died on March 20th, 2020
Died at the age of 81
Natural causes.

Phil Spector

American record producer. Deceased
Died on January 16th, 2021
Died at the age of 81
Complications of COVID-19.

Statistics about the 81-year-olds above.

A few statistics about the 12 celebrity deaths above.

  • 67% were male. 33% were female.
  • These deaths make up 2% of our database (12/499).
  • Out of the 12 people on this list, 17% of them passed away due to cancer.
  • 17% suffered a stroke.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.


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