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Famous people who died in 2018

A list of 20 celebrities and other famous people who passed away in the year 2018.

Roughly 6 years have passed since these people died.

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

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

English physicist Deceased
Died on Mar 14, 2018, at the age of 76.
Motor neurone disease.

Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush

First Lady of the United States Deceased
Died on Apr 17, 2018, at the age of 92.
COPD.

Avicii

Avicii

DJ Deceased
Died on Apr 20, 2018, at the age of 28.
Suicide by self-inflicted injuries.

Verne Troyer

Verne Troyer

Actor Deceased
Died on Apr 21, 2018, at the age of 49.
Suicide by alcohol poisoning.

TotalBiscuit

TotalBiscuit

Youtuber Deceased
Died on May 24, 2018, at the age of 33.
Bowel cancer.

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

American fashion designer Deceased
Died on Jun 5, 2018, at the age of 55.
Suicide by hanging.

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain

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

XXXTentacion

XXXTentacion

Rapper Deceased
Died on Jun 18, 2018, at the age of 20.
Shot dead during a robbery.

Jimmy Wopo

Jimmy Wopo

Rapper Deceased
Died on Jun 18, 2018, at the age of 21.
Killed in a drive-by shooting in Pittsburgh.

Sophie Gradon

Sophie Gradon

Love Island contestant Deceased
Died on Jun 20, 2018, at the age of 32.
She hanged herself.

Grand Master Sexay

Grand Master Sexay

Wrestler Deceased
Died on Jul 29, 2018, at the age of 46.
Hanged himself in a jail cell.

Shanann Watts

Shanann Watts

Murder victim Deceased
Died on Aug 13, 2018, at the age of 34.
Shanann and her two daughters were murdered by her husband.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

Singer Deceased
Died on Aug 16, 2018, at the age of 76.
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.

Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan

UN Secretary Deceased
Died on Aug 18, 2018, at the age of 80.
Short undisclosed illness.

Stefán Karl Stefánsson

Stefán Karl Stefánsson

Actor Deceased
Died on Aug 21, 2018, at the age of 43.
Bile duct cancer.

John McCain

John McCain

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

Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds

Actor Deceased
Died on Sep 6, 2018, at the age of 82.
Heart attack.

Mac Miller

Mac Miller

Rapper Deceased
Died on Sep 7, 2018, at the age of 26.
Accidental drug overdose of cocaine, fentanyl and alcohol.

Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Comic book writer Deceased
Died on Nov 12, 2018, at the age of 95.
Pneumonia.

George H. W. Bush (Senior)

George H. W. Bush (Senior)

US President Deceased
Died on Nov 30, 2018, at the age of 94.
Parkinson's disease.

Celebrity deaths in 2018

Statistics about the 20 celebrity deaths above.

  • Men made up the majority of celebrity deaths in 2018. 75% were male, whereas only 25% were female.
  • 15% of the people in this list were either murdered or assassinated.
  • 30% of the celebrity deaths in 2018 were from suicide.
  • 20% of them passed away due to cancer.
  • 5% in the list above passed away due to pneumonia.
  • 5% of them died from a heart attack.
  • 5% of the deaths above were due to drug overdoses.