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ByKathy Benjamin/Updated: Nov. 6, 2019 11:06 pm EDT

It's always sad when a celebrity dies, since you kind of feel like you know them. And some deaths are just depressing at face value because they come too early or involve tragic accidents. Since so many people pay attention to the deaths of stars, sometimes they notice strange patterns. A lot has been made of the theory that celebrity deaths come in threes, but on the weird scale that has nothing on the deaths of two or more famous people that have really unexpected similarities.

It doesn't happen often, but when it does it's seriously creepy. One celebrity will die tragically with some odd details surrounding their death, then, sometime later, another celebrity dies the same way with those exact same odd details. On very rare occasions, it happens a third time. If you ever become a celebrity, don't just worry about the rule of three; worry about the rule of how and where.

Natalie Wood and Carol Wayne had eerily similar drowning deaths

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Natalie Wood's was one of the most infamous unexplained deaths in Hollywood history. That's why it's absolutely bizarre that just over four years later, another beautiful actress met an eerily similar fate. Both Wood and Carol Wayne, most famous for starring in sketches on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, mysteriously drowned in the Pacific after arguments with their significant others.

Over Thanksgiving weekend in 1981, Natalie Wood (left) was on a yacht off California with her husband (actor Robert Wagner), her costar Christopher Walken, and the boat's captain. According to the New York Times, she was found dead in the water on November 29, which was odd since she had once famously said she was afraid of the ocean. The boat's captain swore he saw an "explosive, alcohol-fueled fight" between Wood and Wagner the night before she was found. Despite this, and the bruises on Wood's body, her death was ruled accidental. She was 43.

In January 1985, Carol Wayne was also vacationing with friends and her boyfriend, Edward Durston, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. TV Party says there was a joke at the time that Wayne could never drown because of her large chest. But she was found floating dead in the ocean all the same. Like Wood, she was afraid of water and could not swim. It was reported the last time Wayne was seen alive she and Durston were having a massive argument. Suspicions were raised, but Wayne's death was also ruled accidental. She was 42.

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Tommy Cooper and Ian Cognito died onstage

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Comedians die onstage all the time, but it's rare their lives literally end there, which makes the deaths of Tommy Cooper and Ian Cognito all the weirder. Both British funnymen suffered heart attacks in front of live audiences, almost 35 years to the day apart. And since comedians often do strange things in their acts, neither audience thought anything was wrong.

According to Wales Online, Tommy Cooper (left) was performing on the hit TV program Live From Her Majesty's on April 15, 1984. Millions of people tuned in to watch the live show, plus there was an audience in the theater. Cooper was in the middle of his routine when he suddenly dropped to his knees. Since he was known for slapstick and improv, no one, not even the people backstage, thought anything bad had happened. The audience kept laughing. Eventually, the presenter figured out it wasn't a joke and called for a commercial break. Cooper was taken to the hospital, where he was declared dead.

On April 11, 2019, Ian Cognito was performing his own stand-up set in England. Variety says he was also known for his flamboyant performances, and the comedian had made a joke about having a heart attack or stroke only minutes earlier. When Cognito sat down, put his head back, and started twitching, it just seemed like a funny callback. Once again, the audience laughed as the comedian died of a heart attack. After a few minutes, someone finally called an ambulance, but Cognito was gone.

Two conductors died after conducting the same opera in the same place

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The Richard Wagner opera Tristan und Isolde is considered cursed, and there are plenty of superstitions that surround it. According to Opera Vivra, Wagner had problems writing and producing the work, and once it premiered everyone hated it. His wife left him while he was composing it, one of the leads got extremely ill during rehearsals, and the other one died shortly after starring in it. But the thing that cinched it for the superstitions was two conductors collapsing in the exact same spot while conducting Tristan, 57 years apart.

The Telegraph reports that in 1911 in Munich, 54-year-old celebrity conductor Felix Mottl (right) was leading the 100th performance of the famous work, while his mistress was playing the female lead. According to legend, she was singing the aria "Death-doomed head, death-doomed heart" when Mottl suffered a heart attack and collapsed. New York Public Radio says he managed to hold on 11 more days before dying.

Joseph Keilberth was an expert on Wagner who produced his work for TV and some of the best opera houses in Europe (per Bach Cantatas). Obviously, he was going to have to go near Tristan und Isolde eventually. Still, it must have felt creepy when in 1968 he stood on the same spot in the same orchestra in Munich as Mottl did when he had his heart attack, to conduct the same opera. This time, the male lead had just finished the aria "Let me die, never to awake," when 60-year-old Keilberth did just that.

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Edward Kennedy and John McCain died of the same cancer on the same day

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While most of the similarities on this list were overlooked at the time, the comparisons between the deaths of Edward Kennedy and John McCain, two political heavyweights, were impossible to ignore. When McCain announced he was ill, the New York Times even ran an article titled "Eerie Parallels Between John McCain and Edward Kennedy." Both were diagnosed with the same relatively rare form of brain cancer while in the middle of major health care debates in the Senate. Both lived just over a year after being diagnosed. And both died on the same day, August 25, nine years apart.

Kennedy announced he had glioblastoma, an extremely aggressive form of brain cancer, in 2008. He disappeared from the Senate while he had treatment but returned for a key Medicare vote. When Kennedy died 15 months later, at 77, McCain gave a eulogy at his memorial service because even though they sat on different sides of the aisle in Congress, they were good friends.

According to Time, McCain received his own diagnosis of glioblastoma in 2017. (Adding to the weirdness, Vice President Joe Biden's son Beau had died from the same brain cancer in 2015.) McCain voted against repealing Obamacare days after he announced his diagnosis. He also left the Senate for a while to receive treatment, but it failed. He lived 13 months after being diagnosed and died in 2018, age 81.

Steve McNair and Phil Hartman died in similar murder-suicides

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Parallels in natural deaths are one thing, but similarities in murder are even more disturbing. Comedian/actor Phil Hartman and NFL star Steve McNair were both shot in their sleep by women with substance abuse issues with whom they had deteriorating romantic relationships. And both women then killed themselves.

Phil Hartman found fame on Saturday Night Live but branched out successfully into TV and movies. But his marriage was "tumultuous," and his wife, Brynn, had issues with cocaine and alcohol. The night he died, he and Brynn had an argument over her drug use, according to Oxygen. Then Hartman went to bed. Salon reports that at some point, Brynn got out one of their guns and shot her sleeping husband three times in the head and chest. She got drunk, made some phone calls, drove to a friend's house, and brought them back to see what she'd done. The police showed up. Eventually, Brynn locked herself in the bathroom and took her own life, shooting herself in the head.

Super Bowl-alum Steve McNair was married but had a girlfriend on the side. ESPN says lover Sahel Kazemi knew he was cheating on her with even more women, so she cheated on him back. They would fight. Two days before she killed him, she got a DUI. Knowing their relationship was unraveling, she bought a gun and as he slept on his couch in 2009, she shot him four times in the head and chest. She then committed suicide by shooting herself.

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Michael Kennedy and Sonny Bono both hit trees while skiing, in the same week

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When the New York Times ran an article on January 1, 1998, that Michael L. Kennedy (left), the son of political giant Robert F. Kennedy, had died after colliding with a tree while skiing with his family, the paper could have had no clue that within less than a week they would run almost the exact same article on politician (and former pop star) Sonny Bono. Both men had crazy youths of excess and fame, and both became more serious once they got older. Then both of them met their end the same way.

Michael Kennedy was in Aspen, Colorado, with his extended family when the tragedy happened. In hindsight, it seems obvious someone was going to get hurt. The Kennedy family had apparently been playing football-on-skis for generations, even though one friend who was invited to play with them (and refused) called it "very, very dangerous." While Michael was an extremely talented skier, that afternoon he lost control and crashed into a tree, resulting in major head injuries. Attempts to stabilize him failed, and he was pronounced dead at a hospital about 90 minutes later.

Six days later, Representative Bono was skiing with his own family, this time in California. He left them in the afternoon to go ski alone and didn't come back by evening, so they reported him missing. The ski patrol found Bono in a wooded area. He, too, had smashed into a tree sometime in the afternoon, resulting in massive head injuries that killed him.

Three veteran actors died in L.A. house fires within weeks of each other

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Actors Teresa Graves (left), Dennis Patrick, and Royce Applegate (right) might not be household names, but they all found a decent amount of fame around the same era. Their careers even overlapped, with Graves and Patrick both appearing in episodes of The Rookies, while Patrick and Applegate both showed up in Dallas, The Streets of San Francisco, and Mod Squad. Unfortunately, their deaths in house fires in Los Angeles also overlapped the same 12-week period.

On October 10, 2002, Teresa Graves, who in the '70s had starred in her own TV show, Get Christie Love!, was alone in her house in Los Angeles when a faulty space heater started a fire that caused major damage, according to the Chicago Tribune. She was found unconscious but couldn't be revived at the hospital. She died at 54.

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Just three days later, at his own home in L.A., 84-year-old Dennis Patrick, most famously of Dallas, was also alone except for his dog when a fire started, reports the LA Times. Sadly, both he and the dog died and were found next to each other after firefighters doused the flames.

Veteran actor Royce Applegate showed up in dozens of TV shows and films. But on January 1, 2003, less than three months after Graves and Patrick died in their own house fires, one started at his L.A. home as well. The L.A. Times said he was found dead after the fire burned for an hour. Applegate was also home alone when he died at 63.

Three famous men died alone in their bathrooms thanks to heroin

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It's always tragic when someone throws their life away on drugs. While heroin overdoses are nothing unusual in celebrity circles, something about the similarities in the deaths of comedian Lenny Bruce (right), and actors Robert Pastorelli and Philip Seymour Hoffman (left) make them extra depressing.

All three men died in their 40s, but Bruce was the youngest. According to his official site, the counterculture comedian was arrested numerous times, including for drug possession. That would be the bad boy indulgence that killed him. CBS News says in 1966, Bruce was found dead on his bathroom floor of a heroin (or "morphine") overdose, the needle still sticking out of his arm. He died alone at 40.

Robert Pastorelli was most famous for starring on Murphy Brown. People reports he battled a heroin addiction and was being investigated over his girlfriend's death when he died. But his death was ruled accidental when he overdosed on heroin, alone at 49 in 2004, and was found on the floor of his bathroom with a needle in his arm.

Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of the greatest actors of his generation, and while he had battled drug addiction in his youth, he'd been sober 23 years by 2012, per the Hollywood Reporter. But that year he fell off the wagon. Hoffman went into rehab in 2013. Sadly, it didn't work. In 2014, he too was found dead on his bathroom floor of a heroin overdose with a needle still in his arm. He died alone at 46.

Michael Witney and John Gregory Dunne died before dinner

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John Gregory Dunne was a journalist, screenwriter and novelist, happily married to the more famous author Joan Didion, with whom he had one daughter. Michael Witney was an actor, unhappily married to the much more famous iconic model Twiggy, with whom he, too, had one daughter. And while their deaths would come almost exactly 20 years apart, they had some odd similarities.

According to a New York Times article from the time, Witney was already estranged from his wife of six years when he sat down to dinner with his young daughter at a restaurant in New York City on November 30, 1983. But Witney didn't get to enjoy the meal; he suffered a massive heart attack. He was rushed to a hospital, but doctors failed to revive him. (While his filmography was not unimpressive, guest-starring on some of the biggest shows of the era, his level of fame was reflected in the fact the paper didn't manage to spell his last name right when announcing his death.) Twiggy was onstage in a play at the time and wasn't told until the show ended.

Dunne was also sitting down to dinner with family in New York City, this time with his wife at their home, when he died on December 30, 2003. The L.A. Times reported Dunne had an extremely impressive writing career, but that doesn't matter at the end. He also died of a massive heart attack before he could enjoy his last meal with his loved one.



Who else died the same day as Freddie Mercury? ›

On November 24, 1991, Carr died at the age of 41. He died on the same day as Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the British rock band Queen, whose death attracted more media attention.

Who is the most famous dead celebrity? ›

2019 list
RankNameCause of Death
1Michael JacksonOverdose
2Elvis PresleyHeart attack
3Charles SchulzCancer
4Arnold PalmerHeart disease
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Who died the same day as Michael Jackson? ›

On June 25, 2009, the entertainment world and fans endured a double heartbreaker - on that day both actress Farrah Fawcett and pop superstar Michael Jackson died - roughly 12 hours apart.

Which famous people died on the same day? ›

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. January 30, 1948 is also the same day Mahatma Gandhi was shot and killed in New Delhi, India.

What was Freddie Mercury's last words? ›

Mercury's partner Hutton, who by this time was acting as his carer, said his final words to him were “Pee, pee.” According to Mary Austin, Freddie's ex-girlfriend, some of the last words Freddie said to her were about his deteriorating appearance.

What famous people have died on their birthday? ›

List of 9 Famous People Who Died On Their Own Birthday
  • Ingrid Bergman, August 29, 1915–August 29, 1982. ...
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr., August 17, 1914–August 17, 1988. ...
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  • Betty Friedan, February 4, 1921–February 4, 2006. ...
  • Kamehameha V, December 11, 1830–December 11, 1872.
17 Jun 2022

What was the saddest celebrity death? ›

Here's the list of the most shockingly sad celebrity deaths in history... 1 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson (Michael Joseph Jackson; August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter. He passed away from cardiac arrest caused by a propofol and benzodiazepine overdose on June 25, 2009.

Who is the most famous person in the world in 2022? ›

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson, nicknamed “The Rock”, is the most famous person in the world as of 2022. Dwayne who was WWE champion wrestler earlier is now an actor and producer. He is one of the greatest professional wrestlers the game has ever witnessed.

Who is the most famous person ever? ›

1. Jesus Christ: In Bethlehem, Palestine, Jesus Christ was born. He was born to Mary, who was found carrying a child of the Holy Spirit, according to the Bible (Matthew 1:18). He was both a human and a divine being (John 20:28).

What famous person died the same day as Elvis? ›

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper: It's forever known as "The Day the Music Died," Feb. 3, 1959. That's when the three singers took off in a small airplane in Iowa and quickly crashed, killing all on board, including the pilot.

What stars have recently died? ›

Notable and Celebrity Deaths 2022
  • Aaron Carter. Dec 06, 1987 - Nov 04, 2022. ...
  • Dave Butz. Jun 22, 1950 - Nov 03, 2022. ...
  • Ray Guy. Dec 21, 1949 - Nov 02, 2022. ...
  • Kirshnik Khari Ball. Jun 17, 1994 - Oct 31, 2022. ...
  • Vince Dooley. Sep 03, 1932 - Oct 27, 2022. ...
  • Jerry Lee Lewis. Sep 28, 1935 - Oct 27, 2022. ...
  • Ashton Carter. ...
  • Leslie Jordan.

Who died in 2009? ›

Celebrity Deaths 2009
Pat Hingle January 4Ricardo Montalban January 14Paul Harvey (Aurandt) February 28
Farrah Fawcett June 25Michael Jackson June 25Eunice Kennedy Shriver August 11
Edward “Ted” Kennedy August 25Patrick Swayze September 14Brittany Murphy December 20
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Has there ever been a day where not a single person died? ›

Originally Answered: Has there ever been a day when no one died? No, the average day 151,000 people die and 360,000 people are born each day. So no their has never been a day when nobody died.

Who was born on the same day and died on the same day? ›

402 years ago, on April 23, 1616, the famous English playwright died at the age of 52. But we also celebrate the birth of William Shakespeare on April 23, 1564. Did Shakespeare really die on the exact same calendar date that he was born? Maybe.

What was Queen last word? ›

According to RMG, Queen Elizabeth I's last words were, “All my possessions for one moment of time.”

What was Queen's last song before he died? ›

"Mother Love" was the final song co-written by Mercury and May, and was also Mercury's last vocal performance.

What was Queen's last concert before he died? ›

The final show of the tour, and the last live show Freddie Mercury ever performed with Queen, was at Knebworth on 9 August to a crowd of 120,000. Afterwards, Mercury made the decision to stop touring; he died five years later.

Who is the youngest famous person that died? ›

Heather O'Rourke is the youngest major celebrity that passed away. Heather O'Rourke was an American child actress known for her outstanding portrayal of Carol Anne Freeling in the supernatural horror classic Poltergeist (1982). She reprised her role in the following two films in 1986 and 1988.

Which famous person died in the bathroom? ›

3 August 1966Hollywood, CaliforniaLenny Bruce
22 June 1969Chelsea, London, EnglandJudy Garland
16 August 1977Memphis, TennesseeElvis Presley
19 January 1996Bel Air, Los Angeles, CaliforniaDon Simpson
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Which actor has the most deaths? ›

Christopher Lee easily wins when it comes to the most on-screen deaths at an unprecedented 70. Lee passed away in 2015 at the age of 93, so technically this number could be beaten in the future.

What is the most unique death? ›

9 weirdest deaths in history
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  • Self-induced cannibalistic masochism. ...
  • Death by computer games. ...
  • Spontaneous human combustion. ...
  • Read more: More than burial or cremation. ...
  • Sources: Peter Bowler and Jonathan Green.
22 Nov 2011

What celebrity has depression? ›

Celebrities With Depression
  • Kirsten Dunst. 1/21. The 39-year-old actor has revealed that when she was in her 20s, she entered a rehab center for help with depression. ...
  • Dwayne Johnson. 2/21. ...
  • Katy Perry. 3/21. ...
  • Jon Hamm. 4/21. ...
  • Lady Gaga. 5/21. ...
  • Michael Phelps. 6/21. ...
  • Kristen Bell. 7/21. ...
  • Bruce Springsteen. 8/21.

Who is the most famous girl? ›

50 most popular women in the entire world
  • Oprah Winfrey. Her real name is Oprah Gail Winfrey, and she was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, on January 29, 1954. ...
  • Lana Del Ray. ...
  • Kendall Jenner. ...
  • Britney Spears. ...
  • Selena Gomez. ...
  • Madonna. ...
  • Beyoncé ...
  • Jennifer Lopez.
25 May 2022

Who is the 1 famous person? ›

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is known as “The Rock” and is currently the most well-known person in the world. Dwayne, who was previously a WWE champion wrestler, is now an actor as well as a producer. He is one the most respected professional wrestlers in the history of the sport.

Who is the most famous girl in the world 2022? ›

These Are The 10 Most Influential Women Of 2022
  • Simone Biles — 3% Share. ...
  • Queen Elizabeth II — 3% Share. ...
  • Kim Kardashian — 4% Share. ...
  • Jill Biden — 5% Share. ...
  • Taylor Swift — 6% Share. ...
  • Greta Thunberg — 6% Share. ...
  • Oprah Winfrey — 8% Share. ...
  • Michelle Obama — 14% Share.
7 Mar 2022

Who is most famous actor in world? ›

Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office
RankNameWorldwide Box Office
1Scarlett Johansson$14,522,750,835
2Robert Downey, Jr.$14,396,065,966
3Samuel L. Jackson$14,365,356,177
4Chris Hemsworth$11,945,886,832
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Who is the most recognized face in the world? ›

Queen Elizabeth II, the most famous face in the world: See her many portraits, depictions.

What famous singer drowned? ›

On May 29, 1997, while awaiting the arrival of his band from New York, he drowned during a spontaneous evening swim, fully clothed, in the Mississippi River, where he was caught in the wake of a passing boat; his body was found on June 4.

How many calories was Elvis eating before he died? ›

Before he died, Elvis was eating about 100,000 calories per day!

Who died this january 2022? ›

Sidney Poitier, 94, Bahamian-American actor (In the Heat of the Night, Lilies of the Field, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), Oscar winner (1963), heart failure. Julian Reed, 85, Canadian politician, Ontario MLA (1975–1985), MP (1993–2004). Calvin Simon, 79, American Hall of Fame singer (Parliament-Funkadelic).

What musician just died in 2022? ›

Susan Jacks—4/25—Singer with the Poppy Family (“Which Way You Goin' Billy?”) Sam Lay—1/29—Drummer for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Muddy Waters, etc. Jerry Lee Lewis—10/28—”The Killer,” one of the undisputed pioneers of rock 'n' roll. Last of the first class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to pass.

Which celebrities died early? ›

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  • Kurt Cobain, 27. ...
  • Sid Vicious, 21. ...
  • Jim Morrison, 27.

Who was born in 2007? ›

Here is your Top 10 List of Celebrity Babies Born in 2007:
  • #10 Sam Alexis Woods.
  • #9 Alexander 'Sasha' Pete Schreiber.
  • #8 Ella Sofia Gordon.
  • #7 (tie) Maxwell Alston Sutter & Frances 'Frankie' Pen Benioff.
  • #6 John Edward Thomas Moynahan.
  • #5 Valentina Paloma Pinault.
  • #4 Olive Cohen.
  • #3 Liam Aaron McDermott.
20 Jan 2022

Which famous people died in 2007? ›

Date of Death between 2007-01-01 and 2007-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
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  • Ingmar Bergman. Writer | Persona. ...
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  • Anna Nicole Smith. ...
  • Laurie Bartram. ...
  • Robert Goulet. ...
  • Ashleigh Aston Moore. ...
  • Lois Maxwell.

What famous person died in 2010? ›

Celebrity Deaths 2010
Jean Simmons January 22Pernell Roberts January 24Kathryn Grayson February 17
Robert Culp March 24John Forsythe April 1Dixie Carter April 10
Rue McClanahan June 3Sen. Robert Byrd June 28James Gammon July 16
Stephen J Cannell September 30Barbara Billingsley October 16Tom Bosley October 19

Is there a day with no birthdays? ›

Did you know? February 3rd is the only day where no one in history has ever been born. Despite much scientific study, there is no explanation for this phenomena. Historically it has been referred to as “the empty day” or “nobody's birthday”.

Is there a day that no one was born? ›

A nice question! Since well before the time of Christ there has not been such a day where no one was born. The main reason is simple: too many babies are born each day. It would be extraordinarily extraordinary to have a day without births.

What happens if someone dies alone at home? ›

Make the 911 call, but tell the 911 operator that the person has died, that the death was expected, and that no emergency exists. Present the DNR to the EMTs when they arrive. They will ascertain that the person has died and will contact the funeral home.

What were celebrities last words before they died? ›

Here are a few:
  • “I'll be fine” - Heath Ledger.
  • “I'll be back in five minutes - alright?” - Paul Walker.
  • “I'm losing it” - Frank Sinatra.
  • “It's better to burn out than fade away” - Kurt Cobain.
  • “Money can't buy life” - Bob Marley.
  • “Yeah” - John Lennon.
10 Oct 2021

What is the most famous death in history? ›

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  1. 1 The Death of Jesus. ...
  2. 2 The Death of Abraham Lincoln. ...
  3. 3 The Death of Adolf Hitler. ...
  4. 4 The Death of John F. ...
  5. 5 The Death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. ...
  6. 6 The Death of Martin Luther King Jr. ...
  7. 7 The Death of Julius Caesar. ...
  8. 8 The Death of Alexander the Great.

What are some famous people? ›

Some famous people
  • Joan of Arc (1412? - 1431): French heroine.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): German composer.
  • James Cook (1728-1779): English explorer.
  • Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882): English naturalist.
  • Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955): German-born physicist.
  • Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948): Indian peace activist.
4 Oct 2022

What's the rarest birthday? ›

December 25 (Christmas Day) is the least common birthday, while January 1 (New Year's Day) is the second least common. December 24 (Christmas Eve) also makes the list as the 3rd least common birthday while July 4 (Independence Day) is the 4th least common birthday.

Can babies be born during the day? ›

Sixty percent of babies are born during the day, between 6 A.M. and 6 P.M. And, 3.5 times as many babies are born at exactly 8:00 A.M., the most common minute to be born, than at the least common, 3:09 A.M.

Is today anyone's birthday? ›

No celeb birthday today. Discover more celeb birthdays and learn which celeb shares your birthday.

What happened to Jim Hutton after Freddie died? ›

Three years after Freddie's death, Jim published a book about his time with the singer titled Mercury and Me. He worked as Freddie's gardener after moving into the singer's Kensington mansion, and preferred to stay away from the rock and roll lifestyle.

Who died first Freddie Mercury or Paul? ›

Prenter died from Aids related complications in August 1991 just three months before Mercury died.

Who was at Freddie bedside when he died? ›

The following day (November 24, 1991), Freddie Mercury died at the age of 45 at his home in Kensington. The official cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS. His close friend, Dave Clark of The Dave Clark Five, was with him at his bedside when he died.

Who died the same day as meatloaf? ›

Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,” died Friday. He was 68. Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from cancer, said Glenn Schwartz, his longtime publicist.

Who was Freddie Mercury's last lover? ›

Jim Hutton and Freddie Mercury were both private individuals

It wasn't until after Mercury's death and the release of Hutton's memoirs in 1994 that fans were able to get a glimpse into their relationship. The book included many intimate photos of the pair from their many happy years together.

What was the last song that Freddie Mercury recorded before he died? ›

"Mother Love" was the final song co-written by Mercury and May, and was also Mercury's last vocal performance. Mercury's vocals were recorded between 13–16 May 1991 after the Innuendo sessions.

How much money did Freddie Mercury leave his family? ›

Mercury died in 1991, leaving disposal details that included 50 percent of his share of band income to Austin, with a fourth going to his parents and a fourth to his sister. However, since the death of his mother and father, their shares reverted to Austin, while Bulsara continues to receive 25 percent.

Did Queen ever break up? ›

The group never split up.

The truth is that everyone in the band was burned out in 1983 after being on the road for a solid decade. They all wanted a break. The movie makes it seem like they didn't speak to Freddie for years, but they actually began work on The Works in late 1983 and were never estranged.

Did Freddie Mercury go blind before he died? ›

The latest bombshell from his book is about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. John writes that he spent time with Mercury late in Mercury's life. According to the Mirror, John writes that Mercury was nearly blind during the final two weeks of Mercury's life.

Who broke up Queen? ›

Queen did not split up.

The film builds up to Queen's highly praised performance at Live Aid in 1985 with Mercury revealing that he has signed a solo deal for $4 million without telling his fellow bandmates. He wants to take a long break, and his fellow musicians become enraged and follow their own paths.

Who took Freddie Mercury's death the hardest? ›

Over the years many people have paid testament to how close Freddie and John were. John was the quietest member of the band and Freddie always felt protective around him. Brian and Roger both attested to the fact that John took Freddie's death the hardest.

How long was Queen broken up before Live Aid? ›

Is it true Queen “hadn't played for years” before Live Aid? Definitely not! Live Aid came in the year following the release of Queen's hugely-successful album The Works. The tour to support the LP started in August 1984 and ended in May 1985, two months before Live Aid.

Who got Freddie Mercury money? ›

How much money did he leave her? Freddie signed a will in September 1991, that gave half of his vast wealth to Mary and the rest to his parents and sister. Most of his friends, including lover Jim Hutton, were given £500,000 each or a house.

What game show host just died? ›

Alex Trebek

What disease does Meat Loaf have? ›

On November 17, 2003, during a performance at London's Wembley Arena, on his Couldn't Have Said It Better tour, he collapsed of what was later diagnosed as Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome, a condition marked by an extra electrical pathway in the heart which causes symptoms like a rapid heartbeat.


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