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Famous People Who Were Killed in Animal Attacks

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List of famous people who were killed in animal attacks, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died in animal attacks are listed alphabetically and include the famous animal attack victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. List includes Timothy Treadwell, Hannah Twynnoy and more. These notable animal attack deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has killed in animal attacks as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (27 People)

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    Steve Irwin was the beloved host of "The Crocodile Hunter," a hugely popular nature documentary series in which he encountered crocodiles and other dangerous outback animals. The show was hugely popular and spawned multiple spinoff series' and even a feature length film. While filming another documentary series about dangerous underwater creatures, Irwin was stabbed in the heart by a stingray and bled out shortly afterward. He is survived by his wife Terri and his daughter Bindi, who continue to work with animals.

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    Age: Died at 44 (1962-2006)
    Birthplace: Essendon, Australia
    Profession: Conservationist, Actor, Zoologist, Voice acting, Naturalist + 2 more
    Schools: Landsborough State School, Caloundra State High School
    Cause Of Death: Stingray injury
    Place Of Death: Batt Reef
    Children: Bindi Irwin, Robert Clarence Irwin
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    Timothy Treadwell was the self-proclaimed bear expert who was the subject of the 2005 documentary "Grizzly Man." Treadwell spent years filming himself observing and even sometimes approaching several grizzly bears in Katmai National Park. After around 13 years of doing so, he and his girlfriend were mauled, torn apart, and partially eaten by a bear while the camera recorded audio. The audio is not included in the film, because director Werner Herzog found it too disturbing.

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    Age: Died at 46 (1957-2003)
    Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States of America
    Profession: Environmentalist, Film Producer, Actor
    Schools: Bradley University, Connetquot High School
    Cause Of Death: Animal attack
    Place Of Death: Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States of America
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    Diane Whipple is a lacrosse player who made headlines when she was mauled and killed by two dogs owned by her neighbors. Whipple lived in a San Fransico apartment building and was coming home with groceries when her neighbors pit bulls got loose and viciously tore her apart. The pit bulls were being trained as part of an illegal dog-fighting ring, which was most likely the reason for their aggression. She died that day, January 26, 2001, in the hospital from massive blood loss.

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    Age: Died at 33 (1968-2001)
    Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
    Schools: Pennsylvania State University
    Cause Of Death: Animal attack
    Place Of Death: California, United States of America
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    Surinder Singh Bajwa was the Deputy Mayor of Dehli. He was elected into office in April of 2007, but tragically died later that year in October. Bajwa's tragic death was caused by a large swarm of Rhesus Macaques monkeys at his home. The monkeys caused him to fall from the second floor balcony, causing massive head injuries and eventually his death.

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    Age: Died at 52 (1955-2007)
    Profession: Politician
    Cause Of Death: Animal attack, Accidental fall
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    George Went Hensley is an American minister who popularized the literal interpretation of "snake handling" from the Bible. He believed that a true believer who was free of sin would be able to handle poisonous snakes without being bitten. Multiple people were bit and killed by snakes during his sermons, all of which Harmon described as "messages from God" meant to test the faith of the congregation. On July 24, 1955, Hensley was bit by a 5-foot viper he was trying to put into a jar. He became immediately ill but refused treatment, a decision which killed him later that day.

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    Age: Died at 75 (1880-1955)
    Birthplace: East Tennessee, Tennessee, United States of America
    Cause Of Death: Snakebite, Animal attack
    Place Of Death: Florida, United States of America
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    Alexander was King of Greece from June 11, 1917, until his untimely death at age 27. Alexander was part of a major scandal when he married a commoner instead of a princess in 1919. To avoid criticism of this decision, he went away with his wife for many months, hoping the public would forget. Shortly after he returned, he was bit by a monkey that had attacked his dog. The infection from the monkey bite eventually killed him on October 2, 1930.

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    Age: Died at 27 (1893-1920)
    Birthplace: Tatoi Palace, Greece
    Schools: Hellenic Military Academy
    Cause Of Death: Animal attack, Sepsis
    Place Of Death: Athens, Greece
    Children: Alexandra of Yugoslavia
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