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Famous People Who Died of Asphyxiation

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List of famous people who died of asphyxiation, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died by asphyxiation are listed alphabetically and include the famous asphyxiation victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. This list includes Katherine Cecil Thurston, Gloria Dickson and more. These notable asphyxiation deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has asphyxiation as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (8 People)

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    Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. After rising to fame as Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy, Williams went on to establish a career ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1951-2014)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Stand-up comedian
    • Credits: Aladdin, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook, + more
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    Michael Jeter
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    Michael Jeter was an American actor of film, stage, and television. His notable television roles are as Herman Stiles on Evening Shade from 1990 until 1994 and for playing Mr. Noodle's brother Mr. Noodle on Elmo's World from 2000 until 2003. Jeter's film roles include Zelig, The Fisher King, Waterworld, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1952-2003)
    • Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Lawrenceburg
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The Green Mile, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Jurassic Park III, The Polar Express, Waterworld, + more
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    Felicia Tang
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    Felicia Tang was an American model known for her work with Playboy TV, calendars, internet site, and import car shows.more

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    • Age: Died at 32 (1977-2009)
    • Birthplace: Singapore
    • Profession: Pornographic actor
    • Credits: The Fast and the Furious, The Boom Boom Show
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    Raymond Griffith was one of the great silent movie comedians. Later in his career, he worked behind the camera as writer and producer.more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1895-1957)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: All Quiet on the Western Front, Baby Face, Souls for Sale, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Three on a Match, + more
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    Christina Mae "Tina" Thomas Watson, a 26-year-old American from Alabama, died while scuba diving on her honeymoon in Queensland, Australia on 22 October 2003. She was a newlywed, having married a fellow American, David Gabriel "Gabe" Watson, 11 days earlier. He was initially charged by Queensland ...more

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    • Age: Died at 26 (1977-2003)
    • Birthplace: Landstuhl, Germany
    • Profession: Model, Public Relations
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    Tiberius was Roman Emperor from 14 AD to 37 AD. Born Tiberius Claudius Nero, a Claudian, Tiberius was the son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla. His mother divorced Nero and married Augustus in 39 BC, making him a step-son of Octavian. Tiberius would later marry Augustus' daughter Julia the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (41 BC-37)
    • Birthplace: Lazio, Europe, Eurasia, Province of Rome, Rome, + more
    • Profession: Roman emperor
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    • Age: Died at 24 (1985-2009)
    • Birthplace: Placerville, California, United States of America
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    Francis Wheatley VC, DCM was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, which he won for his actions during the Crimean War. It is the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was born in Ruddington, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 39 (1826-1865)
    • Birthplace: Ruddington, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Soldier
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    René Le Bègue

    René Le Bègue was a Parisian-born French race car driver in Rally and Grand Prix motor racing. In his first year of top level racing, his best showing came at the 1936 Spa 24 Hours endurance race when he drove a Delahaye to a 2nd place finish. In 1937 he and his co-pilot Julio Quinlin won the Monte ...more

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    • Age: Died at 32 (1914-1946)
    • Profession: Race car driver
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    Takeshi Kimura was a Japanese screenwriter who wrote many films for Toho studios. Kimura scripted several films for director Ishirō Honda, including Rodan, The Mysterians, Matango, Frankenstein Conquers the World, War of the Gargantuas, King Kong Escapes, Destroy All Monsters, and Godzilla vs. Hedorah.more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1912-1988)
    • Birthplace: Osaka Prefecture, Japan
    • Profession: Screenwriter
    • Credits: The War of the Gargantuas, Rodan, Destroy All Monsters, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Godzilla vs. Gigan, + more
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    Terrence Dewayne Kiel was an American safety in the National Football League. He played his entire career for the San Diego Chargers after being drafted by them in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas A&M.more

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    • Age: Died at 28 (1980-2008)
    • Birthplace: Lufkin, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: American football player
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    Jesse Dirkhising
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    Jesse William Dirkhising, also known as Jesse Yates, was an American teenager from Prairie Grove, Arkansas, who was kidnapped by two men who bound, drugged, tortured and repeatedly raped him. Dirkhising died from drugging and positional asphyxia during the ordeal. Dirkhising's death received only ...more

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    • Birthplace: Prairie Grove, Washington County, Arkansas, United States of America, North America, + more
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    Lindsay Hawker
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    Lindsay Ann Hawker was a 22-year-old British teacher who was killed in Japan in early 2007 by Tatsuya Ichihashi. Ichihashi was seen fleeing Hawker's apartment. Japanese police sought Ichihashi for the murder of Hawker and the abandonment of her corpse. On 10 November 2009, Japanese news media and BBC ...more

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    • Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
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    Nancy Benoit
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    Nancy Elizabeth Benoit was an American professional wrestling valet and model. She was best known for her appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling in the mid-1990s under the ring name Woman. On June 22, 2007, she and her son were killed by her husband, wrestler ...more

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    • Age: Died at 43 (1964-2007)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Wrestler
    • Credits: ECW Hardcore TV
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    Annie Le

    Annie Le
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    The murder of Annie Le occurred September 8, 2009, on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Annie Marie Le was a 24-year-old American doctoral student at the Yale School of Medicine's Department of Pharmacology. She was last seen in a research building on the New Haven ...more

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    • Birthplace: Placerville
    • Profession: Medical Student
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    Gloria Dickson
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    Gloria Dickson was an American stage and screen actress of the 1930s and 1940s.more

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    • Age: Died at 28 (1917-1945)
    • Birthplace: Pocatello, Idaho, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: They Made Me a Criminal, Gold Diggers in Paris, They Won't Forget, Heart of the North, Lady of Burlesque, + more
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    Katherine Cecil Thurston

    Katherine Cecil Thurston was an Irish novelist.more

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    • Age: Died at 36 (1875-1911)
    • Profession: Novelist
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    Gilbert Price was an American operatic baritone and actor. Price was a protégé of Langston Hughes. He was also a life member of New York's famed Actors Studio. Price first gained notice in 1964, for his performances in Hughes' Off-Broadway production of Jerico-Jim Crow. For his work, Price received a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1942-1991)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
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    Nat Hicks

    Nat Hicks
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    Nathaniel Woodhull "Nat" Hicks was an American professional baseball player. He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball for six seasons, two in the National League. Hicks was one of the first catchers to stand directly behind the batter, which allowed future Hall of Fame pitcher, Candy Cummings to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1845-1907)
    • Birthplace: Hempstead, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Baseball player
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    Christopher Alder

    Christopher Alder
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    Christopher Alder was a trainee computer programmer and former British Army paratrooper who had served in the Falklands War and was decorated for his service with the Army in Northern Ireland. He died while in police custody at Queen's Gardens Police Station, Kingston upon Hull, in April 1998. The case ...more

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    • Age: Died at 38 (1960-1998)
    • Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom
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