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List of famous people who died of firearm use, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who were killed by firearms are listed alphabetically and include the famous firearm victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. Examples of people on this list include Muammer Aksoy and Imam Alimsultanov. These notable firearm deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has killed by firearms as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (963 People)
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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Were Killed by Firearms
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John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With Paul McCartney, he formed a celebrated songwriting partnership. Born and raised in ...more

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Age: Died at 40 (1940-1980)

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician Film Producer, + more

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#1542 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#42 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#25 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#6 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Were Killed by Firearms
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Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As effective dictator of Nazi Germany, Hitler was at the centre of World War II in Europe, and the Holocaust. Hitler ...more

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Age: Died at 56 (1889-1945)

Birthplace: Braunau am Inn, Austria

Profession: Politician, Soldier, Writer, Artist

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#27 on The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

#67 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#181 on Saddest Deaths Ever

#1 on The Most Influential People of the Second World War

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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Were Killed by Firearms
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma —applied to him first in ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1869-1948)

Birthplace: Porbandar, India

Profession: Politician, Writer, Philosopher, Lawyer

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#23 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#3 on Freedom Fighters of India

#30 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#90 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Were Killed by Firearms
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Kurt Donald Cobain was an American musician who was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1985 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene, having its debut album ...more

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Age: Died at 27 (1967-1994)

Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States of America

Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer Artist

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#21 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#77 on The Best Singers of All Time

#26 on The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#30 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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Malcolm X is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Were Killed by Firearms
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Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an American Muslim minister and a human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black ...more

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Age: Died at 40 (1925-1965)

Birthplace: North Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Profession: Writer, Human rights activist

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#512 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#130 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#492 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#330 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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Robert F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Were Killed by Firearms
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Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, commonly known by his initials RFK, was an American politician from Massachusetts. He served as a Senator for New York from 1965 until his assassination in 1968. He was previously the 64th U.S. Attorney General from 1961 to 1964, serving under his older brother, ...more

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Age: Died at 43 (1925-1968)

Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Writer, Lawyer

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#254 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#164 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#826 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#38 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

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Vincent van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Were Killed by Firearms
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Vincent Willem van Gogh was a major Post-Impressionist painter. He was a Dutch artist whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, self portraits, landscapes and still lifes of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. Van Gogh drew as a child but did not ...more

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Age: Died at 37 (1853-1890)

Birthplace: Zundert, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Profession: Painter, Artist

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#27 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#39 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#78 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#186 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Were Killed by Firearms
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Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and ...more

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Age: Died at 39 (1928-1967)

Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina

Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Author, Physician Revolutionary

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#31 on Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are

#709 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#63 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#708 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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