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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)
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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#34 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#6 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#11 on The Best Singers of All Time

#68 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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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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#25 on The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

#17 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#64 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#29 on Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead

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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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#22 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#23 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#3 on Freedom Fighters of India

#13 on The Most Influential People 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

#95 on The Best Singers of All Time

#31 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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

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