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Famous People Who Died in Motorcycle Accidents

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List of famous people who died in motorcycle accidents, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died in motorcycle wrecks are listed alphabetically and include the famous motorcycle accident victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. List features Chad Woolery, Adam C. Taylor and more. These notable motorcycle accident deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has motorcycle accident as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (17 People)

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    T. E. Lawrence is probably most well-known by his nickname "Lawrence of Arabia," and the biographical film of the same name. He was a British officer who fought against the Ottoman Empire in the Arab Revolt. Even after avoiding death in war, he still managed to meet his maker in a tragic motorcycle accident after swerving to avoid a boy on a bicycle.

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    Duane Allman was one half of the 1970s rock band The Allman Brothers until his untimely death at age 24. On October 21, 1971, Allman swerved out of the way of a truck which stopped suddenly. His motorcycle shot up in the air and landed on him, crushing him to death. The band continues to perform with the surviving brothers.

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    Berry Oakley was a bassist for the classic rock band The Allman Brothers. Even though his fellow bandmember Duane Allman had died in a tragic motorcycle accident, he continued to ride his. After taking a sharp turn on November 11, 1972, only a few blocks from where Allman crashed, Oakley hit a city bus and fractured his skull. He died three hours later. He left behind a son, Berry Duane Oakley, who is a musician as well.

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    Luc Bourdon was a professional hockey player for the Vancouver Canucks. On May 29, 2008 he was involved in a fatal motorcycle crash with a tractor trailer in which he was killed instantly. Investigators believe that the high winds along with his inexperience with motorcycles contributed to his death.

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    Diego Corrales was an American boxer, lightweight champion, and super featherweight champion. On May 7, 2007, Corrales crashed his motorcycle while trying to pass a car and died immediately. His blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit at the time.

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    Pete de Freitas  was a musician and producer. He was the drummer in the band Echo and the Bunnymen, and performed on their first five albums. In 1989 at the young age of 27, he collided with a car on his motorcycle and was killed. He is survived by his only daughter Lucie-Marie de Freitas.

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    Don Rich was a famous country musician who was responsible for creating the signature "Bakersfield sound" of the early 60s country music scene. On July 17, 1974, he was killed in a mysterious motorcycle accident. Rich seemed to have hit the center divider for no reason. There were no skid marks or other contributing factors that led to the accident and to this day the reason for his crash is unknown.

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    Leo Ford was a gay pornographic actor who dated the drag queen and actor Divine. He had a starring role in the erotic film "Games" in which he plays a motorcycle driver who gets in an accident that leaves him in a coma. Years later while riding a motorcycle in real life, he was hit by a car and died.

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    Steven Stayner was an ordinary teenage boy who was put through horrific circumstances when he was abducted by child-molester Kenneth Parnell and forced to live with him as his "son" for over seven years. After finally escaping when Parnell was arrested, he began living a normal life with a wife and children. In 1989, he smashed his motorcycle into a car backing out of a driveway and died of a fractured skull.

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    Marcelo Fromer was the leader and founder of the Brazilian rock band Titãs, one of the most popular bands in the country. On June 11, 2001 he was run over by a man riding a motorcycle who eventually fled the scene. Fromer's head was struck by the driver's helmet, and he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

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    Boy Capel

    Boy Capel was the lover of iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel. He was a professional polo player and served as Chanel's artistic muse. In 1919, on his way to celebrate Christmas with Chanel, his motorcycle was struck by a car, killing him.

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    Jarno Saarinen

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    Lee Eon

    Lee Eon was a Korean model and actor who had just begun his promising film career when he was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident that broke his neck.

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    Shane Cross

    Shane Cross was an Australian skateboarder who gained global fame and prominence in the early 2000s. He was considered one of the best young skaters to ever come out of the region and was featured in several skating publications. On MArch 7, 2007, Cross was a passenger on fellow skater Ali Boulala's motorcycle when they crashed into a hotel wall. Cross was killed while Boulala suffered injuries. Both skaters were drunk at the time of the crash.

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    Mitch Lucker was the founder and lead singer of the deathcore band Suicide Silence. Ironically, he unintentionally committed suicide when he crashed his motorcycle on November 1, 2012.

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    Jack Vest

    Jack Vest was an American football player and referee. He officiated games in the NFL for many years until he was killed in a motorcycle crash in 1972.

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