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List of famous people who died of starvation, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who starved to death are listed alphabetically and include the famous starvation victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. Examples include Livilla and Mr Williams. These notable people who starved to death include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has starvation as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (20 People)
Ana Carolina Reston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Starvation
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World-renowned Brazilian model, Ana Carolina Reston, became anorexic when someone commented that she was too fat while at a casting call. Two years later she died, weighing only 88 lbs at five feet eight inches. Her diet had consisted of only apples and tomatoes, and she had been hospitalized previously for kidney malfunctions due to her illness. She was twenty-one years old. 

Ana Carolina Reston Macan was a Brazilian fashion model. Reston was born to a middle-class family in Jundiaí, on the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazil. At the age of 13, she began her modeling career after winning a local beauty contest in her hometown. She was represented by renowned modeling agencies ...more

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Age: Died at 22 (1984-2006)

Birthplace: Jundiaí, Brazil

Profession: Model

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Kurt Gödel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Starvation
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Kurt Gödel was a mathematician, logician, and philosopher. Being obsessed with getting poisoned, Gödel refused to eat any food that his wife didn't cook for him. Unfortunately, she became ill and was hospitalized for six months, leaving Gödel to starve to death.

Kurt Friedrich Gödel was an Austrian, and later American, logician, mathematician, and philosopher. Considered with Aristotle and Gottlob Frege to be one of the most significant logicians in history, Gödel made an immense impact upon scientific and philosophical thinking in the 20th century, a time ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1906-1978)

Birthplace: Brno-City District, Europe, Brno, Jihovýchod South Moravian Region, + more

Profession: Mathematician, Logician, Philosopher

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Christopher Johnson McCandless is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Starvation
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Christopher Johnson McCandless hiked into the Alaskan wilderness in 1992 in hopes of living off the land. He brought very little supplies, not including a compass, and didn't know the land. He killed some small animals such as geese and squirrels, and managed to kill a moose, but didn't preserve it well, and it went bad only a few days later. About three months into his adventure, McCandless decided to return to civilization, but couldn't cross the river he had crossed getting to his spot originally, as it had risen too high. Unfortunately, he didn't realize a hand-operated tram was just a quarter-mile from him. His body was found by a hunter two weeks after he died. He weighed just 66 lbs. 

Christopher Johnson McCandless was an American adventurer. He ventured into the Alaskan wilderness in April 1992 with little food and equipment, hoping to live simply for a time in solitude. Almost four months later, McCandless's starved remains were found, weighing only 30 kilograms. His death ...more

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Age: Died at 24 (1968-1992)

Birthplace: El Segundo, California, United States of America

Profession: Hobo

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Bobby Sands is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Starvation
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Bobby Sands was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who led a hunger strike against the removal of the Special Category Status in British prisons. He died 66 days into his strike, with his death causing a national raucous. Rioting went on for several days afterwards in nationalist areas of Northern Ireland, and over 100,000 people attended his funeral in 1981.

Robert Gerard "Bobby" Sands was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who died on hunger strike while imprisoned at HM Prison Maze. He was the leader of the 1981 hunger strike in which Irish republican prisoners protested against the removal of Special Category Status. During his strike ...more

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Age: Died at 27 (1954-1981)

Birthplace: Newtownabbey, United Kingdom

Credits: The Rising of the Moon

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Carl Schlechter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Starvation
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Carl Schlechter was a famous Austrian chess master and theoretician. Living in Europe during World War I, food was quite scarce, leaving Schlechter to die of starvation in 1918.

Carl Schlechter was a leading Austrian chess master and theoretician at the turn of the 20th century. He is best known for drawing a World Chess Championship match with Emanuel Lasker. ...more

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Age: Died at 44 (1874-1918)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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Livilla is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Starvation
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Livilla, the paternal aunt of the emperor Caligula of the Roman Empire, was accused of poisoning her husband, Drusus Julius Cesar, after having an affair with another man. It's unsure of whether her death was murder or suicide, but Livilla was locked into her bedroom, where she starved to death after being accused of murdering Drusus.

Claudia Livia Julia was the only daughter of Nero Claudius Drusus and Antonia Minor and sister of the Roman Emperor Claudius and general Germanicus, and thus the paternal aunt of the emperor Caligula and maternal great-aunt of emperor Nero. She was named after her grandmother, Augustus' wife Livia ...more

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Age: Died at 43 (12 BC-31)

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

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Julia Livilla is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Starvation
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The youngest sister of Emperor Caligula, was accused of committing adultery with Seneca the Younger, and was sentenced to exile on Ventotene, one of Italy's small islands. Her uncle, the accuser, then sentenced her to be executed by starvation. Many believe her execution was politically driven, as she had been exiled once before for being involved in the conspiracy to assassinate Caligula.

Julia Livilla was the youngest child of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder and the youngest sister of the Emperor Caligula. ...more

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Birthplace: Lesbos, Greece

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Robert Falcon Scott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Starvation
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Robert Falcon Scott was a Royal Navy officer who led an expedition of five men to the South Pole in Antarctica in 1910, the famous expedition known as the Terra Nova Expedition. When they reached the South Pole in 1912, they realized they had been preceded by the Norwegian, Roald Amundsen, and his expedition, who was in competition to reach the South Pole before Scott. They turned around to go home, but with worsening weather conditions, little supplies, and frost bitten fingers, they all died of exhaustion, cold, and starvation. Their bodies and camp was found eight months later.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, RN was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13. On the first expedition, he set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82°S ...more

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Age: Died at 44 (1868-1912)

Birthplace: Plymouth, United Kingdom

Profession: Naval Officer, Explorer

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