Albert Ayler Died at 34 (1936-1970) Jazz musician, suspected suicide
István Kertész Died at 44 (1929-1973) Orchestral conductor, accident, 16 April 1973
Josef Mengele Died at 68 (1911-1979) War criminal and leader of the Nazi human experimentation programme, drowned while swimming off the Brazilian coast in 1979
Hart Crane Died at 33 (1899-1932) Poet; suicide in the Caribbean.
Natalie Wood Died at 43 (1938-1981) Actress, drowned in a yachting accident in 1981; the accident raised several suspicions and murder was considered.
Joe Delaney Died at 25 (1958-1983) Running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, accidentally drowned in 1983 while trying to save three children who were screaming for help.
Dennis Wilson Died at 39 (1944-1983) One of the members of the Beach Boys, in 1983
Jessica Savitch Died at 36 (1947-1983) NBC and PBS broadcaster and reporter, drowned when her car went off the road during a heavy rainstorm into a canal. Her car sank upside down in the mud and filled with water on 23 October 1983.
Carol Wayne Died at 43 (1942-1985) American actress who drowned under mysterious circumstances in Manzanillo, Mexico in 1985.
Jerry Anderson 60 Former NFL football player who drowned while saving a boy who had fallen into a flooded creek in 1989.
Jim Hodder Died at 43 (1947-1990) American drummer who drowned in his pool in 1990.
Robert Maxwell Died at 68 (1923-1991) Newspaper magnate, disappeared from his yacht under mysterious circumstances in 1991, body later recovered off the coast of Tenerife
Tom Mees Died at 47 (1949-1996) Longtime sportscaster for ESPN, drowned while trying to rescue his 4 year old daughter in a neighbor's swimming pool, in 1996. The daughter survived.
Jeff Buckley Died at 31 (1966-1997) Singer-songwriter, drowned in the Wolf River in Memphis, Tennessee in 1997
Spalding Gray Died at 63 (1941-2004) Born 1941, in a suspected suicide in New York City's East River in 2004.
Édouard Michelin Died at 43 (1963-2006) French businessman, drowned while fishing near the island of Sein in northwest France, in 2006., in the Philippines in 2006
Rafael Donato Died at 68 (1938-2006) Distinguished Filipino educator and university president, accidentally drowned off the coast of Morong, Bataan
Gilbert Aldana Died at 30 (1977-2007)
Kari Blackburn Died at 53 (1954-2007) BBC World Service executive, drowned (suicide) at sea at Felixstowe
Katoucha Niane Died at 48 (1960-2008) French model, drowned in the Seine in 2008.
Maxentius Died at 34 (278-312) Roman Emperor, drowned in the Tiber River during the chaos of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge on October, 28, 312.
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