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List of famous people who died in air disasters, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died in air disasters are listed alphabetically and include the famous air disaster victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. This list is made up of a variety of people, including Jack F. Flynn and Edith M. Ochs. These notable air disaster deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has air disaster as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (465 People)
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Air Disasters
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Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, dancer, actress, and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. After facing allegations of an illegal marriage ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 22 (1979-2001)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Model, Actor, Singer, Dancer

Schools: Detroit School of Arts

Place Of Death: Marsh Harbour, Bahamas

Credits: Boyhood, Anastasia, Romeo Must Die, Doctor Dolittle

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#62 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

#30 on The Best Singers Who Only Need to Go By One Name

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John Denver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Air Disasters
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Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s. He was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. By 1974, he was firmly established as America's best-selling performer, and AllMusic has described Denver as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era". After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career in folk music groups in the late 1960s. Throughout his life, Denver recorded and released approximately ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 54 (1943-1997)

Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Record producer, Poet, Guitarist, Songwriter, + more

Schools: Arlington Heights High School, Texas Tech University

Place Of Death: Monterey Bay, California, United States of America

Credits: Final Destination, Catch Me If You Can, The Guard, Armageddon

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#24 on The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

#33 on Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song?

#63 on The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

#29 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

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John F. Kennedy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Air Disasters
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., often referred to as JFK Jr. or John-John in the press, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was the only surviving son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and younger brother of Caroline Kennedy. His father was assassinated just before his third birthday. From his early childhood onwards, Kennedy was the subject of great media scrutiny, and he became a popular social figure of Manhattan. Trained as a lawyer, he worked as a New York City Assistant District Attorney for four years. In 1995 he launched George magazine, using his political and celebrity clout to publicize it. Kennedy died in the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 39 (1960-1999)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Businessperson, Journalist, Actor, Writer, + more

Schools: Collegiate School, National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Phillips Academy, New York University, New York University School of Law, + more

Place Of Death: Atlantic Ocean

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Will Rogers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Air Disasters
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William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers was a Native American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, social commentator and motion picture actor. He was one of the world's most famous stars in the 1920s and 1930s. Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son", Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory. He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies, wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure. By the mid-1930s, the American people adored Rogers. He was the leading political wit of the Progressive Era, and was the top-paid Hollywood movie star at the time. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 56 (1879-1935)

Birthplace: Oologah, Rogers County, United States, with Territories, Oklahoma

Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Place Of Death: Point Barrow

Credits: The Bay, State Fair, A Connecticut Yankee, Doctor Bull, Steamboat Round the Bend, + more

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#58 on The Most Original Comedians

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