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Famous People Who Died in Air Disasters

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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)
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  • Aaliyah Dana Haughton (; January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) was an American singer, actress, and model. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she first gained recognition at the age of 10, when she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At the age of 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 3 million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association...  more
    • Age: Died at 22 (1979-2001)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Schools: Detroit School of Arts
    • Credits: Boyhood, Anastasia, Romeo Must Die, Doctor Dolittle

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  • John Denver
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    Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, activist, and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s. 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 one of America's best-selling performers, and AllMusic has described Denver as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era".Denver recorded...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 54 (1943-1997)
    • Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States of America
    • Profession: Pilot, Record producer, Poet, Guitarist, Songwriter
    • Schools: Arlington Heights High School, Texas Tech University
    • Credits: Final Destination, Catch Me If You Can, The Guard, Armageddon

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  • John F. Kennedy, Jr.
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    John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999), often referred to as JFK Jr. or John John, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was a son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and a younger brother of Caroline Kennedy. His father was assassinated three days before his third birthday. Beyond his childhood years at the White House, Kennedy was the subject of much media scrutiny, and became a popular social figure in Manhattan. Trained as a lawyer, he worked as a New York City assistant district attorney for almost four years. In 1995, he launched George magazine, using his political and celebrity status to publicize it. He...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 39 (1960-1999)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Pilot, Businessperson, Journalist, Actor, Writer
    • Schools: Collegiate School, National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Phillips Academy, New York University, New York University School of Law

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  • Will Rogers
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    William Penn Adair Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an American stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma. He was a Cherokee citizen born in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son", Rogers was born to a Cherokee family in Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma). As an entertainer and humorist, he traveled around the world three times, made 71 films (50 silent films and 21 "talkies"), and wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns.By the mid-1930s Rogers was hugely popular in the United States, its leading political wit and the highest...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 56 (1879-1935)
    • Birthplace: USA, Oologah, Oklahoma
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: The Bay, State Fair, A Connecticut Yankee, Doctor Bull, Steamboat Round the Bend

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