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Famous People Who Died of Asphyxiation

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List of famous people who died of asphyxiation, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died by asphyxiation are listed alphabetically and include the famous asphyxiation victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. This list includes Katherine Cecil Thurston, Gloria Dickson and more. These notable asphyxiation deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has asphyxiation as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (8 People)
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    Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Born in Chicago, Williams began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the mid-1970s, After rising to fame playing the alien Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy, Williams established a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisation skills and the wide variety of memorable character voices he created. Many critics have lauded Williams as one of the funniest comedians of all time.After his first starring film role in Popeye (1980), Williams starred in numerous films that achieved critical and commercial success, including The World...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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    Michael Jeter

    Michael Jeter (August 26, 1952 – March 30, 2003) was an American actor of film, stage, and television. His television roles included Herman Stiles on the sitcom Evening Shade from 1990 until 1994 and Mr. Noodle's brother, Mister Noodle on the Elmo's World segments of Sesame Street from 1999 until 2004. Jeter's film roles include Zelig, Tango & Cash, The Fisher King, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Waterworld, Air Bud, Patch Adams, The Green Mile, Jurassic Park III, Welcome to Collinwood, Open Range, and The Polar Express. ...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 50 (1952-2003)
    • Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA

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    Raymond Griffith (January 23, 1895 – November 25, 1957) was a silent movie comedian. Later in his career, he worked behind the camera as writer and producer....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1895-1957)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • Tina Watson was a 26-year-old American woman from Helena, Alabama, who died while scuba diving in Queensland, Australia, on 22 October 2003. Tina had been on her honeymoon with her new husband, fellow American Gabe Watson, who was initially charged by Queensland authorities with his wife's murder. Watson pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to a term of imprisonment. Evidence presented at the trial included Watson's differing accounts of what had happened on that day, of the couple's diving experience (or lack thereof), and of Tina's life insurance. While Watson was serving his term in Australia, authorities in Alabama flagged an intention to charge him with murder at a later...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 26 (1977-2003)
    • Birthplace: Landstuhl, Germany