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List of famous people who died in car bombings, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who were killed by car bombs are listed by fame and notoriety and include the famous car bomb victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. List features people like Maurice Gibson, Carlos Prats and more! These notable car bombing deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has killed by car bomb as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (28 People)
Orlando Letelier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Car Bombings
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Orlando Letelier was a Chilean politician and diplomat who later moved to Washington D.C. to represent the Chilean resistance. He was killed in a car bombing on September 21, 1976. Former Chilean Secret Police Chief, Manuel Contreras, was convicted of the crime, but he became an informant in order to receive a lesser sentence.

Marcos Orlando Letelier del Solar was a Chilean economist, Socialist politician and diplomat during the presidency of Socialist President Salvador Allende. As a refugee from the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, Letelier accepted several academic positions in Washington, D.C., where ...more

Age: Died at 44 (1932-1976)

Birthplace: Temuco, Chile

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Airey Neave is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Car Bombings
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Airey Neave was a British politician who served as a member of Parliament from 1953 to 1979. On March 30, 1979, he was killed in a car bombing ordered by the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA).

"In March, retired terrorist and supporter of capital punishment, Airey Neave, got a taste of his own medicine when an INLA unit pulled off the operation of the decade and blew him to bits inside the 'impregnable' Palace of Westminster. The nauseous Margaret Thatcher snivelled on television that he was an 'incalculable loss'—and so he was—to the British ruling class," the INLA said in a statement.

Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave DSO, OBE, MC, TD was a British army officer, barrister and politician. During World War II, Neave was one of the few servicemen to escape from the German prisoner-of-war camp Oflag IV-C at Colditz Castle. He later became Conservative Member of Parliament for ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1916-1979)

Birthplace: Knightsbridge, United Kingdom

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Rocco Chinnici is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Car Bombings
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Rocco Chinnici was an Italian magistrate who worked to break down the mafia. He was killed in a car bombing on July 29, 1983 that was ordered by the Sicilian mafia. Michele Greco was given a life sentence for ordering the assassination.

Rocco Chinnici was a noted Italian Antimafia magistrate killed by the Mafia. ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1925-1983)

Birthplace: Misilmeri, Italy

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Ian Gow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Car Bombings
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Ian Gow was a British politician who served as a member of Parliament from 1974 to 1990. On July 30, 1990, Gow was killed in a IRA ordered car bombing.

Ian Reginald Edward Gow, TD was a British Conservative politician and solicitor. While serving as Member of Parliament for Eastbourne, he was assassinated by the Provisional Irish Republican Army who exploded a bomb under his car outside his home in East Sussex. ...more

Age: Died at 53 (1937-1990)

Birthplace: United Kingdom

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