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Famous People Who Were Killed by Firearms

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List of famous people who died of firearm use, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who were killed by firearms are listed alphabetically and include the famous firearm victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. Examples of people on this list include Muammer Aksoy and Imam Alimsultanov. These notable firearm deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has killed by firearms as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (963 People)
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