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List of famous people who died in helicopter crashes, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died in helicopter crashes are listed alphabetically and include the famous helicopter crash victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available.

This list contains people like Davey Allison and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

These notable helicopter crash deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has helicopter crash as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Helicopter Crashes
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Stevie Ray Vaughan was a blues guitarist who won a total of six Grammy Awards in his career. On the hazy night of August 27, 1990, Vaughan and three members of Eric Clapton's team were killed in a helicopter crash after performing a concert at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin.

Stephen Ray Vaughan, known as Stevie Ray Vaughan, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of blues music, and one of the ...more

Age: Died at 36 (1954-1990)

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Dallas

Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

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Vic Morrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Helicopter Crashes
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Vic Morrow was an American actor who appeared on the series "Combat!." While filming "Twilight Zone: The Movie," he was killed when a helicopter crashed on top of him due to faulty pyrotechnics. Two child actors Myca Dinh Le and Renee Shin-Yi Chen, also died as a result of the accident, which occurred on July 23, 1982.

Victor "Vic" Morrow was an American actor whose credits include a starring role in the 1960s television series Combat!, prominent roles in a handful of other television and film dramas, and numerous guest roles on television. Morrow and two children died when a stunt helicopter crashed on them ...more

Age: Died at 53 (1929-1982)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Television director, Soldier, Actor

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Bill Graham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Helicopter Crashes
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Bill Graham was the legendary music promoter who owned the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. He died in a weather-induced helicopter crash on October 25, 1991, as he was leaving a Huey Lewis and the News concert at the Concord Pavilion.

Bill Graham was an American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. He fled from Germany and, in 1941, from France to escape the Holocaust. At age ten he settled in a foster home in the Bronx, New York. Graham graduated from DeWitt Clinton ...more

Age: Died at 60 (1931-1991)

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Profession: Impresario, Businessperson, Soldier, Promoter, Actor

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Troy Gentry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Helicopter Crashes
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Troy Gentry


On September 8, 2017, Troy Gentry died in a helicopter crash while en route to a New Jersey concert performance. 

Troy Gentry is a member of the musical group, Montgomery Gentry. ...more

Age: 48

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Singer