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List of famous people who died of hypothermia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from hypothermia includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of hypothermia, including actors, musicians and athletes.

List contains people like Ira Hayes, David Sharp. This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from hypothermia?" and "Which famous people died due to hypothermia?" These notable hypothermia deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has hypothermia as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (13 items)

Ira Hayes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Hypothermia
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Ira Hamilton Hayes was a Pima Native American and a United States Marine who was one of the six flag raisers immortalized in the iconic photograph of the flag raising on Iwo Jima during World War II. Hayes was an enrolled member of the Gila River Pima Indian Reservation located in the Pinal and Maricopa counties in Arizona. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve on August 26, 1942, and after recruit training, volunteered to become a Paramarine. He fought in the Bougainville and Iwo Jima campaigns in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. On February 23, 1945, he helped to raise an American flag over Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, an event photographed by Joe Rosenthal of the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 32 (1923-1955)

Birthplace: Sacaton, Arizona, United States of America

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David Sharp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Hypothermia
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David Sharp was an English mountaineer and Cho Oyu summiter who died near the summit of Mount Everest. His death caused controversy and debate, because he was passed by a number of other climbers heading to and returning from the summit during his own solo attempt with no support or team. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 34 (1972-2006)

Birthplace: England

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Rob Hall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Hypothermia
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Robert Edwin Hall MBE was a New Zealand mountaineer best known for being head guide of a 1996 Mount Everest expedition in which he, a fellow guide, and two clients perished. A best-selling account of the expedition was given in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air. At the time of his death, Hall had just completed his fifth summit of Everest, more at that time than any other non-Sherpa mountaineer. Hall met his future wife, New Zealand medical doctor Jan Arnold, during his Everest summit attempt in 1990. Hall and Arnold climbed Mount McKinley for their first date, and later, the two married. In 1993, Rob Hall summited Everest along with Arnold. In the catastrophic 1996 season, Arnold would have ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 35 (1961-1996)

Birthplace: New Zealand

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Scott E. Fischer was an American climber and guide, and the first American to summit 27,940-foot Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 41 (1955-1996)

Birthplace: Michigan, United States of America

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