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Famous People Who Died of Hypothermia

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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 (January 12, 1923 – January 24, 1955) 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 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 32 (1923-1955)

Birthplace: Sacaton, Arizona

David Sharp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Hypothermia
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David Sharp

David Sharp (15 February 1972 – 15 May 2006) was an English mountaineer 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 as he was dying, although a number of others did try to help him.Sharp had previously summitted Cho Oyu and was noted as being a talented rock climber, who seemed to acclimatize well, and was known for being in good humor around mountaineering camps. He had appeared briefly in season one of the television show Everest: Beyond the Limit, which was filmed the same season as his ill-fated expedition to Everest.He had a degree from the University of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 34 (1972-2006)

Birthplace: England

Rob Hall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Hypothermia
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Robert Edwin Hall (14 January 1961 – 11 May 1996) was a New Zealand mountaineer. He was the head guide of a 1996 Mount Everest expedition in which he died, along with a fellow guide and two clients. A best-selling account of the expedition was given in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, and the expedition has been dramatised in the 2015 film Everest. 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, Jan Arnold, a New Zealand physician, during his Everest summit attempt in 1990. Hall and Arnold climbed Denali for their first date and later married. In 1993, Hall and Arnold summited ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 35 (1961-1996)

Birthplace: New Zealand

Scott Eugene Fischer (December 24, 1955 – May 11, 1996) was an American mountaineer and mountain guide. He was renowned for his ascents of the world's highest mountains made without the use of supplemental oxygen. Fischer and Wally Berg were the first Americans to summit Lhotse (27,940 feet / 8516 m), the world's fourth highest peak. Fischer and Ed Viesturs were the first Americans to summit K2 (28,251 feet/ 8611m) without supplemental oxygen. Fischer first climbed Mount Everest (29,029 feet / 8,848 m) in 1994 and later died during the 1996 blizzard on Everest while descending from the peak. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 41 (1955-1996)

Birthplace: Michigan