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Famous People Who Died of Lethal Injection

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List of famous people who died of lethal injection, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from lethal injection 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 lethal injection, including actors, musicians and athletes.

Examples of people on this list include John Wayne Gacy and Aileen Wuornos.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from lethal injection?" and "Which famous people died due to lethal injection?"

These notable lethal injection deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has lethal injection as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (175 items)
John Wayne Gacy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lethal Injection
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John Wayne Gacy (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer who raped, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois (a part of metropolitan Chicago). All of Gacy's known murders were committed inside his Norwood Park ranch house. His victims were typically induced to his address by force or deception, and all except one of his victims were murdered by either asphyxiation or strangulation with a makeshift garrote, as his first victim was stabbed to death. Gacy buried 26 of his victims in the crawl space of his home. Three other victims were buried elsewhere on his property, while the bodies of his last four known ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 52 (1942-1994)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Aileen Wuornos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lethal Injection
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Aileen Carol Wuornos Pralle (; born Aileen Carol Pittman; February 29, 1956 – October 9, 2002) was an American serial killer who murdered seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990 by shooting them at point-blank range. Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while she was working as a prostitute, and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense. She was convicted and sentenced to death for six of the murders and was executed by lethal injection on October 9, 2002. The 2003 film Monster chronicles Wuornos' story from childhood until her first murder conviction. It stars Charlize Theron as Wuornos, a performance that earned Theron an Academy ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 46 (1956-2002)

Birthplace: Rochester, Michigan, United States of America

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William Bonin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lethal Injection
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William George Bonin (January 8, 1947 – February 23, 1996), also known as the Freeway Killer, was an American serial killer and twice-paroled sex offender who committed the rape, torture, and murder of a minimum of 21 boys and young men in a series of killings in 1979 and 1980 in southern California. Bonin is also suspected of committing a further 15 murders. Described by the prosecutor at his first trial as "the most arch-evil person who ever existed", Bonin was convicted of 14 of the murders linked to the "Freeway Killer" in two separate trials in 1982 and 1983. He spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison on February 23, 1996.Bonin ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 49 (1947-1996)

Birthplace: Connecticut

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Timothy McVeigh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lethal Injection
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Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001) was an American domestic terrorist who perpetrated the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people and injured over 680 others. The bombing was the deadliest act of terrorism in the United States prior to the September 11 attacks, and remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in United States history. A Gulf War veteran, McVeigh sought revenge against the federal government for the 1993 Waco siege that ended in the deaths of 86 people, many of whom were children, exactly two years before the bombing, as well as the 1992 Ruby Ridge incident and American foreign policy. He hoped to inspire a revolution against the federal ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 33 (1968-2001)

Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States of America

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