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, Jr., also known as the Killer Clown, was an American serial killer and rapist who was convicted of the sexual assault and murder of a minimum of 33 teenage boys and young men in a series of killings committed between 1972 and 1978 in Chicago, Illinois. All of Gacy's known murders were committed inside his Norwood Park Township home. His victims would typically be lured to this address by force or deception, and all but one victim were murdered by either asphyxiation or strangulation with a tourniquet. Gacy buried 26 of his victims in the crawl space of his home. Three further victims were buried elsewhere on his property, while the bodies of his last four known victims were ...more
Age: Died at 52 (1942-1994)
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of Americasee more on John Wayne Gacy
Aileen Carol Wuornos was an American serial killer who killed seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. 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 the State of Florida by lethal injection on October 9, 2002. ...more
Age: Died at 46 (1956-2002)
Birthplace: Rochester, Michigan, USAsee more on Aileen Wuornos
William George Bonin 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 between 1979 and 1980 in southern California. He is sometimes referred to as "The Freeway Killer", a nickname he shares with two other – separate – serial killers, Patrick Kearney and Randy Steven Kraft. Bonin is also suspected of committing a further fifteen murders. He was convicted of 14 of these murders and subsequently executed in 1996. Bonin became known as the Freeway Killer due to the fact that the majority of his victims' bodies were discovered alongside numerous freeways in southern California. ...more
Age: Died at 49 (1947-1996)
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States of Americasee more on William Bonin
Timothy James "Tim" McVeigh was an American who committed an act of domestic terrorism by detonating a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Commonly referred to as the Oklahoma City bombing, the attack killed 168 people and injured over 600. According to the United States Government, it was the deadliest act of terrorism within the United States prior to the 9/11 attacks, and remains the most significant act of domestic terrorism in United States history. McVeigh, a militia movement sympathizer and Persian Gulf War veteran, sought revenge against the federal government for their handling of the Waco Siege, which ended in the deaths ...more
Age: Died at 33 (1968-2001)
Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States of Americasee more on Timothy McVeigh