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List of famous people who died in motorcycle accidents, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died in motorcycle wrecks are listed alphabetically and include the famous motorcycle accident victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. Here are also celebs who died in car accidents and celebrities who died in plane crashes

List features popular celebs like, Chad Woolery, Adam C. Taylor, Don Rich, Duane Allman, Diego Corrales, Shane Cross, Mitch Lucker, Steven Stayner, Lee Eon, Luc Bourdon, and more.

These notable motorcycle accident deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has motorcycle accident as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 

T. E. Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Motorcycle Accidents
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T. E. Lawrence is probably most well-known by his nickname "Lawrence of Arabia," and the biographical film of the same name. He was a British officer who fought against the Ottoman Empire in the Arab Revolt.

Even after avoiding death in war, he still managed to meet his maker in a tragic motorcycle accident after swerving to avoid a boy on a bicycle.

Thomas Edward Lawrence CB DSO was an archaeologist and British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign, and the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916–18. The breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, a title which was later used for the 1962 film based on his First World War activities. Lawrence was born out of wedlock in Tremadog, Wales, in August 1888 to Sir Thomas Chapman and Sarah Junner, a governess who was herself illegitimate. Chapman had left his wife and first family in Ireland to live with Junner, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 47 (1888-1935)

Birthplace: Tremadog, United Kingdom

Profession: Military Officer, Writer

Place Of Death: Clouds Hill, United Kingdom

Credits: Lawrence of Arabia

Also Ranked

#94 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

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Duane Allman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Motorcycle Accidents
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Duane Allman was one half of the 1970s rock band The Allman Brothers until his untimely death at age 24. On October 21, 1971, Allman swerved out of the way of a truck which stopped suddenly.

His motorcycle shot up in the air and landed on him, crushing him to death. The band continues to perform with the surviving brothers.

Howard Duane Allman was an American guitarist, session musician, co-founder and leader of the The Allman Brothers Band. The Allman Brothers Band was formed in 1969 and based in the Southeastern United States. In the early 1970s, the band had major success. Allman is best remembered for his brief but influential tenure in the band and in particular for his expressive slide guitar playing and inventive improvisational skills. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Allman at #2 in their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, second only to Jimi Hendrix and in 2011 he was ranked #9. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 25 (1946-1971)

Birthplace: Tennessee, Nashville, Area code 615, United States of America, United States, + more

Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Place Of Death: Macon, Georgia, United States of America

Also Ranked

#19 on The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40

#97 on The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

#83 on Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song?

#14 on Rock Stars Whose Deaths Were The Most Untimely

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Berry Oakley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Motorcycle Accidents
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Berry Oakley was a bassist for the classic rock band The Allman Brothers. Even though his fellow bandmember Duane Allman had died in a tragic motorcycle accident, he continued to ride his. After taking a sharp turn on November 11, 1972, only a few blocks from where Allman crashed, Oakley hit a city bus and fractured his skull.

He died three hours later. He left behind a son, Berry Duane Oakley, who is a musician as well.

Raymond Berry Oakley III, was an American bassist and one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 24 (1948-1972)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Bassist, Musician

Place Of Death: Macon, Georgia, United States of America

Also Ranked

#74 on The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

#34 on The Best Rock Bass Player of the 1970s

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Luc Bourdon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Motorcycle Accidents
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Luc Bourdon was a professional hockey player for the Vancouver Canucks. On May 29, 2008 he was involved in a fatal motorcycle crash with a tractor trailer in which he was killed instantly. Investigators believe that the high winds along with his inexperience with motorcycles contributed to his death.

Joseph Luc Bourdon was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, from 2006 until 2008. After overcoming childhood arthritis, he was selected third overall in the 2003 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft and played for the Val-d'Or Foreurs, Moncton Wildcats, and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, spending four seasons in the QMJHL. The Canucks drafted Bourdon with their first selection, tenth overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Noted as a strong defenceman who could contribute on offence, Bourdon represented Canada in three international tournaments, winning ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 21 (1987-2008)

Birthplace: Canada, Americas, Shippagan

Profession: Ice Hockey Player

Place Of Death: New Brunswick, Canada

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