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Famous People Who Died of Shark Attack

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

Shirley Ann Durdin, Nick Petersen, Brad Smith, and Bill Grammer are included on this list of victims of shark attacks along with many more.

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

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

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    Nick Peterson

    Nick Peterson was an Australian teen who was attacked by two Great White Sharks while surfing in 2004. The two sharks bit him on different sides of his body, ripping him in half in front of his friends.
    • Birthplace: South Australia, Australia
  • Shirley Ann Durdin was a 33 year-old Australian mother of 4 who was devoured by a Great White Shark while fishing for scallops with her family in 1985.
    Shirley was snorkeling in water about seven feet deep in Peake Bay, South Australia, when she was brutally attacked by a Great White shark estimated by witnesses to be about 20 feet long. The body of the 33-year-old mother of four was never found.  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 33 (1952-1985)
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    Tony Donoghue

    Tony Donoghue was an Australian man who was teaching his Marine Biologist students to collect cuttlefish eggs when he was eaten by a Great White Shark in August, 2005.
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      Jarrod Stehbens

      Jarrod Stehbens was diving for cuttlefish eggs with is friend when he was bitten by a Great Whitte shark and dragged deep underwater. The last thing his diving partner saw was Jarrod trying to get his leg out of the shark's mouth.