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Famous People Who Died in Terrorist Attacks

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List of famous people who died in terrorist attacks, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who were killed by terrorists are listed alphabetically and include the famous terrorist attack victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. You might also be interested in celebrities who narrowly survived 9/11 and famous people who were kidnapped hostage

Victims of terrorist attacks include Robert F. Kennedy, Barbara Olson, Barry Berenson, and more. Several of these people were killed during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the Pentagon and the Twin Towers. 

These notable terrorist attack deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has killed by terrorists 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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  • Tom Strada
    Photo: SF Gate
    Tom Strada was in the North Tower on the 104th floor during the September 11 attacks in New York City in 2001 when he was killed. 
    Father of Tommy Strada, Kaitlyn Strada and Justin Strada....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 41 (1960-2001)
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    Jason Dahl

    Jason Dahl
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Jason Dahl, captain of Flight 93, died when his plane was hijacked by Afghan terrorists on September 11, 2011. All 44 people on the plane died when it crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
    United Airlines Flight 93 was a domestic scheduled passenger flight that was hijacked by four al-Qaeda terrorists on board, as part of the September 11 attacks. It crashed into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, during an attempt by the passengers and crew to regain control. All 44 people on board were killed, including the four hijackers, but no one on the ground was injured. The aircraft involved, a Boeing 757–222, was flying United Airlines' daily scheduled morning flight from Newark International Airport in New Jersey to San Francisco International Airport in California. The hijackers stormed the aircraft's cockpit 46 minutes after takeoff. The pilot and first officer took...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 44 (1957-2001)
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California
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    Peter J. Langone

    Peter J. Langone was a fire fighter who was killed rescuing victims of the September 11 attacks in 2001 in New York City. 
    • Bernard Curtis Brown II was an 11-year-old boy who was one of the victims of Flight 77 in the September 11 attacks in 2001. Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.