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Famous People Who Died on Mount Everest

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List of famous people who died in Mount Everest, with photos when available. These notable Mount Everest deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in Mount Everest, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Mount Everest listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Mount Everest has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

Examples of people on this list: Scott Fischer, Tomas Olsson and more.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in Mount Everest?" and "Which celebrities died in Mount Everest?" then this list will have you covered.

This list of historic deaths in Mount Everest includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.
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George Mallory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died on Mount Everest
Dec. at 38 (1886-1924) from Mobberley, England
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Maurice Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died on Mount Everest
Dec. at 36 (1898-1934) from Bradford, United Kingdom
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Andrew Irvine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died on Mount Everest
Dec. at 22 (1902-1924) from Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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David Sharp is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died on Mount Everest
David Sharp Dec. at 34 (1972-2006) from England
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Peter Boardman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died on Mount Everest
Dec. at 32 (1950-1982) from Stockport, United Kingdom
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Rob Hall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died on Mount Everest
Dec. at 35 (1961-1996) from New Zealand
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Scott Fischer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died on Mount Everest
Dec. at 41 (1955-1996) from Michigan
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Joe Tasker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died on Mount Everest
Dec. at 34 (1948-1982) from Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom
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Babu Chiri Sherpa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died on Mount Everest
Dec. at 36 (1965-2001) from Solukhumbu District, Nepal
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Tomas Olsson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died on Mount Everest
Tomas Olsson Dec. at 30 (1976-2006) from Kristinehamn, Sweden
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Francys Arsentiev is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died on Mount Everest
Francys Arsentiev Dec. at 40 (1958-1998) from Honolulu, Hawaii
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Karl Gordon Henize is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died on Mount Everest
Dec. at 67 (1926-1993) from Cincinnati, Ohio
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Green Boots is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died on Mount Everest
Green Boots