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List of famous people who died in South Africa, with photos when available. These notable South Africa 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 South Africa, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has South Africa listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in South Africa 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 include Harry Schwarz and Selmar Schonland.

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

This list of historic deaths in South Africa includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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Brenda Fassie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Brenda Fassie Died at 40 (1964-2004)

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Tom Pryce is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Tom Pryce Died at 28 (1949-1977)

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Johan Heyns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Johan Heyns Died at 66 (1928-1994)

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Shaka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Shaka Died at 41 (1787-1828)

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Chris Hani is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Chris Hani Died at 51 (1942-1993)

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Matthew Frew is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Matthew Frew Died at 79 (1895-1974)

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Johannes Meintjes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Johannes Meintjes Died at 57 (1923-1980)

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Steve Biko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Steve Biko Died at 31 (1946-1977)

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Olive Schreiner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Olive Schreiner Died at 65 (1855-1920)

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Hendrik Verwoerd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Hendrik Verwoerd Died at 65 (1901-1966)

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Peter Revson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Peter Revson Died at 35 (1939-1974)

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Ryan Cox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Ryan Cox Died at 28 (1979-2007)

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P. W. Botha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
P. W. Botha Died at 90 (1916-2006)

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Mary Renault is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Mary Renault Died at 78 (1905-1983)

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Hansie Cronje is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Hansie Cronje Died at 33 (1969-2002)

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Thomas Sturgess is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Thomas Sturgess Died at 76 (1898-1974)

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Gary Hocking is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Gary Hocking Died at 25 (1937-1962)

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Manilal Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Manilal Gandhi Died at 64 (1892-1956)

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Leontine Sagan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Leontine Sagan Died at 85 (1889-1974)

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J. B. M. Hertzog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
J. B. M. Hertzog Died at 76 (1866-1942)

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Ahmed Deedat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Ahmed Deedat Died at 87 (1918-2005)

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James Percy FitzPatrick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
James Percy FitzPatrick Died at 69 (1862-1931)

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Raymond Dart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Raymond Dart Died at 95 (1893-1988)

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Frederick Guy Butler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Frederick Guy Butler Died at 83 (1918-2001)

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Reg Park is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Reg Park Died at 79 (1928-2007)

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Jan Hofmeyr is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Jan Hofmeyr Died at 54 (1894-1948)

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Thomas François Burgers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Thomas François Burgers Died at 47 (1834-1881)

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Sydney Skaife is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Sydney Skaife Died at 87 (1889-1976)

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Richard van der Riet Woolley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Richard van der Riet Woolley Died at 80 (1906-1986)

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Frank Watson Dyson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Frank Watson Dyson Died at 71 (1868-1939)

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Jan Brand is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Jan Brand Died at 65 (1823-1888)

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Steven De Groote is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Steven De Groote Died at 36 (1953-1989)

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Andrew Murray is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Andrew Murray Died at 89 (1828-1917)

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Jan Smuts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Jan Smuts Died at 80 (1870-1950)

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John Fairbairn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
John Fairbairn Died at 70 (1794-1864)

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Hastings Banda is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Hastings Banda Died at 99 (1898-1997)

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William Froude is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
William Froude Died at 69 (1810-1879)

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Thomas Nkobi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Thomas Nkobi Died at 72 (1922-1994)

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Alexander du Toit is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Alexander du Toit Died at 70 (1878-1948)

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P. K. van der Byl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
P. K. van der Byl Died at 76 (1923-1999)

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Lucky Dube is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Lucky Dube Died at 43 (1964-2007)

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Louis Napoléon, Prince Imperia... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Louis Napoléon, Prince Imperial Died at 23 (1856-1879)

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Cecil Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Cecil Rhodes Died at 49 (1853-1902)

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Mary Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Mary Kingsley Died at 38 (1862-1900)

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Prince Christian Victor of Sch... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa

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Willem Eduard Bok is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Willem Eduard Bok Died at 58 (1846-1904)

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Bill Flynn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Bill Flynn Died at 59 (1948-2007)

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Christoffel Brand is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Christoffel Brand Died at 78 (1797-1875)

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Harry Schwarz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Harry Schwarz Died at 86 (1924-2010)

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Manto Tshabalala-Msimang is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Manto Tshabalala-Msimang Died at 69 (1940-2009)