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Famous People Who Died in South Africa

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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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 66 (1928-1994)
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Shaka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in South Africa
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 79 (1928-2007)