Famous People Who Died of Drowning - Celebrities with Drowning

The death of a famous person is a tragedy for not just their own families, but also their entire community of fans. While it is a known fact that everyone has to die one day or the other, untimely deaths of celebrities always shake us to the core. It is relatively easier to accept the natural death of an aged celebrity but the news of the tragic and unnatural death of a famous personality breaks the hearts of the fans in a way words can’t describe. To die of drowning is indeed one of the most painful ways to die. When we hear of a celebrity drowning to their death, we can’t but wonder if this could have been somehow prevented? When singer Whitney Elizabeth Houston was found dead drowned in her bathtub in 2012, her fans were devastated. Similar had been the world’s reaction when the much loved founder of the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones, had died by drowning in the swimming pool in 1969. Le Corbusier, Hart Crane, and Dennis Wilson are also among the celebrities who drowned to their deaths. Check out this section to know more about famous people who died by drowning.

List of famous people who died by drowning. Check out their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous People Who Died of Drowning

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Grigori RasputinJanuary 21, 1869RussianRasputin was a Russian farmer-turned-healer, famous for his relationship with the Tsar’s family
Althea FlyntNovember 6, 1953AmericanAlthea Flynt was an American magazine publisher and wife of Larry Flynt
Rodney KingApril 2, 1965AmericanFamous for the 1991 police car chase and abuse, Rodney King was an African-American construction worker who was beaten up by the LA police officers
Josef MengeleMarch 16, 1911GermanDr
Isidor StrausFebruary 6, 1845AmericanIsidor Straus was an American businessman who died in the sinking of the ship Titanic
Harold HoltAugust 5, 1908AustralianHarold Holt was the 17th Prime Minister of Australia
Natalie WoodJuly 20, 1938AmericanNatalie Wood was a famous American television and film actress
Mungo ParkSeptember 11, 1771BritishMungo Park was a Scottish explorer who attempted to explore the true course of the Niger River
Bartolomeu Dias1450PortugueseBartolomeu Dias was a Portuguese explorer who became the first European to reach Indian Ocean from the Atlantic
William Thomas SteadJuly 5, 1849BritishWilliam Thomas Stead was a renowned British news paper editor
Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley

Jeffrey Scott “Jeff” Buckley was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist

AmericanNovember 17, 1966119 views

Bartolomeu Dias

Bartolomeu Dias was a Portuguese explorer who became the first European to reach Indian Ocean from the Atlantic

Portuguese1450134 views

John Jacob Astor IV

John Jacob Astor IV was an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish–American War, and a prominent member of the Astor family.

AmericanJuly 13, 1864122 views

Mungo Park

Mungo Park was a Scottish explorer who attempted to explore the true course of the Niger River

BritishSeptember 11, 1771135 views

Grigori Rasputin

Rasputin was a Russian farmer-turned-healer, famous for his relationship with the Tsar’s family

RussianJanuary 21, 1869911 views

Harold Holt

Harold Holt was the 17th Prime Minister of Australia

William Thomas Stead

William Thomas Stead was a renowned British news paper editor

BritishJuly 5, 1849132 views

Enrique Granados

Wish to know everything about Enrique Granados? Read the biography to know all about childhood, life and timeline.

SpanishJuly 27, 1867116 views

Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood was a famous American television and film actress

AmericanJuly 20, 1938146 views