Category Search - vehicle crash (Died in an automobile or motorcycle or bus accident)

(126 found)

Adrian Adonis
wrestling, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Keith A. Franke
Nickname(s):
Adorable
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro wrestler died in a car accident when he hit a moose.

G.R. Aldo
photographer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Aldo Graziati
Also Known As:
Aldò
Aldo Graziati
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Italian. Portrait photographer and cinematographer (director of photography.) Died in a car accident working on movie Senso. Movies Umberto D, Miracle in Milan

Rex Allen
actor, western, singer, country, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Rex Elvie Allen
Nickname(s):
the Arizona Cowboy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 14 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Singing cowboy movies such as The Arizona Cowboy. Song Crying in the Chapel. Died in a car accident when he was run over by a Cadillac driven by a friend, in his own driveway.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 20 August 1975

Duane Allman
musician, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Duane Allman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24, 22 days before his 25th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Gregg Allman by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for band The Allman Brothers Band. Died of injuries from a motorcycle accident. He crashed into a flatbed truck loaded with a crane.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Vic Ames
singer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Amory Victor Urick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Ed Ames by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Gene Ames by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Joe Ames by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Group The Ames Brothers. Songs Rag Mop, The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane, Melodie d'Amour. Died in a car crash.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Ames Brothers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of group The Ames Brothers.

Jack Anglin
singer, country, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Anglin
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Group Johnnie and Jack with Johnnie Wright. Died in a car accident driving alone to the funeral for Patsy Cline

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Earl Banks
football, coach, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Earl C. Banks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard, teams University of Iowa, New York Yanks. Coach, team Morgan State College. Died in an auto crash.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Don Barbour
singer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Barbour
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

cousin of
older brother of
Older than Ross Barbour by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Member of the close harmony group The Four Freshmen. Died in an auto accident in Los Angeles, Songs Their Hearts Were Full of Spring, It Could Happen to You, Route 66, Day by Day, The Day Isn't Long Enough, How Can I Tell Her

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Four Freshmen.

Lamont Bentley
actor, rapper, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Artimus Lamont Bentley
Nickname(s):
L Rock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Moesha. The same character on TV shows The Parkers, Clueless. Movies Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story, Tales from the Hood. Commercials for Starburst. Died in a car accident in Los Angeles.

Tony Bettenhausen
auto racing, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Eugene Bettenhausen
Nickname(s):
Tunney
Tinley Park Express
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Indy car racer. Died in a crash on a test run with a resulting fire.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Naomi Biden
accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Naomi Christina Biden
Nickname(s):
Amy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
1
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-sister of
Older than Ashley Biden by 9 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Beau Biden by 2 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Hunter Biden by 1 year.
step-daughter of
daughter of
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Killed in a car crash with her mother when a tractor-trailer hit their vehicle.

Neilia Biden
accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Neilia Hunter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
wife of
Joe Biden, until she died.
Older than Joe Biden by less than 1 year.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

First wife of Joe Biden. Died in a crash, with daughter, hit by a tractor trailer.

Lexie Bigham
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Lexie Darnell Bigham Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Se7en, Boyz n the Hood, South Central, Dave, Drop Zone, Airheads, Up Close and Personal, High School High. Died in an car accident.

Black
singer, composer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Colin Vearncombe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Wonderful Life. Died from injuries in an accident 10 January, 2016.

Bloodshed
rapper, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Derek Michael Armstead
Also Known As:
Blood Debiasi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Died in a car accident in Harlem (date also reported April 1996.) Group Children of the Corn with Mase (as Murder Mase) and Cam'ron (as Killa Kam) formed with help of Big L. Song Paint the Town Red

Marc Bolan
actor, model, accident, singer, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Feld
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29, 14 days before his 30th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in a car accident. Songs Ride a White Swan, Bang a Gong, Get It On. Movie Born to Boogie

Neil Bonnett
auto racing, accident, vehicle crash, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Neil Bonnett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver with 18 victories. Killed in a car crash at the Daytona 500 race.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Herb Brooks
hockey, coach, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Paul Brooks Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coached the United States' men's hockey team to a 4-3 upset of the Soviet Union team in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. The game was later called "Miracle on Ice."

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jerome Brown
football, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Willie Jerome Brown III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle. Teams University of Miami, Philadelphia Eagles. Died from an auto crash when he lost control of his ZR1 Chevrolet Corvette at high speed and crashed into a utility pole.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Brandon Burlsworth
football, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Brandon Vaughn Burlsworth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive lineman for team University of Arkansas. Drafted by team Indianapolis Colts. Before joining them, he died in a car crash.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bob Burns (drummer)
musician, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Louis Burns
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer. Band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Died in a car crash.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Lou Busch
musician, producer, composer, jazz, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Ferdinand Bush
Also Known As:
Joe "Fingers" Carr
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Janet Blair by 10 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Margaret Whiting by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Ragtime music. Added the C in his name later. Died from injuries in a car crash.

Cadet
rapper, vehicle crash, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Blaine Cameron Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28, 21 days before his 29th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Song Advice. Group Gipset. Died in an auto crash, riding in a taxi.

Cactus Jack Call
radio, dj, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Wesley Call
Nickname(s):
Cactus Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
Less than 1
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Kansas City area radio local disc jockey, killed in a car accident. After they had been in Kansas City for a benefit performance for his family Patsy Cline and others died in a plane crash returning.

Tom Capone
producer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Luis Antonio Ferreira Goncalves
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Brazilian music producer. Died in a motorcycle vs. car accident in Los Angeles. He was on the motorcycle. Grammy nomination for album Maria Rita

Harry Chapin
singer, composer, folk, musician, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Forster Chapin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song Cat's in the Cradle. Died in a car accident.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gaston Chevrolet
auto racing, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Gaston Chevrolet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Arthur Chevrolet by 8 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Louis Chevrolet by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Competed in the 1919 Indianapolis 500, won the 1920 race. Crashed and killed at Beverly Hills Speedway.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bob Clark
director, accident, producer, writer, actor, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Clark
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Porky's, A Christmas Story. Died in a car accident.

Jim Clark
auto racing, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
James Clark Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formula 1 and Formula 2. Indianapolis 500, won in 1965. Killed in a crash in Germany. Appoinnted OBE.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Eddie Cochran
musician, singer, actor, composer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Ray Edward Cochrane
Nickname(s):
Eddie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Girl Can't Help It. Song Twenty Flight Rock influenced the Beatles, and song Summertime Blues was recorded by The Who. Song C'mon Everybody remains a classic. Killed in a car accident.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bonar Colleano
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Bonar Sullivan
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Child accrobat with circus group The Flying Colleanos. Movie Fire Down Below. Died in a car accident.

Charles Conrad
space, moon, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Peter Conrad Jr.
Also Known As:
Charles "Pete" Conrad
Pete Conrad
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third man on the moon in the Apollo 12 mission. Died in a motorcycle accident.

Space Missions:

Apollo 12 (1969)
Second landing, in Ocean of Storms near Surveyor 3.
Gemini 11 (1966)
Gemini record altitude with apogee of 739.2 nautical miles reached using the Agena Target Vehicle propulsion system after first orbit rendezvous and docking. Gordon made a 33-minute EVA and two-hour standup EVA. 44 orbits.
Gemini 5 (1965)
First week-long flight. First use of fuel cells for electrical power. Evaluated guidance and navigation system for future rendezvous missions. Completed 120 orbits.
Skylab 2

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Coogan Sr.
actor, producer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
John Coogan Sr.
Also Known As:
John Coogan
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Vaudeville. Movie The Kid (1921). Died hours after a car/road accident.

Cougnut
rapper, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Fields
Also Known As:
Cougar Rebel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in a car accident.

Joey Covington
musician, vehicle crash, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Edward Covington
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 23 days before his 68th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer with the band Jefferson Airplane. Died in a car crash when he crashed into a retaining wall.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of group Jefferson Airplane.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of group Jefferson Airplane.

D. Boon
musician, accident, punk, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Dennes Dale Boon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist, punk band The Minutement. Album Double Nickels on the Dime. Known for unusual style, eliminating low frequencies from the sound. Killed in a car accident - riding in a van, lying down, thrown out of the back and killed.

Brandon De Wilde
actor, western, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Andre Brandon De Wilde
Also Known As:
Brandon de Wilde
Brandon DeWilde
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Shane, Hud. Died in a car accident. Name pronounced duh-WILL-duh.

James Dean
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
James Byron Dean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in car accident. Movie Rebel Without a Cause

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1719 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Dorothy Dell
actor, singer, Broadway, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Dell Goff
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
19
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway revue Ziegfeld Follies. Movies Wharf Angel, Little Miss Marker, Shoot the Works. Song With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming. Died in a car crash.

Diana, Princess of Wales
royalty, accident, activist, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Diana Frances Spencer
Also Known As:
Princess Diana
Lady Diana Spencer
Nickname(s):
Lady Di
Princess Di
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

granddaughter of
grandmother of
great granddaughter of
older sister of
Older than Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer by 2 years.
granddaughter of
daughter of
younger sister of
Younger than Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes by 4 years.
daughter of
aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Lady Sarah McCorquodale by 6 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Prince Charles by 12 years.
grandmother of
mother of
grandmother of
mother of
grandmother of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Ex-wife of Prince Charles. Divorced. Died in a car accident in Paris. Known for her charity work.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Taz DiGregorio
musician, country, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
William Joel DiGregorio
Also Known As:
Joel "Taz" DiGregorio
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboardist. Band The Charlie Daniels Band over 40 years. Co-composer of song The Devil Went Down in Georgia. Died in a single-car crash.

DJ Threat
rapper, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Jason George Campbell
Nickname(s):
The Turntable Assassin
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Died in a motorcycle-car accident.

Junkyard Dog
wrestling, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Sylvester Ritter
Also Known As:
Leroy Rochester
Stagger Lee
Big Daddy Ritter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro wrestler known for head butts. Died in a car accident.

Ryan Dunn
actor, stunts, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Ryan Matthew Dunn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Haggard, Street Dreams. TV series Viva La Bam, Jackass. Killed in a late night high speed auto accident after drinking.

Junior Durkin
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Trent Bernard Durkin
Also Known As:
Trent Durkin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
19
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Huck Finn in movie Tom Sawyer (1930). Died in a car accident in 1935 - as did Jack Coogan Sr.. His friend Jackie Coogan was injured.

Dale Earnhardt
auto racing, accident, vehicle crash, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Dale Earnhardt
Also Known As:
Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Nickname(s):
Ironhead
Mr. Restrictor Plate
The Man in Black
The Intimidator
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Died in a race car wreck at Daytona.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bo Farrington
football, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
James R. Farrington
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Prairie View A&M University, Chicago Bears. Killed in an automobile accident along with teammate Willie Galimore

Myles Ferguson
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Myles Steven Ferguson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
19
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Edgemont. Movie Snow Falling on Cedars. Died in a car accident.

Harvey Fuqua
singer, R&B, producer, composer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Fuqua
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 21 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of group The Moonglows. Died in an auto crash.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of group The Moonglows.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Moonglows.

Willie Galimore
football, accident, vehicle crash, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Willie Galimore
Nickname(s):
The Wisp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams Florida A&M University, Chicago Bears. Died in an auto crash, along with teammate Bo Farrington

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Julio Gallo
business, accident, winery, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Julio Robert Gallo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Ernest Gallo by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Italian-American. With his brother, founder of E. & J. Gallo Wineries. Died in a car accident when his Jeep went off the road on his property in 1993.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Edward Givens
aviator, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Galen Givens Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, killed in a car accident before he could go into space.

Kirby Grant
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Kirby Grant Hoon Jr.
Also Known As:
Robert Stanton
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Title role on TV show Sky King. Killed in a car accident in Florida near Titusville.

E.Y. Harburg
lyricist, writer, producer, accident, blacklist, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Isadore Hochburg
Also Known As:
Edgar Yip Harburg
E.Y. Harburg
Nickname(s):
Yip
Yipsel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 34 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, used in movie The Wizard of Oz. Song Brother Can You Spare a Dime. Died in a car accident in Los Angeles.

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Bill Hewitt
football, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
William Ernest Hewitt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End, fullback. Refused to wear a helmet. Teams University of Michigan, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Phil-Pitt Steagles. Died in a car crash.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Johnny Horton
singer, radio, criminal, country, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
John Gale Horton
Nickname(s):
The Singing Fisherman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Billie Jean Horton, until he died.
Older than Billie Jean Horton by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Died of injuries in a car accident. Songs The Battle of New Orleans, North to Alaska, Johnny Reb. Radio show The Louisiana Hayride

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Steve Howe
baseball, accident, writer, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Roy Howe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher and Rookie of the Year, team Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees. Died in a car crash - his pickup rolled over. Known also for his alcohol and cocaine problems.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard (special), ceremony date: 20 June 2008 as a member of team Los Angeles Dodgers.

Carl Hubbell
baseball, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Owen Hubbell
Nickname(s):
The Meal Ticket
King Carl
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Known for screwball pitch. Team New York Giants. Director of player development for 35 years. Died from injuries in an auto accident.

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Hussein Fatal
rapper, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Edward Washington Jr.
Also Known As:
Fatal
Fatal Hussein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Outlawz. Song Everyday. Album In the Line of Fire. Died in a car crash.

Jack Johnson
boxing, inventor, criminal, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
John Arthur Johnson
Nickname(s):
Galveston Giant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
68 or 69
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First black heavyweight boxing champion 1908-1915. Invented an adjustable wrench and other inventions. Served time for Mann Act violation. Died in a car crash.

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Grace Kelly
actor, royalty, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Grace Patricia Kelly
Also Known As:
Princess Grace of Monaco
Grace Grimaldi
Nickname(s):
Gracie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 7 inches (170.18 cm)

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Rear Window, High Noon, To Catch a Thief, The Country Girl, Dial M for Murder. Died in a car accident.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6329 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Tim Kelly
musician, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy Patrick Kelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

With Las Vegas rock band Slaughter. Died in car accident.

Kemistry
musician, rapper, dj, producer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Valerie Olukemi A. Olusanya
Also Known As:
Kemi Olusanya
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bass 'n' drum DJ. Duo (group) Kemistry & Storm. Died in a freak car accident.

Johnny Kidd
singer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Heath
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Star of group Johnny Kidd and the Pirates. Dressed as a pirate. Song Shakin' All Over. Died in a car accident.

Sam Kinison
comedy, accident, writer, actor, composer, producer, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Burl Kinison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Five days after his wedding, died in a car accident - hit by a drunk driver.

Ernie Kovacs
actor, accident, tv, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Edward Kovacs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42, 10 days before his 43rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Edie Adams, until he died.
Older than Edie Adams by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies North to Alaska, Bell, Book and Candle. Died in a car accident.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6307 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Billy Laughlin
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
William Robert Laughlin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
16
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died when a bus hit him from behind while he was delivering newspapers while riding a motor scooter in La Puente, California. Role of Froggy in several Our Gang movies including Dancing Romeo

T.E. Lawrence
military, accident, writer, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Edward Chapman
Also Known As:
Lawrence of Arabia
T. E. Lawrence
John Hume Ross
T.E. Shaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Made a Companion of the Order of the Bath. Name changed to Thomas Edward Lawrence. Famous for his role with the British in Arabia. Book Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Died in a motorcycle accident.

Tim Layana
baseball, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy Joseph Layana
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for team Cincinnati Reds. Died after a car accident in Bakersfield, California.

Desmond Llewelyn
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In role of Q in 17 James Bond films. Died in a car accident - hit head-on by another car.

Lisa Lopes
rapper, musician, accident, vehicle crash, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Lisa Nicole Lopes
Also Known As:
Left Eye Lisa Lopes
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
Nickname(s):
Left Eye
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30, 32 days before her 31st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group TLC. Died in car accident in Honduras. Album Eye Legacy released posthumously.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of group TLC.

Linda Lovelace
actor, accident, activist, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Linda Susan Boreman
Also Known As:
Linda Marchiano
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

"Adult" actress - fought against pornography later. Movie Deep Throat. Died of injuries in a car accident on April 3, almost 3 weeks after the accident.

Richard Loving
hero, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Perry Loving
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Mildred Loving, until he died.
Older than Mildred Loving by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

With his wife, plaintiffs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (1967). The Lovings were an interracial (he was white, she was African-American and Native American descent) married couple who were criminally charged under a Virginia statute banning such marriages. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Lovings filed suit seeking to overturn the law. In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, striking down the Virginia statute and all state anti-miscegenation laws as unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment. Died in a car crash, killed by a drunk driver.

Mitch Lucker
singer, metal, accident, motorcycle, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Mitchell Adam Lucker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Member and frontman for deathcore metal band Suicide Silence. Died the day after a motorcycle crash on Halloween night. Raised in Riverside, California.

Magic
rapper, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Awood Johnson
Also Known As:
Mr. Magic
Awood Magic Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums White Eyes, Sky's the Limit Died in a car accident. Movie Hollywood Homicide

Jayne Mansfield
actor, model, accident, playmate, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Vera Jane Palmer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Mickey Hargitay by 7 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died in a car accident. Movies Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, The Girl Can't Help It. Playboy Playmate of the Month February 1955.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6328 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Billy Martin
baseball, manager, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Manuel Martin Jr.
Also Known As:
Alfred Manuel Pesano
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Aggressive manager of the team New York Yankees. Name Billy from his grandmother calling him "Bello" in Italian. Name changed by his mother. Died in a car accident - he was a passenger.

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Rex Mays
auto racing, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Rex Houston Mays Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

AAA Championship racer. Killed in a crash at a race held at Del Mar Fairgrounds.

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MC Supreme
rapper, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Dewayne Lawrence Coleman
Also Known As:
Supreme
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Song Black in America in 1990. Died at age 47 when a suspected drunk driver crashed into his vehicle.

Kim McLagan
model, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Maryse Elizabeth Patricia Kerrigan
Also Known As:
Kim Moon
Kim Kerrigan
Patsy Kerrigan
Nickname(s):
Patsy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Ian McLagan, until she died.
Younger than Ian McLagan by 3 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Keith Moon by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Left Keith Moon alleging abuse. Married Ian McLagan after Moon's death. Killed in a car crash in Texas.

Bruce McLaren
auto racing, inventor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Leslie McLaren
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formula One racing champion, also CanAm sports car racing with 56 wins, 3 wins at the Indianapolis 500 and more. Died in a crash, testing his car.

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Ken Miles
auto racing, vehicle crash, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Henry Miles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of multiple road races. Died in a crash testing a new car.

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Tom Mix
actor, western, wild west, circus, radio, producer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Hezikiah Mix
Also Known As:
Thomas Edwin Mix
Nickname(s):
King of Cowboys
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in a car crash, overturned in a gully.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

F.W. Murnau
director, writer, producer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe
Also Known As:
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Nosferatu, a Symphony of Terror (1922) (in Germany.) A very tall man, nearly 7 feet tall. Died in a car accident.

John Nash
mathematician, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
John Forbes Nash Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 21 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mathematician, subject of the movie A Beautiful Mind. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994 and the Abel Prize in mathematics in 2015, days before his death. He and his wife died in a taxicab crash.

Helmut Newton
photographer, style, writer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Helmut Neustaedter
Nickname(s):
King of Kink
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Known for controversial images of women. Died in a car accident - drove into a wall leaving a hotel in Los Angeles January 23, 2004.

Berry Oakley
musician, accident, bassist, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Berry Oakley III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for band The Allman Brothers Band. Died of injuries in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia when he hit a city bus.

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Mel Ott
baseball, manager, accident, vehicle crash, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Thomas Ott
Nickname(s):
Master Melvin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right Fielder. Player and manager for team New York Giants. Died in car accident.

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George Patton
military, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
George Smith Patton Jr.
Also Known As:
George S. Patton
Nickname(s):
Bandito
Old Blood and Guts
The Old Man
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1912 Olympics in the pentathlon, placing fifth. Action with tanks in World War I. Commanded major events on World War II. Final rank was (4 star) General. Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE). Died days after injury in an automobile crash.

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Jackson Pollock
painter, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Jackson Pollock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Subject of film Pollock starring Ed Harris who was also director. Abstract expressionist painter. Style - apparently random splatters of paint. Died as result of an alcohol-related solo auto crash.

Cozy Powell
musician, accident, vehicle crash, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Colin Flooks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock band drummer, hard rock, heavy metal. Member of band Rainbow, Whitesnake, Phenomena. Killed in a car crash, not wearing a seatbelt.

Dave Prater
singer, blues, R&B, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
David Prater Jr.
Also Known As:
Dave
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 30 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Soul Man. Singer with duo Sam & Dave. Died in a single-car accident in Sycamore, Georgia.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of group Sam & Dave.
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of group Sam & Dave.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of group Sam & Dave.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group Sam & Dave.

Steve Prefontaine
track, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Steve Roland Prefontaine
Nickname(s):
Pre
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Once held the American record in seven different distance track event.

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Buford Pusser
lawman, wrestling, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Buford Hayse Pusser
Nickname(s):
Walking Tall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Subject of multiple movies - Walking Tall (1973), Walking Tall (2004) which are loosely based on his story. Sheriff of McNairy County TN. Died in car accident - possibly run off the road.

J.C. Quinn
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
J.C. Quinn
Also Known As:
J. C. Quinn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Program, Primary Colors, Days of Thunder, The Abyss, Turner & Hooch, Vision Quest, Silkwood, Brubaker. Died in a car crash in Mexico.

Dirk Rambo
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Orman Ray Rambo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin brother of
The same age as Dack Rambo.

Brief Facts:

TV series The New Loretta Young Show. Died in the fire that resulted when his car was struck head on by another car.

Dottie Rambo
singer, composer, accident, vehicle crash, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Joyce Reba Luttrell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel music. Songs He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need, We Shall Behold Him, I Go to the Rock. Died in an accident when the bus she was in crashed.

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Don Rich
musician, country, accident, adopted, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Eugene Ulrich
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32, 29 days before his 33rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted. Worked with Buck Owens. Songs Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass?, Tall Dark Stranger. TV program Hee Haw. Bakersfield sound influence. Fiddler and guitarist. Died in a motorcycle accident.

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Fireball Roberts
auto racing, NASCAR, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Glenn Roberts Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Died due to pneumonia and sepsis after burns received in a race car crash a few weeks earlier, on May 24.

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Floyd Roberts
auto racing, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Floyd Marion Roberts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won the 1938 Indianapolis 500 with a then-record speed of 117.2 mph. Killed in the 1939 race.

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Adan Sanchez
singer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Adan Sanchez
Also Known As:
Adan Chalino Sanchez
Nickname(s):
Chalino
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Mexican singing star. Album Un Sonador. Died in a car accident in Sinaloa, Mexico.

Shawty Lo
rapper, musician, producer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Carlos Walker
Also Known As:
Shaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 6 inches (167.64 cm)

Brief Facts:

Atlanta group D4L. Album D4L: Down 4 Life. Solo album Units in the City. Songs Dey Know, Laffy Taffy. Died in auto crash in Atlanta.

Jack Shea
ice skating, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
John Amos Shea
Nickname(s):
The Chief
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died of a car accident January 22, 2002 at the 2002 Olympics at Lake Placid. Olympic Gold Medal 1932 won twice for speed skating at Lake Placid games.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bob Simon
news, vehicle crash, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Robert David Simon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News reporter for channel CBS TV show 60 Minutes. Died in an automobile crash in Manhattan.

Bessie Smith
singer, blues, dancer, accident, actor, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Smith
Nickname(s):
Empress of the Blues
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Down Hearted Blues, St. Louis Blues with Louis Armstrong. Died of injuries in a car accident.

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Ricki Soma
model, socialite, dancer, ballet, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Enrica Soma
Also Known As:
Ricki Huston
Ricky Huston
Enrica Soma Huston
Nickname(s):
Ricki
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
separated wife of
John Huston, until she died.
Younger than John Huston by 21 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Italian-American from (New York) ballerina with Balanchine. Died in a car accident in Strasbourg France during (separated 1962) marriage to John Huston

Steven Stayner
kidnapped, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Gregory Stayner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Cary Stayner by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Kidnapped at age 7 and held by child molester Kenneth Parnell. Returned at age 14. Died of a motorcycle traffic accident at age 24.

Wallace Stegner
writer, accident, activist, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Wallace Earle Stegner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Environmental activist. Won Pulitzer Prize for book (novel) Angle of Repose. Died after a car accident on March 28.

Billy Stewart
singer, R&B, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Billy B. Stewart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song I Do Love You. Died in a car crash with 3 band members.

Lynn Strait
musician, accident, accused, punk, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
James Lynn Strait
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Founded punk band Snot. Before trial for indecent exposure (oral sex in a concert) he died in a car accident.

DJ Subroc
rapper, dj, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Dingilizwe Dumile
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
20 or 21

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Member of KMD. Killed in a car accident, struck as he tried to cross the Long Island Expressway.

Jennifer Syme
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Jennifer Maria Syme
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Lost Highway in role of Junkie Girl. Died in a car crash.

Derrick Thomas
football, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Derrick Vincent Thomas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker and defensive end for team Kansas City Chiefs. Died from a massive blood clot that developed in his paralyzed lower extremities and traveled to his lungs, the result of severe injuries sustained in a car accident weeks earlier.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Trubble Phunk
rapper, producer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Johnson
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Killed when a van he was riding in collided with a dump truck, in Atlanta.

Dickie Valentine
singer, actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Maxwell
Also Known As:
Richard Bryce
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name Bryce is from his stepfather. Songs Finger of Suspicion, Christmas Alphabet. Died in a car accident.

Echo Valley
actor, accident, vehicle crash, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Cynthia Gillig
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56, 8 days before her 57th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Busted!. Died when her car was rear-ended by a pickup truck and she was ejected.

William K. Vanderbilt III
accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
William K. Vanderbilt III
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Relationships:

second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
grandson of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
nephew of
great great grandson of
great nephew of
second cousin of
great nephew of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
nephew of
great grandson of
brother of
first cousin once removed of
son of
great grandson of
grandson of
son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Died in a car accident 1933, hit a parked fruit truck on a highway in South Carolina.

Bill Vukovich
auto racing, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
William John Vukovich
Nickname(s):
Vuky
The Mad Russian
Vuke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Serbian ancestry. Formula One and Indy 500 driver. Killed in a crash at the Indy 500.

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Billy Walker
musician, singer, country, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
William Marvin Walker
Nickname(s):
The Tall Texan
Traveling Texan, the Masked Singer of Country Songs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocals, guitar. Songs Charlie's Shoes, Cross the Brazos at Waco, A Million and One. Died with wife and others when their van ran off the road and overturned. He was driving, after midnight.

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Paul Walker
actor, accident, vehicle crash, soap, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Paul William Walker IV
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Into the Blue, The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast & Furious, Fast & Furious 6. TV series Throb

Joe Weatherly
auto racing, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Herbert Weatherly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR racer. Died from a head injury in a race crash.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dottie West
singer, country, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Marie Marsh
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Sang duets with Kenny Rogers. Song Country Sunshine as an advertisement for Coca-Cola. Died of injuries in a car accident.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Peetie Wheatstraw
singer, blues, musician, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
William Bunch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues singer and pianist. Died in a car accident after car hit a standing freight train.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dan Wheldon
auto racing, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Clive Wheldon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of Indianapolis 500 race, 2005 and 2011. Died in a massive car crash pileup at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Joe Wolfson
surfing, accident, suicide, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Wolfson
Nickname(s):
Dr. 360
Wolfie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Prominent bodyboarder, a short surfboard. The first bodyboarder to spin full circle across a wave. Tried suicide because of terminal cancer. Died in a car accident when his Jetta went off the road and hit a tree.

Buddy Young
football, track, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Claude Henry K. Young
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 4 inches (162.56 cm)

Brief Facts:

Halfback, teams University of Illinois, New York Yankees, New York Yanks, Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts. Died in an auto accident.

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