List of Famous people who died at 21

Juice WRLD

Jarad Anthony Higgins
First Name Juice
Born on December 2, 1998
Died on December 8, 2019 (aged 21)

Jarad Anthony Higgins, known professionally as Juice Wrld, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. His song "Lucid Dreams" has been played on the music streaming platform Spotify over one billion times and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. "Lucid Dreams", along with his earlier hit single "All Girls Are the Same", helped him secure a recording contract with Lil Bibby's Grade A Productions and Interscope Records. He derived his stage name from late rapper Tupac Shakur and his part in the film Juice and that it represents taking over the world.

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Lil Peep

Gustav Elijah Ahr
First Name Lil
Born on November 1, 1996
Died on November 15, 2017 (aged 21)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Gustav Elijah Åhr, known professionally as Lil Peep, was an American rapper, singer, songwriter and model. He was a member of the emo rap collective GothBoiClique. Helping pioneer an emo revival style of rap and rock music, Lil Peep has been credited as the leading figure of the mid–late 2010s emo rap scene and came to be an inspiration to outcasts and youth subcultures.

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Matthew Garber

First Name Matthew
Last Name Garber
Born on March 25, 1956
Died on June 13, 1977 (aged 21)

Matthew Adam Garber was a British child actor who played Michael Banks in the 1964 film Mary Poppins. He appeared in only two other films, The Three Lives of Thomasina and The Gnome-Mobile, all three times appearing alongside actress Karen Dotrice. All three appearances were in movies by Walt Disney Pictures.

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Matthew Shepard

Matthew Wayne Shepard
First Name Matthew
Last Name Shepard
Born on December 1, 1976
Died on October 12, 1998 (aged 21)

Matthew Wayne Shepard was a gay American student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured, and left to die near Laramie on the night of October 6, 1998. He was taken by rescuers to Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he died from severe head injuries six days later.

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Sid Vicious

John Simon Ritchie
First Name Sid
Born on May 10, 1957
Died on February 2, 1979 (aged 21)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Simon John Ritchie, known professionally as Sid Vicious, was an English bassist and vocalist for the Sex Pistols, a British punk rock band. Vicious replaced Glen Matlock, who had fallen out of favour with the other members of the group.

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Rebecca Schaeffer

Rebecca Lucile Schaeffer
First Name Rebecca
Born on November 6, 1967
Died on July 18, 1989 (aged 21)
Height 166 cm | 5'5

Rebecca Lucile Schaeffer was an American model and actress. She began her career as a teen model before moving on to acting. In 1986, she landed the role of Patricia "Patti" Russell in the CBS comedy My Sister Sam. The series was canceled in 1988, and Schaeffer appeared in several films, including the black comedy Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills. At the age of 21, Schaeffer was shot and killed by Robert John Bardo, an obsessed fan who had been stalking her.

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Burhan Muzaffar Wani

First Name Burhan
Last Name Wani
Born on September 14, 1994
Died on July 8, 2016 (aged 21)

Burhan Muzaffar Wani was a commander of the militant organisation Hizbul Mujahideen, active in Kashmir. He wielded massive popularity among the local populace through social media presence, and helped in conveying a more youth-oriented image of militancy in Kashmir, recruiting numerous foot-soldiers to the cause.

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Lexii Alijai

Alexis Alijai Lynch
First Name Lexii
Born on February 19, 1998
Died on January 1, 2020 (aged 21)

Alexis Alijai Lynch, better known by her stage name Lexii Alijai, was an American rapper.

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Saeed al-Ghamdi

First Name Saeed
Last Name Al-Ghamdi
Born on November 21, 1979
Died on September 11, 2001 (aged 21)
Born in Saudi Arabia

Saeed Abdallah Ali Sulayman al-Ghamdi was one of four hijackers of United Airlines Flight 93 as part of the September 11 attacks.

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Dan Kaminsky

First Name Dan
Last Name Kaminsky
Born on January 1, 2000
Died on April 23, 2021 (aged 21)

Dan Kaminsky was an American security researcher. He was a Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of White Ops, a firm specializing in detecting malware activity via JavaScript. He has worked for Cisco, Avaya, and IOActive, where he was the Director of Penetration Testing. He is known among computer security experts for his work on DNS cache poisoning, for showing that the Sony Rootkit had infected at least 568,000 computers, and for his talks at the Black Hat Briefings.

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Tyler Hilinski

First Name Tyler
Last Name Hilinski
Born on May 26, 1996
Died on January 16, 2018 (aged 21)

Tyler Scott Haun Hilinski was an American football quarterback who played college football at Washington State University. He died by suicide following his junior year. An autopsy revealed that he had stage one chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

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Claire Wineland

First Name Claire
Last Name Wineland
Born on April 10, 1997
Died on September 3, 2018 (aged 21)

Claire Lucia Wineland was an American activist, author, TEDx Speaker and a social media personality. Through her non-profit organization, Claire's Place Foundation, she provided support to children and families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). She died from a stroke one week after a lung transplant at the age of 21.

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Desiet Kidane

First Name Desiet
Born on October 10, 2000
Died on November 8, 2021 (aged 21)

Desiet Kidane was an Eritrean professional racing cyclist, who rode for UCI Women's Continental Team WCC Team. She rode in the women's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, England.

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Brandon Teena

First Name Brandon
Last Name Teena
Born on December 12, 1972
Died on December 31, 1993 (aged 21)

Brandon Teena was an American trans man who was raped and later, along with Phillip DeVine and Lisa Lambert, murdered in Humboldt, Nebraska. His life and death were the subject of the films The Brandon Teena Story and Boys Don't Cry. They also illustrated that legal and medical discrimination contributed to Teena's violent death.

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Sal Aunese

First Name Sal
Born on May 8, 1968
Died on September 23, 1989 (aged 21)

Siasau "Sal" Aunese was a college football player who played for the University of Colorado. Aunese was from Oceanside, California in San Diego County and was of Samoan descent. He died at age 21 from inoperable stomach cancer and lung cancer.

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Jimmy Wopo

First Name Jimmy
Born on January 13, 1997
Died on June 18, 2018 (aged 21)

Travon DaShawn Frank Smart, better known by his stage name Jimmy Wopo, was an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Nodar Kumaritashvili

ნოდარ ქუმარიტაშვილი
First Name Nodar
Born on November 25, 1988
Died on February 12, 2010 (aged 21)
Height 179 cm | 5'10

Nodar Kumaritashvili was a Georgian luge athlete who suffered a fatal crash during a training run for the 2010 Winter Olympics competition in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, on the day of the opening ceremony. He became the fourth athlete to die during preparations for a Winter Olympics, and the seventh athlete to die in either a Summer or Winter Olympic Games.

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Estelle Balet

First Name Estelle
Last Name Balet
Born on December 19, 1994
Died on April 19, 2016 (aged 21)
Height 169 cm | 5'7

Estelle Balet was a Swiss freeride snowboarder and two-time world champion in 2015 and 2016 at the Freeride World Tour. She died in an avalanche on 19 April 2016, at the age of 21.

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Born on November 25, 1987
Died on May 18, 2009 (aged 21)

Roderick Anthony Burton II, better known by his stage name Dolla, was an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. Burton embarked on his music career in 2000, with hip hop group Da Razkalz Cru, under the pseudonym Bucklyte. The group quickly disbanded, and Burton went on to work as a model for the Sean John clothing line. In 2007, Burton signed to Akon's Konvict Muzik label. Burton released three singles from 2007 to 2009. The first, his commercial debut single "Who the Fuck Is That?", featuring T-Pain and Tay Dizm, charted on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Ricardo López

First Name Ricardo
Last Name López
Born on January 14, 1975
Died on September 12, 1996 (aged 21)

Ricardo López, also known as the "Björk stalker", was a Uruguayan-American pest control worker who attempted to kill Icelandic musician Björk in September 1996.

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