List of Famous people who died at 23

River Phoenix

River Jude Bottom
First Name River
Last Name Phoenix
Born on August 23, 1970
Died on October 31, 1993 (aged 23)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

River Jude Phoenix was an American actor, musician, and activist.

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Selena Quintanilla
Born on April 16, 1971
Died on March 31, 1995 (aged 23)

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, businesswoman, model, actress, and fashion designer. Referred to as the "Queen of Tejano music", her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the top-selling Latin artist of the 1990s decade, while her posthumous collaboration with MAC cosmetics became the best-selling celebrity collection in cosmetics history. Media outlets called her the "Tejano Madonna" for her clothing choices. She also ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market.

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Otis Anderson Jr.

First Name Otis
Last Name Jr.
Born on November 12, 1998
Died on November 29, 2021 (aged 23)

Otis Anderson Jr. was an American football running back.

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August Ames

Mercedes Grabowski
First Name August
Last Name Ames
Born on August 23, 1994
Died on December 5, 2017 (aged 23)
Born in Canada, Nova Scotia
Height 168 cm | 5'6

August Ames was a Canadian pornographic actress and model. She appeared in almost 290 movies, including a non-pornographic film in 2016, and was nominated for several AVN Awards. In 2017, at the age of 23, Ames committed suicide after a particular event of social media backlash following a tweet she posted.

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Grégory Lemarchal

First Name Grégory
Last Name Lemarchal
Born on May 13, 1983
Died on April 30, 2007 (aged 23)

Grégory Jean-Paul Lemarchal, known professionally as Grégory Lemarchal, was a French singer who rose to fame by winning the fourth series of the reality television show Star Academy, which was broadcast on the TF1.

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Bobbie Jo Stinnett

First Name Bobbie
Born on December 4, 1981
Died on December 16, 2004 (aged 23)

Bobbie Jo Stinnett was a pregnant 23-year-old American woman found murdered in her home in Skidmore, Missouri. The perpetrator, Lisa Marie Montgomery, then aged 36, strangled Stinnett and cut Stinnett's unborn child, eight months into gestation, from her womb. The baby was safely recovered by authorities and returned to the father.

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Daisy Coleman

First Name Daisy
Born on March 30, 1997
Died on August 4, 2020 (aged 23)

Catherine Daisy Coleman was an American sexual assault victim advocate who was the subject of the 2016 documentary film Audrie & Daisy, for which she received a Cinema Eye Honor. Coleman co-founded the non-profit organization SafeBAE, which was aimed at preventing sexual assault in schools. She died by suicide at the age of 23.

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Marwan al-Shehhi

First Name Marwan
Last Name Al-Shehhi
Born on May 9, 1978
Died on September 11, 2001 (aged 23)

Marwan Yousef Mohamed Rashid Lekrab al-Shehhi was the hijacker-pilot of United Airlines Flight 175, crashing the Boeing 767 into the South Tower of the World Trade Center as part of the September 11 attacks.

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Ian Curtis

Ian Kevin Curtis
First Name Ian
Last Name Curtis
Born on July 15, 1956
Died on May 18, 1980 (aged 23)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Ian Kevin Curtis was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division and recorded two albums with the group: Unknown Pleasures (1979) and Closer (1980). Curtis was known for his bass-baritone voice, dance style and songwriting typically filled with imagery of desolation, emptiness and alienation.

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Michel Trudeau

First Name Michel
Last Name Trudeau
Born on October 2, 1975
Died on November 13, 1998 (aged 23)
Born in Canada, Ontario

Michel Charles-Émile Trudeau was the youngest son of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Margaret Trudeau and the younger brother of current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He died in an avalanche on November 13, 1998, while skiing in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park.

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Seung-Hui Cho

First Name Seung-Hui
Born on January 18, 1984
Died on April 16, 2007 (aged 23)

Seung-Hui Cho was a South Korean-born mass murderer responsible for perpetrating the Virginia Tech shooting, killing 32 people and wounding 29 others with two semi-automatic pistols on April 16, 2007, at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, making it the deadliest school shooting in US history. An additional six people were injured jumping from windows to escape. Cho was a senior-level undergraduate student at the university and committed suicide after police breached the doors of Norris Hall, where most of the shooting had taken place. His body is buried in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Anneliese Michel

First Name Anneliese
Died on July 1, 1976 (aged 6)
Born in Germany, Bavaria

Anna Elisabeth "Anneliese" Michel was a German woman who underwent 67 Catholic exorcism rites during the year before her death. She died of malnutrition, for which her parents and priest were convicted of negligent homicide. She was diagnosed with epileptic psychosis and had a history of psychiatric treatment, which was overall not effective.

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Orlando Anderson

Orlando Tive Anderson
First Name Orlando
Last Name Anderson
Born on August 13, 1974
Died on May 29, 1998 (aged 23)

Orlando Tive "Baby Lane" Anderson was the prime suspect in the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur. Anderson belonged to the California-based gang known as the Southside Compton Crips. Detective Tim Brennan of the Compton Police Department filed an affidavit naming Anderson as a suspect.

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Bryce Dejean-Jones

First Name Bryce
Last Name Dejean-Jones
Born on August 21, 1992
Died on May 28, 2016 (aged 23)
Height 198 cm | 6'6

Bryce Alexander Dejean-Jones was an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Iowa State University after stints with USC and UNLV, and played professionally for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Kelly Catlin

First Name Kelly
Last Name Catlin
Born on November 3, 1995
Died on March 7, 2019 (aged 23)

Kelly Catlin was an American professional racing cyclist who rode for UCI Women's Team Rally Cycling. Catlin won gold medals in the women's team pursuit at the 2016, 2017, and 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. She also won a silver medal in the same event at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Seth Adonkor

First Name Seth
Last Name Adonkor
Born on October 30, 1961
Died on November 18, 1984 (aged 23)

Seth Adonkor was a French football player of Ghanaian descent, who played as a defender or midfielder.

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Ahmed al-Nami

First Name Ahmed
Last Name Al-Nami
Born on December 7, 1977
Died on September 11, 2001 (aged 23)
Born in Saudi Arabia

Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Nami was one of four hijackers of United Airlines Flight 93 as part of the September 11 attacks.

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MC Kevin

Kevin Nascimento Bueno
First Name MC
Last Name Kevin
Born on April 29, 1998
Died on May 16, 2021 (aged 23)
Born in Brazil, São Paulo

Kevin Nascimento Bueno, better known by his stage name MC Kevin, was a Brazilian singer of funk carioca.

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Tray Walker

First Name Tray
Born on August 5, 1992
Died on March 18, 2016 (aged 23)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Tray Walker was an American professional football player who was a cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Texas Southern Tigers, and was drafted by the Ravens in the 4th round of the 2015 NFL draft, ultimately playing only one season with the team before his death.

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Mohammed Merah

First Name Mohammed
Last Name Merah
Born on October 10, 1988
Died on March 22, 2012 (aged 23)
Born in France, Occitania

Mohammed Merah was a French, of Algerian origin, self-proclaimed jihadist who admitted to killing seven people, including three children, in several shootings in southwestern France in March 2012. He was killed on 22 March 2012 following a police siege and standoff.

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