List of Famous people who died at 28
Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor, photographer, and music video director. After playing roles in several Australian television and film productions during the 1990s, Ledger moved to the United States in 1998 to further develop his film career. His work consisted of twenty films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Monster's Ball (2001), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Candy (2006), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), the latter two being posthumous releases. He also produced and directed music videos and aspired to be a film director.
Brandon Bruce Lee was an American actor and martial artist. Lee is also known for being the only son of Bruce Lee and for his accidental death during the production of his breakthrough film The Crow (1994). Lee's father, who died in 1973, was iconic in the field of martial arts both as a practitioner and leading man in their films. Lee followed his father into both of the fields, trained martial arts with some of his father's students and studied acting at Emerson College and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. In 1986, Lee made his screen debut opposite David Carradine in the television film Kung Fu: The Movie, where he received second billing and starred in his first leading role in the Hong Kong action film Legacy of Rage.
Tim Bergling, known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish DJ, remixer, record producer, musician, and songwriter.
Jennifer Maria Syme was an American actress and personal assistant. She was in a relationship with Keanu Reeves from 1998 until their break-up in 2000, following the stillbirth of their daughter.
Viktor Robertovich Tsoi was a Soviet and Russian singer and songwriter who co-founded Kino, one of the most popular and musically influential bands in the history of Russian music.
Emiliano Raúl Sala Taffarel was an Argentine professional footballer who played as a forward.
Malcolm Latif Shabazz was the son of Qubilah Shabazz, the second daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. He was the first male descendant of Malcolm X. In 1997, when he was 12 years old, Shabazz set fire to the apartment of his grandmother, Betty Shabazz, causing her death. Shabazz was murdered in Mexico City on May 9, 2013, at the age of 28. He was said to be on a tour to demand more rights for Mexican construction workers relocated to the USA.
Edith Minturn Sedgwick Post was an American actress and fashion model. She is best known for being one of Andy Warhol's superstars. Sedgwick became known as "The Girl of the Year" in 1965 after starring in several of Warhol's short films in the 1960s. She was dubbed an "It Girl", while Vogue magazine also named her a "Youthquaker".
José Gabriel de Souza Diniz, better known as Gabriel Diniz, was a Brazilian singer and composer.
Goo Hara, also known mononymously as Hara, was a South Korean singer and actress. She was a member of the South Korean girl group Kara, and had also appeared in television dramas including City Hunter (2011). She made her debut as a soloist in July 2015 with the release of her EP Alohara .
Mike Brant was an Israeli singer and songwriter who achieved fame after moving to France. His most successful hit was "Laisse-moi t'aimer". Brant died by suicide at the height of his career by jumping from a window of an apartment in Paris. He was known for his vocal range going from baritone to high tenor and also a very high and powerful falsetto.
Melvin Abdul Noble Jr., better known by his stage name MO3, was an American rapper and singer-songwriter best known for his 2019 collaboration "Errybody" with Boosie Badazz. His joint album with longtime associate Boosie Badazz peaked at number 136 on the US Billboard 200. His posthumous album Shottaz 4Eva reached number 36 on the US Billboard 200 in April 2021, while his single "Outside" debuted at number 16 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 the same week, later reaching number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Joseph Nathan McKnight Jr. was an American football running back and return specialist who played in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL).
Aloysius Pang was a Singaporean actor managed under NoonTalk Media. He died on 24 January 2019 at 1:45am NZDT due to serious crush injuries sustained from a military accident while on Operationally Ready National Service reservist training in the Singapore Army, Singapore Armed Forces, aged 28.
Abdelhamid Abaaoud was a Belgian-Moroccan Islamic militant who had spent time in Syria. He was suspected of having organized multiple terror attacks in Belgium and France, and is known to have masterminded the November 2015 Paris attacks. Prior to the Paris attacks, there was an international arrest warrant issued for Abaaoud for his activities in recruiting individuals to Islamic terrorism in Syria.
Luis Manuel Ferri Llopis, better known by his stage name Nino Bravo, was a Spanish barroque - pop and ballad singer.
Peter Falconio was a British tourist who disappeared in a remote part of the Stuart Highway near Barrow Creek in the Northern Territory of Australia on the evening of 14 July 2001, while travelling with his girlfriend Joanne Lees.
Peter Dubovský was a Slovak footballer who played as a forward.
Dylan Joseph Rieder was an American professional skateboarder, artist, and model.
David Lama was an Austrian sport climber and mountaineer. He won the European Championship in bouldering in 2007 and the European Championship in lead climbing in 2006. He is known for his first free ascent of the Compressor Route on Cerro Torre. In 2018, in a solo expedition, he was the first to reach the summit of Lunag Ri in the Himalayas. In 2019, he was posthumously honoured with a Piolet d'Or for this first ascent.