List of Famous people who died at 29

Reeva Steenkamp

Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp
First Name Reeva
Born on August 19, 1983
Died on February 14, 2013 (aged 29)
Height 171 cm | 5'7

Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp was a South African model and paralegal. She modelled for FHM magazine and was the first face of Avon cosmetics in South Africa. Steenkamp once worked as the live roaming presenter for FashionTV in South Africa and starred in television advertisements for Toyota Land Cruiser, Clover "The One", Redds and Aldor Pin Pop. She was a celebrity contestant on the BBC Lifestyle show Baking Made Easy in 2012 and on Tropika Island of Treasure season 5 which aired on SABC 3 in February 2013.

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Christine Chubbuck

First Name Christine
Last Name Chubbuck
Born on August 24, 1944
Died on July 15, 1974 (aged 29)

Christine Chubbuck was an American television news reporter who worked for WTOG and WXLT-TV in Sarasota, Florida. She was the first person to commit suicide on a live television broadcast.

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Desmond Daniel Amofah
Born on May 12, 1990
Died on June 19, 2019 (aged 29)
Height 198 cm | 6'6

Desmond Daniel Amofah, better known by his online alias Etika, was an American YouTuber, streamer, and model, best known for his over-the-top reactions to Nintendo Direct presentations.

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Cristiano Araújo

Cristiano de Melo Araújo
First Name Cristiano
Last Name Araújo
Born on January 24, 1986
Died on June 24, 2015 (aged 29)
Born in Brazil, Goiás

Cristiano Melo Araújo was a Brazilian singer and songwriter.

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Avi Barot

First Name Avi
Born on June 25, 1992
Died on October 15, 2021 (aged 29)
Born in India

Avi Barot was an Indian cricketer who played for Saurashtra. He played 38 first-class matches, 38 List A matches, and 20 Twenty20 matches during his career, including 21 matches in the Ranji Trophy, 17 List A and 11 domestic T20 matches for Saurashtra. He played as a right-handed wicket-keeper-batsman and scored 1,547 runs, 1,030 runs and 717 runs in first-class, List-A and T20 respectively.

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Omar Mateen

First Name Omar
Last Name Mateen
Born on November 16, 1986
Died on June 12, 2016 (aged 29)

Omar Mir Seddique, also known as Omar Mateen, was an American mass murderer and domestic terrorist who killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016, before he was killed in a shootout with the local police. It was the deadliest shooting by a single shooter in United States history until the Las Vegas Strip shooting on October 1, 2017.

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Hani Hanjour

First Name Hani
Last Name Hanjour
Born on August 13, 1972
Died on September 11, 2001 (aged 29)

Hani Saleh Hasan Hanjour was the Saudi Arabian hijacker-pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, crashing the plane into the Pentagon as part of the September 11 attacks.

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Megumi Yokota

First Name Megumi
Last Name Yokota
Born on October 5, 1964
Died on March 13, 1994 (aged 29)
Born in Japan

Megumi Yokota is a Japanese woman who was abducted by a North Korean agent in 1977, when she was a thirteen-year-old junior high school student. She was one of at least seventeen Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The North Korean government has admitted to kidnapping Yokota, but has said that she died in captivity. Yokota's parents and others in Japan have publicly expressed the belief that she is still alive in North Korea and have waged a public campaign seeking her return to Japan.

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Marc Bolan

Mark Feld
First Name Marc
Last Name Bolan
Born on September 30, 1947
Died on September 16, 1977 (aged 29)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Marc Bolan was an English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and poet. He was the lead singer of the band T. Rex and was one of the pioneers of the glam rock movement of the 1970s.

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Joëlle Mogensen

Joëlle Thérèse Choupay-Mogensen
First Name Joëlle
Born on February 3, 1953
Died on May 15, 1982 (aged 29)

Joëlle Choupay-Mogensen was a singer of French songs. Between 1972 and 1979, she was the lead vocals of Il était une fois releasing 8 albums.

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Miguel Ángel Blanco

Miguel Ángel Blanco Garrido
First Name Miguel
Last Name Blanco
Born on May 13, 1968
Died on July 13, 1997 (aged 29)

Miguel Ángel Blanco Garrido was a local Spanish politician for the Popular Party-PP, who was kidnapped and subsequently murdered by the separatist group ETA.

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Michael P. Murphy

First Name Michael
Last Name Murphy
Born on May 7, 1976
Died on June 28, 2005 (aged 29)

Michael Patrick Murphy was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. He was the first member of the United States Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. His other posthumous awards include the Silver Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

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Clément Enzo Florian Di Fiore
Born on October 12, 1990
Died on November 9, 2019 (aged 29)

Clément Di Fiore better known as Népal, was a French rapper and beatmaker. He was also known as KLM and GrandMaster Splinter. A co-founding member of the collective 75e Session, he produced their EP 16par16 in 2014. He also formed with Doum's as the duo 2Fingz. He was also close to the collective L'Entourage, to the band 1995 and the project Les Gars Laxistes. Népal attached great importance to remain anonymous, covering his face with a hood, a mask, or even with make up.

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Mitsuyasu Maeno

First Name Mitsuyasu
Last Name Maeno
Born on January 1, 1947
Died on March 23, 1976 (aged 29)
Born in Japan, Tokyo

Mitsuyasu Maeno was a Japanese actor who appeared in roman porno films. He died in a suicide attack on Yoshio Kodama, a multi-millionaire right-wing leader and leading figure in the Lockheed bribery scandals.

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Tommy Hanson

First Name Tommy
Last Name Hanson
Born on August 28, 1986
Died on November 9, 2015 (aged 29)

Thomas J. Hanson Jr. was an American professional baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Hanson made his MLB debut with Atlanta on June 7, 2009 and played with the Braves through 2012. He pitched his final Major League season in 2013 with the Angels, who had acquired him in a trade.

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Lee Thompson Young

First Name Lee
Last Name Young
Born on February 1, 1984
Died on August 19, 2013 (aged 29)

Lee Thompson Young was an American actor. He is best remembered for his adolescent role as the title character on the Disney Channel television series The Famous Jett Jackson (1998–2001) and as Chris Comer in the movie Friday Night Lights (2004). His last starring role was as Boston police detective Barry Frost on the TNT police drama series Rizzoli & Isles (2010–14).

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Jessica Falkholt

First Name Jessica
Last Name Falkholt
Born on May 15, 1988
Died on January 17, 2018 (aged 29)

Jessica Falkholt was an Australian actress who appeared in 16 episodes of the television series Home and Away as Hope Morrison in 2016. Along with her parents and sister, she died as a result of a December 2017 traffic collision in southern New South Wales. She appeared posthumously playing the title role in the 2018 fantasy thriller film Harmony, released 10 months after her death.

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Lyra McKee

Lyra Catherine McKee
First Name Lyra
Last Name McKee
Born on March 31, 1990
Died on April 18, 2019 (aged 29)

Lyra Catherine McKee was a journalist from Northern Ireland who wrote for several publications about the consequences of the Troubles. She also served as an editor for Mediagazer, a news aggregator website. On 18 April 2019, McKee was fatally shot during rioting in the Creggan area of Derry.

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Jürgen Bartsch

First Name Jürgen
Born on November 6, 1946
Died on April 28, 1976 (aged 29)

Jürgen Bartsch was a West German serial killer who murdered four boys aged between 8 and 13 and attempted to kill another. The case of the sexual offender Bartsch in German jurisdiction history was the first to include psycho-social factors of the defendant, who came from a violent early surrounding, to set down the degree of penalty.

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Ronnie Van Zant

First Name Ronnie
Born on January 15, 1948
Died on October 20, 1977 (aged 29)

Ronald Wayne Van Zant was an American musician known as the lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and founding member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. He was the older brother of two other rock vocalists: current Lynyrd Skynyrd lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant and Donnie Van Zant, the founder and vocalist of 38 Special. He was the father of Tammy Van Zant and Melody Van Zant.

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