List of Famous people who died at 47

Hélmer Herrera Buitrago

First Name Hélmer
Last Name Buitrago
Born on August 24, 1951
Died on November 6, 1998 (aged 47)

Francisco Hélmer Herrera Buitrago also known as "Pacho" and "H7", was a Colombian drug trafficker, fourth in command in the Cali Cartel, and believed to be the son of Benjamin Herrera Zuleta.

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Jim Jones

First Name Jim
Last Name Jones
Born on May 13, 1931
Died on November 18, 1978 (aged 47)

James Warren Jones was an American cult leader, preacher and self-professed faith healer. He launched the Peoples Temple in Indiana during the 1950s. Jones and his inner circle orchestrated a mass murder-suicide of himself and his followers in his jungle commune at Jonestown, Guyana on November 18, 1978.

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Jim Valvano

First Name Jim
Last Name Valvano
Born on March 10, 1946
Died on April 28, 1993 (aged 47)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

James Thomas Anthony Valvano, nicknamed Jimmy V, was an American college basketball player, coach, and broadcaster.

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Rodney King

Rodney Glen King
First Name Rodney
Last Name King
Born on April 2, 1969
Died on June 17, 2012 (aged 43)

Rodney Glen King was an American author and activist who was a victim of police brutality by the Los Angeles Police Department. On March 3, 1991, King was beaten by LAPD officers after a high-speed chase during his arrest for drunk driving on I-210. An uninvolved individual, George Holliday, filmed the incident from his nearby balcony and sent the footage to local news station KTLA. The footage showed an unarmed King on the ground being beaten after initially evading arrest. The incident was covered by news media around the world and caused a public furor.

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Lisa Martinek

Lisa Wittich
First Name Lisa
Last Name Martinek
Born on February 11, 1972
Died on June 28, 2019 (aged 47)

Lisa Martinek was a German actress. She appeared in about 80 film and television productions since 1993, mostly in German television. She died in a swimming accident in Italy.

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Ken McElroy

Ken Rex McElroy
First Name Ken
Last Name McElroy
Born on June 1, 1934
Died on July 10, 1981 (aged 47)

Ken Rex McElroy was a resident of Skidmore, Missouri, United States. Known as "the town bully", McElroy's unsolved killing became the focus of international attention. Over the course of his life, McElroy was accused of dozens of felonies, including assault, child molestation, statutory rape, arson, animal cruelty, hog and cattle rustling, and burglary.

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Gilbert Ray Hodges

First Name Gilbert
Last Name Hodges
Born on April 4, 1924
Died on April 2, 1972 (aged 47)

Gilbert Ray Hodges, ne Hodge was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman and manager who played most of his 18-year career for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1982.

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Alexis Arquette

First Name Alexis
Last Name Arquette
Born on July 28, 1969
Died on September 11, 2016 (aged 47)

Alexis Arquette was an American actress, cabaret performer, underground cartoonist, and activist.

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Luisito Rey

Luis Gallego
First Name Luisito
Born on June 28, 1945
Died on December 9, 1992 (aged 47)
Born in Spain, Andalusia

Luis Gallego Sánchez, better known as Luisito Rey, was a Spanish singer-songwriter and music exective, better known as the father and first manager of singer Luis Miguel.

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Manute Bol

First Name Manute
Born on October 16, 1962
Died on June 19, 2010 (aged 47)
Height 231 cm | 7'7

Manute Bol was a Sudanese-born American professional basketball player and political activist. Listed at 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) or 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) tall, Bol was one of the tallest players in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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