List of Famous people who died at 50

Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson
First Name Michael
Last Name Jackson
Born on August 29, 1958
Died on June 25, 2009 (aged 50)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Through stage and video performances, he popularized complicated dance moves such as the moonwalk, to which he gave the name, and the robot. His sound and style have influenced artists of various genres, and his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. Jackson is the most awarded artist in the history of popular music.

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Gianni Versace

First Name Gianni
Born on December 2, 1946
Died on July 15, 1997 (aged 50)
Born in Italy, Calabria

Giovanni Maria "Gianni" Versace was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, an international fashion house that produces accessories, fragrances, make-up, home furnishings, and clothes. He also designed costumes for theatre and films. As a friend of Eric Clapton; Diana, Princess of Wales; Naomi Campbell; Kate Moss; Madonna; Elton John; Tupac Shakur and many other celebrities, he was one of the first designers to link fashion to the music world.

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Steve McQueen

Terrence Steven McQueen
First Name Steve
Last Name McQueen
Born on March 24, 1930
Died on November 7, 1980 (aged 50)
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Terrence Stephen McQueen, nicknamed the "King of Cool", was an American actor. His antihero persona, emphasized during the height of the counterculture of the 1960s, made him a top box-office draw during the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Cincinnati Kid, Love With the Proper Stranger, The Thomas Crown Affair, Le Mans, Bullitt, The Getaway, and Papillon, as well as the all-star ensemble films The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and The Towering Inferno.

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Theuns Jordaan

First Name Theuns
Last Name Jordaan
Born on January 10, 1971
Died on November 17, 2021 (aged 50)

Theuns Jordaan was a South African singer-songwriter.

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Pablo Acosta Villarreal

First Name Pablo
Last Name Villarreal
Born on January 26, 1937
Died on April 1, 1987 (aged 50)
Born in Mexico

Pablo Acosta Villarreal, commonly referred to as El Zorro de Ojinaga was a Mexican narcotics smuggler who controlled crime along a two-hundred mile stretch of U.S.-Mexico border. At the height of his power, he was smuggling 60 tons of cocaine per year for the Colombians—in addition to the incalculable amounts of marijuana and heroin that were the mainstay of his business. He was the mentor and business partner of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, the so-called 'Lord of the Skies', who took over after Acosta's death.

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Andrei Panin

First Name Andrei
Last Name Panin
Born on May 28, 1962
Died on March 6, 2013 (aged 50)

Andrei Vladimirovich Panin was a Nika Award-winner Russian actor appearing in film and television, and a director.

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Alan Hull

First Name Alan
Last Name Hull
Born on February 20, 1945
Died on November 17, 1995 (aged 50)

James Alan Hull was an English singer-songwriter and founding member of the Tyneside folk rock band Lindisfarne.

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Hervé Villechaize

Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize
First Name Hervé
Last Name Villechaize
Born on April 23, 1943
Died on September 4, 1993 (aged 50)
Height 122 cm | 4'0

Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize was a French American actor. He is best remembered for his roles as the evil henchman, Nick Nack, in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, and for playing Mr. Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, on the 1977–1984 American television series Fantasy Island, where his catch phrase was "Ze plane! Ze plane!"

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David Ruffin

First Name David
Last Name Ruffin
Born on January 18, 1941
Died on June 1, 1991 (aged 50)

David Eli Ruffin was an American soul singer and musician most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of the Temptations (1964–68) during the group's "Classic Five" period as it was later known. He was the lead voice on such famous songs as "My Girl" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg."

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Naim Süleymanoğlu

First Name Naim
Last Name Süleymanoğlu
Born on January 23, 1967
Died on November 18, 2017 (aged 50)
Height 147 cm | 4'10

Naim Süleymanoğlu was a Bulgarian-Turkish Olympic weightlifter. He was a seven-time World Weightlifting champion and a three-time Olympic gold medalist and set multiple world records. He is widely considered to have been the best pound for pound Olympic weightlifter of all time, and one of the greatest Olympic weightlifters ever.

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