List of Famous people who died at 56

Steve Jobs

Steven Paul Jobs
First Name Steve
Last Name Jobs
Born on February 24, 1955
Died on October 5, 2011 (aged 56)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Steven Paul Jobs was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc., the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

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Linda McCartney

Linda Louise Eastman
First Name Linda
Last Name McCartney
Born on September 24, 1941
Died on April 17, 1998 (aged 56)

Linda Louise McCartney, Lady McCartney was an American photographer, musician, animal rights activist, and entrepreneur. She was best known as the first wife of Paul McCartney of the Beatles and for her photographs of celebrities and contemporary musicians. Her photos were published in the book Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era in 1992.

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Anthony Johnson

First Name Anthony
Last Name Johnson
Born on May 5, 1965
Died on September 6, 2021 (aged 56)

Anthony Johnson, sometimes credited as A. J. Johnson, was an American actor and comedian. He was best known for his role in Friday.

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Thomas Brasch

First Name Thomas
Last Name Brasch
Born on February 19, 1945
Died on November 3, 2001 (aged 56)

Thomas Brasch was a German author, poet and film director.

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Tamme Hanken

First Name Tamme
Born on May 16, 1960
Died on October 10, 2016 (aged 56)

Tamme Hanken was a German horse whisperer and animals bonesetter known from the two documentary TV shows Der XXL-Ostfriese on NDR and Knochenbrecher on Tour on kabel eins, the latter of which had up to two million viewers. Born in Filsum, he also was the author of a book, Das Glück der Pferde in meinen Händen, which was published in 2001.

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Bette Nesmith Graham

First Name Bette
Last Name Graham
Born on March 23, 1924
Died on May 12, 1980 (aged 56)

Bette Nesmith Graham was an American typist, commercial artist, and the inventor of the correction fluid Liquid Paper. She was the mother of musician and producer Michael Nesmith of The Monkees.

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Fofi Gennimata

First Name Fofi
Born on November 17, 1964
Died on October 25, 2021 (aged 56)

Fotini "Fofi" Gennimata was a Greek politician who served as president of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) from 2015 to 2021. During her tenure as party leader, she also co-founded and led the Democratic Alignment and the Movement for Change, two successive political alliances of centre-left parties formed around PASOK. She was the daughter of Georgios Gennimatas, a high-profile government minister during the PASOK administrations of the 1980s and 1990s.

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Erin Moran

Erin Marie Moran
First Name Erin
Last Name Moran
Born on October 18, 1960
Died on April 22, 2017 (aged 56)
Height 160 cm | 5'3

Erin Marie Moran-Fleischmann was an American actress, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the television sitcom Happy Days and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi.

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Clarice Lispector

Хая Пинхасiвна Лиспектор
First Name Clarice
Born on December 10, 1920
Died on December 9, 1977 (aged 56)

Clarice Lispector was a Brazilian novelist and short story writer acclaimed internationally for her innovative novels and short stories. Born to a Jewish family in Podolia in Western Ukraine, as an infant she moved to Brazil with her family, amidst the disasters engulfing her native land following the First World War.

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Vikas Dubey

First Name Vikas
Born on November 30, 1963
Died on July 10, 2020 (aged 56)

Vikas Dubey was an Indian Crime boss and gangster-turned-politician based in Kanpur Dehat district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The first criminal case against him was registered in the early 1990s, and by 2020, he had over 60 criminal cases against his name. He was connected to the killing of a minister of state, and in another incident, was the main accused in the killing of eight policemen during an attempted arrest. Uttar Pradesh Police declared him an absconder with a bounty of ₹5 lakh before he was finally arrested on 9 July 2020 in Ujjain. He was killed on 10 July 2020 in an encounter, after the police vehicle carrying him met with an accident.

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Michael Nyqvist

Rolf Åke Michael Nyqvist
First Name Michael
Last Name Nyqvist
Born on November 8, 1960
Died on June 27, 2017 (aged 56)
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist was a Swedish actor. Educated at the School of Drama in Malmö, he became well known for playing police officer Banck in the 1997–1998 Martin Beck TV series and for his leading role in the 2001 film Grabben i graven bredvid. He was internationally recognized for his role as Mikael Blomkvist in the acclaimed Millennium series and as the lead villains in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and John Wick. In 2004, he played the leading role in As It Is in Heaven which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 77th Academy Awards.

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Ed Roberts

First Name Ed
Last Name Roberts
Born on January 23, 1939
Died on March 14, 1995 (aged 56)

Edward Verne Roberts was an American activist. He was the first student who relied on a wheelchair to attend the University of California, Berkeley. He was a pioneering leader of the disability rights movement.

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Rik Mayall

First Name Rik
Born on March 7, 1958
Died on June 9, 2014 (aged 56)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Richard Michael Mayall was an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer. Mayall formed a close partnership with Ade Edmondson while they were students at Manchester University and was a pioneer of alternative comedy in the 1980s.

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James R. Jordan, Sr.

First Name James
Last Name Sr.
Born on July 31, 1936
Died on July 23, 1993 (aged 56)

James Raymond Jordan Sr. was the father of Hall-of-Fame basketball player Michael Jordan, and the paternal grandfather of basketball players Jeffrey Jordan and Marcus Jordan.

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Diomedes Díaz

First Name Diomedes
Born on May 26, 1957
Died on December 22, 2013 (aged 56)
Born in Colombia

Diomedes Díaz Maestre was a Colombian vallenato singer, songwriter, and composer. His nickname, "El Cacique de la Junta", was given to him by another vallenato singer, Rafael Orozco Maestre, to honor Díaz's birthplace.

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John Altobelli

First Name John
Last Name Altobelli
Born on May 8, 1963
Died on January 26, 2020 (aged 56)

John Edward Altobelli was an American college baseball coach who worked for 27 seasons at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. During his career, he led the Pirates to four California state junior college titles and in 2019 was named National Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

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Marcheline Bertrand

Marcia Lynne Bertrand
First Name Marcheline
Born on May 9, 1950
Died on January 27, 2007 (aged 56)

Marcia Lynne "Marcheline" Bertrand was an American actress and humanitarian. She was the former wife of actor Jon Voight, and the mother of actors Angelina Jolie and James Haven.

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Jerry Rubin

First Name Jerry
Born on July 14, 1938
Died on November 28, 1994 (aged 56)

Jerry Clyde Rubin was an American social activist, anti-war leader, and counterculture icon during the 1960s and 1970s. During the 1980s, he became a successful businessman. He is known for being one of the co-founders of the Youth International Party (YIP), whose members were referred to as Yippies.

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Stefanie Tücking

First Name Stefanie
Born on April 1, 1962
Died on December 1, 2018 (aged 56)

Stefanie Tücking was a German radio and television presenter.

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Nimr al-Nimr

First Name Nimr
Born on June 21, 1959
Died on January 2, 2016 (aged 56)

Ayatollah Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, commonly referred to as Sheikh Nimr, was a Shia Sheikh in al-Awamiyah in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province whose arrest and execution was widely condemned, including by governments and human rights organizations.

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