List of Famous people who died in 1993

Pablo Escobar

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria
First Name Pablo
Last Name Escobar
Born on December 1, 1949
Died on December 2, 1993 (aged 44)

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was a Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist who was the founder and sole leader of the Medellín Cartel. Dubbed "The King of Cocaine," Escobar is the wealthiest criminal in history, having amassed an estimated net worth of US$30 billion by the time of his death—equivalent to $59 billion as of 2019—while his drug cartel monopolized the cocaine trade into the United States in the 1980s and early 1990s.

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Brandon Lee

First Name Brandon
Last Name Lee
Born on February 1, 1965
Died on March 31, 1993 (aged 28)
Height 182 cm | 6'0

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.

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Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Kathleen Ruston
First Name Audrey
Born on May 4, 1929
Died on January 20, 1993 (aged 63)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as both a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.

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River Phoenix

River Jude Bottom
First Name River
Last Name Phoenix
Born on August 23, 1970
Died on October 31, 1993 (aged 23)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

River Jude Phoenix was an American actor, musician, and activist.

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Rafael Aguilar Guajardo

First Name Rafael
Last Name Guajardo
Born on November 30, 1949
Died on April 12, 1993 (aged 43)

Rafael Aguilar Guajardo was a Mexican drug lord, federal police commander of the Direccion Federal de Seguridad (DFS) in Mexico, and one of the Juárez Cartel co-founders.

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Kurt-Werner Wichmann

First Name Kurt-Werner
Born on August 8, 1949
Died on April 25, 1993 (aged 43)

Kurt-Werner Wichmann was a German serial killer, who was probably responsible for the Göhrde Murders.

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André the Giant

André René Roussimof
First Name André
Last Name Giant
Born on May 19, 1946
Died on January 27, 1993 (aged 46)

André René Roussimoff, better known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor.

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David Koresh

Vernon Wayne Howell
First Name David
Last Name Koresh
Born on August 17, 1959
Died on April 19, 1993 (aged 33)

David Koresh was an American cult leader who played a central role in the Waco siege of 1993. As the head of the Branch Davidians sect, an offshoot of the Davidian Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Koresh claimed to be its final prophet.

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James Hunt

James Simon Wallis Hunt
First Name James
Last Name Hunt
Born on August 29, 1947
Died on June 15, 1993 (aged 45)

James Simon Wallis Hunt was a British racing driver who won the Formula One World Championship in 1976. After retiring from racing in 1979, Hunt became a media commentator and businessman.

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J. R. D. Tata

First Name J.
Last Name Tata
Born on July 29, 1904
Died on November 29, 1993 (aged 89)

Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata was an Indian aviator, industrialist, entrepreneur and chairman of Tata Group.

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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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Vincent Price

Vincent Leonard Price, Jr.
First Name Vincent
Last Name Price
Died on October 25, 1993 (aged 23)
Height 193 cm | 6'4

Vincent Leonard Price Jr. was an American actor best known for his performances in horror films, although his career spanned other genres. He appeared on stage, television, and radio, and in more than 100 films. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures and one for television.

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Frank Zappa

Frank Vincent Zappa
First Name Frank
Last Name Zappa
Born on December 21, 1940
Died on December 4, 1993 (aged 52)
Height 182 cm | 6'0

Frank Vincent Zappa was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, film-maker, and bandleader. His work is characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. Zappa also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. He is considered one of the most innovative and stylistically diverse rock musicians of his era.

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Marian Anderson

First Name Marian
Last Name Anderson
Born on February 21, 1897
Died on April 8, 1993 (aged 96)

Marian Anderson was an American contralto. She performed a wide range of music, from opera to spirituals. Anderson performed with renowned orchestras in major concert and recital venues throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965.

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Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes
Born on August 12, 1911
Died on April 20, 1993 (aged 81)
Born in Mexico

Fortino Mario Moreno y Reyes, known casually as Mario Moreno and professionally as Cantinflas, was a Mexican film actor, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered to have been the most accomplished Mexican comedian and is celebrated throughout Latin America and in Spain. His humor, loaded with Mexican linguistic features of intonation, vocabulary, and syntax, is beloved in all the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America and in Spain and has given rise to a range of expressions including cantinflear, cantinflada, cantinflesco, and cantinflero.

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Georgette Chen

First Name Georgette
Died on March 15, 1993 (aged 23)
Net Worth $1.4B

Georgette Liying Chendana Chen, born Chang Li Ying and more commonly known as Georgette Chen, was a first-generation Singaporean painter and one of the pioneers of the Nanyang style of art. A key figure in the development of modern art in Singapore, Chen is known for her oil paintings and contributions to art education as a teacher at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) from 1954 to 1981. Prior to being based in Malaya and Singapore from the 1950s onwards, Chen moved between cities such as Shanghai, Paris, and New York. In 1982, Chen was awarded the Cultural Medallion for her contributions to the visual arts in Singapore.

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Vince Foster

First Name Vince
Last Name Foster
Born on January 15, 1945
Died on July 20, 1993 (aged 48)

Vincent Walker Foster Jr. was an American attorney who served as deputy White House counsel during the first six months of the Clinton administration.

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Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll

Ethel Margaret Whigham
First Name Margaret
Last Name Argyll
Born on December 1, 1912
Died on July 25, 1993 (aged 80)

Ethel Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll was a British socialite, best remembered for a celebrated divorce case in 1963 from her second husband, the 11th Duke of Argyll, which featured salacious photographs and scandalous stories.

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Bobby Moore

First Name Bobby
Last Name Moore
Born on April 12, 1941
Died on February 24, 1993 (aged 51)
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Robert Frederick Chelsea Moore was an English professional footballer. He most notably played for West Ham United, captaining the club for more than ten years, and was the captain of the England national team that won the 1966 FIFA World Cup. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders in the history of football, and was cited by Pelé as the greatest defender that he had ever played against.

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GG Allin

First Name GG
Born on August 29, 1956
Died on June 28, 1993 (aged 36)

Kevin Michael "GG" Allin was an American punk rock musician and songwriter who performed and recorded with many groups during his career. Allin was best known for his controversial live performances, which often featured transgressive acts, including self-mutilation and assaulting audience members, for which he was arrested and imprisoned on multiple occasions. AllMusic called him 'the most spectacular degenerate in rock n' roll history', while G4TV's That's Tough labelled him the 'toughest rock star in the world'.

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