Famous Deaths

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Here you will find a list of famous people or celebrities who died in plane crashes. The list also includes the following stars and artists from various domains : Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson, Glenn Miller, Otis Redding, Jim Croce, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Patsy Cline, John Denver, John F. Kennedy, Jr., Thurman Munson, Cory Lidle, Roberto Clemente, Payne Stewart, Rocky Marciano, Paul Wellstone, Will Rogers.
Probably the most known celebrity plane crash was the one involving Aaliyah (Aaliyah Dana Haughton). She was only 22 when the promising artist boarded a Cessna in Bahamas and the plane was weighting 350kg more than it was designed. The result was a crash right after the takeoff.
All this artist,athletes,stars and legends died in tragical plane crashes. A big percentage of them were at the career peak and it is sad to know that this was the cause of their sudden death. We are working and trying to find ways to avoid happening again and to make aviation more safety.