10 Famous Celebrities Who Died
In Car Accidents

Car crashes have been a source of sorrow and untold suffering to families all over the world. Most of the times, this pain is felt by those closest to the victims. However, every once in a while, the world is sent into mourning when a celebrity loses his/her life tragically and suddenly. Here are a few famous people that have exited the world courtesy of motor vehicles.

1. Diana, Princess of Wales

diana and dodi died in a car accidentDiana and her lover Dodi died in a car accident in Paris

The first wife of British Prince Charles passed away on 31st August, 1997. Her death occurred when the car she was being driven in crushed in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris. The accident was ruled to have been caused by her chauffer who was driving under the influence of alcohol although many believe that it was a royal conspiracy.

2. Paul Walker

paul walkerPaul Walker, one of the famous celebrities the world lost through car accidents. So tragic that he died during the height of his career

The former star of the Fast & Furious passed away on 30th November, 2013 when the Porsche Carrera GT that was being driven by his friend Roger Rodas rammed into a light pole. They both died on the spot. The world mourned the loss of Paul Walker and the Fast & Furious chain has lost of one its main actors.

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3. Lisa  ‘Left Eye’ Lopes

lisa left eye lopes died of car accidentA young talent whose life was cut short

Lisa Lopes was a third of the popular hip-hop trio TLC and met her death in Honduras on 25th April 2002 at the age of 30. The infamous accident occurred as she attempted to avoid an oncoming vehicle. She was the sole fatality.

4. Grace Kelly

grace kelly stampEven royals do not escape car accidents

Grace, Princess of Monaco was a famed American actress and wife to Prince Rainier III. Her death occurred on 14th September, 1982. The previous day she had had a stroke while at the wheel of her car and succumbed to her injuries while in hospital. 

5. James Dean

james deanStatue dedicated to the great James Dean. We can only wonder what he would be if not for the fatal accident.

This American actor was somewhat a legend having personified teenage dissatisfaction. That aside, Dean loved his cars cars fast. Unfortunately, speed contributed to his death on 30th September, 1955 when he crashed into an oncoming vehicle. 

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6. Dottie West

She was a country musician who lost her life on 4th September, 1991. Her neighbour had given her a lift five days earlier and lost control of his vehicle. Although she walked away from the accident seemingly unscathed, she had serious internal injuries and died while undergoing surgery.

7. Cliff Burton

He was the bass guitarist for Metallica, an American heavy metal band. He died on 27th September, 1986 when the bus he and his band were traveling in went off the road and threw him out of a window. 

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8. Billy Martin

On 25th December, 1989, Yankees fans lost a great man: their manager Billy Martin. He died in hospital having suffered serious injuries in a car crash on his driveway. 

9. Randy ‘The Macho Man’ Savage

Randy SavageWWF lost a star

This former World Wrestling Federation wrestler met his death on 20th May, 2011. He lost control of his car and rammed into a tree after suffering a heart attack while at the wheel.

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10. Pete Conrad

The third man on the moon was part of the Apollo 12 mission that landed on the moon in 1969. Unfortunately, the motorbike he was riding veered off the road and he sustained serious internal injuries that resulted in his death on 8th July, 1999.


Even stars have their light cut short due to fatal accidents. We at WorldsRichPeople hope that all our readers will be careful on the road. Treasure life and live it to the fullest!

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