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Year (Age)PersonBackground & Circumstances
1997 (30)Celebrated singer and guitarist who made the classic 1994 album 'Grace'. Died while swimming into the Mississippi river fully clothed.
1912 (49)The wealthiest man on the Titanic, businessman, real estate builder, inventor, writer and lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American War.
1983 (39)Drummer in The Beach Boys. Died trying to recover some items he had thrown from a yacht three years earlier, after a day of heavy drinking.
1981 (43)Hollywood star and actress in 'Miracle on 34th Street', 'Rebel Without a Cause' and 'West Side Story'. Fell overboard a yacht on a weekend away from filming 'Brainstorm' with Christopher Walken.
1969 (27)The Rolling Stones guitarist. Died in his pool after alcohol and drug abuse. The Stones held a concert in Hyde Park two days later where 250,000 fans witnessed them release thousands of white butterflies in his honour.
1822 (29)English romantic poet whose works include 'Ozymandias', 'Ode to the West Wind', 'To a Skylark', and 'The Masque of Anarchy'. Got into a spot of bother during a storm sailing home from Italy.
1916 (47)Russian mystic and huge influence on Tsar Nicholas II, apparently curing his son from haemophilia. His elaborate and legendary murder involved poisoning, rape, shots to the body and head and intense beating before he was thrown tied up under the ice of a frozen lake.
1996 (35)Jazz saxophonist, albums include Pocket City and Straight to the Point. Drowned in Thailand when boating with his family after the boat capsized.
1969 (28)The 'Chappaquiddick incident', Senator Ted Kennedy drove a car containing both of them off a bridge into water. He later pleaded guilty to leaving the scene after causing accident.
1985 (42)Actress most recognised for her appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. She and friend Edward Durston were on holiday in Mexico and she took a walk on the beach after a row. She was found three days later by fishermen and there remains suspicion over her death.
1983 (36)American anchorwoman and news correspondent. Accidentally driven into a canal by Martin Fischbein the then vice president of the New York Post with her dog, Chewey.
1911 (74)Half of the duo who created still popular comic operas including 'H.M.S. Pinafore' and 'The Pirates of Penzance'. Died after a heart attack in a lake whilst trying to save a girl who had fallen in.
1941 (59)Famous English author and member of the Bloomsbury group. Depressed she walked into the River Ouse with her coat pockets filled with stones. Now, who's afraid of drowning?
1967 (59)Australian Prime Minister famous for expanding Australian involvement in Vietnam. Disappeared swimming at the Cheviot Beach in Victoria.
2004 (62)Actor, playwright and monologist who found success with the play 'Swimming in Cambodia'. Suffering depression he is believed to have jump off the Staten Island Ferry, and was pulled out of East River New York several months later.
1979 (67)Nazi doctor nicknamed the 'Angel of Death'. Worked at Auchwitz and is famous for his sickening human experiments on inmates. Died swimming in Brazil whilst still hiding from his execution. By far the least tragic drowning on the list...
1974 (49)Voice actor in many Disney films. Died swimming with his broken leg in a cast. Some believe his death was caused by a heart attack.
1991 (68)Czechoslovakian born British Labour MP and media tycoon. Fell (or jumped) from his yacht in the Canary Islands. There were large irregularities in his company finances and he was being investigated for possible war crimes.
1983 (24)American footballer of the Kansas City Chiefs. Died trying to save a group of children from drowning, despite the fact that he himself was not a confident swimmer.
circa 2300 BCDied as the consequence of a great flood to punish their sinful ways.

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