How Old 100 Iconic Stars Would Be If They Were Alive Today

From activists to singers to major movie stars, these celebs are sadly lost to us.

There are countless stars and public figures that we wish were still with us. Some died tragically young, others lived until a ripe, old age that still wasn't enough for their fans. It's anyone's guess what else these celebrities could have achieved if they had lived to see this year, but we do know what age they would be. So read on to learn how old these 100 iconic, late stars would be in 2021. And for the most famous person who shares your birth year, check out The Biggest Star Who's the Same Age as You.

1
Princess Diana, 60

Princess Diana receiving flowers
Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

Born: July 1, 1961

Died: Aug. 31, 1997

For more memories of Diana, check out 10 Photos That Perfectly Capture Princess Diana's '80s Style Evolution.

2
James Dean, 90

James Dean in 1955
Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Born: Feb. 1, 1931

Died: Sep. 30, 1955

3
Elvis, 86

Elvis Presley
Wikimedia Commons/Ollie Atkins

Born: Jan. 8, 1935

Died: Aug. 16, 1977

For more superstars who defined the culture, check out The Biggest Male Icon Every Year Since You Were Born.

4
Anna Nicole Smith, 54

Anna Nicole Smith
Tinseltown/Shutterstock

Born: Nov. 28, 1967

Died: Feb. 8, 2007

5
Kurt Cobain, 54

Kurt Cobain performing
Fabio Diena/Shutterstock

Born: Feb. 20. 1967

Died: Apr. 5, 1994

6
Freddie Mercury, 75

Freddie Mercury
Steve Wood/Express/Getty Images

Born: Sept. 5, 1946

Died: Nov. 24, 1991

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7
Martin Luther King, Jr., 92

Martin Luther King Jr.
Dick DeMarsico/Library of Congress

Born: Jan. 15, 1929

Died: Apr. 4 1968

8
Heath Ledger, 42

Heath Ledger in 2006
carrie-nelson/Shutterstock

Born: Apr. 4, 1979

Died: Jan. 22, 2008

For more on the late star, read Heather Graham Just Shared These Personal Photos of Late Ex Heath Ledger.

9
John Lennon, 81

John Lennon in 1971
Central Press/Getty Images

Born: Oct. 9, 1940

Died: Dec. 8, 1980

10
Jimi Hendrix, 79

Jimi Hendrix
Evening Standard/Getty Images

Born: Nov. 27, 1942

Died: Sept. 18, 1970

For more nostalgia, here are 20 Things All '70s Kids Remember.

11
Amy Winehouse, 38

Amy Winehouse
Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock

Born: Sept. 14, 1983

Died: July 23, 2011

12
Anton Yelchin, 32

Anton Yelchin
Matteo Chinellato/Shutterstock

Born: Mar. 11, 1989

Died: June 19, 2016

13
Sid Vicious, 64

Sid Vicious performing
Virgin

Born: May 10, 1957

Died: Feb. 2, 1979

14
Keith Moon, 75

Keith Moon
Jack Kay/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Born: Aug. 23, 1946

Died: Sept. 7, 1978

15
Aaliyah, 42

Aaliyah in 2000
Everett Collection/Shutterstock

Born: Jan. 16, 1979

Died: Aug. 25, 2001

16
Paul Walker, 48

Paul Walker
miguelca/Shutterstock

Born: Sept. 12, 1973

Died: Nov. 30, 2013

17
Janis Joplin, 78

Janis Joplin
Archive PL/Alamy Stock Photo

Born: Jan. 19, 1943

Died: Oct. 4, 1970

18
Edie Sedgwick, 78

Edie Sedgwick in Ciao Manhattan
Plexifilms

Born: Apr. 20, 1943

Died: Nov. 16, 1971

19
Tupac Shakur, 50

Tupac
PictureLux/The Hollywood Archive /Alamy Stock Photo

Born: June 16, 1971

Died: Sept. 13, 1996

20
Biggie Smalls, 49

Notorious BIG in the "Hypnotize" video
The Notorious B.I.G./YouTube

Born: May 21, 1972

Died: Mar. 9, 1997

21
Bob Marley, 76

Bob Marley in 1976
Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo

Born: Feb. 6, 1945

Died: May 11, 1981

22
Jim Morrison, 78

Jim Morrison in 1970
Andrew Maclear/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Born: Dec. 8, 1943

Died: July 3, 1971

23
Chris Farley, 57

Chris Farley in Tommy Boy
Paramount Pictures

Born: Feb. 15, 1964

Died: Dec. 18, 1997

24
Marilyn Monroe, 95

Marilyn Monroe
Pictorial Press Ltd./Alamy Stock Photo

Born: June 1, 1926

Died: Aug. 4, 1962

25
River Phoenix, 51

River Phoenix
George Rose/Getty Images

Born: Aug. 23, 1970

Died: Oct. 31, 1993

26
Buddy Holly, 85

Buddy Holly
Historic Collection/Alamy Stock Photo

Born: Sept. 7, 1936

Died: Feb. 3, 1959

27
John Belushi, 72

John Belushi in Animal House
Universal Pictures

Born: Jan. 24, 1949

Died: Mar. 5, 1982

28
Robin Williams, 70

Robin Williams
Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock

Born: July 21, 1951

Died: Aug. 11, 2014

29
Brittany Murphy, 44

Brittany Murphy
s_bukley/Shutterstock

Born: Nov. 10, 1977

Died: Dec. 20, 2009

30
Steve Irwin, 59

Steve Irwin
Featureflash Photo Agency

Born: Feb. 22, 1962

Died: Sept. 4, 2006

31
Steve McQueen, 90

Steve McQueen in The Great Escape
United Artists

Born: Mar. 24, 1930

Died: Nov. 7, 1980

32
Marvin Gaye, 82

Marvin Gaye "What's Going On" Album Cover
Tamia

Born: Apr. 2, 1939

Died: Apr. 1, 1984

33
Cory Monteith, 39

Cory Monteith
DFree/Shutterstock

Born: May 11, 1982

Died: July 13, 2013

34
Bruce Lee, 81

Bruce Lee
GOLDEN HARVEST GROUP/Album/Alamy

Born: Nov. 27, 1940

Died: July 20, 1973

35
Brandon Lee, 56

Brandon Lee
Barry King/WireImage

Born: Feb. 1, 1965

Died: Mar. 31, 1993

36
Alex Trebek, 81

Alex Trebek in the press room at The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Kodak Theatre on April 28, 2006 in Hollywood, CA.
s_bukley/Shutterstock

Born: July 22, 1940

Died: Nov. 8, 2020

37
Bran Renfro, 39

Brad Renfro
Everett Collection/Shutterstock

Born: July 25, 1982

Died: Jan. 15, 2008

38
Stevie Ray Vaughan, 67

Stevie Ray Vaughan "Greatest Hits" album cover
Sony Legacy

Born: Oct. 3, 1954

Died: Aug. 27, 1990

39
Sharon Tate, 78

Sharon Tate
Keystone/Getty Images

Born: Jan. 24, 1943

Died: Aug. 9, 1969

40
Philip Seymour Hoffman, 54

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock

Born: July 23, 1967

Died: Feb. 2, 2014

41
Mitch Hedberg, 53

Mitch Hedberg on Conan O'Brien
Team Coco/YouTube

Born: Feb. 24, 1968

Died: Mar. 29, 2005

42
Michael Jackson, 63

Michael Jackson
Vicki L. Miller/Shutterstock

Born: Aug. 29, 1958

Died: June 25, 2009

43
Otis Redding, 80

Otis Redding "Love Man" album cover
Rhino/Wea UK

Born: Sept. 9, 1941

Died: Dec. 10, 1967

44
John Bonham, 73

John Bonham performing with Led Zeppelin
ichard E. Aaron/Redferns

Born: May 31, 1948

Died: Sept. 25, 1980

45
Whitney Houston, 58

Whitney Houston
Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

Born: Aug. 9, 1963

Died: Feb. 11, 2012

46
Bernie Mac, 64

Bernie Mac
Tinseltown/Shutterstock

Born: Oct. 5, 1957

Died: Aug. 9, 2008

47
John F. Kennedy, Jr., 61

John F. Kennedy Jr. and Caroline Bissett
Manna Ceneta/AFP/Getty Images

Born: Nov. 25, 1960

Died: July 16, 1999

48
Andy Kaufman, 72

Andy Kaufman
NBC

Born: Jan. 17, 1949

Died: May 16, 1984

49
Sylvia Plath, 89

"The Letters of Sylvia Plath" book cover
Allen & Unwin

Born: Oct. 27, 1932

Died: Feb. 11, 1963

50
Anne Frank, 92

Anne Frank "The Diary of a Young Girl" book cover
Bantam Dell

Born: June 12, 1929

Died: Feb. or Mar. 1945

51
Sam Cooke, 90

Sam Cooke
Alamy

Born: Jan. 22, 1931

Died: Dec. 11, 1964

52
Jeff Buckley, 55

Jeff Buckley performing
Jeff Buckley Music/YouTube

Born: Nov. 17, 1966

Died: May 29, 1997

53
Ritchie Valens, 80

Ritchie Valens "La Bamba: The Definitive Collection" album cover
One Day Music

Born: May 13, 1941

Died: Feb. 3, 1959

54
Corey Haim, 50

Corey Haim
s_bukley/Shutterstock

Born: Dec. 23, 1971

Died: Mar. 10, 2010

55
Brian Jones, 79

Brian Jones
Keystone/Getty Images

Born: Feb. 28, 1942

Died: July 3, 1969

56
Hank Williams, 98

Hank Williams "Gold" album cover
Mercury Nashville

Born: Sept. 17, 1923

Died: Jan. 1, 1953

57
Jim Croce, 78

Jim Croce "Photographs and Memories" album cover
ABC Records

Born: Jan. 10, 1943

Died: Sept. 20, 1973

58
John Coltrane, 95

John Coltrane "Blue Train" album cover
Blue Note

Born: Sept. 23, 1926

Died: July 17, 1967

59
Michael Hutchence, 61

Michael Hutchence
Frans Schellekens/Redferns

Born: Jan. 22, 1960

Died: Nov. 22, 1997

60
John Singleton, 53

John Singleton
Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

Born: Jan. 6, 1968

Died: Apr. 28, 2019

61
Luke Perry, 55

Luke Perry
Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

Born: Oct. 11, 1966

Died: Mar. 4, 2019

62
Tom Petty, 71

Tom Petty
Jack Fordyce/Shutterstock

Born: Oct. 20, 1950

Died: Oct. 2, 2017

63
Jam Master Jay, 56

Jam Master Jay performing
Eros Combo Box/YouTube

Born: Jan. 21, 1965

Died: Oct. 30, 2002

64
Chadwick Boseman, 45

Chadwick Boseman
DFree/Shutterstock

Born: Nov. 29, 1976

Died: Aug. 28, 2020

65
Jayne Mansfield, 88

Jayne Mansfield
Album/Alamy Stock Photo

Born: Apr. 19, 1933

Died: June 29, 1967

66
Mac Miller, 29

Mac Miller
Jack Fordyce/Shutterstock

Born: Jan. 19, 1992

Died: Sept. 7, 2018

67
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, 50

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
Everett Collection/Shutterstock

Born: May 27, 1971

Died: Apr. 25, 2002

68
Bea Arthur, 99

Bea Arthur
Alamy

Born: May 13, 1922

Died: Apr. 25, 2009

69
Lenny Bruce, 96

Lenny Bruce performing
Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Born: Apr. 13, 1925

Died: Aug. 3, 1966

70
Mary Tyler Moore, 85

Mary Tyler Moore Show
PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive/Alamy Stock Photo

Born: Dec. 29, 1936

Died: Jan. 25, 2017

71
John Candy, 71

John Candy
Vicki L. Miller/Shutterstock

Born: Oct. 31, 1950

Died: Mar. 4, 1994

72
Carrie Fisher, 65

Carrie Fisher
Joe Seer/Shutterstock

Born: Oct. 21, 1956

Died: Dec. 27, 2016

73
Selena, 49

Selena "Amor Prohibido" album cover
EMI Latin

Born: April 16, 1971

Died: Mar. 31, 1995

74
Patsy Cline, 89

Patsy Cline "Showcase" album cover
MCA Nashville

Born: Sept. 8, 1932

Died: Mar. 5, 1963

75
Prince, 63

Prince playing the piano
Alamy

Born: June 7, 1958

Died: Apr. 21, 2016

76
Gary Coleman, 53

Gary Coleman
Featureflash Photo Agency

Born: Feb. 8, 1968

Died: May 28, 2010

77
Natalie Wood, 83

Natalie Wood in Splendor in the Grass
Warner Bros. Pictures

Born: July 20, 1938

Died: Nov. 29, 1981

78
Cass Elliot, 80

Cass Elliot performing
Steve Bronson/YouTube

Born: Sept. 19, 1941

Died: July 29, 1974

79
Karen Carpenter, 71

Karen Carpenter performing
Carpenters/YouTube

Born: Mar. 2, 1950

Died: Feb. 4, 1983

80
Farrah Fawcett, 74

Farrah Fawcett
Allstar Picture Library Ltd./Alamy Stock Photo

Born: Feb. 2, 1947

Died: June 25, 2009

81
Roberto Clemente, 87

Roberto Clemente
Focus on Sport/Getty Images

Born: Aug. 18, 1934

Died: Dec. 31, 1972

82
Malcolm X, 96

Malcolm X
World Report Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress

Born: May 19, 1925

Died: Feb. 21, 1965

83
James Gandolfini, 61

James Gandolfini in The Sopranos
Warner Bros. Television Distribution

Born: Sept. 18, 1961

Died: June 19, 2013

84
Andy Gibb, 63

Andy Gibb "Shadow Dancing" album cover
Rhino

Born: Mar. 5, 1958

Died: Mar. 10, 1988

85
Phil Hartman, 73

Phil Hartman hosting SNL
Saturday Night Live/YouTube

Born: Sept. 24, 1948

Died: May 28, 1998

86
David Bowie, 73

David Bowie
Everett Collection/Shutterstock

Born: Jan. 8, 1947

Died: Jan. 10, 2016

87
Natalie Cole, 71

Natalie Cole
Barry King/Alamy Stock Photo

Born: Feb. 6, 1950

Died: Dec. 31, 2015

88
Audrey Hepburn, 92

Audrey Hepburn
Moviestore Collection Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo

Born: May 4, 1929

Died: Jan. 20, 1993

89
George Michael, 58

George Michael
Sodel Vladyslav/Shutterstock

Born: June 25, 1963

Died: Dec. 25, 2016

90
Gregory Peck, 105

Gregory Peck
Alamy

Born: Apr. 5, 1916

Died: June 12, 2003

91
Judy Garland, 99

Judy Garland
Alamy

Born: June 10, 1922

Died: June 22, 1969

92
Alan Rickman, 75

Alan Rickman
Matteo Chinellato/Shutterstock

Born: Feb. 21, 1946

Died: Jan. 14, 2016

93
Sammy Davis. Jr, 96

Sammy Davis Jr "Mr. Bojangles" album cover
Polydor

Born: Dec. 8, 1925

Died: May 16, 1990

94
Grace Kelly, 92

Grace Kelly
Allstar Picture Library Ltd./Alamy Stock Photo

Born: Nov. 12, 1929

Died: Sep. 14, 1982

95
Freddie Prinze, 67

Freddie Prinze
Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Born: June 22, 1954

Died: Jan. 29, 1977

96
Elizabeth Taylor, 89

Elizabeth Taylor
Hollywood Photo Archive/MediaPunch Inc./Alamy Stock Photo

Born: Feb. 27, 1932

Died: Mar. 23, 2011

97
Russell Tyrone Jones (ODB), 53

Russell Tyrone Jones
Shutterstock

Born: Nov. 15, 1968

Died: Nov. 13, 2004

98
Adam Yauch, 57

Adam Yauch
Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

Born: Aug. 5, 1964

Died: May 4, 2012

99
David Foster Wallace, 59

David Foster Wallace
PBS

Born: Feb. 21, 1962

Died: Sept. 12, 2008

100
Dorothy Dandridge, 99

Dorothy Dandridge
colaimages/Alamy Stock Photo

Born: Nov. 9, 1922

Died: Sept. 8, 1965

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