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 who 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.

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1
Robin Williams, 70

Robin Williams
Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock

Born: July 21, 1951

Died: Aug. 11, 2014

2
Jim Morrison, 78

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

Born: Dec. 8, 1943

Died: July 3, 1971

3
Mary Tyler Moore, 85

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

Born: Dec. 29, 1936

Died: Jan. 25, 2017

4
Whitney Houston, 58

Whitney Houston
Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

Born: Aug. 9, 1963

Died: Feb. 11, 2012

5
John Candy, 71

John Candy
Vicki L. Miller/Shutterstock

Born: Oct. 31, 1950

Died: Mar. 4, 1994

6
Carrie Fisher, 65

Carrie Fisher
Joe Seer/Shutterstock

Born: Oct. 21, 1956

Died: Dec. 27, 2016

7
Chadwick Boseman, 45

Chadwick Boseman
DFree/Shutterstock

Born: Nov. 29, 1976

Died: Aug. 28, 2020

8
Sylvia Plath, 89

Sylvia Plath
Bettman/Contributor/Getty Images

Born: Oct. 27, 1932

Died: Feb. 11, 1963

9
River Phoenix, 51

River Phoenix
George Rose/Getty Images

Born: Aug. 23, 1970

Died: Oct. 31, 1993

10
Bernie Mac, 64

Bernie Mac
Tinseltown/Shutterstock

Born: Oct. 5, 1957

Died: Aug. 9, 2008

11
Princess Diana, 60

Princess Diana receiving flowers
Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

Born: July 1, 1961

Died: Aug. 31, 1997

12
James Dean, 90

James Dean in 1955
Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Born: Feb. 1, 1931

Died: Sep. 30, 1955

13
Elvis, 86

Elvis Presley
Wikimedia Commons/Ollie Atkins

Born: Jan. 8, 1935

Died: Aug. 16, 1977

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14
Anna Nicole Smith, 54

Anna Nicole Smith
Tinseltown/Shutterstock

Born: Nov. 28, 1967

Died: Feb. 8, 2007

15
Kurt Cobain, 54

Kurt Cobain performing
Fabio Diena/Shutterstock

Born: Feb. 20. 1967

Died: Apr. 5, 1994

16
Freddie Mercury, 75

Freddie Mercury
Steve Wood/Express/Getty Images

Born: Sept. 5, 1946

Died: Nov. 24, 1991

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17
Martin Luther King, Jr., 92

Martin Luther King Jr.
Dick DeMarsico/Library of Congress

Born: Jan. 15, 1929

Died: Apr. 4 1968

18
Heath Ledger, 42

Heath Ledger in 2006
carrie-nelson/Shutterstock

Born: Apr. 4, 1979

Died: Jan. 22, 2008

19
John Lennon, 81

John Lennon in 1971
Central Press/Getty Images

Born: Oct. 9, 1940

Died: Dec. 8, 1980

20
Jimi Hendrix, 79

Jimi Hendrix
Evening Standard/Getty Images

Born: Nov. 27, 1942

Died: Sept. 18, 1970

21
Amy Winehouse, 38

Amy Winehouse
Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock

Born: Sept. 14, 1983

Died: July 23, 2011

22
Anton Yelchin, 32

Anton Yelchin
Matteo Chinellato/Shutterstock

Born: Mar. 11, 1989

Died: June 19, 2016

23
Sid Vicious, 64

Sid Vicious performing
Virgin

Born: May 10, 1957

Died: Feb. 2, 1979

24
Keith Moon, 75

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

Born: Aug. 23, 1946

Died: Sept. 7, 1978

25
Aaliyah, 42

Aaliyah in 2000
Everett Collection/Shutterstock

Born: Jan. 16, 1979

Died: Aug. 25, 2001

26
Paul Walker, 48

Paul Walker
miguelca/Shutterstock

Born: Sept. 12, 1973

Died: Nov. 30, 2013

27
Janis Joplin, 78

Janis Joplin
Archive PL/Alamy Stock Photo

Born: Jan. 19, 1943

Died: Oct. 4, 1970

28
Patrick Swayze, 69

Patrick Swayze
Shutterstock

Born: Aug. 18, 1952

Died: Sept. 14, 2009

29
Tupac Shakur, 50

Tupac
PictureLux/The Hollywood Archive /Alamy Stock Photo

Born: June 16, 1971

Died: Sept. 13, 1996

30
Biggie Smalls, 49

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

Born: May 21, 1972

Died: Mar. 9, 1997

31
Bob Marley, 76

Bob Marley in 1976
Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo

Born: Feb. 6, 1945

Died: May 11, 1981

32
Chris Farley, 57

Chris Farley in Tommy Boy
Paramount Pictures

Born: Feb. 15, 1964

Died: Dec. 18, 1997

33
Marilyn Monroe, 95

Marilyn Monroe
Pictorial Press Ltd./Alamy Stock Photo

Born: June 1, 1926

Died: Aug. 4, 1962

34
Buddy Holly, 85

Buddy Holly in 1970
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Born: Sept. 7, 1936

Died: Feb. 3, 1959

35
John Belushi, 72

John Belushi in Animal House
Universal Pictures

Born: Jan. 24, 1949

Died: Mar. 5, 1982

36
Brittany Murphy, 44

Brittany Murphy
s_bukley/Shutterstock

Born: Nov. 10, 1977

Died: Dec. 20, 2009

37
Steve Irwin, 59

Steve Irwin
Featureflash Photo Agency

Born: Feb. 22, 1962

Died: Sept. 4, 2006

38
Steve McQueen, 90

Steve McQueen in The Great Escape
United Artists

Born: Mar. 24, 1930

Died: Nov. 7, 1980

39
Marvin Gaye, 82

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

Born: Apr. 2, 1939

Died: Apr. 1, 1984

40
Cory Monteith, 39

Cory Monteith
DFree/Shutterstock

Born: May 11, 1982

Died: July 13, 2013

41
Bruce Lee, 81

Bruce Lee
GOLDEN HARVEST GROUP/Album/Alamy

Born: Nov. 27, 1940

Died: July 20, 1973

42
Brandon Lee, 56

Brandon Lee
Barry King/WireImage

Born: Feb. 1, 1965

Died: Mar. 31, 1993

43
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

44
Bran Renfro, 39

Brad Renfro
Everett Collection/Shutterstock

Born: July 25, 1982

Died: Jan. 15, 2008

45
Stevie Ray Vaughan, 67

Stevie Ray Vaughan "Greatest Hits" album cover
Sony Legacy

Born: Oct. 3, 1954

Died: Aug. 27, 1990

46
Sharon Tate, 78

Sharon Tate
Keystone/Getty Images

Born: Jan. 24, 1943

Died: Aug. 9, 1969

47
Philip Seymour Hoffman, 54

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock

Born: July 23, 1967

Died: Feb. 2, 2014

48
Mitch Hedberg, 53

Mitch Hedberg on Conan O'Brien
Team Coco/YouTube

Born: Feb. 24, 1968

Died: Mar. 29, 2005

49
Michael Jackson, 63

Michael Jackson
Vicki L. Miller/Shutterstock

Born: Aug. 29, 1958

Died: June 25, 2009

50
Otis Redding, 80

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

Born: Sept. 9, 1941

Died: Dec. 10, 1967

51
Marlon Brando, 97

Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire
Warner Bros/Getty Images

 

52
John F. Kennedy, Jr., 61

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

Born: Apr. 3, 1924

Died: July 1, 2004

53
Andy Kaufman, 72

Andy Kaufman
NBC

Born: Jan. 17, 1949

Died: May 16, 1984

54
Anne Frank, 92

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

Born: June 12, 1929

Died: Feb. or Mar. 1945

55
Sam Cooke, 90

Sam Cooke
Alamy

Born: Jan. 22, 1931

Died: Dec. 11, 1964

56
Jeff Buckley, 55

Jeff Buckley performing
Jeff Buckley Music/YouTube

Born: Nov. 17, 1966

Died: May 29, 1997

57
Ritchie Valens, 80

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

Born: May 13, 1941

Died: Feb. 3, 1959

58
Corey Haim, 50

Corey Haim
s_bukley/Shutterstock

Born: Dec. 23, 1971

Died: Mar. 10, 2010

59
Rita Hayworth, 103

Rita Hayworth in Gilda
Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Born: Oct. 17, 1918

Died: May 14, 1987

60
Hank Williams, 98

Hank Williams "Gold" album cover
Mercury Nashville

Born: Sept. 17, 1923

Died: Jan. 1, 1953

61
Jim Croce, 78

Jim Croce "Photographs and Memories" album cover
ABC Records

Born: Jan. 10, 1943

Died: Sept. 20, 1973

62
John Coltrane, 95

John Coltrane "Blue Train" album cover
Blue Note

Born: Sept. 23, 1926

Died: July 17, 1967

63
Michael Hutchence, 61

Michael Hutchence
Frans Schellekens/Redferns

Born: Jan. 22, 1960

Died: Nov. 22, 1997

64
John Singleton, 53

John Singleton
Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

Born: Jan. 6, 1968

Died: Apr. 28, 2019

65
Luke Perry, 55

Luke Perry
Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

Born: Oct. 11, 1966

Died: Mar. 4, 2019

66
Tom Petty, 71

Tom Petty
Jack Fordyce/Shutterstock

Born: Oct. 20, 1950

Died: Oct. 2, 2017

67
Jam Master Jay, 56

Jam Master Jay performing
Eros Combo Box/YouTube

Born: Jan. 21, 1965

Died: Oct. 30, 2002

68
Jayne Mansfield, 88

Jayne Mansfield
Album/Alamy Stock Photo

Born: Apr. 19, 1933

Died: June 29, 1967

69
Mac Miller, 29

Mac Miller
Jack Fordyce/Shutterstock

Born: Jan. 19, 1992

Died: Sept. 7, 2018

70
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, 50

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
Everett Collection/Shutterstock

Born: May 27, 1971

Died: Apr. 25, 2002

71
Bea Arthur, 99

Bea Arthur at the GLAAD Media Awards in 2002
Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com

Born: May 13, 1922

Died: Apr. 25, 2009

72
Lenny Bruce, 96

Lenny Bruce performing
Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Born: Apr. 13, 1925

Died: Aug. 3, 1966

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

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
Maya Angelou, 93

Maya Angelou
Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Born: Apr. 4, 1928

Died: May 28, 2014

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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