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Deaths by firearm in California

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The list Deaths by firearm in California includes Dorothy Stratten, Marvin Gaye, The Notorious B.I.G., Nipsey Hussle and Sam Cooke. The list consists of 236 members and 2 sublists.
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    Dorothy Stratten

    Canadian, Model (Adult/Glamour)
    Dorothy Stratten
    Overview: Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten (February 28, 1960 – August 14, 1980), known professionally as Dorothy Stratten, was a Canadian Playboy Playmate, model, and actress. Stratten was the Playboy Playmate of the Month ...
    Date of birth: 28 February 1960
    Date of death: 14 August 1980
    Age: 20 (age at death)
    Nationality: Canadian
    Occupation: Model (Adult/Glamour)
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
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    Marvin Gaye

    American, Singer
    Marvin Gaye
    Overview: Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house ...
    Date of birth: 2 April 1939
    Date of death: 1 April 1984
    Age: 44 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Singer
    Gender: Male
    Height: 6' 1" (185 cm)
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    The Notorious B.I.G.

    American, Rapper
    The Notorious B.I.G.
    Overview: Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), better known by his stage names the Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or simply Biggie, was an American rapper and songwriter. Rooted in ...
    Date of birth: 21 May 1972
    Date of death: 9 March 1997
    Age: 24 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Rapper
    Gender: Male
    Height: 6' 2" (188 cm)
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    Nipsey Hussle

    Rapper
    Nipsey Hussle
    Overview: Ermias Joseph Asghedom (August 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019), known professionally as Nipsey Hussle (often stylized as Nipsey Hu$$le), was an American rapper, entrepreneur, and activist. Emerging from the ...
    Date of birth: 15 August 1985
    Date of death: 31 March 2019
    Age: 33 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Rapper
    Gender: Male
    Height: 6' 3" (190 cm)
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  • 5.

    Sam Cooke

    Singer-songwriter, entrepreneur
    Sam Cooke
    Overview: Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Considered to be a pioneer and one of the most influential soul ...
    Date of birth: 22 January 1931
    Date of death: 11 December 1964
    Age: 33 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Singer
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
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    Bonnie Lee Bakley

    American fraudster
    Bonnie Lee Bakley
    Overview: Bonnie Lee Bakley (June 7, 1956 – May 4, 2001) was the second wife of actor Robert Blake, who was her tenth husband. Bakley was fatally shot while sitting in Blake's parked car outside a Los Angeles-area ...
    Date of birth: 27 June 1956
    Date of death: 4 May 2001
    Age: 44 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Victim
    Gender: Female
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    Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
    Overview: Carl Dean Switzer (August 7, 1927 – January 21, 1959) was an American singer, child actor, dog breeder and guide. He was best known for his role as Alfalfa in the short subjects series Our Gang.
    Date of birth: 7 August 1927
    Date of death: 21 January 1959
    Age: 31 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Actor
    Gender: Male
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  • 8.

    Lana Clarkson

    Actress, model
    Lana Clarkson
    Overview: Lana Jean Clarkson (April 5, 1962 – February 3, 2003) was an American actress and fashion model. During the 1980s, she rose to prominence in several sword-and-sorcery films. In 2003, she was shot and killed ...
    Date of birth: 5 April 1962
    Date of death: 3 February 2003
    Age: 40 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Actress
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5' 11" (180 cm)
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  • 9.

    Merlin Santana

    American actor and rapper
    Merlin Santana
    Overview: Merlin Santana (March 14, 1976 – November 9, 2002) was an American actor and rapper. Santana was best known for his roles as Rudy Huxtable's boyfriend Stanley on The Cosby Show, Marcus Dixon on ...
    Date of birth: 14 March 1976
    Date of death: 9 November 2002
    Age: 26 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Actor
    Gender: Male
    Height: 6' (183 cm)
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  • 10.

    Jon-Erik Hexum

    Actor, model
    Jon-Erik Hexum
    Overview: Jon-Erik Hexum (November 5, 1957 – October 18, 1984) was an American actor and model, known for his lead roles in the TV series Voyagers! and Cover Up, and his supporting role as Pat Trammell in the biopic ...
    Date of birth: 5 November 1957
    Date of death: 18 October 1984
    Age: 26 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Actor
    Gender: Male
    Height: 6' 1" (185 cm)
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  • 11.

    Robert F. Kennedy

    American Senator
    Robert F. Kennedy
    Overview: Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK and occasionally by the nickname Bobby, was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th ...
    Date of birth: 20 November 1925
    Date of death: 6 June 1968
    Age: 42 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Politician
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
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  • 12.

    Judith Barsi

    Child actress
    Judith Barsi
    Overview: Judith Eva Barsi (June 6, 1978 – July 25, 1988) was an American child actress of the 1980s. She began her career in television, making appearances in commercials and television series as well as in the ...
    Date of birth: 6 June 1978
    Date of death: 25 July 1988
    Age: 10 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Actress
    Gender: Female
    Height: 3' 8" (112 cm)
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  • 13.

    Bugsy Siegel

    Organized crime
    Bugsy Siegel
    Overview: Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947) was a Jewish American mobster who was a driving force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip. Siegel not only was influential within the ...
    Date of birth: 28 February 1906
    Date of death: 20 June 1947
    Age: 41 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Criminal
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
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  • 14.

    Jay Sebring

    American, Business
    Jay Sebring
    Overview: Thomas John Kummer (October 10, 1933 – August 9, 1969), known professionally as Jay Sebring, was an American celebrity hair stylist, and the founder of the hairstyling corporation Sebring International ...
    Date of birth: 10 October 1933
    Date of death: 9 August 1969
    Age: 35 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Business
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5' 7" (170 cm)
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  • 15.

    Rebecca Schaeffer

    Actress, model
    Rebecca Schaeffer
    Overview: Rebecca Lucile Schaeffer (November 6, 1967 – July 18, 1989) was an American model and actress. She began her career as a teen model before moving on to acting. In 1986, she landed the role of Patricia ...
    Date of birth: 6 November 1967
    Date of death: 18 July 1989
    Age: 21 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Actress
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5' 7" (170 cm)
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  • 16.

    Terry Kath

    American rock musician
    Terry Kath
    Overview: Terry Alan Kath (January 31, 1946 – January 23, 1978) was an American musician and songwriter, best known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago. He played guitar and sang lead vocals on many of ...
    Date of birth: 31 January 1946
    Date of death: 23 January 1978
    Age: 31 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Musician
    Gender: Male
    Height: 6' (183 cm)
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  • 17.

    Jenny Maxwell

    American actor
    Jenny Maxwell
    Overview: Jennifer Helene Maxwell (September 3, 1941 – June 10, 1981) was an American film and television actress, probably best remembered for her role in the 1961 Elvis Presley film Blue Hawaii.
    Date of birth: 3 September 1941
    Date of death: 10 June 1981
    Age: 39 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Actress
    Gender: Female
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  • 18.

    Tara Correa-McMullen

    American actress
    Tara Correa-McMullen
    Overview: Tara Correa-McMullen (born Tara McMullen; May 24, 1989 – October 21, 2005) was an American actress. She played gang member Graciela Reyes on the CBS TV series Judging Amy. On October 21, 2005, she ...
    Date of birth: 24 May 1989
    Date of death: 21 October 2005
    Age: 16 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Actress
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5' 5" (165 cm)
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  • 19.

    Vanessa Marquez

    American, Actress
    Vanessa Marquez
    Overview: Vanessa Marquez (December 21, 1968 – August 30, 2018) was an American actress. She was primarily known for her recurring role in the first three seasons of ER as nurse Wendy Goldman, as well as her role ...
    Date of birth: 21 December 1968
    Date of death: 30 August 2018
    Age: 49 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Actress
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5' 3" (160 cm)
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  • 20.

    Harvey Milk

    American politician
    Harvey Milk
    Overview: Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician and the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, where he was elected to the San Francisco ...
    Date of birth: 22 May 1930
    Date of death: 27 November 1978
    Age: 48 (age at death)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Politician
    Gender: Male
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