‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Winners That Are No Longer Sexy or Alive!

Jill O'Rourke
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The Voice coach John Legend is the latest celebrity to be named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Along with fellow coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, he’s the third musician to hold the title.


You’ve heard of the EGOT, but this year we’re introducing the EGOTSMA! As he adds the title of People’s Sexiest Man Alive to his Emmy, Oscar, Grammy and Tony awards, John Legend opens up in a revealing interview about love, Chrissy Teigen, their adorable family and creating music.

The magazine has been awarding the honor since 1985, and some of the biggest names in Hollywood (including Tom Cruise, George Clooney, and last year’s recipient Idris Elba) have been chosen.

‘Sexiest Man Alive’ winners, how they Looked then verses now

Before we delve into men that have sadly passed away, here is a video of all the ‘sexist men alive’ winners and how they look now, although Brat Pitt is just as delicious, David Beckham is just as sexy and Tom Cruise is still yum! But what about the other ‘sexiest’ men?

Who do you think is still just as sexy and we haven’t mentioned them? Who do you think shouldn’t be on the list at all and who do you think should be there instead? Sexiest man alive is controversial and subjective but some of the men in this list are hands down a gift to humanity and should not be allowed to exist. Just us?


Sexiest Man Alive: Who Has Since Died?

Sadly, two of the famous men to be named Sexiest Man Alive over the years have since passed away — John F. Kennedy, Jr., and Patrick Swayze. Find out more about them, and check out their cover photos, below.

John F. Kennedy Jr. on the cover of People's Sexiest Man Alive issue
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John F. Kennedy, Jr.

JFK Jr. was the son of former President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. He was a lawyer and magazine publisher. People named him the Sexiest Man Alive in 1988, when he was 27 years old and still a law student.

Kennedy died in a plane crash in July 1999. He was 38 years old. His wife Carolyn and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette were also killed in the crash, which occurred with Kennedy piloting the plane on the way to his cousin Rory’s wedding.


Patrick Swayze on the cover of People's Sexiest Man Alive issue
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Patrick Swayze

Actor Patrick Swayze made a name for himself in movies like Dirty Dancing and Ghost. He was nominated for three Golden Globe awards throughout his career. People named him the Sexiest Man Alive in 1991, when he was 38 years old.

“He knows he’s just an ordinary, down-home Texas kid,” his mother Patsy said in People‘s cover story about him. “He doesn’t think that his job deserves all that idolatry—if you want to call it that.”

Patrick was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2008. He passed away of the disease in September 2009, at age 57.

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