Famous People Who Died In 2000

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2000. This list includes people like Hedy Lamarr, Pierre Trudeau, Walter Matthau, Alec Guinness, Terence McKenna and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, poets and prime ministers who died in 2000. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Pierre Trudeau
(15th Prime Minister of Canada)
Pierre Trudeau
23
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: September 28
 2 
Alec Guinness
13
Birthdate: April 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 5
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
Jim Varney
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Broadly Comedic Role as ‘Ernest P. Worrell’)
Jim Varney
19
Birthdate: June 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 10
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
Walter Matthau
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘A Face in the Crowd’ and ‘King Creole’)
Walter Matthau
9
Birthdate: October 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 1
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
Charles M. Schulz
(Cartoonist)
Charles M. Schulz
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: February 12
 6 
Benjamin Orr
(Best Known as the Bassist, Co-founder, and Co-lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Cars')
Benjamin Orr
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio, United States
Died: October 3
 7 
Jason Robards
5
Birthdate: July 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 26
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Loretta Young
(Actress)
Loretta Young
10
Birthdate: January 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Died: August 12
 9 
Gwen Verdon
(Actress and Dancer Known for Her Work in the Musicals: ‘Damn Yankees’, ‘Sweet Charity’, and ‘Chicago’)
Gwen Verdon
1
Birthdate: January 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Culver City, California, United States
Died: October 18
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 10 
Larry Linville
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Major Frank Burns’ on the TV Series ‘M*A*S*H’)
Larry Linville
1
Birthdate: September 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ojai, California, United States
Died: April 10
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 11 
Julie London
(Singer, Actress)
Julie London
3
Birthdate: September 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States
Died: October 18
 12 
Tom Landry
(American Football Player)
Tom Landry
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mission, Texas, United States
Died: February 12
 13 
John Gielgud
(Former Actor best known for his Shakespearean roles in the theater, he first played Hamlet at the age of 26)
John Gielgud
2
Birthdate: April 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Died: May 21
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 14 
Meredith MacRae
4
Birthdate: May 30, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: July 14
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 15 
Werner Klemperer
1
Birthdate: March 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: December 6
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 16 
Yokozuna
(Professional wrestler)
Yokozuna
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: October 23
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 17 
Steve Allen
(TV personality)
Steve Allen
4
Birthdate: December 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 30
 18 
Kirsty MacColl
(Singer-songwriter and producer who produced the song "Fairytale of New York" with The Pogues and who released pop hits like "They Don't Know.")
Kirsty MacColl
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 18
 19 
Władysław Szpilman
(Pianist Widely Known as the Central Figure in the 2002 'Roman Polanski' Film 'The Pianist')
Władysław Szpilman
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sosnowiec, Poland
Died: July 6
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 20 
Jean Peters
(Actress)
Jean Peters
1
Birthdate: October 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA
Died: October 13
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 21 
David Tomlinson
2
Birthdate: May 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Died: June 24
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 22 
Derrick Thomas
(American football player)
Derrick Thomas
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Died: February 8
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 23 
Richard Mulligan
3
Birthdate: November 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: September 26
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 24 
Richard Farnsworth
7
Birthdate: September 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 6
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 25 
Noor Jehan
(Singer and Actress)
Noor Jehan
32
Birthdate: September 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kasur
Died: December 23
 26 
Jean Speegle Howard
3
Birthdate: January 31, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma, United States
Died: September 2
 27 
Jack Hemingway
(Conservationist, Writer)
Jack Hemingway
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: December 1
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
4
Birthdate: December 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: May 7
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Friedensreich Hundertwasser
11
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 15, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: February 19
 30 
Big Pun
(The First Latino Artist to Go 'Platinum')
Big Pun
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 7
 31 
Victor Borge
(Pianist and Comedian Known for His Popular Radio and TV Performances in Europe and the US)
Victor Borge
8
Birthdate: January 3, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 23
 32 
Nancy Marchand
3
Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA
Died: June 18
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 33 
Nick Massi
(Bass Singer & Bass Guitarist for 'The Four Seasons')
Nick Massi
2
Birthdate: September 19, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 24
 34 
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
(Singer-songwriter)
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
3
Birthdate: July 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: February 12
 35 
René Gerónimo Favaloro
(Cardiovascular Surgeon)
René Gerónimo Favaloro
6
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Plata, Argentina
Died: July 29
 36 
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
(Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1960 - 1965, 1970 - 1977, 1994 - 2000))
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mahawalathenna, Sri Lanka
Died: October 10
 37 
Ian Dury
(Singer)
Ian Dury
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harrow, Middlesex, England
Died: March 27
 38 
Tito Puente
(actor, bandleader, conductor, composer, jazz musician, percussionist)
Tito Puente
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 20, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: June 1
 39 
Ofra Haza
(Singer, Voice actor, Actor, Composer, Journalist, Pianist, Songwriter)
Ofra Haza
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tel Aviv
Died: February 23
 40 
Billy Barty
0
Birthdate: October 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Millsboro, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: December 23
Height: 3'9" (114 cm)
 41 
Charles Gray
1
Birthdate: August 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bournemouth, England
Died: March 7
 42 
George Montgomery
(Best Known for His Work in Western Films)
George Montgomery
0
Birthdate: August 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brady, Montana, United States
Died: December 12
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 43 
Barbara Cartland
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Died: May 21
Edward Gorey
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 15
 45 
Patrick O'Brian
(Novelist)
Patrick O'Brian
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: January 2
 46 
Maurice Richard
(Ice hockey player)
Maurice Richard
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal
Died: May 27
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 47 
Empress Kōjun
3
Birthdate: March 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: June 16
 48 
Gwendolyn Brooks
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas
Died: December 3
 49 
Hosea Williams
(Civil Rights Leader)
Hosea Williams
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 5, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Attapulgus
Died: November 16
 50 
John Lindsay
(Mayor of New York City (1966-73))
John Lindsay
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 19