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 
Hedy Lamarr
(Actress Best Known for Her Films 'Algiers', 'Lady of the Tropics' & 'Boom Town')
Hedy Lamarr
27
Birthdate: November 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 19
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 2 
Alec Guinness
15
Birthdate: April 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 5
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
Pierre Trudeau
(15th Prime Minister of Canada)
Pierre Trudeau
37
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: September 28
 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 
Jim Varney
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Broadly Comedic Role as ‘Ernest P. Worrell’)
Jim Varney
22
Birthdate: June 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 10
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Charles M. Schulz
(Cartoonist)
Charles M. Schulz
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: February 12
 7 
Benjamin Orr
(Best Known as the Bassist, Co-founder, and Co-lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Cars')
Benjamin Orr
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio, United States
Died: October 3
 8 
Jason Robards
5
Birthdate: July 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 26
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Loretta Young
(Actress)
Loretta Young
12
Birthdate: January 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: August 12
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 10 
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)
 11 
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)
 12 
Julie London
(Singer, Actress)
Julie London
4
Birthdate: September 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States
Died: October 18
 13 
Tom Landry
(American Professional Football Player and Coach)
Tom Landry
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mission, Texas, United States
Died: February 12
 14 
Steve Allen
(TV personality)
Steve Allen
5
Birthdate: December 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 30
 15 
Yokozuna
(Professional wrestler)
Yokozuna
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: October 23
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 16 
Meredith MacRae
4
Birthdate: May 30, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: July 14
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 17 
Werner Klemperer
2
Birthdate: March 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: December 6
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Richard Mulligan
3
Birthdate: November 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: September 26
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 19 
Władysław Szpilman
(Pianist Widely Known as the Central Figure in the 2002 'Roman Polanski' Film 'The Pianist')
Władysław Szpilman
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sosnowiec, Poland
Died: July 6
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 20 
John Gielgud
(Former Actor best known for his Shakespearean roles in the theater, he first played Hamlet at the age of 26)
John Gielgud
3
Birthdate: April 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Died: May 21
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 21 
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)
 22 
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
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 18
 23 
Derrick Thomas
(American football player)
Derrick Thomas
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Died: February 8
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 24 
David Tomlinson
3
Birthdate: May 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Died: June 24
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
Richard Farnsworth
8
Birthdate: September 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 6
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
5
Birthdate: December 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: May 7
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 27 
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
 28 
Jean Speegle Howard
4
Birthdate: January 31, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma, United States
Died: September 2
 29 
Friedensreich Hundertwasser
(Austrian Visual Artist and Architect)
Friedensreich Hundertwasser
14
Birthdate: December 15, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: February 19
 30 
Jack Hemingway
(Conservationist, Writer)
Jack Hemingway
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: December 1
 31 
Big Pun
(The First Latino Artist to Go 'Platinum')
Big Pun
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 7
 32 
Tito Puente
(actor, bandleader, conductor, composer, jazz musician, percussionist)
Tito Puente
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 20, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: June 1
 33 
Billy Barty
0
Birthdate: October 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Millsboro, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: December 23
Height: 3'9" (114 cm)
 34 
Ofra Haza
(Singer, Voice actor, Actor, Composer, Journalist, Pianist, Songwriter)
Ofra Haza
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tel Aviv
Died: February 23
 35 
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
(Singer-songwriter)
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
3
Birthdate: July 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: February 12
 36 
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
(Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1960 - 1965, 1970 - 1977, 1994 - 2000))
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
19
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mahawalathenna, Sri Lanka
Died: October 10
 37 
Nick Massi
(Bass Singer & Bass Guitarist for 'The Four Seasons')
Nick Massi
4
Birthdate: September 19, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 24
 38 
Nancy Marchand
4
Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA
Died: June 18
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 39 
René Gerónimo Favaloro
(Cardiovascular Surgeon)
René Gerónimo Favaloro
7
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Plata, Argentina
Died: July 29
 40 
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)
 41 
Ian Dury
(Singer)
Ian Dury
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harrow, Middlesex, England
Died: March 27
 42 
Charles Gray
1
Birthdate: August 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bournemouth, England
Died: March 7
 43 
Barbara Cartland
(Writer, Known as the ‘Queen of Romance’, One of the Best-Selling Authors Worldwide of the 20th Century)
Barbara Cartland
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
Died: May 21
 44 
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)
 45 
Edward Gorey
(American Writer and Artist, Noted for His Own Illustrated Books and Cover Art)
Edward Gorey
0
Birthdate: February 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 15
 46 
Empress Kōjun
3
Birthdate: March 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: June 16
 47 
John Lindsay
(Mayor of New York City (1966-73))
John Lindsay
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 19
 48 
Gwendolyn Brooks
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas
Died: December 3
 49 
Marie Windsor
(Actress)
Marie Windsor
2
Birthdate: December 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marysvale, Utah, U.S.
Died: December 10
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 50 
DJ Screw
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Smithville, Texas, United States
Died: November 16