Famous People Who Died In 2001

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2001. This list includes people like George Harrison, Aaliyah, Jennifer Syme, R. K. Narayan, Jack Lemmon and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include novelists, poets, political leaders and journalists who died in 2001. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & France and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Aaliyah
(Best Known as 'Princess of R&B' & 'Queen of Urban Pop')

Aaliyah
87
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 25

 2 
George Harrison
(Achieved Fame As the Lead Guitarist of the Beatles)

George Harrison
48
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: November 29

 3 
Dale Earnhardt
(Race car driver)

Dale Earnhardt
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
Died: February 18

 4 

Sir Donald Bradman
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cootamundra, Australia
Died: February 25

 5 
Anthony Quinn
(Best Known for His Roles in the films 'Viva Zapata!' and 'Lust for Life')

Anthony Quinn
18
Birthdate: April 21, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico
Died: June 3
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 6 

Jack Lemmon
9
Birthdate: February 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 27
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 7 

Carroll O’Connor
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 21
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 8 
Joey Ramone
(Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones)

Joey Ramone
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Died: April 15

 9 
Douglas Adams
(Author of the BBC Radio Comedy Series "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy")

Douglas Adams
6
Birthdate: March 11, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: May 11
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 10 
Ahmad Shah Massoud
(Minister of Defense of Afghanistan (1992-2001))

Ahmad Shah Massoud
35
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bazarak, Afghanistan
Died: September 9

 11 

R. K. Narayan
92
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 10, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: May 13

 12 

Troy Donahue
6
Birthdate: January 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 2
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 13 
Thuy Trang
(Actress)

Thuy Trang
17
Birthdate: December 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Died: September 3
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 14 
Perry Como
(Singer)

Perry Como
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: May 13
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 15 
Rick Rescorla
(British American Private Security Specialist Who Saved Thousands of Lives During 9/11)

Rick Rescorla
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hayle, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Died: September 11

 16 
Chet Atkins
(Guitarist, Jazz musician, Record producer, Jazz guitarist, Classical guitarist, Songwriter)

Chet Atkins
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Luttrell
Died: June 30

 17 
Ray Walston
(Actor & Comedian)

Ray Walston
3
Birthdate: November 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Laurel, Mississippi, U.S.
Died: January 1

 18 
Christiaan Barnard
(Cardiac Surgeon)

Christiaan Barnard
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beaufort West, South Africa
Died: September 2

 19 
Berry Berenson
(Photographer)

Berry Berenson
4
Birthdate: April 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Murray Hill, New York, United States
Died: September 11

 20 
Katharine Graham
(Publisher)

Katharine Graham
2
Birthdate: June 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 17

 21 
Claude Shannon
(Mathematician, Engineer & Cryptographer Known as a 'Father of Information Theory')

Claude Shannon
4
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 30, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Petoskey, Michigan, United States
Died: February 24

 22 
John Lee Hooker
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer)

John Lee Hooker
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Coahoma County
Died: June 21

 23 
Eugene Sledge
(Biologist, Soldier, Academic, University teacher, Writer)

Eugene Sledge
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mobile
Died: March 3

 24 
Carwood Lipton
(United States Army Officer)

Carwood Lipton
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia
Died: December 16

 25 

Dieter Dengler
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wildberg, Germany
Died: February 7

 26 
Phoolan Devi
(Politician, Brigand)

Phoolan Devi
40
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh
Died: July 25

 27 

Dorothy McGuire
5
Birthdate: June 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: September 13

 28 
Ken Kesey
(Novelist)

Ken Kesey
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 17, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Junta, Colorado, United States
Died: November 10

 29 

Michael Williams
0
Birthdate: July 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: January 11

 30 
Birendra of Nepal
(11th King of Nepal (1972-2001))

Birendra of Nepal
11
Birthdate: December 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal
Died: June 1

 31 
William Hanna
(Creator of Popular Cartoon Characters Such as 'Tom and Jerry', 'The Flintstones' and 'Scooby-Doo')

William Hanna
4
Birthdate: July 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melrose, New Mexico, United States
Died: March 22
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 32 
David Graf
(Actor)

David Graf
2
Birthdate: April 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, United States
Died: April 7
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 33 

Kathleen Freeman
4
Birthdate: February 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 23
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 34 
Mary Kay Ash
(Businesswoman)

Mary Kay Ash
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 12, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hot Wells, Cypress, Texas, United States
Died: November 22

 35 

Foster Brooks
5
Birthdate: May 11, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Died: December 20

 36 
Betty Ong
(Former Flight attendant known for alerting American Airlines staff of Flight 11's hijacking)

Betty Ong
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: September 11

 37 
Anne Haney
(Actress)

Anne Haney
1
Birthdate: March 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: May 26

 38 
Tove Jansson
(Finnish Penwoman and the Author of the Children’s Book Series 'Moomin')

Tove Jansson
3
Birthdate: August 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: June 27

 39 

Ashok Kumar
4
Birthdate: October 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bhagalpur, Bihar, India
Died: December 10

 40 
Milton William Cooper
(Conspiracy theorist, Radio Personality)

Milton William Cooper
3
Birthdate: May 6, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: November 5

 41 
Imogene Coca
(Actress)

Imogene Coca
2
Birthdate: November 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 2
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 42 
Arlene Francis
(Actress & Radio Talk Show Host)

Arlene Francis
1
Birthdate: October 20, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 31

 43 

Lewis Arquette
3
Birthdate: December 14, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: February 10

 44 
Jennifer Syme
(Actress)

Jennifer Syme
13
Birthdate: December 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pico Rivera, California
Died: April 2

 45 
Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari
(Former Actress, Second wife of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi)

Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Esfahan, Iran
Died: October 26

 46 
Emilie Schindler
(Known for Humanitarian work, with her husband Oskar Schindler helped to save the lives of 1,200 Jews during World War II)

Emilie Schindler
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moravia, Czechia
Died: October 5

 47 
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Renowned Author & Aviator)

Anne Morrow Lindbergh
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey
Died: February 7

 48 
Robert Leckie
(journalist, historian, writer)

Robert Leckie
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: December 24

 49 
Jodi Huisentruit
(News Anchor)

Jodi Huisentruit
2
Birthdate: May 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Long Prairie, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 30

 50 
Eudora Welty
(Writer)

Eudora Welty
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Died: July 23