Famous People Who Died In 2002

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2002. This list includes people like Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, John Gotti, Richard Harris, Aileen Wuornos, Lisa Lopes and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, directors and artists who died in 2002. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Russia and many more countries.
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 1 
Aileen Wuornos
(American Serial Killer)
Aileen Wuornos
167
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochester, Michigan, United States
Died: October 9
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 2 
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
( Queen of the United Kingdom From 1936 to 1952)
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
47
Birthdate: August 4, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hitchin, London
Died: March 30
 3 
Lisa Lopes
(Rapper, Singer and Member of the R&B Girl Group 'TLC')
Lisa Lopes
33
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 25
 4 
Richard Harris
(One of Ireland's Greatest Film Actors)
Richard Harris
19
Birthdate: October 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: October 25
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 5 
Layne Staley
(Original Lead Singer of the Rock Band 'Alice in Chains')
Layne Staley
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kirkland, Washington, United States
Died: April 5
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Simo Häyhä
(Finnish Military Sniper in World War II)
Simo Häyhä
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rautjärvi, Finland
Died: April 1
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 7 
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
(Sibling of Queen Elizabeth II)
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
53
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glamis, Scotland
Died: February 9
 8 
Rosemary Clooney
(Actress and Singer)
Rosemary Clooney
18
Birthdate: May 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Maysville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 29
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 9 
Waylon Jennings
(Country Singer Known for First no.1 Single 'Dreaming My Dreams')
Waylon Jennings
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Littlefield, Texas, United States
Died: February 13
 10 
Ted Williams
(One of the Greatest Hitters in Baseball History)
Ted Williams
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: July 5
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 11 
James Coburn
(Film and TV Actor)
James Coburn
10
Birthdate: August 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Laurel, Nebraska, United States
Died: November 18
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 12 
Dudley Moore
(Actor, Comedian and One of the Four Writer-Performers in the Comedy Revue ‘Beyond the Fringe’)
Dudley Moore
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charing Cross Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Died: March 27
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 13 
Dhirubhai Ambani
(Indian Business Tycoon Who Founded Reliance Industries)
Dhirubhai Ambani
35
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Junagadh
Died: July 6
 14 
Robert Urich
(Actor and Producer)
Robert Urich
7
Birthdate: December 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ohio, United States
Died: April 16
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 15 
David Parker Ray
(Serial Rapist, Serial Killer)
David Parker Ray
53
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belen, New Mexico
Died: May 28
 16 
Joe Strummer
(Singer, Guitarist)
Joe Strummer
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Died: December 22
 17 
John Entwistle
(Musician & Songwriter who was The Bassist ‍for The Rock Band 'The Who')
John Entwistle
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 27
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
Milton Berle
(American Actor and Comedian Who Became the First Major American Television Star)
Milton Berle
9
Birthdate: July 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: March 27
Laci Peterson
9
Birthdate: May 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Modesto
Died: December 24
 20 
Rod Steiger
(One of Hollywood's Most Charismatic and Dynamic Stars)
Rod Steiger
4
Birthdate: April 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westhampton, New York, United States
Died: July 9
 21 
John Thaw
(Actor)
John Thaw
8
Birthdate: January 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: West Gorton, Manchester, England, UK
Died: February 21
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 22 
Daniel Pearl
(American Journalist Who Was Kidnapped and Later Decapitated by Terrorists in Pakistan)
Daniel Pearl
3
Birthdate: October 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 1
 23 
Billy Wilder
(One of the Most Brilliant and Versatile Filmmakers of 'Classic Hollywood Cinema' With a Career Spanning Five Decades)
Billy Wilder
4
Birthdate: June 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sucha Beskidzka, Poland
Died: March 27
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 24 
Josh Ryan Evans
(Known for His Role as ‘Timmy Lenox’ in the Soap Opera ‘Passions’)
Josh Ryan Evans
19
Birthdate: January 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States
Died: August 5
Height: 3'2" (97 cm)
 25 
Linda Lovelace
(American Adult Film Star)
Linda Lovelace
13
Birthdate: January 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, New York
Died: April 22
 26 
John Gotti
(American Gangster and Boss of the 'Gambino Crime Family')
John Gotti
41
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 10
 27 
Johnny Unitas
(American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Johnny Unitas
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 11
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 28 
Jonathan Harris
2
Birthdate: November 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: November 3
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 29 
Merlin Santana
(Actor and Rapper)
Merlin Santana
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 9
 30 
Glenn Quinn
2
Birthdate: May 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 3
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 31 
Dee Dee Ramone
(Founding Member and Bassist of the Punk Rock Band the 'Ramones')
Dee Dee Ramone
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Lee, Virginia, United States
Died: June 5
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 32 
Peggy Lee
(Singer)
Peggy Lee
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 26, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
Died: January 21
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 33 
Spike Milligan
(Actor, Comedian and Cast Member of the British Radio Comedy Programme ‘The Goon Show’)
Spike Milligan
3
Birthdate: April 16, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Died: February 27
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 34 
Dave Thomas
(Founder and CEO of Wendy's)
Dave Thomas
9
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 8
 35 
Thor Heyerdahl
(Norwegian Adventurer and Ethnographer Known for His ‘Kon-Tiki’ and ‘Ra’ Transoceanic Scientific Expeditions)
Thor Heyerdahl
1
Birthdate: October 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Larvik, Norway
Died: April 18
 36 
Jam Master Jay
(Musician)
Jam Master Jay
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: October 30
 37 
LaWanda Page
(Actress)
LaWanda Page
5
Birthdate: October 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: September 14
 38 
Chuck Jones
(Animator, Filmmaker, Cartoonist, Author, Artist, & Screenwriter)
Chuck Jones
5
Birthdate: September 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Died: February 22
 39 
Astrid Lindgren
(Swedish Writer Known for Her Children's Books: ‘Pippi Longstocking’ and ‘The Six Bullerby Children’)
Astrid Lindgren
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vimmerby, Sweden
Died: January 28
 40 
Edith Bouvier Beale
(Former Model and socialite best known for her participation in the 1975 documentary film Grey Gardens by Albert and David Maysles)
Edith Bouvier Beale
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 14
 41 
Stephen Jay Gould
(Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Known for His 'Theory of Punctuated Equilibrium' & Book ‘The Mismeasure of Man’)
Stephen Jay Gould
1
Birthdate: September 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bayside, New York, United States
Died: May 20
 42 
Ruth Williams Khama
(First Lady of Botswana as the Wife of 1st President Sir Seretse Khama)
Ruth Williams Khama
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 9, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Blackheath, London
Died: May 22
 43 
Kim Hunter
(Actress)
Kim Hunter
0
Birthdate: November 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died: September 11
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 44 
Byron White
(American Football Player and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1962 - 1993))
Byron White
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 8, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Died: April 15
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 45 
Katy Jurado
(Actor, Journalist, Critic, Television actor, Film actor)
Katy Jurado
3
Birthdate: January 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guadalajara
Died: July 5
 46 
Jack Buck
(Sports commentator)
Jack Buck
1
Birthdate: August 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 18
 47 
Whitney Blake
(Actress)
Whitney Blake
5
Birthdate: February 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 28
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 48 
Hansie Cronje
(South African International Cricketer Who was Banned from Cricket for His Role in Match-Fixing Scandal)
Hansie Cronje
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: June 1
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 49 
John Agar
(Actor)
John Agar
2
Birthdate: January 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 7
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 50 
Cyrinda Foxe
(Actress, Model)
Cyrinda Foxe
2
Birthdate: February 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: September 7