Famous People Who Died In 2005

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2005. This list includes people like Hunter S. Thompson, Richard Pryor, Pope John Paul II, Rosa Parks, Pat Morita and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, novelists, artists and comedians who died in 2005. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Australia and many more countries.
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 1 
Rosa Parks
(American Activist in the Civil Rights Movement Best Known for Her Pivotal Role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott)
Rosa Parks
38
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
Died: October 24
 2 
Richard Pryor
(Greatest Stand-Up Comedian of All-Time)
Richard Pryor
16
Birthdate: December 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Died: December 10
Pope John Paul II
35
Birthdate: May 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wadowice, Poland
Died: April 2
 4 
Pat Morita
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Role as ‘Miyagi’ in ‘The Karate Kid’ Film Series)
Pat Morita
8
Birthdate: June 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Isleton, California, United States
Died: November 24
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 5 
Eddie Guerrero
(American Professional Wrestler and Member of 'Guerrero' Wrestling Family)
Eddie Guerrero
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: November 13
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 6 
Johnny Carson
(Comedian and Producer Best Known as the Host of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson’)
Johnny Carson
10
Birthdate: October 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Corning, Iowa, United States
Died: January 23
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 7 
Luther Vandross
33
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 1
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 8 
Hunter S. Thompson
(Journalist, Author and Founder of the Gonzo Journalism Movement)
Hunter S. Thompson
32
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 20
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 9 
Arthur Miller
(Playwright Best Known for His Plays “All My Sons,” “Death of a Salesman” and “The Crucible”)
Arthur Miller
13
Birthdate: October 17, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, United States
Died: February 10
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 10 
George Best
(Northern Irish Professional Footballer Who Played as a Winger)
George Best
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: November 25
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 11 
Anne Bancroft
(Actress)
Anne Bancroft
10
Birthdate: September 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 6
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 12 
Bob Denver
(Actor)
Bob Denver
8
Birthdate: January 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York
Died: September 2
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Shirley Chisholm
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 12th District (1969 - 1983))
Shirley Chisholm
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 1
 14 
John DeLorean
(Engineer Known for His Work at 'General Motors' & Founder of the 'DeLorean Motor Company')
John DeLorean
14
Birthdate: January 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: March 19
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 15 
Rosemary Kennedy
(Sister of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy)
Rosemary Kennedy
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 7
 16 
Johnnie Cochran
(American Lawyer and Civil Activist Best Known for Defending and Acquitting 'O. J. Simpson')
Johnnie Cochran
26
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: March 29
 17 
Sandra Dee
(Actress and Model Best Known for Her Film ‘Until They Sail’)
Sandra Dee
9
Birthdate: April 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 20
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 18 
Mitch Hedberg
(American Stand-Up Comedian Known for His Albums: ‘Strategic Grill Locations’ and ‘Mitch All Together’)
Mitch Hedberg
9
Birthdate: February 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: March 30
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 19 
Amrish Puri
8
Birthdate: June 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nawanshahr, Jullundur, Punjab, British India
Died: January 12
 20 
Michael P. Murphy
(United States Navy SEAL Officer)
Michael P. Murphy
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Smithtown, New York, United States
Died: June 28
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 21 
Peter Jennings
(One of the Most Prominent Television Journalists and the Anchor of 'ABC World News Tonight’)
Peter Jennings
8
Birthdate: July 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: August 7
 22 
Eddie Albert
(American actor)
Eddie Albert
2
Birthdate: April 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rock Island, Illinois, United States
Died: May 26
 23 
Simon Wiesenthal
(Nazi Hunter)
Simon Wiesenthal
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 31, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buczacz
Died: September 20
 24 
August Wilson
(American Playwright Who was Refered to as the 'Theater's Poet of Black America)
August Wilson
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 2
 25 
Nipsey Russell
(Stand-up Comedian)
Nipsey Russell
4
Birthdate: September 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Died: October 2
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 26 
Mary Jackson
(Mathematician)
Mary Jackson
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia, United States
Died: February 11
 27 
John Spencer
(Film actor)
John Spencer
1
Birthdate: December 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: December 16
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
Terri Schiavo
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lower Moreland Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 31
 29 
James Doohan
(Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist, Science fiction writer)
James Doohan
5
Birthdate: March 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: July 20
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 30 
Vincent Schiavelli
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest’ & ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’)
Vincent Schiavelli
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 26
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 31 
William Rehnquist
(16th Chief Justice of the United States)
William Rehnquist
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: September 3
 32 
Don Adams
(Actor Best Known for his Role in the Series 'Get Smart')
Don Adams
2
Birthdate: April 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: September 25
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 33 
Peter Drucker
(Management Consultant)
Peter Drucker
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 11
 34 
Matthew McGrory
8
Birthdate: May 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 9
Height: 7'6" (229 cm)
 35 
Vivian Liberto
(American Homemaker, Author and First Wife of Singer Johnny Cash)
Vivian Liberto
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: May 24
 36 
Frank Gorshin
5
Birthdate: April 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 17
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 37 
Chris LeDoux
(Singer-songwriter)
Chris LeDoux
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 9
 38 
Ossie Davis
(Former actor who appeared in films with wife Ruby Dee)
Ossie Davis
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cogdell, Georgia, United States
Died: February 4
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 39 
Sir John Mills
4
Birthdate: February 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Elmham, Norfolk, England, UK
Died: April 23
 40 
Stanley Williams
15
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 13
 41 
George Mikan
(Basketball Player - Center )
George Mikan
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, United States
Died: June 1
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 42 
Barbara Bel Geddes
4
Birthdate: October 31, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 8
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 43 
Shelby Foote
(Writer)
Shelby Foote
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States
Died: June 27
 44 
Debralee Scott
6
Birthdate: April 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 5
 45 
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
(Prince of Monaco from 1949 to 2005)
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
5
Birthdate: May 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monaco
Died: April 6
 46 
Amrita Pritam
(Indian Author Who Wrote in Punjabi and Hindi and is Considered One of History's Foremost Female Punjabi Writers)
Amrita Pritam
571
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gujranwala, Pakistan
Died: October 31
 47 
K. R. Narayanan
(President of India)
K. R. Narayanan
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Uzhavoor
Died: November 9
 48 
Virginia Mayo
(Actress Best Known for Her Movies: 'The Best Years of Our Lives' and 'White Heat')
Virginia Mayo
0
Birthdate: November 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 17
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 49 
Teresa Wright
(Actress)
Teresa Wright
1
Birthdate: October 27, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: March 6
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 50 
Howard Morris
0
Birthdate: September 4, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: May 21