Famous People Who Died In 2005

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.

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 Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Died: December 10

 2 Gemini Ganesan

Gemini Ganesan
8
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: March 22

 3 Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: February 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
Died: October 24

 4 Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II
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Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: May 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wadowice, Poland
Died: April 2

 5 Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson
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Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: October 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Corning, Iowa, United States
Died: January 23
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 6 Eddie Guerrero

Eddie Guerrero
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: October 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: November 13
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 7 Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 6
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 8 Rosemary Kennedy

Rosemary Kennedy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: John F. Kennedy's Sister
Birthdate: September 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 7

 9 Vivian Liberto

Vivian Liberto
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Rosanne Cash's Mother
Birthdate: April 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas
Died: May 24

 10 Rodolfo Gonzales

Rodolfo Gonzales
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: June 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: April 12
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 11 Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson
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Famous As: Journalist and Author
Birthdate: July 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville
Died: February 20
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 12 Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright, Essayist
Birthdate: October 17, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, United States
Died: February 10

 13 Debra Hill

Debra Hill
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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: November 10, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA
Died: March 7
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 14 Pat Morita

Pat Morita
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: June 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Isleton, California, United States
Died: November 24
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 15 Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 1
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 16 George Best

George Best
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: May 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belfast
Died: November 25
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 17 John DeLorean

John DeLorean
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Inventor, Engineer
Birthdate: January 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: March 19
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 18 Vincent Gigante

Vincent Gigante
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Mobster
Birthdate: March 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 19
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 19 Amrish Puri

Amrish Puri
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nawanshahr, Jullundur, Punjab, British India
Died: January 12

 20 Johnnie Cochran

Johnnie Cochran
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: March 29

 21 Rainier III, Prince of Monaco

Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
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Famous As: Monarch
Birthdate: May 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monaco-Ville
Died: April 6

 22 Thurl Ravenscroft

Thurl Ravenscroft
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Famous As: Singer, Dub actor, Opera singer, Actor
Birthdate: February 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norfolk
Died: May 22

 23 Sunil Dutt

Sunil Dutt
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 6, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jhelum, Punjab, British India
Died: May 25
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 24 Bob Denver

Bob Denver
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York
Died: September 2
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 25 Edward Heath

Edward Heath
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Broadstairs, England
Died: July 17

 26 Mitch Hedberg

Mitch Hedberg
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: February 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: March 29
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 27 Sandra Dee

Sandra Dee
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Famous As: Film Actress
Birthdate: April 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 20
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 28 Parveen Babi

Parveen Babi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Junagadh, Saurashtra, India
Died: January 20
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 29 Terri Schiavo

Terri Schiavo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Died: March 31

 30 Stanley Williams

Stanley Williams
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: December 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 13

 31 James Doohan

James Doohan
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: March 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: July 20
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 32 James Callaghan

James Callaghan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth
Died: March 26

 33 Charles Rocket

Charles Rocket
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bangor, Maine, USA
Died: October 7
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 34 Eddie Albert

Eddie Albert
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: April 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rock Island, Illinois, United States
Died: May 26

 35 Sir John Mills

Sir John Mills
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Elmham, Norfolk, England, UK
Died: April 23

 36 Zhao Ziyang

Zhao Ziyang
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of China
Birthdate: October 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hua County, Anyang, China
Died: January 17

 37 Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Nazi Hunter
Birthdate: December 31, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buczacz
Died: September 20

 38 Sidney Luft

Sidney Luft
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Judy Garland's ex-husband
Birthdate: November 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 15

 39 Vincent Schiavelli

Vincent Schiavelli
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 26
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 40 Ronnie Barker

Ronnie Barker
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: September 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bedford
Died: October 3
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 41 Zdzisław Beksiński

Zdzisław Beksiński
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sanok, Poland
Died: February 21

 42 Shelby Foote

Shelby Foote
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States
Died: June 27

 43 K. R. Narayanan

K. R. Narayanan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of India
Birthdate: October 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Uzhavoor
Died: November 9

 44 Don Adams

Don Adams
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: September 25
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 45 Michael P. Murphy

Michael P. Murphy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: U.S Navy SEAL Officer
Birthdate: May 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Smithtown, New York, United States
Died: June 28
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 46 Domino Harvey

Domino Harvey
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Bounty hunter
Birthdate: August 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Died: June 27

 47 Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Management Consultant
Birthdate: November 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 11

 48 William Rehnquist

William Rehnquist
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Birthdate: October 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: September 3
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 49 Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis
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Famous As: American film actor
Birthdate: December 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cogdell, Georgia, United States
Died: February 4

 50 Kerry Packer

Kerry Packer
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: One of Australia's most powerful media proprietors of the twentieth century
Birthdate: December 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: December 26
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)