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 
Rosa Parks
(The First Lady of Civil Rights)

Rosa Parks
31
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
12
Birthdate: December 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Died: December 10

Pope John Paul II
29
Birthdate: May 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wadowice, Poland
Died: April 2

 4 
Pat Morita
(Actor, Comedian)

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

 5 
Arthur Miller
(Playwright Best Known for His Plays “All My Sons,” “Death of a Salesman” and “The Crucible”)

Arthur Miller
11
Birthdate: October 17, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, United States
Died: February 10
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 

Luther Vandross
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 1
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 7 
Eddie Guerrero
(Professional wrestler)

Eddie Guerrero
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: November 13
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 8 
George Best
(Footballer)

George Best
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: November 25
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 9 
Hunter S. Thompson
(Journalist and Author)

Hunter S. Thompson
25
Birthdate: July 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 20
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 10 
Johnny Carson
(Television Host)

Johnny Carson
7
Birthdate: October 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Corning, Iowa, United States
Died: January 23
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 11 
Anne Bancroft
(Actress)

Anne Bancroft
9
Birthdate: September 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 6
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 12 
Shirley Chisholm
(U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 12th district (1969-83))

Shirley Chisholm
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 1

 13 
Johnnie Cochran
(American Lawyer and Civil Activist Best Known for Defending and Acquitting 'O. J. Simpson')

Johnnie Cochran
13
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: March 29

 14 
Rosemary Kennedy
(John F. Kennedy's Sister)

Rosemary Kennedy
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 7

 15 
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)

 16 
John DeLorean
(Engineer Known for His Work at 'General Motors' & Founder of the 'DeLorean Motor Company')

John DeLorean
9
Birthdate: January 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: March 19
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 17 

Amrish Puri
6
Birthdate: June 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nawanshahr, Jullundur, Punjab, British India
Died: January 12

 18 
Mitch Hedberg
(Stand-up Comedian)

Mitch Hedberg
7
Birthdate: February 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: March 29
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 19 
Sandra Dee
(Actress)

Sandra Dee
8
Birthdate: April 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 20
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 20 
Eddie Albert
(American actor)

Eddie Albert
2
Birthdate: April 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rock Island, Illinois, United States
Died: May 26

 21 
Michael P. Murphy
(U.S Navy SEAL Officer)

Michael P. Murphy
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Smithtown, New York, United States
Died: June 28
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 22 
August Wilson
(Playwright)

August Wilson
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: October 2

 23 
Peter Jennings
(Journalist)

Peter Jennings
4
Birthdate: July 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: August 7

 24 
Simon Wiesenthal
(Nazi Hunter)

Simon Wiesenthal
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 31, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buczacz
Died: September 20

 25 
Mary Jackson
(Mathematician)

Mary Jackson
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia, United States
Died: February 11

 26 
Nipsey Russell
(Stand-up Comedian)

Nipsey Russell
3
Birthdate: September 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Died: October 2
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 27 
William Rehnquist
(Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)

William Rehnquist
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: September 3
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 28 
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)

 29 

Matthew McGrory
7
Birthdate: May 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 9
Height: 7'6" (229 cm)

 30 
Vivian Liberto
(Rosanne Cash's Mother)

Vivian Liberto
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas
Died: May 24

 31 

Vincent Schiavelli
2
Birthdate: November 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 26
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 32 
Don Adams
(Actor Best Known for his Role in the Series 'Get Smart')

Don Adams
1
Birthdate: April 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: September 25
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 33 
Chris LeDoux
(Singer-songwriter)

Chris LeDoux
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 9

 34 

Frank Gorshin
5
Birthdate: April 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 17
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 35 

Vincent Gigante
8
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 19
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 36 

Stanley Williams
12
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 13

 37 
Peter Drucker
(Management Consultant)

Peter Drucker
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 11

 38 
James Doohan
(Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist, Science fiction writer)

James Doohan
4
Birthdate: March 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: July 20
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 39 
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)

 40 
K. R. Narayanan
(President of India)

K. R. Narayanan
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Uzhavoor
Died: November 9

 41 

Sir John Mills
2
Birthdate: February 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Elmham, Norfolk, England, UK
Died: April 23

 42 

Debralee Scott
6
Birthdate: April 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 5

Fahd of Saudi Arabia
1
Birthdate: March 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: August 1

 44 
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)

 45 
Amrita Pritam
(Indian Author Who Wrote in Punjabi and Hindi and is Considered One of History's Foremost Female Punjabi Writers)

Amrita Pritam
561
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gujranwala, Pakistan
Died: October 31

 46 

Terri Schiavo
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lower Moreland Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 31

 47 

John Vernon
2
Birthdate: February 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zehner, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: February 1
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 48 
Lane Smith
(Actor)

Lane Smith
2
Birthdate: April 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Died: June 13
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 49 

Barbara Bel Geddes
3
Birthdate: October 31, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 8
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