Famous People Who Died In 2006

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2006. This list includes people like Gerald Ford, Saddam Hussein, Steve Irwin, James Brown, Syd Barrett and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, presidents, journalists and soldiers who died in 2006. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Italy and many more countries.
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 1 
Steve Irwin
(Television Celebrity & Wildlife Conservationist Who Died After Getting Stung by a Stingray Barb)
Steve Irwin
54
Birthdate: February 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: September 4
 2 
Desmond Doss
(U. S. Army Corporal)
Desmond Doss
32
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lynchburg
Died: March 23
 3 
James Brown
(Central Progenitor of Funk Music and Referred to as 'Godfather of Soul')
James Brown
28
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 25
 4 
Don Knotts
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Role in TV Series: 'The Andy Griffith Show' and 'Three's Company')
Don Knotts
13
Birthdate: July 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 24
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 5 
Saddam Hussein
(5th President of Iraq (1979-2003))
Saddam Hussein
105
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Al Awja, Iraq
Died: December 30
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Gerald Ford
(38th President of the United States (1974 - 1977))
Gerald Ford
52
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: December 26
 7 
Coretta Scott King
(Civil-Rights Activist and the Wife of Martin Luther King Jr)
Coretta Scott King
12
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Heiberger, Alabama, United States
Died: January 30
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
Syd Barrett
(Singer-songwriter)
Syd Barrett
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cambridge
Died: July 7
 9 
Glenn Ford
(One of the Most Prominent Actors During Hollywood's Golden Age)
Glenn Ford
10
Birthdate: May 1, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quebec, Canada
Died: August 30
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Peter Boyle
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Frank Barone’ in the TV Series ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’)
Peter Boyle
5
Birthdate: October 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 12
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 11 
Shelley Winters
(American Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'The Diary of Anne Frank' and 'A Patch of Blue')
Shelley Winters
4
Birthdate: August 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 14
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 12 
Jack Palance
(American Actor Who Was Known for Playing Tough Guys and Villains)
Jack Palance
10
Birthdate: February 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 10
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 13 
Milton Friedman
(American Economist & Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences Who Extolled the Virtues of a Free Market Economic System)
Milton Friedman
14
Birthdate: July 31, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 16
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 14 
Dennis Weaver
(Actor and Former President of the Screen Actors Guild)
Dennis Weaver
11
Birthdate: June 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, United States
Died: February 24
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 15 
Billy Preston
(Musician & Songwriter)
Billy Preston
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: June 6
 16 
Darren McGavin
4
Birthdate: May 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Died: February 25
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
Chris Penn
(Actor)
Chris Penn
7
Birthdate: October 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 24
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Augusto Pinochet
(Former President of Chile)
Augusto Pinochet
34
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Valparaíso
Died: December 10
 19 
Buck Owens
(Musician)
Buck Owens
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sherman, Texas, United States
Died: March 25
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 20 
Dana Reeve
(Actress, Wife of Superman actor Christopher Reeve who became an outspoken supporter of disability causes)
Dana Reeve
4
Birthdate: March 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 6
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 21 
Ferenc Puskás
(Football player Forward, Attacking Midfielder)
Ferenc Puskás
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 17
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 22 
Mako Iwamatsu
4
Birthdate: December 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Died: July 21
 23 
Rajkumar
(Actor)
Rajkumar
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gajanur, India
Died: April 12
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 24 
June Allyson
(Actress)
June Allyson
3
Birthdate: October 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: July 8
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 25 
Al Lewis
(Actor)
Al Lewis
1
Birthdate: April 30, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: February 3
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 26 
Lamar Hunt
(American Sports Executive and BusinessmanBusinessman)
Lamar Hunt
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: El Dorado, Arkansas, United States
Died: December 13
Bismillah Khan
67
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 21, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dumraon, Bihar
Died: August 21
 28 
Bruno Kirby
3
Birthdate: April 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: August 14
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 29 
Jack Warden
4
Birthdate: September 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 19
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 30 
Paul Gleason
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Dr. David Thornton’ in TV Series ‘All My Children’)
Paul Gleason
2
Birthdate: May 4, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 27
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 31 
Octavia Butler
(Science fiction author)
Octavia Butler
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: February 24
 32 
Gene Pitney
(Singer-songwriter)
Gene Pitney
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 5
 33 
Lou Rawls
(R&B Singer Famous for His Luxurious Baritone Singing Voice and Four-Octave Vocal Range)
Lou Rawls
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 6
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 34 
Floyd Patterson
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waco, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 11
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 35 
Robert Altman
(Filmmaker of the 'New Hollywood Era' Known for His Films: 'M*A*S*H’,’ McCabe & Mrs. Miller’ & ‘The Long Goodbye’)
Robert Altman
5
Birthdate: February 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: November 20
 36 
Jack Wild
(Television actor, Film actor, Actor)
Jack Wild
4
Listed In:
Birthdate: September 30, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royton
Died: March 1
 37 
Aaron Spelling
(Film and television producer)
Aaron Spelling
7
Birthdate: April 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: June 23
 38 
Jane Wyatt
(She starred in a number of Hollywood films, such as Frank Capra's Lost Horizon)
Jane Wyatt
1
Birthdate: August 12, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Campgaw, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 20
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 39 
Edward Albert
3
Birthdate: February 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 22
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 40 
Richard Kuklinski
(Criminal and Convicted Murderer)
Richard Kuklinski
32
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 5
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 41 
Mickey Hargitay
(Hungarian-American Actor and the 1955 Mr. Universe)
Mickey Hargitay
6
Birthdate: January 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 14
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 42 
Ann Richards
(Politician)
Ann Richards
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lacy Lakeview, Texas, United States
Died: September 13
 43 
Gerald Levert
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: November 10
 44 
Wilson Pickett
(American singer)
Wilson Pickett
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prattville, Alabama, United States
Died: January 19
 45 
Joseph Joe Barbera
(Director, Co-Founder of the Animation Studio and Production Company ‘Hanna-Barbera’)
Joseph Joe Barbera
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Delancey Street, New York, United States
Died: December 18
 46 
Kirby Puckett
(Baseball Players)
Kirby Puckett
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: March 6
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 47 
Jane Jacobs
(Journalist and Author Best Known for Her Book ‘The Death and Life of Great American Cities’)
Jane Jacobs
3
Birthdate: May 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 25
 48 
Proof
(musician, rapper, actor, songwriter)
Proof
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: April 11
 49 
Freddy Fender
(Texas-based Tejano country singer who sang the 1970s singles "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" and "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.")
Freddy Fender
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Benito, Texas, United States
Died: October 14
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 50 
Adrienne Shelly
4
Birthdate: June 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died: November 1
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)