Famous People Who Died In 2008

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2008. This list includes people like Heath Ledger, Paul Newman, Bernie Mac, Michael Crichton, George Carlin and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include journalists, political leaders, poets and directors who died in 2008. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & France 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 Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger.
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Famous As: Actor, Photographer
Birthdate: April 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Died: January 22
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 2 Paul Newman

Paul Newman.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 26, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Died: September 26
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 3 Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess Grandmaster
Birthdate: March 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 17
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 4 Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Died: April 5
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 5 George Carlin

George Carlin.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 22
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 6 Estelle Getty

Estelle Getty.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 22

 7 Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac.
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: October 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 9
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 8 Mel Ferrer

Mel Ferrer.
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Birthdate: August 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Elberon, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 2
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 9 Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 25
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 10 Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton.
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Famous As: Author, Screenwriter, Film Director
Birthdate: October 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: November 4

 11 Suzanne Pleshette

Suzanne Pleshette.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 31, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, New York City
Died: January 19
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 12 David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Died: September 12

 13 Brad Renfro

Brad Renfro.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 15
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 14 Roy Scheider

Roy Scheider .
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orange, New Jersey, USA
Died: February 10

 15 Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First person to climb Mt. Everest
Birthdate: July 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: January 11

 16 Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 10

 17 Jeff Healey

Jeff Healey.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto
Died: March 2

 18 Christian Brando

Christian Brando.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Son of Marlon Brando
Birthdate: May 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Died: January 26
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 19 Sandeep Unnikrishnan

Sandeep Unnikrishnan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kozhikode
Died: November 28

 20 Sir Arthur Charles Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minehead, Somerset, England
Died: March 19

 21 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Philosopher, Historian, Short story writer
Birthdate: December 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kislovodsk, Russia
Died: August 3

 22 Jerry Reed

Jerry Reed
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Actor, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Composer, Guitarist
Birthdate: March 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta
Died: September 1
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 23 Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack.
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Famous As: Film Director, Producer, Actor
Birthdate: July 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Died: May 26

 24 Richard Wright (Musician)

Richard Wright (Musician).
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hatch End, Middlesex, England
Died: September 15

 25 Richard Wright

Richard Wright
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hatch End, Middlesex, England
Died: September 15

 26 Rob Knox

Rob Knox.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: May 24

 27 John List

John List.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: American mass murderer
Birthdate: September 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States
Died: March 21

 28 Anthony Minghella

Anthony Minghella
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Film producer, Writer
Birthdate: January 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ryde
Died: March 18
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 29 Yves Saint-Laurent

Yves Saint-Laurent
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: French fashion designer
Birthdate: August 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oran
Died: June 1

 30 Bettie Page

Bettie Page.
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, US
Died: December 11

 31 Cyd Charisse

Cyd Charisse
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Famous As: Dancer,actress
Birthdate: March 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amarillo
Died: June 17

 32 Majel Barrett

Majel Barrett.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
Died: December 18
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 33 Sam Manekshaw

Sam Manekshaw.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab
Died: June 27

 34 Tsutomu Miyazaki

Tsutomu Miyazaki.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: August 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Itsukaichi
Died: June 17

 35 William F. Buckley, Jr.

William F. Buckley, Jr.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: author
Birthdate: November 24, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 27

 36 Richard Widmark

Richard Widmark
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Famous As: film actor, stage actor, television actor
Birthdate: December 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sunrise Township, Minnesota, U.S.
Died: March 24

 37 Harvey Korman

Harvey Korman.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: May 29
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 38 Rocky Aoki

Rocky Aoki
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Restaurateur
Birthdate: October 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 10

 39 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi .
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founder of Transcendental Meditation Technique
Birthdate: January 12, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: India
Died: February 5

 40 Rudy Ray Moore

Rudy Ray Moore.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Died: October 19
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 41 Arthur Shawcross

Arthur Shawcross
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: serial killer
Birthdate: June 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kittery, Maine
Died: November 10

 42 Frank Rosenthal

Frank Rosenthal
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: June 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 13
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 43 V. P. Singh

V P Singh.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Eighth Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: June 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Allahabad
Died: November 27

 44 Suharto

Suharto
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Military personnel
Birthdate: June 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kemusuk
Died: January 27

 45 Van Johnson

Van Johnson.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island
Died: December 12
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 46 Richey Edwards

Richey Edwards
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist
Birthdate: December 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caerphilly County Borough
Died: November 23

 47 Gary Gygax

Gary Gygax
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Game designer
Birthdate: July 27, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 4

 48 Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: November 10

 49 Beverly Garland

Beverly Garland
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Died: December 5

 50 Albert Hofmann

Albert Hofmann.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: The First Person to Synthesize LSD
Birthdate: January 11, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baden
Died: April 29