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.

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
Australian
Actor
Paul NewmanPaul Newman
American
Actor

Bernie MacBernie Mac
American
Actor, Comedian

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
American
Singer

Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
American
Actor

Estelle GettyEstelle Getty
American
Actress
Suzanne PleshetteSuzanne Pleshette
American
Actress

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
American
Writer

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton
American
Author, Screenwriter, Film Director

Edmund HillaryEdmund Hillary
New Zealander
First person to climb Mt. Everest
Roy Scheider Roy Scheider
American
Actor

Jeff HealeyJeff Healey
Canadian
Singer

Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russian, Russian
Author

Bettie PageBettie Page
American
 

Brad RenfroBrad Renfro
American
Actor

Mel FerrerMel Ferrer
American
 

Christian BrandoChristian Brando
American
Son of Marlon Brando

Majel BarrettMajel Barrett
American
Actress
Tsutomu MiyazakiTsutomu Miyazaki
Japanese
Serial Killer

Sydney PollackSydney Pollack
American
Film Director, Producer, Actor
Harvey KormanHarvey Korman
American
Actor

Rob KnoxRob Knox
British
Actor

Rudy Ray MooreRudy Ray Moore
American
Comedian
Mark FeltMark Felt
American
FBI Agent

Van JohnsonVan Johnson
American
Actor

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Indian
Founder of Transcendental Meditation Technique

Irena SendlerIrena Sendler
Polish
Nurse
Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
South African
Singer

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Baba AmteBaba Amte
Indian
 
Harold PinterHarold Pinter
British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann
Swiss
The First Person to Synthesize LSD

Lois NettletonLois Nettleton
American
Actress

Jeremy BeadleJeremy Beadle
British
TV Presenter
Dee Dee WarwickDee Dee Warwick
American
Singer
Maila NurmiMaila Nurmi
Finnish, American
Actress

John Archibald WheelerJohn Archibald Wheeler
American
Physicist

Levi StubbsLevi Stubbs
American
Baritone Singer

Shomu MukherjeeShomu Mukherjee
Indian
Film Director & Producer

Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
American
painter

Henry MolaisonHenry Molaison
American
Memory Disorder Patient

David Paul ScofieldPaul Scofield
British
Actor

V P SinghV. P. Singh
Indian
Eighth Prime Minister of India
Randy PauschRandy Pausch
American
Motivational Speaker, Educationist, Professor

Jo StaffordJo Stafford
American
Singer
Mahmoud DarwishMahmoud Darwish
Palestinian
Poet

Gordon B. HinckleyGordon B. Hinckley
American
Religious Leader

Jules DassinJules Dassin
American
Film Director, Producer
Dith PranDith Pran
American
Photojournalist

Daniel Carleton GajdusekDaniel Carleton Gajdusek
American
Physician and medical researcher
George HabashGeorge Habash
Israeli, Jordanian
Founder of The Popular Front for the Liberation of

Ahmad SuradjiAhmad Suradji
Indonesian
Serial Killer

Jane McGrathJane McGrath
British
England-born Australian cancer support campaigner

Adi DaAdi Da
American
Founder of Adidam

Mel Ignatow Mel Ignatow
American
Murderer
Levy MwanawasaLevy Mwanawasa
Zambian
Member of Parliament

Joshua LederbergJoshua Lederberg
American
Geneticist

George E. PaladeGeorge E. Palade
Romanian
Cell Biologist

Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
American
Cardiac Surgeon
Adrian MitchellAdrian Mitchell
British
Poet

Margie WillettMargie Willett
American
Dick Van Dyke's Ex-Wife
Adrian KantrowitzAdrian Kantrowitz
American
Cardiac Surgeon

Willis Eugene Lamb Jr.Willis Lamb
American
Physicist

Yves Saint LaurentYves Saint Laurent
French
Fashion Designer
Bobby FischerBobby Fischer
Icelander, American
Chess Grandmaster

Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
Welsh
Composer
George CarlinGeorge Carlin
American
Comedian

Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes
American
Singer-songwriter

William F. Buckley, Jr.William F. Buckley, Jr.
American
author
John ListJohn List
American
Criminal

Richard WrightRichard Wright
British
Musician
Jerry ReedJerry Reed
American
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer,

Yves Saint-LaurentYves Saint-Laurent
French
French fashion designer

Cyd CharisseCyd Charisse
American
Dancer,actress

Arthur ShawcrossArthur Shawcross
American
serial killer
Richard WidmarkRichard Widmark
American
film actor, stage actor, television actor
Frank RosenthalFrank Rosenthal
American
Entrepreneur, Manager, Journalist

Dorothy VaughanDorothy Vaughan
American
Mathematician

Tim RussertTim Russert
American
Journalist

Jesse HelmsJesse Helms
American
Politician
Sandeep UnnikrishnanSandeep Unnikrishnan
Indian
 

Rocky AokiRocky Aoki
American
Restaurateur

SuhartoSuharto
Indonesian
Politician, Military personnel

Robert ProskyRobert Prosky
American
Actor

Bo DiddleyBo Diddley
American
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
British
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist

Ivan DixonIvan Dixon
American
Actor
Anthony MinghellaAnthony Minghella
British
Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Film

Gary GygaxGary Gygax
American
Game designer
Margaret TrumanMargaret Truman
American
actor, novelist, writer, biographer
Beverly GarlandBeverly Garland
American
Actress