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
Bobby FischerBobby Fischer
Icelander, American
Chess Grandmaster

Paul NewmanPaul Newman
American
Actor

George CarlinGeorge Carlin
American
Comedian

Estelle GettyEstelle Getty
American
Actress

Bernie MacBernie Mac
American
Actor, Comedian
Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
American
Actor

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
American
Singer

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
American
Writer
Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton
American
Author, Screenwriter, Film Director

Mel FerrerMel Ferrer
American
 
Suzanne PleshetteSuzanne Pleshette
American
Actress

John ListJohn List
American
American mass murderer

Jeff HealeyJeff Healey
Canadian
Singer

Roy Scheider Roy Scheider
American
Actor

Edmund HillaryEdmund Hillary
New Zealander
First person to climb Mt. Everest
Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russian, Russian
Author

Brad RenfroBrad Renfro
American
Actor

Christian BrandoChristian Brando
American
Son of Marlon Brando

Majel BarrettMajel Barrett
American
Actress

Tsutomu MiyazakiTsutomu Miyazaki
Japanese
Serial Killer

Bettie PageBettie Page
American
 

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

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

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

Van JohnsonVan Johnson
American
Actor
Irena SendlerIrena Sendler
Polish
Nurse

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Rob KnoxRob Knox
British
Actor

Maila NurmiMaila Nurmi
Finnish, American
Actress

Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
South African
Singer

Harold PinterHarold Pinter
British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Gordon B. HinckleyGordon B. Hinckley
American
Religious Leader
Lois NettletonLois Nettleton
American
Actress

Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann
Swiss
The First Person to Synthesize LSD

Shomu MukherjeeShomu Mukherjee
Indian
Film Director & Producer

David Paul ScofieldPaul Scofield
British
Actor
Dee Dee WarwickDee Dee Warwick
American
Singer

Jeremy BeadleJeremy Beadle
British
TV Presenter

Levi StubbsLevi Stubbs
American
Baritone Singer

Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
American
painter

Henry MolaisonHenry Molaison
American
Memory Disorder Patient

Randy PauschRandy Pausch
American
Motivational Speaker, Educationist, Professor
Baba AmteBaba Amte
Indian
 

Dith PranDith Pran
American
Photojournalist

John Archibald WheelerJohn Archibald Wheeler
American
Physicist
V P SinghV. P. Singh
Indian
Eighth Prime Minister of India

Jane McGrathJane McGrath
British
England-born Australian cancer support campaigner
Mahmoud DarwishMahmoud Darwish
Palestinian
Poet

Jules DassinJules Dassin
American
Film Director, Producer

Jo StaffordJo Stafford
American
Singer

Ahmad SuradjiAhmad Suradji
Indonesian
Serial Killer

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

Adi DaAdi Da
American
Founder of Adidam

Levy MwanawasaLevy Mwanawasa
Zambian
Member of Parliament

Mel Ignatow Mel Ignatow
American
Murderer
Joshua LederbergJoshua Lederberg
American
Geneticist

George E. PaladeGeorge E. Palade
Romanian
Cell Biologist
Margie WillettMargie Willett
American
Dick Van Dyke's Ex-Wife

Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
American
Cardiac Surgeon

Adrian MitchellAdrian Mitchell
British
Poet
Adrian KantrowitzAdrian Kantrowitz
American
Cardiac Surgeon

Yves Saint LaurentYves Saint Laurent
French
Fashion Designer
Willis Eugene Lamb Jr.Willis Lamb
American
Physicist

Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
Welsh
Composer

Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes
American
Singer-songwriter
William F. Buckley, Jr.William F. Buckley, Jr.
American
author

Jerry ReedJerry Reed
American
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer,
Cyd CharisseCyd Charisse
American
Dancer,actress

Richard WrightRichard Wright
British
Musician

Dorothy VaughanDorothy Vaughan
American
Mathematician

Yves Saint-LaurentYves Saint-Laurent
French
French fashion designer
Richard WidmarkRichard Widmark
American
film actor, stage actor, television actor
Rocky AokiRocky Aoki
American
Restaurateur

Arthur ShawcrossArthur Shawcross
American
serial killer

SuhartoSuharto
Indonesian
Politician, Military personnel

Frank RosenthalFrank Rosenthal
American
Entrepreneur
Warith Deen MohammedWarith Deen Mohammed
Religious Figure

Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
British
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist

Bo DiddleyBo Diddley
American
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Jesse HelmsJesse Helms
American
Politician

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

Tim RussertTim Russert
American
Journalist
Jerry WexlerJerry Wexler
American
Record producer, Journalist, Composer

Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein
Swiss, American
Physicist, Engineer
Hua GuofengHua Guofeng
Chinese
Politician
Stanley KamelStanley Kamel
American
Actor