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

George CarlinGeorge Carlin
American
Comedian

Bobby FischerBobby Fischer
Icelander, American
Chess Grandmaster

Bernie MacBernie Mac
American
Actor, Comedian

Estelle GettyEstelle Getty
American
Actress
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

Bettie PageBettie Page
American
 

Roy Scheider Roy Scheider
American
Actor

Suzanne PleshetteSuzanne Pleshette
American
Actress

Jeff HealeyJeff Healey
Canadian
Singer

Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russian, Russian
Author
Brad RenfroBrad Renfro
American
Actor

Edmund HillaryEdmund Hillary
New Zealander
First person to climb Mt. Everest

Sydney PollackSydney Pollack
American
Film Director, Producer, Actor

Majel BarrettMajel Barrett
American
Actress
Christian BrandoChristian Brando
American
Son of Marlon Brando

Mark FeltMark Felt
American
FBI Agent
Mel FerrerMel Ferrer
American
 

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

Harvey KormanHarvey Korman
American
Actor
Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
South African
Singer

Van JohnsonVan Johnson
American
Actor
Tsutomu MiyazakiTsutomu Miyazaki
Japanese
Serial Killer

Irena SendlerIrena Sendler
Polish
Nurse

Rob KnoxRob Knox
British
Actor
Shomu MukherjeeShomu Mukherjee
Indian
Film Director & Producer

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Harold PinterHarold Pinter
British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann
Swiss
The First Person to Synthesize LSD

Lois NettletonLois Nettleton
American
Actress

Levi StubbsLevi Stubbs
American
Baritone Singer

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

Maila NurmiMaila Nurmi
Finnish, American
Actress

John Archibald WheelerJohn Archibald Wheeler
American
Physicist

Jeremy BeadleJeremy Beadle
British
TV Presenter
Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
American
painter

V P SinghV. P. Singh
Indian
Eighth Prime Minister of India

Randy PauschRandy Pausch
American
Motivational Speaker, Educationist, Professor

Dith PranDith Pran
American
Photojournalist

Henry MolaisonHenry Molaison
American
Memory Disorder Patient
Jo StaffordJo Stafford
American
Singer

Baba AmteBaba Amte
Indian
 
Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
American
Cardiac Surgeon

Mahmoud DarwishMahmoud Darwish
Palestinian
Poet

Jules DassinJules Dassin
American
Film Director, Producer
Gordon B. HinckleyGordon B. Hinckley
American
Religious Leader

Mel Ignatow Mel Ignatow
American
Murderer
George HabashGeorge Habash
Israeli, Jordanian
Founder of The Popular Front for the Liberation of

Ahmad SuradjiAhmad Suradji
Indonesian
Serial Killer

Adi DaAdi Da
American
Founder of Adidam

Levy MwanawasaLevy Mwanawasa
Zambian
Member of Parliament

Daniel Carleton GajdusekDaniel Carleton Gajdusek
American
Physician and medical researcher
Joshua LederbergJoshua Lederberg
American
Geneticist

Jane McGrathJane McGrath
British
England-born Australian cancer support campaigner

Adrian MitchellAdrian Mitchell
British
Poet

Willis Eugene Lamb Jr.Willis Lamb
American
Physicist
Adrian KantrowitzAdrian Kantrowitz
American
Cardiac Surgeon

Yves Saint LaurentYves Saint Laurent
French
Fashion Designer
Margie WillettMargie Willett
American
Dick Van Dyke's Ex-Wife

Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
Welsh
Composer

George E. PaladeGeorge E. Palade
Romanian
Cell Biologist

Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes
American
Singer-songwriter

John ListJohn List
American
Criminal

Frank RosenthalFrank Rosenthal
American
Entrepreneur, Manager, Journalist
Jerry ReedJerry Reed
American
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer,

Rudy Ray MooreRudy Ray Moore
American
Actor, Film producer
Gary HartGary Hart
American
Wrestlers

Jesse HelmsJesse Helms
American
Politician

Richard WidmarkRichard Widmark
American
film actor, stage actor, television actor

Cyd CharisseCyd Charisse
American
Dancer,actress
MannaManna
Bangladeshi
actor
Warith Deen MohammedWarith Deen Mohammed
Religious Figure

Nina FochNina Foch
American
Actress

SuhartoSuharto
Indonesian
Politician, Military personnel

Dorothy VaughanDorothy Vaughan
American
Mathematician
Arthur ShawcrossArthur Shawcross
American
serial killer

Dock EllisDock Ellis
American
Baseball player

Ivan DixonIvan Dixon
American
Actor

Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
British
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist

Anthony MinghellaAnthony Minghella
British
Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Film
Bo DiddleyBo Diddley
American
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Gary GygaxGary Gygax
American
Game designer
Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein
Swiss, American
Physicist, Engineer

Robert ProskyRobert Prosky
American
Actor
Hua GuofengHua Guofeng
Chinese
Politician
Sujatha RangarajanSujatha Rangarajan
Indian
Writer, Screenwriter