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
 

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
American
Writer

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
American
Singer

Bobby FischerBobby Fischer
Icelander, American
Chess Grandmaster
Estelle GettyEstelle Getty
American
Actress

Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
American
Actor

Bernie MacBernie Mac
American
Actor, Comedian
Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton
American
Author, Screenwriter, Film Director

Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann
Swiss
The First Person to Synthesize LSD
Suzanne PleshetteSuzanne Pleshette
American
Actress

Jeff HealeyJeff Healey
Canadian
Singer

Irena SendlerIrena Sendler
Polish
Nurse

Brad RenfroBrad Renfro
American
Actor

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

Roy Scheider Roy Scheider
American
Actor

Christian BrandoChristian Brando
American
Son of Marlon Brando

Bettie PageBettie Page
American
 
Sydney PollackSydney Pollack
American
Film Director, Producer, Actor

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Indian
Founder of Transcendental Meditation Technique
Majel BarrettMajel Barrett
American
Actress

Mel FerrerMel Ferrer
American
 

Tsutomu MiyazakiTsutomu Miyazaki
Japanese
Serial Killer
Harvey KormanHarvey Korman
American
Actor

Mark FeltMark Felt
American
FBI Agent

Van JohnsonVan Johnson
American
Actor

Dee Dee WarwickDee Dee Warwick
American
Singer
Harold PinterHarold Pinter
British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

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Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
South African
Singer
Shomu MukherjeeShomu Mukherjee
Indian
Film Director & Producer

Lois NettletonLois Nettleton
American
Actress

Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
American
painter

Baba AmteBaba Amte
Indian
 
Rob KnoxRob Knox
British
Actor
Levi StubbsLevi Stubbs
American
Baritone Singer

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

David Paul ScofieldPaul Scofield
British
Actor
Jeremy BeadleJeremy Beadle
British
TV Presenter

Maila NurmiMaila Nurmi
Finnish, American
Actress

Henry MolaisonHenry Molaison
American
Memory Disorder Patient

John Archibald WheelerJohn Archibald Wheeler
American
Physicist

Randy PauschRandy Pausch
American
Motivational Speaker, Educationist, Professor
Dith PranDith Pran
American
Photojournalist

Jo StaffordJo Stafford
American
Singer
Mahmoud DarwishMahmoud Darwish
Palestinian
Poet

Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
American
Cardiac Surgeon

Gordon B. HinckleyGordon B. Hinckley
American
Religious Leader
Jane McGrathJane McGrath
British
England-born Australian cancer support campaigner

Jules DassinJules Dassin
American
Film Director, Producer
Adi DaAdi Da
American
Founder of Adidam

Joshua LederbergJoshua Lederberg
American
Geneticist

Ahmad SuradjiAhmad Suradji
Indonesian
Serial Killer

George HabashGeorge Habash
Israeli, Jordanian
Founder of The Popular Front for the Liberation of

Daniel Carleton GajdusekDaniel Carleton Gajdusek
American
Physician and medical researcher
Levy MwanawasaLevy Mwanawasa
Zambian
Member of Parliament

Willis Eugene Lamb Jr.Willis Lamb
American
Physicist

Mel Ignatow Mel Ignatow
American
Murderer

Adrian MitchellAdrian Mitchell
British
Poet
Yves Saint LaurentYves Saint Laurent
French
Fashion Designer

Adrian KantrowitzAdrian Kantrowitz
American
Cardiac Surgeon
Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
Welsh
Composer

George E. PaladeGeorge E. Palade
Romanian
Cell Biologist

Margie WillettMargie Willett
American
Dick Van Dyke's Ex-Wife

Rudy Ray MooreRudy Ray Moore
American
Actor, Film producer

Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes
American
Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film

Dorothy VaughanDorothy Vaughan
American
Mathematician
Gary HartGary Hart
American
Wrestlers

John ListJohn List
American
Criminal
Frank RosenthalFrank Rosenthal
American
Entrepreneur, Manager, Journalist

John RutseyJohn Rutsey
Canadian
musician

Jerry ReedJerry Reed
American
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer,

Richard WidmarkRichard Widmark
American
film actor, stage actor, television actor
MannaManna
Bangladeshi
actor
Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
British
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist

Marcial MacielMarcial Maciel
Mexican
Catholic priest

Dee Dee WarwickDee Dee Warwick
American
Singer

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

SuhartoSuharto
Indonesian
Politician, Military personnel

Cyd CharisseCyd Charisse
American
Dancer,actress

Gary GygaxGary Gygax
American
Writer, Novelist, Publisher, Game designer

Arthur ShawcrossArthur Shawcross
American
serial killer
Ivan DixonIvan Dixon
American
Actor

Léo MajorLéo Major
Canadian
Soldier
Sammy BaughSammy Baugh
American
Football player

Beverly GarlandBeverly Garland
American
Actress
Robert ProskyRobert Prosky
American
Actor
Tim RussertTim Russert
American
Journalist