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
 

Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
American
Actor

Bobby FischerBobby Fischer
Icelander, American
Chess Grandmaster

Bernie MacBernie Mac
American
Actor, Comedian
Estelle GettyEstelle Getty
American
Actress

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton
American
Author, Screenwriter, Film Director

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
American
Writer
Suzanne PleshetteSuzanne Pleshette
American
Actress

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
American
Singer
Roy Scheider Roy Scheider
American
Actor

Jeff HealeyJeff Healey
Canadian
Singer

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

Bettie PageBettie Page
American
 

Sydney PollackSydney Pollack
American
Film Director, Producer, Actor
Mel FerrerMel Ferrer
American
 

Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russian, Russian
Author

Christian BrandoChristian Brando
American
Son of Marlon Brando

Majel BarrettMajel Barrett
American
Actress
Brad RenfroBrad Renfro
American
Actor

Harvey KormanHarvey Korman
American
Actor
Mark FeltMark Felt
American
FBI Agent

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

Tsutomu MiyazakiTsutomu Miyazaki
Japanese
Serial Killer
Van JohnsonVan Johnson
American
Actor

Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann
Swiss
The First Person to Synthesize LSD

Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
South African
Singer

Irena SendlerIrena Sendler
Polish
Nurse
Shomu MukherjeeShomu Mukherjee
Indian
Film Director & Producer

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Harold PinterHarold Pinter
British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Rob KnoxRob Knox
British
Actor

Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
American
painter

Levi StubbsLevi Stubbs
American
Baritone Singer

Lois NettletonLois Nettleton
American
Actress
Dee Dee WarwickDee Dee Warwick
American
Singer
David Paul ScofieldPaul Scofield
British
Actor

Henry MolaisonHenry Molaison
American
Memory Disorder Patient

Maila NurmiMaila Nurmi
Finnish, American
Actress
Jeremy BeadleJeremy Beadle
British
TV Presenter

Randy PauschRandy Pausch
American
Motivational Speaker, Educationist, Professor

John Archibald WheelerJohn Archibald Wheeler
American
Physicist

Gordon B. HinckleyGordon B. Hinckley
American
Religious Leader

V P SinghV. P. Singh
Indian
Eighth Prime Minister of India
Baba AmteBaba Amte
Indian
 

Joshua LederbergJoshua Lederberg
American
Geneticist
Jules DassinJules Dassin
American
Film Director, Producer

Jo StaffordJo Stafford
American
Singer

Dith PranDith Pran
American
Photojournalist
Adi DaAdi Da
American
Founder of Adidam

Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
American
Cardiac Surgeon
Mahmoud DarwishMahmoud Darwish
Palestinian
Poet

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

Daniel Carleton GajdusekDaniel Carleton Gajdusek
American
Physician and medical researcher

Ahmad SuradjiAhmad Suradji
Indonesian
Serial Killer

Levy MwanawasaLevy Mwanawasa
Zambian
Member of Parliament
Jane McGrathJane McGrath
British
England-born Australian cancer support campaigner

Mel Ignatow Mel Ignatow
American
Murderer

Willis Eugene Lamb Jr.Willis Lamb
American
Physicist

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

Adrian KantrowitzAdrian Kantrowitz
American
Cardiac Surgeon
Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
Welsh
Composer

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

George E. PaladeGeorge E. Palade
Romanian
Cell Biologist

Rudy Ray MooreRudy Ray Moore
American
Actor, Film producer

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

Jesse HelmsJesse Helms
American
Politician
Jerry ReedJerry Reed
American
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer,

Gary HartGary Hart
American
Wrestlers
MannaManna
Bangladeshi
actor

Cyd CharisseCyd Charisse
American
Dancer,actress

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

Dorothy VaughanDorothy Vaughan
American
Mathematician
William BuckleyWilliam F. Buckley Jr.
American
Author
John ListJohn List
American
Criminal

Nina FochNina Foch
American
Actress

Anthony MinghellaAnthony Minghella
British
Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Film

SuhartoSuharto
Indonesian
Politician, Military personnel
Frank RosenthalFrank Rosenthal
American
Entrepreneur, Manager, Journalist

Léo MajorLéo Major
Canadian
Soldier

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

Ivan DixonIvan Dixon
American
Actor

Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
British
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist
Gary GygaxGary Gygax
American
Writer, Novelist, Publisher, Game designer

Arthur ShawcrossArthur Shawcross
American
serial killer
Don HaskinsDon Haskins
American
Basketball Player

Hua GuofengHua Guofeng
Chinese
Politician
Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein
Swiss, American
Physicist, Engineer
Sandeep UnnikrishnanSandeep Unnikrishnan
Indian