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
 

Bobby FischerBobby Fischer
Icelander, American
Chess Grandmaster

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
American
Singer

Estelle GettyEstelle Getty
American
Actress
Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
American
Actor

Bernie MacBernie Mac
American
Actor, Comedian

Harvey KormanHarvey Korman
American
Actor

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
American
Writer
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

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

Brad RenfroBrad Renfro
American
Actor
Irena SendlerIrena Sendler
Polish
Nurse

Mark FeltMark Felt
American
FBI Agent

Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russian, Russian
Author
Bettie PageBettie Page
American
 

Christian BrandoChristian Brando
American
Son of Marlon Brando
Tsutomu MiyazakiTsutomu Miyazaki
Japanese
Serial Killer

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

Sydney PollackSydney Pollack
American
Film Director, Producer, Actor

Majel BarrettMajel Barrett
American
Actress
Mel FerrerMel Ferrer
American
 
Van JohnsonVan Johnson
American
Actor

Harold PinterHarold Pinter
British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

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

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Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
American
painter

Baba AmteBaba Amte
Indian
 

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

Lois NettletonLois Nettleton
American
Actress

Maila NurmiMaila Nurmi
Finnish, American
Actress
Dee Dee WarwickDee Dee Warwick
American
Singer

Jeremy BeadleJeremy Beadle
British
TV Presenter

Rob KnoxRob Knox
British
Actor
John Archibald WheelerJohn Archibald Wheeler
American
Physicist

Henry MolaisonHenry Molaison
American
Memory Disorder Patient
Randy PauschRandy Pausch
American
Motivational Speaker, Educationist, Professor

Levi StubbsLevi Stubbs
American
Baritone Singer

David Paul ScofieldPaul Scofield
British
Actor

Mahmoud DarwishMahmoud Darwish
Palestinian
Poet

Dith PranDith Pran
American
Photojournalist
Gordon B. HinckleyGordon B. Hinckley
American
Religious Leader

Jo StaffordJo Stafford
American
Singer

Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
American
Cardiac Surgeon

Jules DassinJules Dassin
American
Film Director, Producer
Ahmad SuradjiAhmad Suradji
Indonesian
Serial Killer

Joshua LederbergJoshua Lederberg
American
Geneticist
Adi DaAdi Da
American
Founder of Adidam

Mel Ignatow Mel Ignatow
American
Murderer

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

Levy MwanawasaLevy Mwanawasa
Zambian
Member of Parliament
Willis Eugene Lamb Jr.Willis Lamb
American
Physicist

Jane McGrathJane McGrath
British
England-born Australian cancer support campaigner

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

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

Gary HartGary Hart
American
Wrestlers

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

Léo MajorLéo Major
Canadian
Soldier
Frank RosenthalFrank Rosenthal
American
Entrepreneur, Manager, Journalist

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

John ListJohn List
American
Criminal

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

MannaManna
Bangladeshi
actor
Paul BenedictPaul Benedict
American
Actor

SuhartoSuharto
Indonesian
Politician, Military personnel
Dorothy VaughanDorothy Vaughan
American
Mathematician

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

Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
British
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist
Cyd CharisseCyd Charisse
American
Dancer,actress

Arthur ShawcrossArthur Shawcross
American
serial killer
Anthony MinghellaAnthony Minghella
British
Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Film

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

Eddy ArnoldEddy Arnold
American
Singer-Songwriter

Don LaFontaineDon LaFontaine
American
Voice actor, Actor
Allan MelvinAllan Melvin
American
Actor

Sandeep UnnikrishnanSandeep Unnikrishnan
Indian
 
Hua GuofengHua Guofeng
Chinese
Politician

Robert ProskyRobert Prosky
American
Actor
Hemant KarkareHemant Karkare
Indian
Police officer

Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein
Swiss, American
Physicist, Engineer
Mitch MitchellMitch Mitchell
British
Drummer, Actor, Film actor