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
 

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
American
Singer

Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
American
Actor

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

Bernie MacBernie Mac
American
Actor, Comedian

Harvey KormanHarvey Korman
American
Actor

Roy Scheider Roy Scheider
American
Actor
David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
American
Writer

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton
American
Author, Screenwriter, Film Director
Suzanne PleshetteSuzanne Pleshette
American
Actress

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

Jeff HealeyJeff Healey
Canadian
Singer
Brad RenfroBrad Renfro
American
Actor

Mark FeltMark Felt
American
FBI Agent
Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russian, Russian
Author

Irena SendlerIrena Sendler
Polish
Nurse

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
Bettie PageBettie Page
American
 

Majel BarrettMajel Barrett
American
Actress

Mel FerrerMel Ferrer
American
 

Sydney PollackSydney Pollack
American
Film Director, Producer, Actor
Van JohnsonVan Johnson
American
Actor

Harold PinterHarold Pinter
British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann
Swiss
The First Person to Synthesize LSD

Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
South African
Singer
V P SinghV. P. Singh
Indian
Eighth Prime Minister of India

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Shomu MukherjeeShomu Mukherjee
Indian
Film Director & Producer

Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
American
painter

Baba AmteBaba Amte
Indian
 

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

Randy PauschRandy Pausch
American
Motivational Speaker, Educationist, Professor

Henry MolaisonHenry Molaison
American
Memory Disorder Patient
Levi StubbsLevi Stubbs
American
Baritone Singer

John Archibald WheelerJohn Archibald Wheeler
American
Physicist

David Paul ScofieldPaul Scofield
British
Actor

Gordon B. HinckleyGordon B. Hinckley
American
Religious Leader

Jo StaffordJo Stafford
American
Singer
Mahmoud DarwishMahmoud Darwish
Palestinian
Poet

Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
American
Cardiac Surgeon

Dith PranDith Pran
American
Photojournalist

Ahmad SuradjiAhmad Suradji
Indonesian
Serial Killer
Adi DaAdi Da
American
Founder of Adidam

Jules DassinJules Dassin
American
Film Director, Producer
Jane McGrathJane McGrath
British
England-born Australian cancer support campaigner

Levy MwanawasaLevy Mwanawasa
Zambian
Member of Parliament

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

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

Yves Saint LaurentYves Saint Laurent
French
Fashion Designer

Willis Eugene Lamb Jr.Willis Lamb
American
Physicist
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
Gary HartGary Hart
American
Wrestlers

Rudy Ray MooreRudy Ray Moore
American
Actor, Film producer

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

John ListJohn List
American
Criminal
Jerry ReedJerry Reed
American
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer,

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

SuhartoSuharto
Indonesian
Politician, Military personnel

MannaManna
Bangladeshi
actor

Frank RosenthalFrank Rosenthal
American
Entrepreneur, Manager, Journalist
Paul BenedictPaul Benedict
American
Actor

Dorothy VaughanDorothy Vaughan
American
Mathematician
Anthony MinghellaAnthony Minghella
British
Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Film

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

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

Bo DiddleyBo Diddley
American
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Arthur ShawcrossArthur Shawcross
American
serial killer

Don LaFontaineDon LaFontaine
American
Voice actor, Actor

Eddy ArnoldEddy Arnold
American
Singer-Songwriter

Allan MelvinAllan Melvin
American
Actor
Hua GuofengHua Guofeng
Chinese
Politician

Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
American
Winegrower
Mitch MitchellMitch Mitchell
British
Drummer, Actor, Film actor

Robert ProskyRobert Prosky
American
Actor
Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein
Swiss, American
Physicist, Engineer

Nina FochNina Foch
American
Actress
Ivan DixonIvan Dixon
American
Actor