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
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor
Paul NewmanPaul Newman
26 January 1925, American
Actor

George CarlinGeorge Carlin
12 May 1937, American
 

Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
04 October 1923, American
Actor

Estelle GettyEstelle Getty
25 July 1923, American
Actress

Bobby FischerBobby Fischer
09 March 1943, Icelander, American
Chess Grandmaster
Bernie MacBernie Mac
05 October 1957, American
Actor, Comedian

Harvey KormanHarvey Korman
15 February 1927, American
Actor

Edmund HillaryEdmund Hillary
20 July 1919, New Zealander
First person to climb Mt. Everest

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer
Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton
23 October 1942, American
 

Roy Scheider Roy Scheider
10 November 1932, American
Actor
Tsutomu MiyazakiTsutomu Miyazaki
21 August 1962, Japanese
Serial Killer

Jeff HealeyJeff Healey
25 March 1966, Canadian
Singer

Suzanne PleshetteSuzanne Pleshette
31 January 1937, American
Actress
Brad RenfroBrad Renfro
25 July 1982, American
Actor

Mark FeltMark Felt
17 August 1913, American
FBI Agent
Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
11 December 1918, Russian, Russian
Author

Christian BrandoChristian Brando
11 May 1958, American
Son of Marlon Brando

Bettie PageBettie Page
22 April 1923, American
 
V P SinghV. P. Singh
25 June 1931, Indian
Eighth Prime Minister of India

Sam ManekshawSam Manekshaw
03 April 1914, Indian
 
Majel BarrettMajel Barrett
23 February 1932, American
Actress

Mel FerrerMel Ferrer
25 August 1917, American
 

Sydney PollackSydney Pollack
01 July 1934, American
Film Director, Producer, Actor

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
12 January 1918, Indian
Founder of Transcendental Meditation Technique
Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann
11 January 1906, Swiss
The First Person to Synthesize LSD
Irena SendlerIrena Sendler
15 February 1910, Polish
Nurse

Van JohnsonVan Johnson
25 August 1916, American
Actor

Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
04 March 1932, South African
Singer

Harold PinterHarold Pinter
10 October 1930, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
22 October 1925, American
painter

Shomu MukherjeeShomu Mukherjee
19 June 1943, Indian
Film Director & Producer

Samuel P. HuntingtonSamuel P. Huntington
18 April 1927, American
 

Baba AmteBaba Amte
26 December 1914, Indian
 

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Jeremy BeadleJeremy Beadle
12 April 1948, British
TV Presenter
Randy PauschRandy Pausch
23 October 1960, American
Motivational Speaker, Educationist, Professor

Rob KnoxRob Knox
21 August 1989, British
Actor
David Paul ScofieldPaul Scofield
21 January 1922, British
Actor

John Archibald WheelerJohn Archibald Wheeler
09 July 1911, American
Physicist

Dith PranDith Pran
27 September 1942, American
Photojournalist
Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
07 September 1908, American
Cardiac Surgeon

Mahmoud DarwishMahmoud Darwish
13 March 1941, Palestinian
Poet
Gordon B. HinckleyGordon B. Hinckley
23 June 1910, American
Religious Leader

Ahmad SuradjiAhmad Suradji
10 January 1949, Indonesian
Serial Killer

Jules DassinJules Dassin
18 December 1911, American
Film Director, Producer

Adi DaAdi Da
03 November 1939, American
Founder of Adidam

George HabashGeorge Habash
02 August 1926, Israeli, Jordanian
Founder of The Popular Front for the Liberation of
Mel Ignatow Mel Ignatow
26 March 1938, American
Murderer

Levy MwanawasaLevy Mwanawasa
03 September 1948, Zambian
Member of Parliament

Yves Saint LaurentYves Saint Laurent
01 August 1936, French
Fashion Designer

Joshua LederbergJoshua Lederberg
23 May 1925, American
Geneticist
Daniel Carleton GajdusekDaniel Carleton Gajdusek
09 September 1923, American
Physician and medical researcher

Jane McGrathJane McGrath
04 May 1966, British
England-born Australian cancer support campaigner
Adrian MitchellAdrian Mitchell
24 October 1932, British
Poet

Willis Eugene Lamb Jr.Willis Lamb
12 July 1913, American
Physicist

Adrian KantrowitzAdrian Kantrowitz
04 October 1918, American
Cardiac Surgeon
Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
11 August 1929, Welsh
Composer

George E. PaladeGeorge E. Palade
19 November 1912, Romanian
Cell Biologist
Sir Arthur Charles ClarkeSir Arthur Charles Clarke
16 December 1917, British
Writer

Richard Wright (Musician)Richard Wright (Musician)
28 July 1943, British
Musician

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927, American
Singer, Jazz musician, Film actor, Television
Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes
20 August 1942, American
Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film

Hemant KarkareHemant Karkare
12 December 1954, Indian
Police officer
Jerry ReedJerry Reed
20 March 1937, American
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer,

Cyd CharisseCyd Charisse
08 March 1922, American
Dancer,actress

MannaManna
06 December 1964, Bangladeshi
actor

Frank RosenthalFrank Rosenthal
12 June 1929, American
Entrepreneur, Manager, Journalist
SuhartoSuharto
08 June 1921, Indonesian
Politician, Military personnel
Richard WidmarkRichard Widmark
26 December 1914, American
film actor, stage actor, television actor

John ListJohn List
17 September 1925, American
Criminal

Gary GygaxGary Gygax
27 July 1938, American
Writer, Novelist, Publisher, Game designer

Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
22 December 1967, British
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist
Arthur ShawcrossArthur Shawcross
06 June 1945, American
serial killer

Bo DiddleyBo Diddley
30 December 1928, American
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Anthony MinghellaAnthony Minghella
06 January 1954, British
Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Film

Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein
10 July 1930, Swiss, American
Physicist, Engineer

Mitch MitchellMitch Mitchell
09 July 1947, British
Drummer, Actor, Film actor
Warith Deen MohammedWarith Deen Mohammed
30 October 1933
Religious Figure

Hua GuofengHua Guofeng
16 February 1921, Chinese
Politician
Sandeep UnnikrishnanSandeep Unnikrishnan
15 March 1977, Indian
 

Margaret TrumanMargaret Truman
17 February 1924, American
actor, novelist, writer, biographer

Rudy Ray MooreRudy Ray Moore
17 March 1927, American
Actor, Film producer
Nathaniel Bar-JonahNathaniel Bar-Jonah
15 February 1957, American
Serial killer

Dock EllisDock Ellis
11 March 1945, American
Baseball player
Sujatha RangarajanSujatha Rangarajan
03 May 1935, Indian
Writer, Screenwriter

Don LaFontaineDon LaFontaine
26 August 1940, American
Voice actor, Actor

Jørn UtzonJørn Utzon
09 April 1918, Danish
architect

Stan WinstonStan Winston
07 April 1946, American
Film director, Make-up artist, Film producer,
OdettaOdetta
31 December 1930, American
Singer

Boyd CoddingtonBoyd Coddington
28 August 1944, American
Designer, Engineer
Jörg HaiderJörg Haider
26 January 1950, Austrian
Politician, Businessperson

John RutseyJohn Rutsey
23 July 1953, Canadian
musician

Vijay TendulkarVijay Tendulkar
06 January 1928, Indian
linguist, screenwriter, writer, translator

Bruce Edwards IvinsBruce Edwards Ivins
22 April 1946, American
Biologist, Scientist, Circus performer, Politician
Joseph AlliluyevJoseph Alliluyev
22 May 1945, Russian
Cardiologist