Famous People Who Died In 2009

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2009. This list includes people like Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, Ted Kennedy, Natasha Richardson, Farrah Fawcett and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, presidents, soldiers and novelists who died in 2009. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & India and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Michael Jackson
(One of the Most Significant Cultural Figures of the 20th Century Popularly Known as the 'King of Pop')

Michael Jackson
190
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: June 25
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 2 
Patrick Swayze
(Known For His Role in 'Dirty Dancing' & 'Ghost')

Patrick Swayze
46
Birthdate: August 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: September 14
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 3 

Farrah Fawcett
20
Birthdate: February 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Died: June 25
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 4 

Britanny Murphy
38
Birthdate: November 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: December 20
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 5 
Bea Arthur
(Actress)

Bea Arthur
16
Birthdate: May 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 25
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 6 

Natasha Richardson
17
Birthdate: May 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: March 18

 7 

David Carradine
8
Birthdate: December 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 3
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 8 
Steve McNair
(American Football Player)

Steve McNair
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mount Olive, Mississippi, USA
Died: July 4
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 9 
Ricardo Montalbán
(Actor who played the role of Mr. Roarke on the series, Fantasy Island and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actor's Guild in 1993.)

Ricardo Montalbán
5
Birthdate: November 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: January 14
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 10 

Dom DeLuise
6
Birthdate: August 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 4
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 11 
Walter Cronkite
(Broadcaster)

Walter Cronkite
3
Birthdate: November 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Died: July 17
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 12 
Susan Atkins
(Murderer)

Susan Atkins
26
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, United States
Died: September 24

 13 
Billy Mays
(American salesperson)

Billy Mays
3
Birthdate: July 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 28
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 14 
Corazon Aquino
(Former President of Phillipines)

Corazon Aquino
26
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paniqui, Tarlac
Died: August 1

 15 

Jennifer Jones
4
Birthdate: March 2, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died: December 17

 16 
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
(Philanthropist)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 10, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 11

 17 
Patrick McGoohan
(Actor Known for His Roles as ‘Dr. Paul Ruth’ in Scanners (1981) & ‘King Edward I’ in Braveheart (1995))

Patrick McGoohan
2
Birthdate: March 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States
Died: January 13
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 18 
Ted Kennedy
(United States Senator from Massachusetts (1962 – 2009))

Ted Kennedy
23
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 25

 19 
Roy E. Disney
(Producer)

Roy E. Disney
5
Birthdate: January 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: December 16

 20 
Norman Borlaug
(Agronomist)

Norman Borlaug
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cresco, Iowa, United States
Died: September 12

 21 
Soupy Sales
(Comedian)

Soupy Sales
3
Birthdate: January 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Franklinton, North Carolina, United States
Died: October 22
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 22 

Karl Malden
1
Birthdate: March 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 1
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 23 

James Whitmore
0
Birthdate: October 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: February 6
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 24 

Edward Woodward
7
Birthdate: June 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Croydon, Surrey, England
Died: November 16
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 25 
Les Paul
(Jazz Guitarist and One of the Pioneers of the Solid-Body Electric Guitar)

Les Paul
5
Birthdate: June 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
Died: August 12

 26 
John Hughes
(Filmmaker)

John Hughes
9
Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States
Died: August 6

 27 
Popcorn Sutton
(Moonshiner and bootlegger)

Popcorn Sutton
14
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maggie Valley, North Carolina, United States
Died: March 16

 28 
Ed McMahon
(actor, officer, radio personality)

Ed McMahon
1
Birthdate: March 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: June 23

 29 
Mary Travers
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of the Folk Music Group ‘Peter, Paul and Mary’)

Mary Travers
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: September 16

 30 
Paul Harvey
(Radio Broadcaster)

Paul Harvey
1
Birthdate: September 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tulsa
Died: February 28

 31 
The Rev
(Musician, Drummer)

The Rev
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, United States
Died: December 28
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 32 
Millvina Dean
(Cartographer)

Millvina Dean
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: May 31

 33 
John Updike
(Poet, Novelist)

John Updike
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 18, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 27

 34 
Wendy Richard
(Actress)

Wendy Richard
3
Birthdate: July 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England
Died: February 26
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

Andrew Wyeth
1
Birthdate: July 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania,, United States
Died: January 16

 36 

Dominick Dunne
0
Birthdate: October 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 26

 37 
Jack Kemp
(Politician)

Jack Kemp
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: May 2
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 38 
Gene Barry
(Actor)

Gene Barry
4
Birthdate: June 14, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: December 9
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 39 

Harve Presnell
1
Birthdate: September 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States
Died: June 30
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 40 
Chris Henry
(American football player)

Chris Henry
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 17
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 41 
Robert McNamara
(Former United States Secretary of Defense)

Robert McNamara
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Died: July 6

 42 
Ron Silver
(Actor)

Ron Silver
0
Birthdate: July 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 15
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 43 
Pat Hingle
(Actor)

Pat Hingle
0
Birthdate: July 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Died: January 3
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 44 
Oral Roberts
(Televangelist)

Oral Roberts
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ada, Oklahoma, United States
Died: December 15

 45 

Richard Todd
3
Birthdate: June 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 3

 46 
Al Martino
(Singer)

Al Martino
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: October 13

 47 
Hélio Gracie
(Martial artist)

Hélio Gracie
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belém, State of Pará, Brazil
Died: January 29
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 48 

Dennis Cole
1
Birthdate: July 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: November 15
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 49 
Lou Albano
(Professional Wrestler)

Lou Albano
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 29, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: October 14

 50 

Henry Gibson
3
Birthdate: September 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 14
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)