Famous People Who Died In 2009

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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.
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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
244
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
(Best Known For His Roles in the Films: 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Ghost')
Patrick Swayze
62
Birthdate: August 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: September 14
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
Farrah Fawcett
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Jill Munroe’ in the TV Series ‘Charlie's Angels’)
Farrah Fawcett
24
Birthdate: February 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Died: June 25
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 4 
Brittany Murphy
46
Birthdate: November 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: December 20
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 5 
Bea Arthur
(Actress and Comedian Known for Her Popular Sitcoms: ‘All in the Family’, ‘Maude’ and ‘The Golden Girls’)
Bea Arthur
18
Birthdate: May 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: April 25
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
David Carradine
(American Actor Best Known for Playing Martial Arts Roles)
David Carradine
11
Birthdate: December 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 3
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 7 
Natasha Richardson
(British Actress Known for Her Films: 'Gothic', 'Patty Hearst' and 'The Parent Trap')
Natasha Richardson
18
Birthdate: May 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: March 18
 8 
Steve McNair
(American Football Player)
Steve McNair
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mount Olive, Mississippi, USA
Died: July 4
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 9 
Dom DeLuise
9
Birthdate: August 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 4
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Ricardo Montalbán
(Mexican Actor Best Known for His Role of 'Mr. Roarke' on the Television Series 'Fantasy Island')
Ricardo Montalbán
7
Birthdate: November 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: January 14
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 11 
Walter Cronkite
(Broadcast Journalist and Longtime Anchor of the ‘CBS Evening News’)
Walter Cronkite
6
Birthdate: November 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Died: July 17
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
John Hughes
(American Filmmaker Known for His Coming-Of-Age Teen Comedy Films with Honest Depictions of Suburban Teenage Life)
John Hughes
14
Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States
Died: August 6
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 13 
Billy Mays
(American salesperson)
Billy Mays
6
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
33
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paniqui, Tarlac
Died: August 1
 15 
Jennifer Jones
6
Birthdate: March 2, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died: December 17
 16 
Patrick McGoohan
(Actor Known for His Roles as ‘Dr. Paul Ruth’ in Scanners (1981) & ‘King Edward I’ in Braveheart (1995))
Patrick McGoohan
3
Birthdate: March 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States
Died: January 13
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 17 
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
(American Philanthropist and Founder of the ‘Special Olympics’)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 10, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 11
 18 
Karl Malden
1
Birthdate: March 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 1
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 19 
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)
 20 
Mary Travers
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of the Folk Music Group ‘Peter, Paul and Mary’)
Mary Travers
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: September 16
 21 
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
 22 
Roy E. Disney
(Producer)
Roy E. Disney
7
Birthdate: January 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: December 16
 23 
Norman Borlaug
(American Agronomist and Winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1970)
Norman Borlaug
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cresco, Iowa, United States
Died: September 12
 24 
Edward Woodward
(Actor and Singer Known for His Role as ‘David Callan in the TV Series ‘Callan’)
Edward Woodward
7
Birthdate: June 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Croydon, Surrey, England
Died: November 16
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 25 
Soupy Sales
(Comedian)
Soupy Sales
4
Birthdate: January 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Franklinton, North Carolina, United States
Died: October 22
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 26 
Ed McMahon
(actor, officer, radio personality)
Ed McMahon
1
Birthdate: March 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: June 23
 27 
Susan Atkins
(American Murderer and Member of Charles Manson's Crime Family)
Susan Atkins
38
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, United States
Died: September 24
 28 
Robert McNamara
(Former United States Secretary of Defense)
Robert McNamara
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Died: July 6
 29 
Popcorn Sutton
(American Appalachian Moonshiner and Bootlegger)
Popcorn Sutton
22
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maggie Valley, North Carolina, United States
Died: March 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
5
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 
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)
 33 
Wendy Richard
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Miss Shirley Brahms’ on the TV Sitcom ‘Are You Being Served?’)
Wendy Richard
5
Birthdate: July 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England
Died: February 26
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 34 
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
 35 
Dominick Dunne
0
Birthdate: October 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 26
 36 
Kim Peek
(Megasavant)
Kim Peek
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: December 19
 37 
Andrew Wyeth
(One of the Best-Known U.S. Artists of the Middle 20th Century)
Andrew Wyeth
2
Birthdate: July 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania,, United States
Died: January 16
 38 
Henry Gibson
5
Birthdate: September 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 14
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 39 
Marilyn Chambers
3
Birthdate: April 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Died: April 12
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 40 
Gene Barry
(Actor)
Gene Barry
5
Birthdate: June 14, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: December 9
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 41 
Oral Roberts
(Televangelist)
Oral Roberts
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ada, Oklahoma, United States
Died: December 15
 42 
Ron Silver
(Actor)
Ron Silver
2
Birthdate: July 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 15
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 43 
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)
 44 
Harve Presnell
1
Birthdate: September 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States
Died: June 30
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 45 
Pat Hingle
(Actor)
Pat Hingle
1
Birthdate: July 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Died: January 3
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 46 
Ted Kennedy
(United States Senator from Massachusetts (1962 – 2009))
Ted Kennedy
28
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 25
 47 
Lou Albano
(Professional Wrestler)
Lou Albano
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 29, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: October 14
 48 
Millvina Dean
(Cartographer)
Millvina Dean
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: May 31
 49 
Chris Henry
(American football player)
Chris Henry
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 17
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 50 
Richard Todd
3
Birthdate: June 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 3