Famous People Who Died In 2015

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2015. This list includes people like John Forbes Nash Jr., A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Christopher Lee, Leonard Nimoy, Scott Weiland and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, composers and novelists who died in 2015. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Australia and many more countries.
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 1 
Christopher Lee
35
Birthdate: May 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belgravia, Westminster, London, England
Died: June 7
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 2 
Leonard Nimoy
(Known for Playing 'Spock' in The 'Star Trek' Franchise)
Leonard Nimoy
17
Birthdate: March 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 27
 3 
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(Aerospace Scientist & 11th President of India)
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
108
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: July 27
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 4 
B.B. King
(Singer-songwriter)
B.B. King
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berclair, Mississippi
Died: May 14
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 5 
Roddy Piper
(Canadian Professional Wrestler and Actor)
Roddy Piper
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Canada
Died: July 31
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 6 
Maureen O’Hara
14
Birthdate: August 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 24
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 7 
John Forbes Nash Jr.
(Mathematician)
John Forbes Nash Jr.
28
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bluefield, West Virginia, United States
Died: May 23
 8 
Jonah Lomu
(New Zealand Rugby Union Player)
Jonah Lomu
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: November 18
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 9 
Natalie Cole
(Singer)
Natalie Cole
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Died: December 31
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 10 
Yogi Berra
(One of the Greatest Catchers in Baseball History)
Yogi Berra
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: September 22
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 11 
Lee Kuan Yew
(Founding Father of Modern Singapore)
Lee Kuan Yew
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore, Straits Settlements
Died: March 23
 12 
Omar Sharif
14
Birthdate: April 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 10
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 13 
Satoru Iwata
(Former President & CEO of Nintendo)
Satoru Iwata
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sapporo
Died: July 11
 14 
Wayne Rogers
3
Birthdate: April 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 31
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 15 
Donna Douglas
(Best Know for Her Role as 'Elly May Clampett' in the TV Series 'The Beverly Hillbillies')
Donna Douglas
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pride, Louisiana, United States
Died: January 1
 16 
Wes Craven
(Film director, Screenwriter)
Wes Craven
7
Birthdate: August 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: August 30
 17 
Scott Weiland
(Lead Singer of The Band 'Stone Temple Pilots')
Scott Weiland
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Died: December 3
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 18 
Moses Malone
(Basketball player)
Moses Malone
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Petersburg, Virginia, United States
Died: September 13
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 19 
Fred Thompson
(Former United States Senator from Tennessee (1994 - 2003))
Fred Thompson
7
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sheffield, Alabama, United States
Died: November 1
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 20 
Amanda Peterson
7
Birthdate: July 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greeley, Colorado, USA
Died: July 3
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 21 
Cilla Black
(Singer)
Cilla Black
4
Birthdate: May 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vauxhall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: August 1
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 22 
Cynthia Lennon
(John Lennon's Ex-Wife)
Cynthia Lennon
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Blackpool, England
Died: April 1
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 23 
Frank Gifford
(American Football Player)
Frank Gifford
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: August 9
 24 
Sawyer Sweeten
(Child Actor)
Sawyer Sweeten
15
Birthdate: May 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brownwood, Texas
Died: April 23
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 25 
Robert Loggia
(Actor and Director)
Robert Loggia
4
Birthdate: January 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States
Died: December 4
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 26 
Lesley Gore
(Singer-songwriter, Actress)
Lesley Gore
4
Birthdate: May 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: February 16
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 27 
Chandra Bahadur Dangi
(Shortest Adult Male in Recorded History)
Chandra Bahadur Dangi
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 30, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kalimati, Salyan district of Nepal
Died: September 3
Height: 1'10" (56 cm)
 28 
James Horner
(Composer, conductor, and orchestrator of film scores)
James Horner
8
Birthdate: August 14, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 22
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 29 
Anne Meara
(Actress & Comedian)
Anne Meara
5
Birthdate: September 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: May 23
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 30 
Martin Milner
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Route 66’ and ‘Adam-12’)
Martin Milner
4
Birthdate: December 28, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 6
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 31 
Terry Pratchett
(Humorist)
Terry Pratchett
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beaconsfield, England
Died: March 12
 32 
James Best
(Actor, Artist, Acting Coach and Singer-Songwriter)
James Best
7
Birthdate: July 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Powderly, Kentucky, United States
Died: April 6
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 33 
Wayne Dyer
(Self-Help Author and Motivational Speaker)
Wayne Dyer
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: August 29
 34 
Stuart Scott
(American Sportscaster and Anchor on ESPN)
Stuart Scott
3
Birthdate: July 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 4
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 35 
Dusty Rhodes
(Former profession wrestler who later went on to work for WWE NXT as a General Manager.)
Dusty Rhodes
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Died: June 11
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 36 
Nicholas Winton
(British Humanitarian and Banker)
Nicholas Winton
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 1
 37 
Jules Bianchi
(French Motor Racing Driver)
Jules Bianchi
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: July 17
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 38 
Lemmy
(Founder, Lead Singer, Bassist and Primary Songwriter of the Rock Band 'Motörhead')
Lemmy
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Died: December 28
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 39 
Dick Van Patten
1
Birthdate: December 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kew Gardens, New York, United States
Died: June 23
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 40 
Rod Taylor
(Actor)
Rod Taylor
13
Birthdate: January 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lidcombe, Australia
Died: January 7
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 41 
Jackie Collins
(Novelist)
Jackie Collins
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: September 19
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 42 
Yvonne Craig
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Batgirl/Barbara Gordon' in the 1960s Television Series 'Batman')
Yvonne Craig
1
Birthdate: May 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taylorville, Illinois, United States
Died: August 17
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 43 
Melissa Mathison
(Screenwriter)
Melissa Mathison
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: November 4
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 44 
Ken Stabler
(Football player)
Ken Stabler
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Foley, Alabama, United States
Died: July 8
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 45 
Ariel Camacho
(Singer, songwriter)
Ariel Camacho
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guamuchil, Sinaloa
Died: February 25
 46 
Ben E. King
(Singer, Record producer)
Ben E. King
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Henderson, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 30
 47 
Judy Carne
(Actress)
Judy Carne
1
Birthdate: April 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Northamptonshire, England
Died: September 3
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 48 
Saeed Jaffrey
(Britain's Highest-Profile Asian Actor)
Saeed Jaffrey
6
Birthdate: January 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Malerkotla, Punjab India
Died: November 15
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 49 
Anita Ekberg
(Swedish Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Sylvia’ in the Film ‘La Dolce Vita’)
Anita Ekberg
8
Birthdate: September 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malmö Municipality, Sweden
Died: January 11
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 50 
Patrick Macnee
(Former Actor in role of secret agent John Steed in the British television series The Avengers)
Patrick Macnee
1
Birthdate: February 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Died: June 25
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)