Famous People Who Died In 2015

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.

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 Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy
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Famous As: Known for Playing 'Spock' in The 'Star Trek' Franchise
Birthdate: March 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 27

 2 Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee
32
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belgravia, Westminster, London, England
Died: June 7
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 3 A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
81
Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: President of India (2002-07), Aerospace scientist
Birthdate: October 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: July 27
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 4 B.B. King

B.B. King
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berclair, Mississippi
Died: May 14
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 5 Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Died: December 31
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 6 Maureen O’Hara

Maureen O’Hara
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 24
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 7 John Forbes Nash Jr.

John Forbes Nash Jr.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: June 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bluefield, West Virginia, United States
Died: May 23
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 8 Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: September 22

 9 Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founding Father of Modern Singapore
Birthdate: September 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore, Straits Settlements
Died: March 23

 10 Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 10
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 11 Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Rugby Player
Birthdate: May 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: November 18
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 12 Roddy Piper

Roddy Piper
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Canada
Died: July 31
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 13 Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata
3
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Former President & CEO of Nintendo
Birthdate: December 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sapporo
Died: July 11

 14 Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Lead Singer of The Band 'Stone Temple Pilots'
Birthdate: October 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Died: December 3
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 15 Wayne Rogers

Wayne Rogers
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 31
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 16 Donna Douglas

Donna Douglas
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pride, Louisiana, United States
Died: January 1

 17 Moses Malone

Moses Malone
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Petersburg, Virginia, United States
Died: September 13
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)

 18 Wes Craven

Wes Craven
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: August 30

 19 Sawyer Sweeten

Sawyer Sweeten
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Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: May 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brownwood, Texas
Died: April 23
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 20 Fred Thompson

Fred Thompson
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: United States Senator from Tennessee (1994-2003)
Birthdate: August 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sheffield, Alabama, United States
Died: November 1
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 21 Cilla Black

Cilla Black
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vauxhall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: August 1
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 22 Lesley Gore

Lesley Gore
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actress
Birthdate: May 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: February 16
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 23 Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Humorist
Birthdate: April 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beaconsfield, England
Died: March 12

 24 Robert Loggia

Robert Loggia
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States
Died: December 4
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 25 Dusty Rhodes

Dusty Rhodes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former profession wrestler who later went on to work for WWE NXT as a General Manager.
Birthdate: October 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Died: June 11
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 26 Anne Meara

Anne Meara
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 23
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 27 Amanda Peterson

Amanda Peterson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greeley, Colorado, USA
Died: July 3
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 28 Nicholas Winton

Nicholas Winton
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: May 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 1

 29 Chandra Bahadur Dangi

Chandra Bahadur Dangi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Shortest Adult Male in Recorded History
Birthdate: November 30, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kalimati, Salyan district of Nepal
Died: September 3
Height: 1'10" (56 cm)

 30 Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Self-Help Author and Motivational Speaker
Birthdate: May 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: August 29

 31 Jihadi John

Jihadi John
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: August 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Al Jahra, Kuwait
Died: November 12

 32 Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott
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Famous As: Sportscaster
Birthdate: July 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 4
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 33 Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: September 19
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 34 Martin Milner

Martin Milner
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 28, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 6
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 35 James Best

James Best
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Powderly, Kentucky, United States
Died: April 6
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 36 Yvonne Craig

Yvonne Craig
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Ballet dancer
Birthdate: May 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taylorville, Illinois, United States
Died: August 17
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 37 James Horner

James Horner
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Famous As: Composer, conductor, and orchestrator of film scores
Birthdate: August 14, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 22
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 38 Frank Gifford

Frank Gifford
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: August 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: August 9

 39 Ariel Camacho

Ariel Camacho
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, songwriter
Birthdate: July 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guamuchil, Sinaloa
Died: February 25

 40 Ben E. King

Ben E. King
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Record producer
Birthdate: September 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Henderson, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 30

 41 Ken Stabler

Ken Stabler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: December 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Foley, Alabama, United States
Died: July 8
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 42 Cynthia Lennon

Cynthia Lennon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: John Lennon's Ex-Wife
Birthdate: September 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Blackpool, England
Died: April 1
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 43 Judy Carne

Judy Carne
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Northamptonshire, England
Died: September 3
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 44 Dick Van Patten

Dick Van Patten
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kew Gardens, New York, United States
Died: June 23
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 45 Lemmy

Lemmy
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Died: December 28
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 46 Saeed Jaffrey

Saeed Jaffrey
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Malerkotla, Punjab India
Died: November 15
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 47 Rod Taylor

Rod Taylor
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lidcombe, Australia
Died: January 7
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 48 Roger Rees

Roger Rees
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
Died: July 10
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 49 Suzanne Farrington

Suzanne Farrington
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 1

 50 Anita Ekberg

Anita Ekberg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malmö Municipality, Sweden
Died: January 11
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)