Famous Deaths for Year 2008

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 464

Jan 1st - Salvatore Bonanno, son of Joseph Bonnano (b. 1932)
Jan 1st - Peter Caffrey, Irish actor (b. 1949)
Jan 1st - Pratap Chandra Chunder, union minister of India (b. 1919)
Jan 1st - Harold Corsini, American photographer (b. 1919)
Jan 2nd - Gerry Staley, American baseball player (b. 1920)
Jan 2nd - Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krommaluang Narathiwat Rajanagarindra, elder sister of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (b. 1923)
Jan 2nd - George MacDonald Fraser, British author (b. 1925)
Jan 2nd - Lee S. Dreyfus, American politician (b. 1926)
Jan 3rd - Werner Dollinger, German politician and economist (b. 1918)
Jan 3rd - Aleksandr Abdulov, Russian actor (b. 1953)
Jan 3rd - Natasha Collins, British actress and television presenter (b. 1976)
Jan 3rd - Yo-Sam Choi, South Korean boxer/former WBC light flyweight champion (b. 1972)
Jan 4th - Joyce Carlson, American artist (b. 1923)
Jan 4th - Xavier Chamorro Cardenal, Nicaraguan print editor (b. 1932)
Jan 4th - Jimmy Nah, Singapore celebrity (b. 1968)
Jan 5th - Clinton Grybas, Australian sports commentator (b. 1975)
Jan 7th - Alwyn Schlebusch, South African vice state president (b. 1917)
Jan 8th - George Moore, Australian champion jockey (b. 1923)
Jan 8th - Clyde Otis, American song writer and music producer (b. c. 1924)
Jan 9th - Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (b. 1923)
Jan 9th - William Quinn, Irish Republican Army soldier (b. 1950)
Jan 9th - Mehran Ghassemi, Iranian journalist (b. 1977)
Jan 9th - Sir John Harvey-Jones, chairman of ICI from 1982 to 1987 (b.1924).
Jan 10th - Christopher Bowman, American figure skater (b. 1967)
Jan 10th - Maila Nurmi, aka Vampira, Finnish-born American actress (b. 1921)
Jan 10th - Mikhail Minin, Russian Soviet soldier (b. 1922)
Jan 11th - Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (b. 1917)
Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund HillaryMountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary (Jan 11th) Jan 11th - Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer/1st to climb Mt Everest in 1953, dies from a heart attack at 88
Jan 13th - Sergei Larin, Lithuanian tenor (b. 1956)
Jan 13th - Johnny Podres, American baseball player (b. 1932)
Jan 14th - Judah Folkman, Surgeon that developed Angiogenesis (b. 1933)
Jan 15th - Mark Haigh-Hutchinson, Game Designer (b. 1964)
Jan 15th - Brad Renfro, American actor (b. 1982)
Jan 17th - Bobby Fischer, American chess player (b. 1943)
Jan 17th - Ernie Holmes, American football player (b. 1948)
Jan 17th - Allan Melvin, American actor (b. 1923)
Jan 18th - Georgia Frontiere, American football team owner (b. 1927)
Jan 18th - Frank Lewin, American composer and music theorist (b. 1925)
Chess Champion Bobby FischerChess Champion Bobby Fischer (Jan 17th) Jan 18th - John Stroger, first African-American Cook County Board President (b. 1929)
Jan 19th - Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)
Jan 19th - John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1939)
Jan 19th - Don Wittman, Canadian sportscaster for CBC (b. 1936)
Jan 20th - Ali Sadikin, former Jakarta famous governor (b. 1927)
Jan 21st - Pam Barrett, Canadian politician (b. 1953)
Jan 21st - Marie Smith Jones, last native speaker of the Eyak language (b. 1918)
Jan 22nd - Roberto Gari, American actor (b. 1920)
Jan 22nd - Heath Ledger, Australian actor (b. 1979)
Actor Heath LedgerActor Heath Ledger (Jan 22nd) Jan 22nd - Miles Lerman, Polish-American activist (b. 1920)
Jan 24th - Randy Salerno, co-anchor of Chicago's CBS 2 News (b. 1963)
Jan 25th - Christopher Allport, American actor (b. 1947)
Jan 25th - Evelyn Barbirolli, English musician (b. 1911)
Jan 26th - Christian Brando, actor and son of Marlon Brando (b 1958)
Jan 27th - Gordon B. Hinckley, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1910)
Jan 27th - Suharto, President of Indonesia (b. 1921)
Jan 27th - Louie Welch, mayor of Houston (b. 1918)
Jan 27th - Gordon B. Hinckley, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jan 28th - Christodoulos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece (b. 1939)
Jan 28th - Bengt Lindström, Swedish artist (b. 1925)
Jan 29th - Raymond Jacobs, American soldier (b. 1925)
Jan 29th - Philippe Khorsand, French actor (b. 1948)
Jan 30th - Jeremy Beadle, British television host, (b. 1948)
Jan 30th - Roland Selmeczi, Hungarian actor (b. 1969)
Jan 30th - Marcial Maciel, Mexican religious leader (b. 1920)
Jan 31st - Zeltim Odie Peterson, famous pug (b. 1997)
Feb 2nd - Katoucha, Guinean model and activist (b. 1960)
Feb 3rd - Douglas Fraser, Scottish pilot (b. 1916)
Feb 4th - Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (b. 1942)
Feb 5th - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founder of Transcendental Meditation (b. ca. 1917)
Feb 6th - John McWethy, American journalist (b. 1947)
Feb 6th - Tony Rolt, English racing driver (b. 1918)
Feb 7th - Tamara Desni, German-born British actress (b. 1913)
Feb 7th - Leona Wood, American painter and dancer dies aged 86
Feb 8th - Chua Ek Kay, Singaporean painter (b. 1947)
Feb 9th - Christopher Hyatt Occultist, Philosopher and Author.
Feb 9th - Jazeh Tabatabai, Iranian avant-garde painter, poet and sculptor. (b. 1931)
Feb 9th - Trichen Jurme Kunzang Wangyal, the eleventh Mindrolling Trichen, Tibetan Buddhist lama of the Nyingma school (b. 1930)
Feb 9th - Scott Halpin, a one time drummer of The Who.
Feb 10th - Roy Scheider, American Actor (b. 1932)
Feb 10th - Steve Gerber, American comics writer (b. 1947)
Feb 11th - Tom Lantos, member of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1928)
Feb 11th - Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical designer (b. 1919)
Feb 12th - Oscar Brodney, American screenwriter (b. 1907)
Feb 13th - Roger Voisin, Trumpet player, Boston Symphony (b. 1918)
Feb 15th - Amnon Netzer, Iranian-Israeli historian (b. 1934)
Feb 15th - Ashley Callie, South African actress (b. 1976)
Feb 17th - Brian Harris, English footballer (b. 1935)
Feb 18th - Sir Richard Knowles, British politician (b. 1917)
Feb 18th - Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress, (b. 1955)
Feb 18th - Mickey Renaud, Canadian professional ice hockey player (b. 1988)
Feb 19th - Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (b. 1945)
Feb 19th - Yegor Letov, Russian song writer and singer (b. 1964)
Feb 20th - Emily Perry, English Actress (b. 1907)
Feb 20th - Larry Davis (criminal)
Feb 21st - Sunny Lowry, First British woman to swim the English Channel (b. 1911)
Feb 21st - Ben Chapman, American actor (b. 1928)
Feb 23rd - Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian prime minister and president (b. 1950)
Feb 23rd - Paul Frère, Belgian race car driver and motorsport journalist (b. 1917)
Feb 23rd - Douglas Fraser, Scottish pilot, first to land at Newfoundland Airport on January 11, 1938 (b. 1916)
Feb 24th - Larry Norman, American musician, singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
Feb 25th - Ashley Cooper, Australian race car driver (b. 1980)
Feb 25th - Hans Raj Khanna, Judge of the Supreme Court of India (b. 1912)
Feb 25th - Static Major, American singer (b. 1974)
Feb 26th - Buddy Miles, American drummer (Band of Gypsies; b. 1947)
Feb 26th - Dick Fletcher, Meteorologist (b.1942)
Feb 26th - Glory Mukwati, Zimbabwean politician
Feb 27th - Myron Cope, American sports broadcaster (b. 1929)
Feb 27th - William F. Buckley, Jr., American conservative author and commentator (b. 1925)
Feb 27th - Boyd Coddington, American automobile designer (b. 1944)
Feb 28th - Mike Smith, English musician (The Dave Clark Five) (b. 1943)
Mar 2nd - Jeff Healey, Canadian musician (b. 1966)
Mar 4th - Gary Gygax, Fantasy author and role-playing games creator. (b. 1938)
Mar 4th - Elena Nathanael, Greek film actress (b. 1941)
Mar 4th - Leonard Rosenman, American film, television and concert composer (b. 1924)
Mar 4th - Semka Sokolovic-Bertok, Yugoslavian-born Croatian actress (b. 1935)
Mar 4th - George Walter, former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda (b. 1928)
Mar 5th - Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American professor of computer science (b.1923)
Mar 6th - Peter Poreku Cardinal Dery Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Tamale, Ghana
Mar 8th - Carol Barnes, former ITV news presenter (b. 1944)
Mar 10th - Richard Fran Biegenwald, an American serial killer (b. 1940)
Mar 12th - Lazare Ponticelli, the last "poilu", French foot soldier of World War One, dies at 110 (b. 1897)
Mar 12th - Jorge Guinzburg, Argentine journalist, producer, humorist, and TV, theater and radio host (b. 1949)
Mar 14th - Chiara Lubich, Italian Catholic activist and leader and foundress of the Focolare (b. 1920)
Mar 14th - Anthony Minghella, English Oscar winning film director (b. 1954)
Mar 15th - Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian singer, TV shows announcer (b. 1951)
Mar 15th - Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
Mar 16th - Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (b. 1912)
Mar 16th - Ola Brunkert, Swedish session drummer for ABBA (b. 1946)
Mar 16th - Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (b. 1942)
Mar 16th - G. David Low, American astronaut (b. 1956)
Mar 16th - John Hewer, Actor famous for portraying Captain Birdseye in British commercials. (b. 1922)
Mar 17th - Roland Arnall, U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands (b. 1939)
Mar 18th - Anthony Minghella, Film Director (b. 1954)
Mar 18th - Andrew Britton, Author (b. 1981)
Sci-Fi Author Sir Arthur C. ClarkeSci-Fi Author Sir Arthur C. Clarke (Mar 19th) Mar 19th - Sir Arthur C. Clarke, English science fiction author and inventor (b. 1917)
Mar 19th - Raghuvaran, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam actor (b. 1948)
Mar 19th - Hugo Claus, Belgian writer (b. 1929)
Mar 20th - Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (b. 1935)
Mar 20th - Shoban Babu, Indian actor (b. 1937)
Mar 20th - Brian Wilde, English actor (b. 1921)
Mar 20th - Klaus Dinger, German Musician (b. 1946)
Mar 22nd - Cachao López, Cuban mambo musician (b. 1918)
Mar 24th - Chalmers "Spanky" Alford‎, American guitarist (b. 1955)
Mar 24th - Neil Aspinall, British record producer (b. 1941)
Mar 24th - Richard Widmark, American actor (b. 1914)
Mar 24th - Hal Riney, American advertising executive (b. 1932)
Mar 25th - Rafael Azcona, Spanish screenwriter (b. 1926)
Mar 25th - Ben Carnevale, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
Mar 26th - Heath Benedict, American Football Player (b. 1983)
Mar 26th - Robert Fagles, American translator and professor (b. 1933)
Mar 26th - Wally Phillips, American radio personality (b. 1925)

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