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2008 Necrology

75 records found


Edie Adams

16 Apr 1927 – 15 Oct 2008

Actress, Singer. She was a familiar presence of television,...

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA

No grave photo

Caylee Marie Anthony

9 Aug 2005 – 16 Jun 2008

Murder Victim. Her disappearance and murder became national news...

Cremated , Location of ashes is unknown

Eddy Arnold

15 May 1918 – 8 May 2008

Country Music Singer. During his career he sold more than 85...

Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA

No grave photo

Majel Barrett

23 Feb 1932 – 18 Dec 2008

Actress. Born Majel Leigh Hudec in in Cleveland, Ohio. She...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Bebe Barron

16 Jun 1925 – 20 Apr 2008

Electronic Music Pioneer, Composer. Her husband Louis Barron...

Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA

Sammy Baugh

17 Mar 1914 – 17 Dec 2008

Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. As quarterback,...

Rotan, Fisher County, Texas, USA

William Frank Buckley, Jr

24 Nov 1925 – 27 Feb 2008

Author and conservative commentator. Born in New York City, he...

Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA

No grave photo

George Carlin

12 May 1937 – 22 Jun 2008

Comedian. A provocative and influential standup performer, he is...

Cremated , Ashes scattered

Cyd Charisse

8 Mar 1922 – 17 Jun 2008

Dancer, Actress. Regarded by many as one of the top dancers in...

Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Sir Arthur C. Clarke

16 Dec 1917 – 19 Mar 2008

Author. One of the most prolific science-fiction writers of the...

Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka

No grave photo

Michael Crichton

23 Oct 1942 – 5 Nov 2008

American Author, Film Producer, Film Director, Medical Doctor,...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Michael Joseph Daly

15 Sep 1924 – 25 Jul 2008

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Lieutenant...

Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

Jules Dassin

18 Dec 1911 – 31 Mar 2008

Motion Picture Director, Screenwriter. He earned an Academy...

Athens, Regional unit of Athens, Attica, Greece

Paul Lavon Davis

21 Apr 1948 – 22 Apr 2008

Rock Musician. He is best remembered for his 1978 hit single, "I...

Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA

Michael Ellis DeBakey

7 Sep 1908 – 11 Jul 2008

Medical Pioneer. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he was the son...

Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA

Giuseppe di Stefano

24 Jul 1921 – 3 Mar 2008

Opera Singer. He was born in Motta Sant'Anastasia, a medieval...

Santa Maria Hoè, Provincia di Lecco, Lombardia, Italy

Bo Diddley

30 Dec 1928 – 2 Jun 2008

Blues Musician. A legendary guitarist and vocalist, he is best...

Bronson, Levy County, Florida, USA

Bobby Fischer

9 Mar 1943 – 17 Jan 2008

Chess Grandmaster. A United States chess champion at age 14 and a...

Selfoss, Suðurland, Iceland

No grave photo

LCDR Ian Edward Fraser

18 Dec 1920 – 1 Sep 2008

World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. He was awarded Britain's...

Woodchurch, Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Merseyside, England

Ed W. Freeman

20 Nov 1927 – 20 Aug 2008

Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as...

Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA

Estelle Getty

25 Jul 1923 – 22 Jul 2008

Actress. Best known for her role as sassy Italian octogenarian...

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA

No grave photo

William Gibson

13 Nov 1914 – 25 Nov 2008

Playwright, Author. He is best known for writing "The Miracle...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Larry “Bozo The Clown” Harmon

2 Jan 1925 – 3 Jul 2008

Entertainer. Larry Harmon portrayed 'Bozo the Clown' for more...

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Shizuya “Cesar” Hayashi

28 Nov 1917 – 12 Mar 2008

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His citation...

Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

Isaac Hayes

20 Aug 1942 – 10 Aug 2008

Rhythm and Blues Singer, Actor. A legendary artist of soul music...

Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA

Jeff Healey

25 Mar 1966 – 2 Mar 2008

Rock Musician. A native of Toronto, he was the lead singer and...

Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada

Charlton Heston

4 Oct 1923 – 5 Apr 2008

Actor. A Hollywood legend, he became a superstar playing...

Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles County, California, USA

No grave photo

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary

20 Jul 1919 – 11 Jan 2008

Mountaineer. Born in Tuakau, near Auckland, New Zealand, the son...

Cremated , Ashes scattered at sea

Tony Hillerman

27 May 1925 – 26 Oct 2008

Author. Born Anthony Grove Hillerman, the youngest child of Lucy...

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA

Gordon Bitner Hinckley

23 Jun 1910 – 27 Jan 2008

Mormon Church Leader. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was the...

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA

No grave photo

Van Johnson

25 Aug 1916 – 12 Dec 2008

Actor. He was a leading man of stage, motion pictures and...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Eartha Kitt

17 Jan 1927 – 25 Dec 2008

Entertainer. Born Eartha Mae Keith, she was raised in South...

Cremated , Other

Alton W. Knappenberger

31 Dec 1923 – 9 Jun 2008

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His citation...

Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA

Harvey Korman

15 Feb 1927 – 29 May 2008

Actor, Comedian. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he started acting in...

Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Killer Kowalski

13 Oct 1926 – 30 Aug 2008

Professional Wrestler. He was one of his sport's premiere...

Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

Don LaFontaine

26 Aug 1940 – 1 Sep 2008

Voice Actor. He was the voice for hundreds of thousands of radio...

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Heath Ledger

4 Apr 1979 – 22 Jan 2008

Actor. He is best remembered for his role of Ennis Del Mar in...

Karrakatta, Nedlands City, Western Australia, Australia

Mildred Dolores Jeter Loving

22 Jul 1939 – 2 May 2008

Civil Rights Figure. On June 2, 1958, Mildred Jeter, a black...

Central Point, Caroline County, Virginia, USA

PFC Jacklyn Harold “Jack” Lucas

14 Feb 1928 – 5 Jun 2008

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Pfc. Lucas...

Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi, USA

Bernie Mac

5 Oct 1957 – 9 Aug 2008

Comedian, Actor. Born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough, he began his...

Homewood, Cook County, Illinois, USA

No grave photo

Dick Martin

30 Jan 1922 – 24 May 2008

Entertainer, Director. Born in Battle Creek, Michigan, he is...

Cremated , Ashes scattered at sea
No grave photo

Jim McKay

24 Sep 1921 – 7 Jun 2008

Sports Journalist and Announcer. Fondly remembered for hosting...

Monkton, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA

No grave photo

Bill Melendez

15 Nov 1916 – 2 Sep 2008

Animator. Born Jose Cuautemoc Melendez, he is considered a...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Allan J. Melvin

18 Feb 1923 – 17 Jan 2008

Actor. He is best remembered for appearances in television comedy...

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA

SSGT Robert James Miller

14 Oct 1983 – 25 Jan 2008

Afghanistan Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He...

Casselberry, Seminole County, Florida, USA

No grave photo

Mitch Mitchell

9 Jul 1947 – 12 Nov 2008

Rock Musician. A drummer, he was a member of the short-lived but...

Unknown

Robert L. “Robin” Moore

31 Oct 1925 – 21 Feb 2008

Author. Born Robert L. Moore, he is best known as the author of...

Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

Bobby Ray Murcer

20 May 1946 – 12 Jul 2008

Professional Baseball Player. Murcer served in the Army in 1967...

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA

No grave photo

Paul Newman

26 Jan 1925 – 26 Sep 2008

Actor. He began acting while attending Ohio University. He joined...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Bettie Page

22 Apr 1923 – 11 Dec 2008

Model, American Folk Figure. Called variously the "Queen of...

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Randy Frederick Pausch

23 Oct 1960 – 25 Jul 2008

Professor, Author. Gained international fame after being...

Chesapeake, Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA

No grave photo

Jacques Piccard

28 Jul 1922 – 1 Nov 2008

Scientist. One of the last oceanologists and sea adventurers who...

Unknown

Harold Pinter

10 Oct 1930 – 24 Dec 2008

Playwright, Director, Actor. Regarded by many as the most...

Kensal Green, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England

Suzanne Pleshette

31 Jan 1937 – 19 Jan 2008

Actress. Born in Brooklyn, New York the only child of Eugene and...

Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA

No grave photo

Sydney Pollack

1 Jul 1934 – 26 May 2008

Actor, producer and Academy Award winning motion picture...

Cremated , Ashes scattered

Robert Prosky

13 Dec 1930 – 8 Dec 2008

Actor. A character performer of television, stage and films, he...

Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA

Dottie Rambo

2 Mar 1934 – 11 May 2008

Gospel Singer, Songwriter. Born Joyce Reba Luttrell. She was a...

Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA

Jerry Reed

20 Mar 1937 – 1 Sep 2008

Musician, Songwriter, Actor. Born Jerry Reed Hubbard, he caught...

Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA

Irv Robbins

6 Dec 1917 – 5 May 2008

Entrepreneur. With Burt Baskin he co-founded the Baskin-Robbins...

Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA

Bernard William Rogers

16 Jul 1921 – 27 Oct 2008

United States Army General. He served during his military career...

West Point, Orange County, New York, USA

Tim Russert

7 May 1950 – 13 Jun 2008

Journalist. Born in Buffalo, New York, he is best remembered for...

Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA

No grave photo

Roy Richard Scheider

10 Nov 1932 – 10 Feb 2008

Actor. Born the son of Anna Crosson and Roy Bernhard Scheider in...

Cremated

Paul Scofield

21 Jan 1922 – 19 Mar 2008

Actor. An acclaimed performer of stage and films whose career...

Balcombe, Mid Sussex District, West Sussex, England

Herb Score

7 Jun 1933 – 11 Nov 2008

Major League Baseball Player, Broadcaster. He was a left-handed...

Rocky River, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA

Irena Krzyżanowska Sendler

15 Feb 1910 – 12 May 2008

World War II Heroine. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939,...

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

No grave photo

Tony Snow

1 Jun 1955 – 12 Jul 2008

Presidential Press Secretary and News Anchor. Born Robert Anthony...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

11 Dec 1918 – 3 Aug 2008

Author. In 1970, he won the Nobel Prize in literature for his...

Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia

Jo Elizabeth Stafford

12 Nov 1917 – 16 Jul 2008

Singer. As one of the top female vocalists during the 1940s and...

Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Cecil W. Stoughton

18 Jan 1920 – 3 Nov 2008

Photographer. He is best known for his famed photo of Lyndon...

Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA

Levi Stubbs

6 Jun 1936 – 17 Oct 2008

Singer. He was the lead vocalist of the legendary musical Motown...

Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA

No grave photo

Lou Teicher

24 Aug 1924 – 3 Aug 2008

Musician. Along with Art Ferrante, they formed the popular piano...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend
No grave photo

June Vincent

17 Jul 1920 – 20 Nov 2008

Actress. She is probably best remembered for her role as...

Cremated , Ashes scattered

Richard Widmark

26 Dec 1914 – 24 Mar 2008

Actor. He spent his early teenage years growing up in Illinois...

Roxbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA

No grave photo

Richard Wright

28 Jul 1943 – 15 Sep 2008

Musician. Born Richard William Wright in London, he was a...

Unknown
No grave photo

Dennis Yost

20 Jul 1943 – 7 Dec 2008

Musician. He was a founding member and lead vocalist of the 1960s...

Unknown