Celebrity Deaths: 2011 Famous Deaths List

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The official celebrity deaths in 2011 watch list. Check out the Celebrity Deaths of 2012 as well as the more recent celeb deaths in 2013. What famous celebrities died in 2011? These famous deaths in 2011 are actors, musicians, and notable people we mourn the passing of. This list includes pictures of the deceased celebrities as well as brief obituaries commemorating these well-known celebrity passings.

Which celebrities died in 2011? The more recent deaths are listed at the top of this list, but you can sort the well-known obit list alphabetically by the name column. Celebrity deaths this year include dead writers, dead celebrities, dead actors, and dead TV personalities. This famous deaths list has any notable people who passed away in 2011, but if we miss any prominent obituaries please let us know in the comments below and we will add them right away. What famous stars died in 2011? If you would like to remember the celebrities that passed on last year, check out our 2010 Celebrity Deaths List. RIP, those who have achieved fame - you will be remembered.

To see the current celeb death list, have a look at famous dead celebrities in 2014.
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    Dwayne McDuffie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2011 Famous Deaths List
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    2/21/11: Comic book and animation writer who co-founded Milestone Media, a company known for creating multicultural comics line. He died a day after his birthday from complications after having undergone heart surgery.
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    • Age: Died at 49 (1962-2011)
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Writer
    • Credits: Justice League: Doom, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Static Shock, + more
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    Jack LaLanne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2011 Famous Deaths List
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    1/23/11: Fitness guru. Brought the idea of living a healthy lifestyle into people's homes with the Jack Lalanne show. One of the first mainstream advocates of women's fitness. He was 96.
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    • Age: Died at 97 (1914-2011)
    • Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
    • Profession: Television Show Host, Fitness professional, Entrepreneur, Writer
    • Credits: Batman, The Ladies Man
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    John Dye is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2011 Famous Deaths List
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    1/13/11: Co-starred on Touch By An Angel on CBS as the Angel of Death. He died of heart failure at 47.
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    • Age: Died at 48 (1963-2011)
    • Birthplace: Amory, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Once Upon a Christmas, Touched by an Angel, Best of the Best, Tour of Duty, Modern Girls, + more
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    1/11/11: Co-starred with his parents and little brother Rick on the popular television show 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,' Died of complications of colon cancer. He was 74.
    Nelson was born in New York City and moved to Los Angeles with his parents, where he attended Hollywood High School and the University of Southern California. 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet' aired on ABC from 1952 to 1966; Nelson's film credits included 'Peyton Place,' 'The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker,' 'The Big Circus' and 'The Big Show.'
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    • Age: Died at 75 (1936-2011)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Cry-Baby, Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke, Adam-12, American Gladiators, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, + more
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    1/09/11: Director of films 'Bullitt', 'Breaking Away', and 'The Hot Rock'. Yates will famously be remembered as the mastermind behind the truly amazing chase scene in Bullitt. You can see the complete Peter Yates Movie List here on Ranker.
    In remembrance, here is Peter Yates most famous scene:
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    • Age: Died at 82 (1929-2011)
    • Birthplace: Aldershot, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Film Director
    • Credits: Bullitt, Breaking Away, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, The Deep, Krull, + more
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    Gerry Rafferty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2011 Famous Deaths List
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    1/4/11: The 'Stuck In The Middle With You' and 'Baker Street' singer/songwriter died after a long illness. His family said he passed away peacefully. You can find the complete Gerry Rafferty discography here.
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    • Age: Died at 64 (1947-2011)
    • Birthplace: Paisley, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter
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    1/3/11: Academy Award nominated actor succumbed to cancer after months of treatment. Remembered for roles in James and the Giant Peach, Romeo and Juliet, Brassed Off, and nominated for an Oscar for In the Name of the Father. Once called by Steven Spielberg as "the greatest actor in the world." For more of his films, check out the Pete Postlethwaite filmography.
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    • Age: Died at 65 (1946-2011)
    • Birthplace: Warrington, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Dubbing, Actor, Teacher
    • Credits: Inception, The Usual Suspects, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Romeo + Juliet
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    Anne Francis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2011 Famous Deaths List
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    1/3/11: Best known for her roles in the 1950s science-fiction film "Forbidden Planet" and the 1960s television series “Honey West,” died on complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 80.
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    • Age: Died at 81 (1930-2011)
    • Birthplace: Ossining, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: Forbidden Planet, Funny Girl, Bad Day at Black Rock, Honey West
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