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.
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12/18/11: Kim Jong-Il was pronounced dead. Known in North Korea as "Dear Leader" and other places as one of the world's most famous dictators, Jong-Il served as the country's leader under the communist regime. No cause has been released. He was 69. (Not to make fun of the dead, but it's hard to resist not linking to Kim Jong-il Owns Some Cool S*#t! by user CDU827
Age: Died at 70 (1941-2011)
Birthplace: Vyatskoye, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
Credits: The Juche Idea, Bulgasari, The Schoolgirl's Diary, Sea of Blood
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12/18/11: Playwright and President of both Czechoslavacia and the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel died in his home at the age of 75.
Age: Died at 75 (1936-2011)
Birthplace: Prague, Europe, Czech Republic, Central Europe, Czechoslovakia, + more
Profession: Poet, Politician, Author, Writer, Peace activist, + more
Credits: Up and Down, The Stone Bridge, Leaving, Kazdy mlady muz, Inventura, + more
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12/15/11: Prolific writer and politico, Christopher Hitchens passed away at the age of 62 from complications due to cancer. He was known as an outspoken anti-theist and socialist with popular books such as "God is Not Great" and "Hitch-22".
Age: Died at 62 (1949-2011)
Birthplace: England, Portsmouth
Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Author, Essayist, Writer, + more
Credits: Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune, Manufacturing Dissent, Collision, Human Terrain: War Becomes Academic
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12/7/11: Harry Morgan, most known for his turn as Colonel Sherman T. Potter in the smash TV show "M*A*S*H" when he replaced McLean Stevenson in the fourth season. (Before that he played Major General Bartford Hamilton Steele.) Morgan was also Bill Gannon on "Dragnet", died in his home in Los Angeles. He was 96.
Age: Died at 96 (1915-2011)
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Profession: Salesperson, Television director, Actor, Writer
Credits: M*A*S*H, High Noon, How the West Was Won, The Ox-Bow Incident, The Shootist, + more
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