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For one reason or another, we as human beings seem to be fascinated by celebrity deaths. Every year we mourn the loss of famous people who pass away, and 1983 was no exception. Sports fans right remember the death of heavyweight boxer Jack Dempsey, who died of heart failure at the ripe age of 87. Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 1983, ordered by how well-known they were.

All walks of famous people are on this list, including actors, athletes, musicians, politicians and more.Although the rich and famous are just like the rest of us, it's alarming how many of them have their lives cut short because of drug overdoses or other accidents. Still others live out many long years only to succumb to diseases like cancer late in life.

Examples of celebrity deaths on this list include Tennessee Williams and Dennis Wilson. Which celebrities died in 1983? Scroll down and see for yourself.

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Tennessee Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983

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Buckminster Fuller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983

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Norma Shearer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Norma Shearer Bronchopneumonia

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Jack Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983

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Dennis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Dennis Wilson Drowning

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David Niven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
David Niven Motor neuron disease

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Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Karen Carpenter Anorexia nervosa

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Dolores del Río is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Dolores del Río Liver failure

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Peter Ivers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Peter Ivers Murder

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Michael Conrad is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Michael Conrad Urethral cancer

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George Cukor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
George Cukor Myocardial infarction

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Joan Miró is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Joan Miró Cardiovascular disease

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Anthony Blunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983

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Arthur Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Arthur Godfrey Emphysema

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Gloria Swanson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Gloria Swanson Heart Ailment

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Maurice Bishop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Maurice Bishop Capital punishment

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John Bodkin Adams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983

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Christopher George is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Christopher George Myocardial infarction

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Carolyn Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Carolyn Jones Colorectal cancer

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Rocco Chinnici is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Rocco Chinnici Assassination, Murder, Car bomb

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Luis Buñuel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Luis Buñuel Liver cancer, Pancreatic cancer

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Jessica Savitch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Jessica Savitch Traffic collision, Drowning

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Beverley Nichols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983

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Emil Grunzweig is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Emil Grunzweig Assassination

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Buster Crabbe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Buster Crabbe Myocardial infarction

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Edgar Graham is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Edgar Graham Firearm, Assassination

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Albert Schaufelberger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Albert Schaufelberger Assassination

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John Le Mesurier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
John Le Mesurier Cirrhosis

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Judy Canova is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Judy Canova Cancer

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Slim Pickens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Slim Pickens Brain tumor

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Claude Vivier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983

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Leopold Godowsky, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983

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Klaus Nomi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Klaus Nomi AIDS

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Owen Dodson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Owen Dodson Cardiovascular disease

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Jerzy Andrzejewski is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Jerzy Andrzejewski Myocardial infarction

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Raymond Massey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Raymond Massey Pneumonia

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Muddy Waters is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983

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Frank Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Frank Reynolds Cancer, Bone cancer

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Meyer Lansky is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Meyer Lansky Lung cancer

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Jobriath is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Jobriath AIDS

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Robert Weitbrecht is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983

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Fred Pusey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983

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Jane Chambers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983

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Fernand Legros is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983

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Louis de Funès is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Louis de Funès Myocardial infarction

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Ira Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Ira Gershwin Cardiovascular disease

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Felix Bloch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983

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William Demarest is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
William Demarest Prostate cancer, Pneumonia

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Jerry Pentland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983

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Issam Sartawi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1983
Issam Sartawi Firearm, Assassination