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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 1984 was no exception. Perhaps the greatest tragedy was the passing of singer/songerwriter Marvin Gaye, who was shot twice by his own father. Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 1984, 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 people on this list include Richard Burton and Andy Kaufman. Which celebrities died in 1984? Scroll down and see for yourself.

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Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Richard Burton Cerebral hemorrhage

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Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Marvin Gaye Filicide

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Andy Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Andy Kaufman Cancer, Lung cancer

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Truman Capote is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Truman Capote Liver failure

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Michel Foucault is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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Ethel Merman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Ethel Merman Brain tumor

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James Mason is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
James Mason Cardiac arrest

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Indira Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Indira Gandhi Firearm, Assassination

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Ed Gein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Ed Gein Cardiovascular disease, Respiratory failure

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Ansel Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Ansel Adams Cardiovascular disease

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Ray Kroc is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Ray Kroc Heart failure, Cardiovascular disease

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Count Basie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Count Basie Pancreatic cancer

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Janet Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Janet Gaynor Pneumonia

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Tommy Cooper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Tommy Cooper Myocardial infarction

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Diana Dors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Diana Dors Ovarian cancer

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Jon-Erik Hexum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Jon-Erik Hexum Firearm, Traumatic brain injury

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Alan Berg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Alan Berg Assassination, Murder

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Eric Morecambe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Eric Morecambe Myocardial infarction

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Peter Lawford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Peter Lawford Cardiac arrest, Liver failure

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Ursula Bloom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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Rodrigo Lara Bonilla is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Rodrigo Lara Bonilla Assassination

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Richard Basehart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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Carl D. Perkins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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Paul Dirac is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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Onie Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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Leonard Rossiter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Leonard Rossiter Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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Richard Deacon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Richard Deacon Cardiovascular disease

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Johnny Weissmuller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Johnny Weissmuller Pulmonary edema

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George Shelley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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Jerome Clarke Hunsaker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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Patrick Finucane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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Jackie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Jackie Wilson Myocardial infarction, Pneumonia

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Nudie Cohn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Nudie Cohn Cancer

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Jane Roberts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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Bob Clampett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Bob Clampett Myocardial infarction

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Cesar Climaco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Cesar Climaco Firearm, Assassination

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Sam Peckinpah is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Sam Peckinpah Heart failure

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François Truffaut is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
François Truffaut Brain tumor

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Lillian Hellman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
Lillian Hellman Myocardial infarction

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George Kelly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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Charles Ray Hatcher is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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David Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
David Kennedy Drug overdose

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Christopher Wilder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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António Variações is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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Kenneth Burns Conn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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William Powell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
William Powell Heart failure

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Pierre Gemayel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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Hellé Nice is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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LeeRoy Yarbrough is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984

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John Facenda is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1984
John Facenda Cancer