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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 1996 was no exception. Some extremely famous and prominent people died in '96, including rapper Tupac Shakur, astrophysicist Carl Sagan, and actor/dancer Gene Kelly. Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 1996, 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.

Which celebrities died in 1996? Scroll down and see for yourself.

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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Tupac Shakur Cardiac arrest, Ballistic trauma, Respiratory failure

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Margaux Hemingway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Carl Sagan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Carl Sagan Pneumonia

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George Burns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
George Burns Cardiac arrest, Natural causes

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Gene Kelly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Gene Kelly Stroke

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Greer Garson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Greer Garson Heart failure

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Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Ella Fitzgerald Diabetes mellitus

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William Bonin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
William Bonin Lethal injection, Capital punishment

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Marcello Mastroianni is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Marcello Mastroianni Pancreatic cancer

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Stephen Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Dick Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Dick Murdoch Myocardial infarction

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JonBenét Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Timothy Leary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Timothy Leary Prostate cancer

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Marguerite Duras is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Marguerite Duras Cancer of the larynx

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Audrey Meadows is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Audrey Meadows Lung cancer

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Dorothy Lamour is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Dorothy Lamour Myocardial infarction

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Spiro Agnew is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Spiro Agnew Leukemia

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Mel Allen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Bradley Nowell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Bradley Nowell Heroin overdose

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Ray Stevens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Herb Baumeister is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Herb Baumeister Suicide

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Carl Stokes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Carl Stokes Cancer, Cancer of the larynx

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Ottis Toole is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Ottis Toole Cirrhosis

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Andreas Papandreou is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Lew Ayres is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Lew Ayres Coma

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Hillevi Rombin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Neelam Sanjiva Reddy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Jean-Bédel Bokassa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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McLean Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
McLean Stevenson Myocardial infarction

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Piet Hein is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Audrey Munson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Veronica Guerin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Veronica Guerin Firearm, Assassination, Murder

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Ray Combs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Ray Combs Suicide by hanging, Suicide

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Jack Nance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Jack Nance Homicide, Craniocerebral Trauma

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Minnie Pearl is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Minnie Pearl Stroke

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Dana Hill is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Dana Hill Diabetes mellitus, Stroke

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Barbara Jordan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Houn Jiyu-Kennett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Amber Hagerman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Claudette Colbert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Yahya Ayyash is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Yahya Ayyash Assassination

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Melvin Belli is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Melvin Belli Pancreatic cancer

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John Vassall is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Thomas Samuel Kuhn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Thomas Samuel Kuhn Lung cancer

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Sophie Toscan du Plantier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Albert R. Broccoli is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Albert R. Broccoli Heart failure

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Renato Russo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Gene Nelson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Gene Nelson Cancer

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Henri Nouwen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996

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Morey Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1996
Morey Amsterdam Myocardial infarction