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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 1998 was no exception. Fans of The Simpsons were devastated after Phil Hartman, known for voicing Troy McClure, was murdered by his own wife. Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 1998, 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 1998? Scroll down and see for yourself.

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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Frank Sinatra Dementia, Myocardial infarction, Bladder cancer

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Pol Pot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Pol Pot Myocardial infarction

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Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Phil Hartman Homicide

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Sonny Bono is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Sonny Bono Skiing accident, Skiing

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Gene Autry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Gene Autry Lymphoma

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Roy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Roy Rogers Heart failure

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Linda McCartney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Linda McCartney Breast cancer

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Shari Lewis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Shari Lewis Uterine cancer, Viral pneumonia, Pneumonia

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George Wallace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
George Wallace Parkinson's disease

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Alan Shepard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Alan Shepard Leukemia

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Eldridge Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Eldridge Cleaver Prostate cancer

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Roddy McDowall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Roddy McDowall Lung cancer

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Harry Caray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Harry Caray Cardiovascular disease

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Akira Kurosawa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998

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Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Junkyard Dog Traffic collision

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Tammy Wynette is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Tammy Wynette Thrombus

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James Earl Ray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
James Earl Ray Hepatitis C

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Jimmy

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Robert (Tex) Allen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998

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Bobo Brazil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998

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Esther Rolle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Esther Rolle Diabetes mellitus

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Rob Pilatus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Rob Pilatus Drug overdose

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Henny Youngman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Henny Youngman Pneumonia

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Benjamin Spock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998

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Justin Fashanu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Justin Fashanu Suicide

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Maureen O'Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Maureen O'Sullivan Surgical complications

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Matthew Shepard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Matthew Shepard Homicide, Torture

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Lloyd Bridges is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Lloyd Bridges Natural causes

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Jerome Robbins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998

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Flip Wilson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Flip Wilson Liver cancer

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Robert Young is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Robert Young Respiratory failure

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Gerald Stano is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Gerald Stano Electric chair, Capital punishment

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Barry Goldwater is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998

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Gene Raymond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Gene Raymond Pneumonia

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Norman Fell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Norman Fell Cancer

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Tara Singh Hayer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Tara Singh Hayer Firearm, Assassination, Murder

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Alice Faye is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Alice Faye Stomach cancer

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Carlos Castaneda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Carlos Castaneda Liver tumour

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Trinity Loren is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998

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Enoch Powell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998

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Mary Frann is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Mary Frann Myocardial infarction

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Kavi Pradeep is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998

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Richard Plant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998

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Jerry Clower is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Jerry Clower Surgical complications

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Charles Diggs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998

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Sani Abacha is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998

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Eileen Lonergan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Eileen Lonergan Speculative

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June Byers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
June Byers Pneumonia

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Michael Tippett is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998

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Falco is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1998
Falco Traffic collision