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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 2001 was no exception. Perhaps the most talked about death was that of popular recording artist Aaliyah, after she was killed in a plane crash. Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 2001, 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 2001? Scroll down and see for yourself.

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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Aaliyah Aviation accident or incident

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Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Jack Lemmon Colorectal cancer, Bladder cancer

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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
George Harrison Lung cancer

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Carroll O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Carroll O'Connor Myocardial infarction, Diabetes mellitus

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Timothy McVeigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Timothy McVeigh Lethal injection

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Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Joey Ramone Lymphoma

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Dale Earnhardt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Dale Earnhardt Traffic collision

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John Fahey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001

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Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Anthony Quinn Pneumonia, Cancer of the larynx

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Douglas Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Douglas Adams Myocardial infarction

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Nigel Hawthorne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Nigel Hawthorne Myocardial infarction

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John Phillips is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
John Phillips Cardiovascular disease

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Javed Iqbal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Javed Iqbal Suicide

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Berry Berenson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Berry Berenson Terrorist Attack

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Eva Busch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001

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Henry Lee Lucas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Henry Lee Lucas Heart failure

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Terry Gordy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Terry Gordy Myocardial infarction

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Phoolan Devi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Phoolan Devi Firearm, Assassination

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Dare Wright is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001

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Jane Greer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Jane Greer Cancer

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Asit Sen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001

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William Hanna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
William Hanna Esophageal cancer, Cancer of the larynx, Head and neck cancer

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Digna Ochoa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Digna Ochoa Firearm, Assassination

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Imogene Coca is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Imogene Coca Alzheimer's disease, Natural causes

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Dale Evans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Dale Evans Heart failure

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Lauran Paine is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001

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Shincho Kokontei III is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Shincho Kokontei III Liver cancer

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Ken Kesey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Ken Kesey Liver tumour

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Foster Brooks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Foster Brooks Heart failure

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Jan Kott is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001

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Troy Donahue is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Troy Donahue Myocardial infarction

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Eudora Welty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Eudora Welty Pneumonia

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Herbert Simon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001

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Donald Bradman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Donald Bradman Pneumonia

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Mark Bingham is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Mark Bingham Aviation accident or incident

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Harrison A. Williams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001

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Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001

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William H. Masters is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
William H. Masters Parkinson's disease

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Laurent-Désiré Kabila is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Laurent-Désiré Kabila Assassination

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Abu Ali Mustafa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Abu Ali Mustafa Assassination

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Michael Cuccione is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Michael Cuccione Cancer, Respiratory failure

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Rehavam Ze'evi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Rehavam Ze'evi Firearm, Assassination

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Emilie Schindler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001

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David M. Walker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001

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Perry Como is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Perry Como Alzheimer's disease

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Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001

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John G. Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
John G. Schmitz Prostate cancer

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Mychal Judge is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001

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Antônio da Costa Santos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001

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Poul Anderson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2001
Poul Anderson Cancer