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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 2004 was no exception. America weeped as former president Ronald Reagan died. Other included legendary musician Ray Charles, and renowned chef Julia Child. Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 2004, 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 2004? Scroll down and see for yourself.

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Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Ronald Reagan Alzheimer's disease, Pneumonia

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Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Marlon Brando Cardiovascular disease, Liver tumour, Respiratory failure

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Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Rodney Dangerfield Surgical complications

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Julia Child is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Julia Child Renal failure

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Christopher Reeve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Christopher Reeve Cardiac arrest, Cardiovascular disease, Myocardial infarction

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Janet Leigh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Janet Leigh Myocardial infarction

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Harold Shipman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Harold Shipman Suicide, Hanging

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Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Ray Charles Acute Liver Disease, Hepatitis

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Jerry Orbach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Jerry Orbach Prostate cancer

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Donna Michelle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Donna Michelle Myocardial infarction

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Johnny Ramone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Johnny Ramone Prostate cancer, Cancer

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Michael Kelway Oliver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004

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Ann Miller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Ann Miller Lung cancer

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Fay Wray is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Fay Wray Natural causes

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Yasser Arafat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Yasser Arafat Cerebral hemorrhage

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Reggie White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Reggie White Cardiovascular disease

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Arthur Kane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Arthur Kane Leukemia

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Alan King is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Alan King Lung cancer

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Ol' Dirty Bastard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Ol' Dirty Bastard Heart failure, Drug overdose

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Spalding Gray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Spalding Gray Drowning, Suicide

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David Brudnoy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
David Brudnoy Kidney cancer, Lung cancer

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Alistair Cooke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Alistair Cooke Cancer, Bone cancer, Lung cancer

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Francesco Scavullo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Francesco Scavullo Myocardial infarction

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Rick James is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Rick James Myocardial infarction, Stroke

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Francis Crick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Francis Crick Colorectal cancer

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Paul Winfield is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Paul Winfield Myocardial infarction

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Theo van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Theo van Gogh Firearm, Assassination, Murder

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Isabel Sanford is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Isabel Sanford Cardiovascular disease

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John Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004

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Dimebag Darrell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Dimebag Darrell Firearm, Assassination, Murder

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Marianna Komlos is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Marianna Komlos Breast cancer

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June Cochran is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004

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Francisco Ortiz Franco is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Francisco Ortiz Franco Firearm, Assassination

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Bob Keeshan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004

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Gordon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Gordon Cooper Parkinson's disease

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Artie Shaw is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Artie Shaw Natural causes

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Soundarya is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Soundarya Aviation accident or incident

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Arnold Orville Beckman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004

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Tony Randall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Tony Randall Pneumonia

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Helmut Newton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Helmut Newton Traffic collision

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Paul Klebnikov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Paul Klebnikov Assassination, Murder

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Jan Sterling is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Jan Sterling Diabetes mellitus, Stroke

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Peter Ustinov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Peter Ustinov Cardiovascular disease, Myocardial infarction

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Richard Avedon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Richard Avedon Cerebral hemorrhage

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Elmer Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004

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Brenda Fassie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Brenda Fassie Drug overdose

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Howard Keel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Howard Keel Colorectal cancer

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Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi Assassination

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Akhmad Kadyrov is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Akhmad Kadyrov Assassination

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Suzanne Kaaren is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2004
Suzanne Kaaren Pneumonia