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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 2005 was no exception. The comedy world was in shambles, as both Richard Pryor and Mitch Hedberg passed on to the next life. Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 2005, 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 2005? Scroll down and see for yourself.

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Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Richard Pryor Myocardial infarction, Multiple sclerosis

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Hunter S. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005

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Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Johnny Carson Emphysema

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Eddie Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Eddie Guerrero Heart failure

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Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Rosa Parks Natural causes

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Pope John Paul II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Pope John Paul II Myocardial infarction, Parkinson's disease

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Anne Bancroft is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Anne Bancroft Uterine cancer

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Mitch Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Mitch Hedberg Heroin overdose

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Sandra Dee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Sandra Dee Renal failure, Pneumonia

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Chloe Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Chloe Jones Liver failure, Hepatitis

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Pat Morita is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Pat Morita Renal failure

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Don Adams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Don Adams Cancer, Bone cancer, Lymphoma

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Domino Harvey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Domino Harvey Drug overdose

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James Doohan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
James Doohan Alzheimer's disease, Pneumonia

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Teresa Wright is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Teresa Wright Myocardial infarction

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Eddie Albert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Eddie Albert Pneumonia

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Virginia Mayo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Virginia Mayo Heart failure, Myocardial infarction, Pneumonia

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Ossie Davis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Ossie Davis Natural causes

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Eugene McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Eugene McCarthy Parkinson's disease

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George F. Kennan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005

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Luther Vandross is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Luther Vandross Myocardial infarction

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Chris Candido is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Chris Candido Surgical complications

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Arthur Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Arthur Miller Heart failure, Cardiovascular disease

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Saul Bellow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005

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Robert Wise is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Robert Wise Myocardial infarction

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Amrish Puri is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Amrish Puri Cerebral hemorrhage

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Tara Correa-McMullen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Tara Correa-McMullen Firearm, Homicide, Murder

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Geraldine Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Geraldine Fitzgerald Alzheimer's disease

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Mark Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005

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Bob Denver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Bob Denver Surgical complications, Pneumonia, Cancer of the larynx

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Frank Gorshin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Frank Gorshin Emphysema, Lung cancer, Pneumonia

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Candy Barr is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Candy Barr Pneumonia

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Nipsey Russell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Nipsey Russell Stomach cancer

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Johnnie Cochran is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Johnnie Cochran Brain tumor

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June Haver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
June Haver Respiratory failure

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Dave Allen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005

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Edward Bunker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Edward Bunker Surgical complications

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Barbara Bel Geddes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Barbara Bel Geddes Lung cancer

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Leland Clark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005

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August Wilson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
August Wilson Liver cancer

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Jean Cannon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Jean Cannon Cancer

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Mohammed Bijeh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Mohammed Bijeh Capital punishment, Hanging

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Lane Smith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Lane Smith Motor neuron disease

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Aslan Maskhadov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Aslan Maskhadov Assassination

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John Wayne Glover is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
John Wayne Glover Suicide, Hanging

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William Rehnquist is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005

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Lakshman Kadirgamar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Lakshman Kadirgamar Firearm, Assassination

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Ronnie Barker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Ronnie Barker Heart failure, Cardiovascular disease

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Ismail Merchant is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005

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Ernest Lehman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2005
Ernest Lehman Myocardial infarction