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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 2007 was no exception. The world of professional wrestling was rocked when news came out that Chris Benoit had murdered his family before taking his own life. There was a lot of controversy surrounding the death of model Anna Nicole Smith as well, after she died of an apparent drug overdose.

Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 2007, 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 2007? Scroll down and see for yourself.

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Anna Nicole Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Anna Nicole Smith Drug overdose

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Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Chris Benoit Murder–suicide, Suicide

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Luciano Pavarotti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Luciano Pavarotti Pancreatic cancer

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Jane Wyman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Jane Wyman Natural causes

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Merv Griffin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Merv Griffin Prostate cancer

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Kurt Vonnegut is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Kurt Vonnegut Traumatic brain injury

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Deborah Kerr is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Deborah Kerr Parkinson's disease

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Jerry Falwell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Jerry Falwell Cardiovascular disease, Myocardial infarction

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Evel Knievel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Evel Knievel Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

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Ingmar Bergman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Ingmar Bergman Natural causes

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Charles Nelson Reilly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007

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Aaron Russo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Aaron Russo Cancer, Bladder cancer

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Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Phil Rizzuto Pneumonia

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Ernie Ladd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Ernie Ladd Cancer

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Leona Helmsley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Leona Helmsley Cardiovascular disease

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John Inman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
John Inman Hepatitis A

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Yvonne De Carlo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Yvonne De Carlo Natural causes

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Tom Snyder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Tom Snyder Leukemia

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Robert Goulet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Robert Goulet Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis

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Robert Anton Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Robert Anton Wilson Post-polio syndrome

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Boris Yeltsin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Boris Yeltsin Heart failure, Cardiovascular disease

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Chauncey Bailey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Chauncey Bailey Assassination, Murder

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Bam Bam Bigelow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Bam Bam Bigelow Drug overdose

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The Fabulous Moolah is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007

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Benazir Bhutto is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Benazir Bhutto Firearm, Assassination

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Norman Mailer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Norman Mailer Renal failure

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Ned Sherrin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Ned Sherrin Cancer of the larynx, Head and neck cancer

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Wally Schirra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Wally Schirra Myocardial infarction, Cancer

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Joey Bishop is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Joey Bishop Heart failure

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Bowie Kuhn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007

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Richard Jeni is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Richard Jeni Suicide

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Michelangelo Antonioni is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007

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Curtis Harrington is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007

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Harold Berman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007

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Brian Adams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Brian Adams Accidental drug overdose

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Al Viola is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Al Viola Cancer

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D. James Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
D. James Kennedy Myocardial infarction

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Lady Bird Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Lady Bird Johnson Natural causes

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Ike Turner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Ike Turner Drug overdose

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Benny Parsons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Benny Parsons Lung cancer

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Molly Ivins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Molly Ivins Breast cancer, Inflammatory breast cancer

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Hal Fishman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Hal Fishman Colorectal cancer, Liver tumour

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Sidney Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Sidney Sheldon Pneumonia

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Mike Awesome is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Mike Awesome Suicide

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George Seddon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007

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Art Buchwald is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Art Buchwald Renal failure

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Phyllis Sherwood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007

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Katy French is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Katy French Cocaine overdose

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William Morris Meredith, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007

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Michael Deaver is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2007
Michael Deaver Pancreatic cancer