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 1984 was no exception. Perhaps the greatest tragedy was the passing of singer/songerwriter Marvin Gaye, who was shot twice by his own father. Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 1984, 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.Examples of people on this list include Richard Burton and Andy Kaufman. Which celebrities died in 1984? Scroll down and see for yourself.