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 1985 was no exception. Perhaps the most talked about death was of American actor Rock Hudson, after losing his battle with AIDS. Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 1985, 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 on this list include Orson Welles and Dian Fossey. Which celebrities died in 1985? Scroll down and see for yourself.