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 1997 was no exception. In fact, 1997 was one of the more infamous years for celebrity deaths. First there was Princess Diana's limousine crash, which shocked the entire world. In the hip hop community, the murder of Notorious BIG was considered one of the most high profile murder cases of all time, as the killer was never found.
Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 1997, 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 1997? Scroll down and see for yourself.