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 1998 was no exception. Fans of The Simpsons were devastated after Phil Hartman, known for voicing Troy McClure, was murdered by his own wife. Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 1998, 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 1998? Scroll down and see for yourself.