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Famous People Who Died in 1999

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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 1999 was no exception. Wrestling fans were shocked when Owen Hart, one of the WWF's most popular wrestlers, died live on Pay Per View after a wrestling stunt went wrong.

Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 1999, 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 1999? Scroll down and see for yourself.
Stanley Kubrick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 71 (1928-1999) from New York City, New York, United States of America
Stanley Kubrick (; July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is frequently cited as one of the most influential filmmakers in cinematic ...more
Owen Hart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 34 (1965-1999) from Calgary, Canada
Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian–American professional and amateur wrestler who worked for several promotions including Stampede Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling ...more
Dana Plato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 35 (1964-1999) from Maywood
Dana Michelle Plato (born Dana Michelle Strain; November 7, 1964 – May 8, 1999) was an American actress known for her role as Kimberly Drummond on the U.S. television sitcom Diff'rent Strokes ...more
John F. Kennedy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 39 (1960-1999) from Washington, D.C., United States of America
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999), often referred to as JFK Jr. or John John, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was a son of President ...more
George C. Scott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 72 (1927-1999) from USA, Virginia, Wise
George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was an American stage and film actor, director and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of ...more
Madeline Kahn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 57 (1942-1999) from Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Madeline Gail Kahn (born Madeline Gail Wolfson; September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress, comedian, voice actress, and singer, known for comedic roles in films directed by ...more
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 85 (1914-1999) from Martinez, California, United States of America
Joseph Paul DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire ...more
Gene Siskel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 53 (1946-1999) from Chicago, Illinois, USA
Eugene Kal Siskel (January 26, 1946 – February 20, 1999) was an American film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Along with colleague Roger Ebert, he hosted a series of popular movie ...more
Pete Conrad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 69 (1930-1999) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. (June 2, 1930 – July 8, 1999) (Captain, USN), was an American NASA astronaut, aeronautical engineer, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and during the ...more
Jill Dando is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Jill Dando Dec. at 38 (1961-1999) from Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Jill Wendy Dando (9 November 1961 – 26 April 1999) was a British journalist, television presenter, and newsreader who was 1997 BBC Personality of the Year. At the time of her death, she was the ...more
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 41 (1958-1999) from St. Peter, Minnesota, United States of America
Richard Erwin Rood (December 7, 1958 – April 20, 1999), better known by his ring name "Ravishing" Rick Rude, was an American professional wrestler who performed for many promotions, ...more
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 46 (1953-1999) from Columbia, Mississippi, United States of America
Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. Payton ...more
Dirk Bogarde is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 78 (1921-1999) from England, London
Sir Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde (28 March 1921 – 8 May 1999), known professionally as Dirk Bogarde, was an English actor and writer. Initially a matinée idol in films ...more
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 62 (1937-1999) from New York City
Robert James Marella (June 4, 1937 – October 6, 1999), better known by his ring name of Gorilla Monsoon, was an American professional wrestler, play-by-play commentator, and booker. Monsoon is ...more
Sarah Kane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 28 (1971-1999) from Brentwood, United Kingdom
Sarah Kane (3 February 1971 – 20 February 1999) was an English playwright who is known for her plays that deal with themes of redemptive love, sexual desire, pain, torture—both physical and ...more
Lili St. Cyr is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 81 (1918-1999) from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Willis Marie Van Schaack (June 3, 1918 – January 29, 1999), known professionally as Lili St. Cyr, was a prominent American burlesque stripteaser.
Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 60 (1939-1999) from West Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), professionally known as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the ...more
Charles Pierce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 73 (1926-1999) from Watertown, New York, United States of America
Charles Pierce (July 14, 1926 – May 31, 1999) was one of the 20th century's foremost female impersonators, particularly noted for his impersonation of Bette Davis.
John Ehrlichman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 74 (1925-1999) from Tacoma, Washington, United States of America
John Daniel Ehrlichman (; March 20, 1925 – February 14, 1999) was counsel and Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs under President Richard Nixon. Ehrlichman was an important influence ...more
Marguerite Chapman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 81 (1918-1999) from Chatham, New York, United States of America
Marguerite Chapman (March 9, 1918 – August 31, 1999) was an American actress.
Jaime Garzón is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 39 (1960-1999) from Bogotá, Colombia
Jaime Hernando Garzón Forero (October 24, 1960 – August 13, 1999 in Bogotá) was a Colombian comedian, journalist, politician, and peace activist. He was popular on colombian ...more
Susan Strasberg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 61 (1938-1999) from New York City, USA, New York
Susan Elizabeth Strasberg (May 22, 1938 – January 21, 1999) was an American stage, film, and television actress, the daughter of the drama coach Lee Strasberg. She was nominated for a Tony Award ...more
Paco Stanley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 57 (1942-1999) from Mexico City, Mexico
Francisco "Paco" Jorge Stanley Albaitero (July 3, 1942 – June 7, 1999) was a Mexican television entertainer who worked for Televisa and TV Azteca.
Akio Morita is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 78 (1921-1999) from Nagoya, Japan
Akio Morita (盛田 昭夫, Morita Akio, January 26, 1921 – October 3, 1999) was a Japanese businessman and co-founder of Sony along with Masaru Ibuka.
Lois Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Dec. at 47 (1952-1999) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Lois Hamilton (October 14, 1952 – December 23, 1999) was an American model, author, aviator, artist and actress.