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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
Myocardial infarction - Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor who did much of his work in the United Kingdom. Part of the New Hollywood film-making wave, he ...more

Owen Hart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Blunt trauma, Accidental fall - Owen James Hart was a Canadian professional and amateur wrestler who worked for several promotions including Stampede Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and most ...more

Dana Plato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Drug overdose, Suicide - Dana Michelle Plato was an American actress notable for playing the role of Kimberly Drummond on the U.S. television sitcom Diff'rent Strokes from 1978 to 1986. After leaving the cast of ...more

John F. Kennedy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Aviation accident or incident - John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., often referred to as JFK Jr. or John-John in the press, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was the only surviving son of U.S. President ...more

George C. Scott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Abdominal aortic aneurysm - George Campbell Scott was an American stage and film actor, director, and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of General George S. Patton in the film Patton, ...more

Madeline Kahn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Ovarian cancer - Madeline Kahn was an American actress, comedienne and singer. A two-time Academy Award nominee, she also won an Emmy Award and a Tony Award. Kahn made her Broadway debut in Leonard Sillman's New ...more

Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Lung cancer - Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who ...more

Gene Siskel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Brain tumor - Eugene Kal "Gene" Siskel was an American film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Along with colleague Roger Ebert, he hosted a series of popular review shows on television ...more

Pete Conrad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Traffic collision - Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, and during the Apollo 12 mission became the third man to ...more

Jill Dando is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Ballistic trauma, Firearm, Murder - Jill Wendy Dando was an English journalist, television presenter, and newsreader who was 1997 BBC Personality of the Year. At the time of her death, she was the presenter of the BBC programme ...more

Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Cardiovascular disease - Richard "Rick" Erwin Rood, better known by his ring name "Ravishing" Rick Rude, was an American professional wrestler who performed for many promotions, including World ...more

Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Liver tumour - Walter Jerry Payton was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League for thirteen seasons. Walter Payton was known around the NFL as ...more

Dirk Bogarde is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Myocardial infarction - Sir Dirk Bogarde was an English actor and writer. Initially a matinée idol in such films as Doctor in the House and other Rank Organisation pictures. In a second career, Bogarde wrote ...more

Joni Mattis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Cancer -

Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Myocardial infarction, Diabetes mellitus - Robert James "Bob"/"Gino" Marella, better known by his ring name of Gorilla Monsoon, was an American professional wrestler, play-by-play commentator, and booker. He is famous ...more

Sarah Kane is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Suicide, Hanging - Sarah Kane was an English playwright. Her plays deal with themes of redemptive love, sexual desire, pain, torture — both physical and psychological — and death. They are characterised by a ...more

Lili St. Cyr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Lili St. Cyr, was a prominent American burlesque stripteaser.

Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Breast cancer - Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien OBE, known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. ...more

Charles Pierce is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Charles Pierce was one of the 20th century's foremost female impersonators, particularly noted for his impersonation of Bette Davis.

John Ehrlichman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Diabetes mellitus - John Daniel Ehrlichman was counsel and Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs under President Richard Nixon. He was a key figure in events leading to the Watergate first break-in and ...more

Marguerite Chapman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Marguerite Chapman was an American actress. Born in Chatham, New York, she was working as a telephone switchboard operator in White Plains, New York when her good looks brought about the ...more

Jaime Garzón is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Assassination - Jaime Hernando Garzón Forero was a Colombian journalist, a comedian, lawyer, peace activist and political satirist. He was popular on Colombian television during the 1990s for his ...more

Susan Strasberg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Breast cancer, Thrombosis - Susan Elizabeth Strasberg was an American stage, film and television actress.

Paco Stanley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Firearm, Assassination, Murder - Francisco "Paco" Jorge Stanley Albaitero was a Mexican television entertainer for TV Azteca, a multimedia conglomerate.

Laura Young is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999