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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
Stanley Kubrick 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

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Owen Hart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Owen Hart 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
Dana Plato 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
John F. Kennedy, Jr. 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
George C. Scott 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
Madeline Kahn 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
Joe DiMaggio 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
Gene Siskel 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
Pete Conrad 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
Jill Dando 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
Rick Rude 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
Walter Payton 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
Dirk Bogarde 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, Bogarde later acted in art-house ...more

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

Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Gorilla Monsoon 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

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Sarah Kane is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Sarah Kane 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 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
Dusty Springfield 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 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
John Ehrlichman 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 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
Jaime Garzón 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
Susan Strasberg 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
Paco Stanley 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

Akio Morita is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Akio Morita Pneumonia - Akio Morita was a Japanese businessman and co-founder of Sony along with Masaru Ibuka.

Lois Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Lois Hamilton Drug overdose, Suicide - Lois Hamilton was an American model, author, aviator, artist and actress.

Rory Calhoun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Rory Calhoun Emphysema, Diabetes mellitus - Rory Calhoun was an American television and film actor, screenwriter, and producer.

Lionel Bart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Lionel Bart Liver cancer - Lionel Bart was a writer and composer of British pop music and musicals, best known for creating the book, music and lyrics for Oliver!

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Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Wilt Chamberlain Heart failure - Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA; ...more

Quentin Crisp is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Quentin Crisp Quentin Crisp was an English writer and raconteur. From a conventional suburban background Crisp grew up with effeminate tendencies which he flaunted by parading the streets in make-up and ...more

DeForest Kelley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
DeForest Kelley Stomach cancer - DeForest Kelley was an actor.

Walt Levinsky is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Walt Levinsky Walt Levinsky was an American big band and orchestral player, composer, arranger and band leader. While many of his big band assignments were as lead alto sax player, his favorite instrument was ...more

Zoë Tamerlis Lund is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Zoë Tamerlis Lund Drug overdose - Zoë Tamerlis Lund, also known as Zoë Tamerlis and Zoë Tamerlaine, was an American musician, model, actress, author, producer and screenwriter. She was best known for her ...more

Horst P. Horst is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Horst P. Horst Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann who chose to be known as Horst P. Horst was a German-American fashion photographer.

Shel Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Shel Silverstein Myocardial infarction - Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works. ...more

Victor Perlo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Victor Perlo Victor Perlo was a Marxist economist, government functionary, and a longtime member of the governing National Committee of the Communist Party USA.

Hillary Brooke is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Hillary Brooke Hillary Brooke was an American film actress best known for her work in Abbott and Costello and Sherlock Holmes films. She also played Lou Costello's love interest in the first season of The ...more

Payne Stewart is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Payne Stewart Aviation accident or incident - William Payne Stewart was an American professional golfer who won eleven PGA Tour events, including three major championships in his career, the last of which occurred a few months before he ...more

Benjamin Smoke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Benjamin Smoke Liver failure - Benjamin was an American singer-songwriter who fronted the Atlanta, Georgia bands Smoke and the Opal Foxx Quartet. He was noted for being a radical, gay rock 'n' roll performer. He died on ...more

Peter Wildeblood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Peter Wildeblood Peter Wildeblood was an Anglo-Canadian journalist, novelist, playwright and gay rights campaigner. He was one of the first men in the UK to publicly declare his homosexuality.

Paul Bowles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Paul Bowles Paul Frederic Bowles was an American expatriate composer, author, and translator. He became associated with Tangier, Morocco, where he settled in 1947 and lived for 52 years to the end of his ...more

Giant Baba is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Giant Baba Shohei Baba was a Japanese professional wrestler and co-founder of All Japan Pro Wrestling, best known by his ring name Giant Baba. Along with Antonio Inoki, he became one of the most famous ...more

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Anthony Newley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Anthony Newley Kidney cancer - Anthony George Newley was an English actor, singer and songwriter. Newley achieved success as a performer in such diverse fields as rock and roll and stage and screen acting. As a recording ...more

Rosemary Nelson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Rosemary Nelson Assassination - Rosemary Nelson was a prominent Irish human rights solicitor who was assassinated by an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in 1999. A bomb exploded under her car at her home in Lurgan, Northern ...more

Victor Mature is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Victor Mature Leukemia - Victor John Mature was an American stage, film and television actor.

Jaime Hurtado is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Jaime Hurtado Firearm, Assassination - Jaime Hurtado González was an Ecuadorian politician of African descent aligned with the Democratic People's Movement, a deputy in the Ecuadorian parliament, and at the time of his death ...more

Ellen Corby is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Ellen Corby Cardiovascular disease, Stroke - Ellen Hansen Corby was an American actress. She is most widely remembered for the role of "Grandma Esther Walton" on the CBS television series The Waltons, for which she won three Emmy ...more

Marion Motley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Marion Motley Marion Motley was an American Football fullback and linebacker who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League. He was a leading ...more

Luis María Argaña is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in 1999
Luis María Argaña Assassination - Luis María del Corazón de Jesús Dionisio Argaña Ferraro was a prominent Paraguayan politician and Supreme Court judge. He was an influential member of the Colorado ...more