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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