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Famous People Who Died in 2000

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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 2000 was no exception. Perhaps the most ironic death was that of Peanuts creator Charles Schultz, who died only a few days after his final Peanuts comic strip was printed. Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 2000, 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 2000? Scroll down and see for yourself.
Hedy Lamarr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 86 (1914-2000) from Vienna, Austria
Hedy Lamarr (), born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler; November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor.After a brief early film career in Czechoslovakia, ...more
Charles M. Schulz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 78 (1922-2000) from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Charles Monroe "Sparky" Schulz (; November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) was an American cartoonist and creator of the comic strip Peanuts (which featured the characters Charlie Brown ...more
Steve Allen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 79 (1921-2000) from New York City, New York, United States of America
Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American television personality, radio personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, writer, and ...more
Alec Guinness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 86 (1914-2000) from Maida Vale, London, United Kingdom
Sir Alec Guinness, (born 2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, Guinness was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The ...more
Billy Barty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 76 (1924-2000) from USA, Millsboro, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
Billy Barty (born William John Bertanzetti, October 25, 1924 – December 23, 2000) was an American actor and activist. In adult life, he stood three feet, nine inches (114 cm), due to ...more
Roger Peyrefitte is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 93 (1907-2000) from Castres, France
Roger Peyrefitte was a French diplomat, writer of bestseller novels and gossipy non-fiction, and a defender of gay rights.
Doug Henning is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Doug Henning Dec. at 53 (1947-2000) from Winnipeg, Canada
Douglas James Henning (May 3, 1947 – February 7, 2000) was a Canadian magician, illusionist, escape artist and politician.
Peter McWilliams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 51 (1949-2000) from Michigan
Peter Alexander McWilliams (August 5, 1949 – June 14, 2000) was an American self-help author who advocated for the legalization of marijuana.
Yokozuna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 34 (1966-2000) from California, United States of America
Rodney Agatupu Anoaʻi (October 2, 1966 – October 23, 2000) was an American professional wrestler best known for his time with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where he wrestled under the ...more
G. Glaskin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 77 (1923-2000) from Perth, Australia
Gerald Glaskin was a Western Australian author.
Richard Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 80 (1920-2000) from Los Angeles, USA, California
Richard William Farnsworth (September 1, 1920 – October 6, 2000) was an American actor and stuntman. He is best known for his performances in The Grey Fox (1982), for which he received a Golden ...more
Pierre Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 81 (1919-2000) from Montreal, Canada
Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau (; French: [tʁydo]; October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000), often referred to by the initials PET, was a Canadian politician who was 15th prime ...more
Loretta Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 87 (1913-2000) from USA, Salt Lake City, Utah
Loretta Young (born Gretchen Young; January 6, 1913 – August 12, 2000) was an American actress. Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953. She won ...more
Richard Mulligan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 68 (1932-2000) from New York City, USA, New York
Richard Mulligan (November 13, 1932 – September 26, 2000) was an American television, film and character actor known for his role as Burt Campbell, the loving, protective husband of Cathryn ...more
Michael Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 68 (1932-2000) from Blackpool, United Kingdom
Michael Smith (April 26, 1932 – October 4, 2000) was a British-born Canadian biochemist and businessman. He shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Kary Mullis for his work in developing ...more
John Gielgud is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 96 (1904-2000) from England, London
Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH ( 14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was ...more
John Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 79 (1921-2000) from New York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Continental United States
John Vliet Lindsay (; November 24, 1921 – December 19, 2000) was an American politician, lawyer, and broadcaster. During his political career, Lindsay was a U.S. congressman, mayor of New York ...more
Claire Trevor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 90 (1910-2000) from New York City, USA, Bensonhurst, New York
Claire Trevor (born Claire Wemlinger; March 8, 1910 – April 8, 2000) was an American actress. She appeared in over 60 films, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in ...more
Jean Dominique is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 70 (1930-2000) from Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Jean Léopold Dominique (July 31, 1930 – April 3, 2000) was a Haitian journalist and pro-democracy activist. His station, Radio Haiti-Inter, was the first to broadcast news, investigative ...more
Edward Gorey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 75 (1925-2000) from Chicago, Illinois
Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000) was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely ...more
Jason Robards Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 78 (1922-2000) from USA, Chicago, Illinois
Jason Nelson Robards Jr. (July 26, 1922 – December 26, 2000) was an American stage, film, and television actor. He was a winner of a Tony Award, two Academy Awards and an Emmy Award. He was also ...more
Larry Linville is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 61 (1939-2000) from USA, California, Ojai
Lawrence Lavon Linville (September 29, 1939 – April 10, 2000) was an American actor known for his portrayal of the surgeon Major Frank Burns on the television series M*A*S*H.
Paula Yates is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 41 (1959-2000) from Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
Paula Elizabeth Yates (24 April 1959 – 17 September 2000) was an English television presenter and writer, best known for her work on two television programmes, The Tube and The Big Breakfast. ...more
Phil Katz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 38 (1962-2000) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Phillip Walter Katz (November 3, 1962 – April 14, 2000) was a computer programmer best known as the co-creator of the Zip file format for data compression, and the author of PKZIP, a program for ...more
Richard Kleindienst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in 2000
Dec. at 77 (1923-2000) from Winslow, Arizona, United States of America
Richard Gordon Kleindienst /kline-DEENST/ (August 5, 1923 – February 3, 2000) was an American lawyer, politician, and a U.S. Attorney General during the Watergate political scandal.