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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.
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  • Hedy Lamarr

    Hedy Lamarr

    Natural causes
    Hedy Lamarr (), born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler; November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was an...  more
  • Charles M. Schulz

    Charles M. Schulz

    Myocardial infarction, Colorectal cancer
    Charles Monroe "Sparky" Schulz (; November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) was an American...  more
  • Steve Allen

    Steve Allen

    Myocardial infarction
    Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American...  more
  • Alec Guinness

    Alec Guinness

    Liver tumour, Liver cancer
    Sir Alec Guinness, (born 2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor. After an early...  more
  • Billy Barty

    Billy Barty

    Cardiovascular disease
    Billy Barty (born William John Bertanzetti, October 25, 1924 – December 23, 2000) was an...  more
  • Roger Peyrefitte

    Parkinson's disease
    Roger Peyrefitte was a French diplomat, writer of bestseller novels and gossipy non-fiction,...  more
  • Doug Henning

    Doug Henning

    Liver cancer
    Douglas James Henning (May 3, 1947 – February 7, 2000) was a Canadian magician, illusionist,...  more
  • Peter McWilliams
    Peter Alexander McWilliams (August 5, 1949 – June 14, 2000) was an American self-help author...  more
  • Yokozuna

    Yokozuna

    Pulmonary edema
    Rodney Agatupu Anoaʻi (October 2, 1966 – October 23, 2000) was an American professional...  more
  • Gerald Glaskin was a Western Australian author....  more
  • Richard Farnsworth
    Richard William Farnsworth (September 1, 1920 – October 6, 2000) was an American actor and...  more
  • Pierre Trudeau

    Pierre Trudeau

    Prostate cancer
    Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau (; French: [tʁydo]; October 18, 1919 – September...  more
  • Loretta Young

    Loretta Young

    Ovarian cancer
    Loretta Young (born Gretchen Young; January 6, 1913 – August 12, 2000) was an American...  more
  • Richard Mulligan

    Richard Mulligan

    Colorectal cancer
    Richard Mulligan (November 13, 1932 – September 26, 2000) was an American television, film and...  more
  • Michael Smith
    Michael Smith (April 26, 1932 – October 4, 2000) was a British-born Canadian biochemist and...  more
  • John Gielgud

    John Gielgud

    Respiratory Infection, Natural causes
    Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH ( 14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor and...  more
  • John Lindsay

    John Lindsay

    Parkinson's disease, Pneumonia
    John Vliet Lindsay (; November 24, 1921 – December 19, 2000) was an American politician,...  more
  • Claire Trevor

    Claire Trevor

    Respiratory failure
    Claire Trevor (born Claire Wemlinger; March 8, 1910 – April 8, 2000) was an American...  more
  • Jean Dominique

    Assassination
    Jean Léopold Dominique (July 31, 1930 – April 3, 2000) was a Haitian journalist and...  more
  • Edward Gorey

    Edward Gorey

    Heart failure
    Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000) was an American writer and artist...  more
  • Jason Robards Jr.
    Jason Nelson Robards Jr. (July 26, 1922 – December 26, 2000) was an American stage, film, and...  more
  • Larry Linville

    Larry Linville

    Cancer, Lung cancer
    Lawrence Lavon Linville (September 29, 1939 – April 10, 2000) was an American actor known for...  more
  • Paula Yates

    Paula Yates

    Drug overdose, Heroin overdose
    Paula Elizabeth Yates (24 April 1959 – 17 September 2000) was an English television presenter...  more
  • Phil Katz
    Phillip Walter Katz (November 3, 1962 – April 14, 2000) was a computer programmer best known...  more
  • Richard Kleindienst
    Richard Gordon Kleindienst /kline-DEENST/ (August 5, 1923 – February 3, 2000) was an American...  more