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Famous People Who Died in 2003

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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 2003 was no exception. Americans grieved as beloved TV icon John Ritter passed away from a fatal aortic dissection. Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 2003, 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 2003? Scroll down and see for yourself.