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 2004 was no exception. America weeped as former president Ronald Reagan died. Other included legendary musician Ray Charles, and renowned chef Julia Child. Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 2004, 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 2004? Scroll down and see for yourself.
Johnny Ramone Dec. at 56 (1948-2004) from Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Long Island, Continental United States
John William Cummings (October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004), known professionally as Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk ...more
Michael Kelway Oliver
Michael Kelway Oliver (February 2, 1925 – September 29, 2004) was a Canadian academic, political organizer and the sixth president of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Oliver was ...more
Francesco Scavullo Dec. at 83 (1921-2004) from New York City, New York
Francesco Scavullo (January 16, 1921 – January 6, 2004) was an American fashion photographer best known for his work on the covers of Cosmopolitan and his celebrity portraits.
Francis Crick Dec. at 88 (1916-2004) from Weston Favell, United Kingdom
Francis Harry Compton Crick (8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004) was a British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist. In 1953, he co-authored with James Watson the academic paper ...more