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.
June Cochran was an American model and beauty queen. Cochran won the Miss Indiana USA pageant in 1960, but was unplaced at the national competition. She later was Playboy magazine's Playmate of ...more
Francisco Ortiz Franco Firearm, Assassination
Francisco Javier Ortiz Franco was a Mexican journalist, who was murdered after writing about drug trafficking.
Tony Randall Pneumonia
Tony Randall was an American actor, producer, and director, best known for his role as Felix Unger in the television adaptation of Neil Simon's play The Odd Couple.
Helmut Newton Traffic collision
Helmut Newton was a German-Australian photographer.
Jan Sterling Diabetes mellitus, Stroke
Jane Adrian is an actor.
Suzanne Kaaren Pneumonia
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