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Famous People Who Died in 2007

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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 2007 was no exception. The world of professional wrestling was rocked when news came out that Chris Benoit had murdered his family before taking his own life. There was a lot of controversy surrounding the death of model Anna Nicole Smith as well, after she died of an apparent drug overdose.

Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 2007, 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 2007? Scroll down and see for yourself.