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 2008 was no exception. The world saw the passing of one of comedy's finest, Mr. George Carlin. There was also the tragedy surrounding Heath Ledger, after he was found dead from a drug overdose. Here's our list of the most notable people to die in 2008, 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 2008? Scroll down and see for yourself.
Mel Ferrer Heart failure
Mel Ferrer was an American actor, film director and film producer.
Suharto Heart failure, Cardiovascular disease, Renal failure
Soeharto is one of the founders of Balai Perguruan Tinggi Gadjah Mada.
Christopher Hyatt Cancer
Christopher Hyatt, born Alan Ronald Miller, was an American occultist, author, and founder of the Extreme Individual Institute. He is best known as president of New Falcon Publications.
Georgia Frontiere Breast cancer
Georgia Frontiere is a theatrical producer.