Died in 2008

1
Heath Ledger (1979-2008)
Movie Actor
2
Bernie Mac (1957-2008)
TV Actor
3
Tony Snow (1955-2008)
Journalist
4
Paul Newman (1925-2008)
Movie Actor
5
Robert Graham (1938-2008)
Sculptor
6
Dorothy Vaughan (1910-2008)
Mathematician
7
Eartha Kitt (1927-2008)
Pop Singer
8
George Carlin (1937-2008)
Comedian
9
Brad Renfro (1982-2008)
Movie Actor
10
Estelle Getty (1923-2008)
TV Actress
11
Michael Lee (1969-2008)
Drummer
12
Bobby Fischer (1943-2008)
Chess Player
13
Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008)
Fashion Designer
14
Isaac Hayes (1942-2008)
Soul Singer
15
Rob Knox (1989-2008)
Movie Actor
16
Charlton Heston (1923-2008)
Movie Actor
17
Static Major (1974-2008)
Rapper
18
Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008)
Mountain Climber
19
Muslim Magomayev (1942-2008)
World Music Singer
20
Roy Scheider (1932-2008)
Movie Actor
21
Bettie Page (1923-2008)
Model
22
Van Johnson (1916-2008)
Movie Actor
23
Jerry Reed (1937-2008)
Country Singer
24
Vampira (1922-2008)
Movie Actress
25
Ruslana Korshunova (1987-2008)
Model
26
Richard Wright (1943-2008)
Pianist
27
Mark Speight (1965-2008)
TV Show Host
28
Edna Parker (1893-2008)
Supercentenarian
29
Suharto (1921-2008)
World Leader
30
Mitch Mitchell (1947-2008)
Drummer
31
Irena Sendler (1910-2008)
War Hero
32
Sandy Allen (1955-2008)
33
Yma Sumac (1922-2008)
Opera Singer
34
Michael Crichton (1942-2008)
Novelist
35
Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008)
Poet
36
Dakota Culkin (1978-2008)
Family Member
37
Suzanne Pleshette (1937-2008)
Movie Actress
38
Bo Diddley (1928-2008)
R&B Singer
39
John Stewart (1939-2008)
Folk Singer
40
Jessica Jacobs (1990-2008)
TV Actress
41
Charlie Walker (1926-2008)
Country Singer
42
Jeff Healey (1966-2008)
Blues Singer
43
Miriam Makeba (1932-2008)
World Music Singer
44
Larry King (1993-2008)
45
Travis Alexander (1977-2008)
Entrepreneur
46
Cyd Charisse (1922-2008)
Movie Actress
47
Jack Barnes (1908-2008)
Soccer Player
48
Harvey Korman (1927-2008)
Movie Actor