Monday, January 02, 2006


Every year I do a celebrity death page. After the ball drops in NY on New Years Eve signifying a new year, the next day I use the Internet to find who amongst the greats have died. I am always surprised to read of some well-known person who somehow did not get much notice from our media upon their demise, thus inspiring this page.
We are all fascinated with death, the dreary- scary fact of life. I call it the great common denominator because rich or poor, young or old we are all vulnerable to one day be published on an obit page somewhere.
When someone dies, those of us left behind should celebrate the life of this person. Some people have lead such magnificent lives and leave us so much to cherish. Below is a list of just a few. Come and honor the lives of these famous people who never really are gone. Thinkingblue

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Celebrity Deaths in 2005

Famous or not, we all end up dead. Here are some of the better known people to have passed on recently.

  • Richard Pryor, comedian and actor, died December 10 at the age of 65.
  • Eugene J. McCarthy, senator and presidential candidate, died December 10 at the age of 89.
  • Pat Morita, actor best known for The Karate Kid, died November 24 at the age of 73.
  • John Fowles, author best known for The French Lieutenant's Woman, died November 5 at the age of 79.
  • Rosa Parks, civil rights icon, died October 24 at the age of 92.
  • Ronnie Barker, comic best known as half of the Two Ronnies, died October 3 at the age of 76.
  • Nipsey Russell, the poet laureate of television, died October 2 at the age of 80.
  • Don Adams, actor best known as Maxwell Smart, died September 25 at the age of 82.
  • Simon Wiesenthal, Nazi hunter, died September 20 at the age of 96.
  • William H. Rehnquist, chief justice of the US supreme court, died September 3 at the age of 80.
  • Bob Denver, actor best known as Gilligan, died September 2 at the age of 70.
  • Peter Jennings, newsman, died August 7 at the age of 67.
  • James Doohan, actor best known as Scotty on Star Trek, died July 20 at the age of 85.
  • Evan Hunter, author better known as Ed McBain, died July 6 at the age of 78.
  • Luther Vandross, musician, died July 1 at the age of 54.
  • Jaime Sin, Roman Catholic cardinal, died June 21 at the age of 76.
  • Anne Bancroft, actress, died June 6 at the age of 73.

  • Eddie Albert, actor best known for Green Acres, died May 26 at the age of 99.
  • Ismail Merchant, film maker, died May 25 at the age of 68.
  • Frank Gorshin, actor best known as the Riddler in the original Batman tv series, died May 17 at the age of 72.
  • John Mills, actor best known for his Oscar winning role in Ryan's Daughter, died April 23 at the age of 97.
  • Andrea Dworkin, feminist and antiporn crusader, died April 9 at the age of 58.
  • Prince Ranier III of Monaco died April 6 at the age of 81.
  • Saul Bellow, Nobel prize winning author, died April 4 at the age of 89.
  • Pope John Paul II, Karol Joseph Wojtyla, died April 2 at the age of 84.
  • Johnnie Cochran, lawyer best known for his work on the O.J. defense, died March 29 at the age of 67.
  • John Zachary DeLorean, auto executive, died March 19 at the age of 80.
  • Simone Simon, actress best known for Cat People, died February 22 at the age of 93.
  • Sandra Dee, actress best known as Gidget, died February 20 at the age of 63.

  • Hunter S. Thompson, journalist, died February 20 at the age of 67.
  • Arthur Miller, playwright, died February 10 at the age of 89.
  • Ossie Davis, actor, died February 4 at the age of 87.
  • Max Schmeling, boxer, died February 2 at the age of 99.
  • John Vernon, actor best known as Dean Wormer in National Lampoon's Animal House, died February 2 at the age of 72.
  • Philip Johnson, architect, died January 25 at the age of 98.
  • Johnny Carson, talk show host, died January 23 at the age of 79.

  • Frank Kelly Freas, illustrator, died January 2 at the age of 84.

  • Shirley Chisholm, first black woman in congress, died January 1 at the age of 80.

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