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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Top 2011

    Kim Jong-il: Born: 1941-02-16 - Died: 2011-12-17
    Kim Jong-il was the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea. He was also the Chairman of the National Defense Commission of North Korea, and the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, the fourth-largest in the world. In April of 2009 Jong-il had North Korea’s constitution was [...]
    Patrice O’Neal: Born: 1969-12-07 - Died: 2011-11-28
    O’Neal was a stand-up comedian, radio personality, and actor. He was known for his confrontational style, often times he would play couples against each other. Primarily a stand-up comic, O’Neal made his Def Comedy Jam debut in 2007. Later he performed on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show With David Letterman, and The [...]
    Heavy D: Born: 1967-05-24 - Died: 2011-11-08
    Dwight Arrington Myers, a.k.a. Heavy D, was a Jamacian producer, singer, and rapper. He’s probably best known for being the leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group that included G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), “Trouble” T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (Edward Ferrell).
    Joe Frazier: Born: 1944-01-12 - Died: 2011-11-07
    Frazier, also known as “Smokin’ Joe”, was a former Olympic and Heavyweight boxing champion. His professional career lasted from 1965 – 1976, with a comeback in 1981. During the late 1960s Frazier emerged as the top contender, defeating the likes of Jerry Quarry, Oscar Bonavena, Buster Mathis, Eddie Machen, Doug Jones, George Chuvalo and Jimmy [...]
    Andy Rooney: Born: 1919-01-14 - Died: 2011-11-04
    Andy Rooney was a radio and television personality known mainly for his segments at the end of 60 Minutes from CBS News. His commentary on the things he didn’t like became a staple of Sunday night television for many people. He appeared on the program from 1978 until 2011, when he had to step away [...]
    Muammar Gaddafi: Born: 1942-06-07 - Died: 2011-10-20
    Gaddafi was the former autocratic ruler of Libya, from 1969 when he seized power in a military coup, until 2011 when his government was overthrown by a NATO-backed rebel force in a civil war.
    Dan Wheldon: Born: 1978-06-22 - Died: 2011-10-16
    Wheldon was a race car driver for the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series. He won the Indianapolis 500 in 2005 and 2011.
    Al Davis: Born: 1929-07-04 - Died: 2011-10-08
    Al Davis was the owner of the American football team the Oakland Raiders. It would be hard to sum up the Al Davis legacy any better than the official Raiders site itself: An unyielding total commitment to excellence has marked the three-time World Champion Raiders monumental rise during the last 48 years to the very [...]
    Steve Jobs: Born: 1955-02-24 - Died: 2011-10-05
    Jobs was born in San Francisco and was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, California, who named him Steven Paul. During his early years Jobs would often attend after-school lectures at Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, California and was later hired there. This is where he met Steve Wozniak, they were both [...]
    Andy Whitfield: Born: 1974-07-17 - Died: 2011-09-11
    Whitfiled was a Welsh-born Australian model and actor, who is probably best known for his title role in the Starz television show Spartacus: Blood and Sand. In the show Whitfield plays Spartacus, a solider who is condemned to fight as a gladiator and who ultimately leads a rebellion against the Romans. Whitfield will also appear [...]
    Uncle Frank: Born: 1934-00-00 - Died: 2011-08-23
    Frank Potenza, better known as “Uncle Frank”, was the security guard for his nephews late night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Uncle Frank was a former New York City police officer, where he served 20 years on the force. Earlier in career he was a personal security guard for Frank Sinatra.
    Jani Lane: Born: 1964-02-01 - Died: 2011-08-11
    Lane was a lead vocalist, frontman, lyricist and songwriter for the popular glam metal band Warrant. Born John Kennedy Oswald, Lane was the youngest of five children. His brother was an accomplished musician, and taught Jani how to play drums at the age of four. By the age of 11 Lane was playing drums for [...]
    Amy Winehouse: Born: 1983-09-14 - Died: 2011-07-23
    Amy Winehouse was a singer-songwriter known for such songs as “Rehab” and “Tears Dry on Their Own”. Problems with substance abuse were often highly publicized.
    Betty Ford: Born: 1918-04-08 - Died: 2011-07-08
    Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren, Better known as Betty, was a former First Lady of the United States, a title she held from 1974 through 1977 during the presidency of her husband Gerald Ford. During her time as first lady she shook things up when she became very politically active. In 1978 family members staged an [...]
    Peter Falk: Born: 1927-09-16 - Died: 2011-06-23
    Falk was a legendary actor who is best known for his role of Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo. He was also an nominated for an Academy Award twice (Murder, Inc. and Pocketful of Miracles). During his carer he won five Emmy Awards, four of which were for Columbo.
    Ryan Dunn: Born: 1977-06-11 - Died: 2011-06-20
    Dunn was a reality television personality who was probably best known as a member of Jackass, Viva La Bam, and Homewrecker. He was also a notable member of the CKY Crew.
    Clarence Clemons: Born: 1942-01-11 - Died: 2011-06-18
    Clemons was a prominent member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, where he played tenor saxophone. He was also an actor in several films, including New York, New York and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. He also made cameo appearances in several TV series, including Diff’rent Strokes, Nash Bridges, The Simpsons and The Wire. Recently [...]
    Jack Kevorkian: Born: 1928-05-26 - Died: 2011-06-03
    Kevorkian was a pathologist, right-to-die activist, and convicted murderer. He is best known for championing a terminal patients right to die by doctor-assisted suicide. He claimed to have assisted in at least 130 terminal ill patients commit suicide.
    Jeff Conaway: Born: 1950-10-05 - Died: 2011-05-27
    Conaway was an actor who is best known for his roles in the movie Grease and the television series Taxi and Babylon 5. After a personal crisis in the 1980s, Conaway admitted to having a substance abuse problem. He underwent treatment and spoke often about his addiction. By the 2000s Conaway had relapsed, and appeared [...]
    Macho Man Randy Savage: Born: 1952-11-15 - Died: 2011-05-20
    Randall Mario Poffo, better known by his alter ego “Macho Man” Randy Savage, was a professional wrestling icon. During his career he wrestled for both the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). During his tenure Macho Man was a seven-time world champion (2 time WWF Champion and 4 time WCW Champion). Aside [...]
    Osama bin Laden: Born: 1957-03-10 - Died: 2011-05-01
    bin Laden was a member of the wealthy Saudi bin Laden family and founder of organization al-Qaeda, who is most known for the September 11th attacks on the United States of America. As a result of his dealings with violent extremists, his Saudi citizenship was revoked and he was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted [...]
    Geraldine Ferraro: Born: 1935-08-26 - Died: 2011-03-26
    Ferraro was a former United States House of Prepresentatives, lawyer and Democratic Party politician. She is probably most known for being the first femal Vice Presidential candidate, representing a “major” political party.
    Elizabeth Taylor: Born: 1932-02-27 - Died: 2011-03-23
    Elizabeth Taylor was an acting legend from the golden age of Hollywood. AFI listed her as seventh on the “Female Legends List”. Her acting career lasted over sixty years, starting at the age of ten and ending at the age of 71.
    Nate Dogg: Born: 1969-08-19 - Died: 2011-03-15
    Nate Dogg was a west coast rapper who came up around the same time as Snoop Dogg, and Warren G. He collaborated on many songs which were featured on the Billboard charts.
    Jack LaLanne: Born: 1914-09-26 - Died: 2011-01-23
    LaLanne was a fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert, who has often been referred to as “the godfather of fitness”. He write many fitness related books, and hosted a fitness show that ran from 1951 to 1985.