Skip to comments.Celebrity Deaths in 2003
Posted on 12/24/2003 2:15:09 PM PST by Richard Kimball
Famous or not, we all end up dead. Here are some of the better known people to have passed on recently.
Hope Lange, actress best known for the tv series The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, died December 19 at the age of 70.
Robert Stanfield, one time leader of the Progressive Conservatives, died December 16 at the age of 89.
David Hemmings, actor best known for Blow Up, died December 3 at the age of 62.
Warren Spahn, Hall of Fame pitcher, died December 1 at the age of 82.
Art Carney, comic actor, died November 9 at the age of 85.
Bobby Hatfield, musician best known as part of the Righteous Brothers, died November 5 at the age of 63.
Rod Roddy, announcer best known as the voice of The Price Is Right, died October 27 at the age of 66.
Madame Chiang Kai-shek, wife of the famous Chinese leader, died October 23 at the age of 105.
Bill Shoemaker, famed jockey, died October 12 at the age of 72.
Izzy Asper, media tycoon who founded CanWest Global Communications died October 7 at the age of 71.
Elia Kazan, director known for films such as On the Waterfront and A Streetcar Named Desire, died September 28 at the age of 94.
Donald O'Connor , actor best known for Singing' in the Rain, died September 27 at the age of 78.
Robert Palmer, musician best known for Addicted to Love, died September 26 at the age of 54.
George Plimpton, author, died September 25 at the age of 76.
Edward Said, Columbia University professor and spokesman for the Palestinian cause, died September 24 at the age of 67.
Gordon Jump, actor best known as the Maytag Repairman, died September 22 at the age of 71.
Sheb Wooley, musician best known for Purple People Eater, died September 16 at the age of 82.
Johnny Cash, musician, died September 12 at the age of 71.
John Ritter, actor best known for tv sitcom Three's Company, died September 11 at the age of 54.
Edward Teller, father of the hydrogen bomb, died September 9 at the age of 95.
Leni Riefenstahl, director best known for Triumph of the Will, died September 8 at the age of 101.
Charles Bronson, actor best known for the Death Wish series, died August 31 at the age of 81.
Bobby Bonds, baseball star now best known as Barry Bonds father, died August 23 at the age of 57.
Idi Amin, former dictator, died August 16 at the age of 80.
Bob Hope, comedian, died July 27 at the age of 100.
John Schlesinger, director best known for Midnight Cowboy, died July 25 at the age of 77.
Buddy Ebsen, actor best known as Jed on The Beverly Hillbillies, died July 6 at the age of 95.
Barry White, singer known for his sexy songs, died July 4 at the age of 58.
Buddy Hackett, comedian, died June 30 at the age of 79.
Katharine Hepburn, actress, died June 29 at the age of 96.
Strom Thurmond, ultra conservative US politician, died June 26 at the age of 100.
Leon Uris, author best known for novels such as Exodus and Trinity, died June 21 at the age of 78.
Hume Cronyn, actor most recently known for Cocoon, died June 15 at the age of 91.
Gregory Peck, movie star best known as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, died June 12 at the age of 87.
David Brinkley, news anchorman, died June 11 at the age of 82.
June Carter Cash, country music star, died May 15 at the age of 73.
Robert Stack, actor best known for starring in TV's The Untouchables, died May 14 at the age of 84.
Robert C. Atkins, diet doctor, died April 17 at the age of 72.
Cardinal Gerald Emmett Carter, archbishop emeritus of Toronto, died April 6 at the age of 91.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, one time US senator for New York, died March 26 at the age of 76.
Joseph Coors, brewing giant, died March 16 at the age of 85.
Fred Rogers, of Mr. Rogers fame, died February 27 at the age of 74.
Nell Carter, known for her role in Gimme a Break, died January 23 at the age of 54.
Richard Crenna, actor known for such films as The Sand Pebbles and Wait Until Dark, died January 17 at the age of 76.
Maurice Gibb, star of the Bee Gees, died January 11 at the age of 53.
Sydney Omarr, astrologer to the stars, died January 2 at the age of 76.
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