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Celebrities and Notable People Who Died in the Year 2002

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January

Jack Haldeman (writer, geek) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 1, 2002. Born December 11, 1941. Perry's Planet Home Page

Julia Phillips (producer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 1, 2002. Born April 7, 1944. Produced The Sting, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Taxi Driver, after recovering from cocaine addiction, wrote the tell-all You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again. IMDb

Avery Schreiber (comic) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died January 7, 2002. Born April 9, 1935. Burns and Schreiber comedy team, many Doritos commercials IMDb

Dave Thomas (commercial icon/businessman) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 8, 2002. Born Born July 2, 1932. Started the Wendy's fast food chain, appeared in hundreds of commercials, promoted adoptions IMDb

Ted Demme (director) -- Dead. Heart attack/cocaine. Died January 14, 2002. Born October 26, 1963. Beautiful Girls and Blow, nephew of Jonathan Demme IMDb

Carrie Hamilton (actress/writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 21, 2002. Born December 5, 1963. Co-wrote the play Hollywood Arms with her mother Carol Burnett. Obituary IMDb

Peggy Lee (singer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died January 21, 2002. Born May 26, 1920. Famous for "Is That All There Is?", suffered a stroke on October 27, 1998 IMDb

Harold Russell (Oscar winner) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died January 29, 2002. Born January 14, 1914. A double-amputee due to injures in WWII, he won an Oscar for The Best Years of Our Lives. Obituary IMDb

Astrid Lindgren (writer) -- Dead. Died January 28, 2002. Born November 14, 1907. Wrote Pippi Longstocking and other books for children Home Page

Robert L. Chapman (lexicographer) -- Dead. Died January 27, 2002. Born 1920. Lexicographer for Roget's Thesaurus

Daniel Pearl (journalist) -- Dead. Murdered by terrorists. Died 2002. Born 1963. Wall Street Journal bureau chief kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan. Obituary

February

Hildegard Knef (actress, singer) -- Dead. Emphysema. Died February 1, 2002. Born December 28, 1925. Controversial German actress who starred in several American movies (Snows of Kilamanjaro) IMDb

Guy Stockwell (actor) -- Dead. Died February 6, 2002. Born November 16, 1934. Beau Geste in the '60s version of the film IMDb

Princess Margaret of England (royalty) -- Dead. Strokes/heart trouble. Died February 9, 2002. Born August 21, 1930. First divorced "high level" royal since the days of Henry VIII, she died during her sister's jubilee and before her legendary mother IMDb

Waylon Jennings (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Diabetes. Died February 13, 2002. Born June 15, 1937. Home Page IMDb

Howard K. Smith (TV journalist) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died February 15, 2002. Born May 12, 1914. IMDb

Kevin Smith (actor) -- Dead. Fall during a stunt causing a skull fracture. Died February 15, 2002. Born March 16, 1963. Ares on Xena (not to be confused with the American director Kevin Smith, who is alive and well). IMDb

John Thaw (actor) -- Dead. Esophageal cancer. Died February 21, 2002. Born January 3, 1942. Inspector Morse. Obituary IMDb

Chuck Jones (animator) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died February 22, 2002. Born September 21, 1911. Director of many classic Daffy Duck cartoons, creator of Wyle E. Coyote and the Road Runner IMDb

Gordon Matthews (engineer) -- Dead. Stroke. Died February 23, 2002. Born 1936. Inventor of voice mail

Lawrence Tierney (actor/businessman) -- Dead. Died February 26, 2002. Born March 15, 1919. Dillinger. Home Page Obituary IMDb

Spike Milligan (comic, writer) -- Dead. Died February 27, 2002. Born April 16, 1918. The last surviving member of The Goon Show, Gormenghast IMDb

Mary Stuart (long-time soap star) -- Dead. Stroke. Died February 28, 2002. Born July 4, 1925. Jo on Search for Tomorrow IMDb

March

Irene Worth (actress) -- Dead. Died March 10, 2002. Born June 23, 1916. Lost in Yonkers IMDb

Pat Weaver (TV innovator) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died March 15, 2002. Born December 21, 1908. Created the Today Show and the Tonight Show at a time when no early morning news or late night talk shows existed, father of Sigourney Weaver Home Page IMDb

Rosetta LeNoire (actress) -- Dead. Diabetes. Died March 17, 2002. Born August 8, 1911. A regular on many series, probably best known as "Mother Winslow" in Family Matters IMDb

R. A. Lafferty (writer) -- Dead. Died March 18, 2002. Born July 14, 1914. Nine Hundred Grandmothers AwardWeb Home Page

Eileen Farrell (singer) -- Dead. Died March 22, 2002. Born February 13, 1920. Great soprano who both sang with the Met and recorded pop albums Can't Help Singing: The Life of Eileen Farrell Home Page Obituary IMDb

Milton "Mr. Television" Berle (comedian) -- Dead. Cancer. Died March 27, 2002. Born July 12, 1908. The first TV star IMDb

Dudley Moore (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia/progressive supranuclear palsy. Died March 27, 2002. Born April 19, 1935. Starred in 10 and Arthur IMDb

Billy Wilder (director) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died March 27, 2002. Born June 22, 1906. Great director, especially Some Like it Hot and The Lost Weekend IMDb

Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mum) -- Dead. Old age. Died March 30, 2002. Born August 4, 1900. Home PageQueen Elizabeth II's mother was hale and hardy throughout most of her life, with two replacement hips and an indomitable spirit IMDb

April

Layne Staley (Grunge rocker) -- Dead. stupidity (speedball). Died April 5, 2002. Born August 27, 1967. Lead singer for Alice in Chains Obituary IMDb

John Agar (actor) -- Dead. Emphysema. Died April 7, 2002. Born January 31, 1921. First husband of Shirley Temple Black, in dozens of monster movies IMDb

Damon Knight (writer/editor/teacher) -- Dead. Died April 14, 2002. Born September 19, 1922. Founded the Science Fiction Writers of America, workshops, and the excellent anthology series, Orbit Make memorial contributions to: Knight-Wilhelm Endowed Scholarship Fund (for Clarion attendees) AwardWeb Dead People Server Photo Gallery  Wikipedia  twitter IMDb Obituary

Ruth Fertel (restaurateur) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died April 16, 2002. Born February 5, 1927. Started "Ruth's Chris Steakhouse" in New Orleans to send her sons to college Obituary

Robert Urich (actor) -- Dead. Synovial cell carconoma. Died April 16, 2002. Born December 19, 1946. Spenser for Hire, Soap Home Page IMDb

Thor Heyerdahl (anthropologist/adventurer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 18, 2002. Born October 6, 1914. Led a trip on the Kon-Tiki in 1947 to see if people from South America could have sailed to Polynesia

Linda Lovelace ('70s icon) -- Dead. After a traffic accident. Died April 22, 2002. Born January 10, 1949. Starred in Deep Throat, a very famous early '70s porn movie but escaped from the biz and became an anti-porn activist, married to the man that Marilyn Chambers later married.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (singer) -- Dead. Car accident/broken skull. Died April 25, 2002. Born May 27, 1971. Part of the group TLC Home Page Obituary IMDb

George Alec Effinger (writer) -- Dead. Bleeding ulcers. Died April 27, 2002. Born January 10, 1947. Amusing SF writer, Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson: The Complete Stories Dead People Server Photo Gallery AwardWeb Home Page Obituary

Ruth Handler (inventor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 27, 2002. Born 1916. Invented Barbie, co-founded Mattel, and later helped to develop a prosthetic breast Home Page

May

Judy Toll (comic/writer) -- Dead. Melanoma. Died May 2, 2002. Born 1957. Writer for Sex and the City, stand-up comic, regular on Curb Your Enthusiasm, did voices for The Brave Little Toaster Obituary IMDb

Kevyn Aucoin (make-up artist/writer) -- Dead. Pituitary tumor. Died May 7, 2002. Born February 14, 1962. Make-up artist for many actresses and many magazine covers, especially Vanity Fair wrote books like Making Face Home Page Obituary IMDb

Bill Peet (cartoon artist/writer) -- Dead. Cancer and pneumonia. Died May 11, 2002. Born January 29, 1915. Wrote Disney features like Dumbo and Peter Pan IMDb

Darwood "Ken" Kaye Smith (actor/minister) -- Dead. Hit by a car. Died May 15, 2002. Born September 8, 1929. Waldo in the later Our Gang shorts Obituary IMDb

Dave Berg (cartoonist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died May 16, 2002. Born June 12, 1920. Mad artist of "The Lighter Side," comic artist as well Home Page Obituary

Stephen Jay Gould (educator, writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died May 20, 2002. Born September 10, 1941. Harvard professor who championed evolution and baseball in dozens of books, finished and published his magnum opus The Structure of Evolutionary Theory before he lost a 20-year-long battle against cancer.  Home Page  IMDb  Home Page  Obituary  FindAGrave

Joe Cobb (actor) -- Dead. Died May 21, 2002. Born November 7, 1917. Played Joe, a member of the original Our Gang Cast Home Page Obituary IMDb

Sam Snead (golfer) -- Dead. Died May 23, 2002. Born May 27, 1912. Won more PGA tour events than anyone else

Mildred Wirt Benson (journalist/the first Carolyn Keene) -- Dead. Died May 28, 2002. Born July 10, 1905. While not strictly the creator of Nancy Drew, Benson wrote 50 of the early books, wrote newspaper columns for 58 years and was at work the day she died

Jean Berger (composer/teacher) -- Dead. Brain tumor. Died May 28, 2002. Born September 27, 1909. Composer who fled the Nazis and settled in America, teaching at Middlebury and the University of Colorado (Boulder) Obituary

June

Caroline Knapp (writer) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died June 3, 2002. Born 1960. Wrote Drinking: A Love Story and many wonderful columns Home Page Obituary

Signe Hasso (actress) -- Dead. Died June 7, 2002. Born August 15, 1910. Starred in the original Heaven Can Wait IMDb

Bill Blass (designer) -- Dead. Throat cancer. Died June 12, 2002. Born June 22, 1922. Casually elegant clothes for men and women IMDb

John Hope (meteorologist) -- Dead. Heart disease. Died June 13, 2002. Born May 14, 1919. The Weather Channel's severe storms specialist IMDb

Timothy Findley (writer) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure, complications from a fall. Died June 20, 2002. Born October 30, 1930. Major Canadian writer (The Piano Man's Daughter) Home Page IMDb

Ann Landers (advice columnist) -- Dead. Multiple myeloma. Died June 22, 2002. Born July 4, 1918. Her real name was Esther Friedman Lederer, she was the twin sister of "Dear Abby", her long-time editors launched a new column, Annie's Mailbox.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

John Entwistle (bass player) -- Dead. Heart attack fueled by cocaine. Died June 27, 2002. Born October 9, 1944. Member of The Who, died just before launching a major tour Home Page IMDb

Arthur "Spud" Melin (entreprenuer) -- Dead. Alzheimer's. Died June 28, 2002. Born 1925. Co-founded Wham-o with Richard Knerr and marketed fad toys like the hula hoop and frisbee Home Page

Rosemary Clooney (singer) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died June 29, 2002. Born May 23, 1928. Big band singer from the '40s, Coronet pusher in the '70s, came back in the '90s, survived a serious illness in mid-1998, then married her boyfriend of 25 years. George's aunt, once married to Jose Ferrer, Miguel Ferrer's mother, Debby Boone's mother-in-law. IMDb

July

General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. (Air Force General) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died July 4, 2002. Born December 18, 1912. An early black pilot in World War II, first black general in the Air Force Home Page

Katy Jurado (actress) -- Dead. Died July 5, 2002. Born January 16, 1924. High Noon, once married to Ernest Borgnine, died on the same day as Ted Williams IMDb

Ted Williams (athlete) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died July 5, 2002. Born August 30, 1918. Last person to hit .400 for a season as a major leaguer, co-wrote My Turn at Bat: The Story of My Life Obituary IMDb

John Frankenheimer (director) -- Dead. Stroke/surgery complications. Died July 6, 2002. Born February 19, 1930. Directed great '60s movies like The Manchurian Candidate, made a comeback in the '90s with made for cable movies like George WallaceIMDb

Ward Kimball (animator) -- Dead. old age. Died July 8, 2002. Born March 4, 1914. Disney animator on many of the classic feature cartoons IMDb

William Anthony Swithin Sarjeant (paleontologist/fantasy writer) -- Dead. Died July 8, 2002. Born July 15, 1935. Professor at University of Saskatchewan who also wrote fantasies (as Anthony Swithin) and gave interesting talks on the geology of Middle Earth. Home Page

Laurence M. Janifer (writer) -- Dead. Died July 9, 2002. Born March 17, 1933. SF writer

Rod Steiger (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia/kidney failure. Died July 9, 2002. Born April 14, 1925. On the Waterfront, The Pawnbroker and won an Oscar for In the Heat of the Night Obituary IMDb

John Wallach (journalist/humanitarian) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died July 10, 2002. Born June 18, 1943. Journalist who specialized in Middle Eastern affairs, then started a summer camp called Seeds of Peace for Israeli and Palestinian teens to meet Obituary IMDb

Yousuf Karsh (photographer) -- Dead. After surgery. Died July 13, 2002. Born December 23, 1908. Took many black and white photos of the famous; his portraits of Hemmingway and Einstein are classics Home Page IMDb

Jack Olsen (writer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died July 16, 2002. Born 1925. Former cop who turned to writing true crime books like Last Man Standing Home Page

Alexander Ginzburg (writer, Soviet dissident) -- Dead. Cancer. Died July 19, 2002. Born . Was deported after being jailed for writing in favor of human rights Home Page

Alan Lomax (folk music archivist) -- Dead. Died July 19, 2002. Born January 31, 1915. Recorded and popularized traditional blues and folk singers like Leadbelly, worked with Carl Sagan on the music included with the Voyager probe Home Page IMDb

Leo McKern (actor) -- Dead. Old age. Died July 23, 2002. Born March 16, 1920. #2 on The Prisoner, Rumpole of the Bailey Obituary IMDb

Chaim Potok (writer) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died July 23, 2002. Born February 17, 1929. Rabbi who wrote The Chosen and The Promise Home Page IMDb

Frank Inn (Hollywood animal trainer) -- Dead. Died July 27, 2002. Born May 8, 1916. Trained animals for many shows, "discovered" Benji (who was featured on Petticoat Junction before reaching movie superstardom Home Page Obituary IMDb

Ron Walotsky (artist) -- Dead. Kidney failure. Died July 29, 2002. Born 1943. Fantasy artist Home Page

August

Josh Ryan Evans (actor) -- Dead. Heart disease/achondroplasia. Died August 5, 2002. Born January 10, 1982. Very short actor who played a doll (really!) on Passions, died during surgery, ironically just after his soap character was killed off Obituary IMDb

Edsger Dijkstra (programmer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died August 6, 2002. Born 1930. Leading programmer who gave names to concepts like "stack" and "vector," simplified programming algorithms and helped get rid of the GOTO statement Home Page Obituary

Barbara Rowell (photographer) -- Dead. Small plane crash. Died August 11, 2002. Born January 29, 1948. Photographer and pilot Home Page

Galen Rowell (photographer) -- Dead. Small plane crash. Died August 11, 2002. Born August 23, 1940. Leading photographer for National Geographic Home Page

Ed Headrick (inventor) -- Dead. Stroke. Died August 12, 2002. Born 1924. Popularized the Frisbee and invented Disc Golf, his family plans to have his ashes molded into Frisbees "When we die, we don't go to purgatory. We just land up on the roof and lay there." Home Page

Jeff Corey (actor/teacher) -- Dead. Complications of a fall. Died August 16, 2002. Born August 10, 1914. Very active movie actor until the McCarthy hearings blacklisted him, then became a much in demand acting coach until Pat Boone helped get him back in the movies in the early '60s Home Page IMDb

William Warfield (singer/teacher) -- Dead. Broken neck. Died August 25, 2002. Born January 22, 1920. Sang "Old Man River" in Showboat, married to opera singer Leontyne Price in the '50s, later taught at universities Obituary IMDb

Lionel Hampton (vibrophonist) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died August 31, 2002. Born April 12, 1908. Just donated an old set of vibrophones to the Smithsonian Greatest Hits IMDb

September

Cliff Gorman (actor) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died September 5, 2002. Born October 13, 1936. Gave a memorable stand-up routine ("Death is in, death is in...") in the "movie-within-a-movie" in All That Jazz IMDb

Katrin Cartlidge (actress) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died September 7, 2002. Born May 15, 1961. From Hell, Mike Leigh movies, especially Naked Obituary IMDb

Kim Hunter (actress) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died September 11, 2002. Born November 12, 1922. Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and Dr. Zira in the Planet of the Apes movies IMDb

Johnny Unitas (quarterback) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died September 11, 2002. Born May 7, 1933. Great Baltimore quarterback during the '60s Home Page Obituary IMDb

Lloyd Biggle (science fiction, mystery writer) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died September 12, 2002. Born April 17, 1923. "The Tunesmith," a founder of the Science Fiction Oral History Association and the first treasurer of the Science Fiction Writers of America, Make memorial contributions to: Arbor Hospice, or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of White Plains

LaWanda Page (actress) -- Dead. Diabetes. Died September 14, 2002. Born October 19, 1920. Aunt Esther on the various Sanford shows IMDb

James Gregory (actor) -- Dead. Died September 16, 2002. Born December 23, 1911. Lots of TV appearance, Inspector Luger on Barney Miller IMDb

Tony Martinez (actor) -- Dead. Died September 16, 2002. Born January 27, 1920. Pepino on The Real McCoys, played Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha over 2,000 times (including on Broadway), Make memorial contributions to: Nathan Adelson Hospice, Obituary IMDb

Denys Fisher (inventor) -- Dead. Died September 17, 2002. Born 1918. Toymaker who created the Spirograph in the '60s Home Page

William Rosenberg (Entreprenuer) -- Dead. Bladder cancer. Died September 19, 2002. Born 1916. Started Dunkin' Donuts, one of the first international franchises Home Page Obituary

Robert Forward (writer) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died September 21, 2002. Born August 15, 1932. Dragon's Egg Home Page

Joseph Nathan Kane (trivia expert) -- Dead. Extreme old age. Died September 22, 2002. Born 1899. Wrote books like Famous First Facts and Facs About the Presidents, had a radio trivia show in the '30s. Obituary

Whitney Blake (actress) -- Dead. Died September 28, 2002. Born February 20, 1925. Dorothy in Hazel, Meredith Baxter's mother IMDb

October

Walter Annenberg (publisher/philanthropist/ambassador) -- Dead. Died October 1, 2002. Born March 13, 1908. Started TV Guide, endowed a school of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.  Home Page  Obituary  FindAGrave

Bruce Paltrow (producer) -- Dead. Pneumonia/cancer. Died October 2, 2002. Born November 26, 1943. Produced The White Shadow and Saint Elsewhere, co-produced Gwyneth Paltrow, married to Blythe Danner for over 30 years Obituary IMDb

Teresa Graves (actress) -- Dead. Apartment fire. Died October 10, 2002. Born January 10, 1949. Laugh-in and Get Christie Love.  IMDb  Obituary

Ray Conniff (arranger/bandleader) -- Dead. Died October 12, 2002. Born November 6, 1916. Performed the best-known version of "Lara's Theme," produced many, many albums over the years Home Page IMDb

Stephen Ambrose (historian/writer) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died October 13, 2002. Born January 10, 1936. Wrote many books, specializing on war (Band of Brothers) and American presidents (Eisenhower: Soldier and President) Home Page IMDb

Dennis Patrick (actor) -- Dead. House fire. Died October 13, 2002. Born March 14, 1918. Dallas and Dark Shadows IMDb

Keene Curtis (actor) -- Dead. Alzheimer's. Died October 13, 2002. Born February 15, 1925. Stage actor (Annie, The Rothschilds) who did some TV (Melville's manager on Cheers) Home Page Obituary IMDb

Kam Fong (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died October 18, 2002. Born May 27, 1918. Chin Ho Kelly on Hawaii Five-O IMDb

Adolph Green (lyricist, screenwriter) -- Dead. Died October 23, 2002. Born December 2, 1915. Wrote the script for Singin' in the Rain and Auntie Mame, longtime writing partner of Betty Comden, married to Phyllis Newman for over 40 years Home Page Obituary IMDb

Nathan Juran (director/art director) -- Dead. Died October 23, 2002. Born September 1, 1907. While he won an Oscar for art direction for How Green Is My Valley, he went on to direct movies like The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and TV shows like Daniel Boone and Lost in Space, brother of Joseph Juran.  IMDb  Obituary

Richard Harris (actor) -- Dead. Hodgkin's. Died October 25, 2002. Born October 1, 1930. Actor with a wide-ranging career, capping off his career as Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter Movies Home Page Obituary IMDb

Raf Vallone (actor) -- Dead. Died October 31, 2002. Born February 17, 1916. Italian actor in many movies including El Cid and Godfather III.  IMDb  FindAGrave

November

Charles Sheffield (Writer) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died November 2, 2002. Born 1935. Wrote hard science SF like Starfire and non-fiction books like The Borderlands of Science Home Page

Jonathan Harris (TV actor) -- Dead. Died November 3, 2002. Born November 6, 1917. Dr. Smith on the TV version of Lost in Space, known for saying "Oh my back is very delicate today..." IMDb

Peg Phillips (actress/theater company founder) -- Dead. Lung disease. Died November 7, 2002. Born September 20, 1918. Ruth Ann in Northern Exposure, started the Woodinville Repertory Theater IMDb

Merlin Santana (actor) -- Dead. Murdered. Died November 9, 2002. Born March 14, 1976. Hector in Showtime Obituary IMDb

Eddie Bracken (actor) -- Dead. Surgery complications. Died November 14, 2002. Born February 7, 1915. Miracle of Morgan's Creek, active in stage productions until 2001 IMDb

James Coburn (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died November 18, 2002. Born August 31, 1928. Many Westerns, supporting actor Oscar for Affliction IMDb

Parley Baer (actor) -- Dead. Stroke complications. Died November 22, 2002. Born August 5, 1914. Bit player on many, many TV showsIMDb

Karel Reisz (director) -- Dead. Died November 25, 2002. Born July 21, 1926. Directed Isadora and The French Lieutenant's Woman, married for nearly 40 years to Betsy Blair.  IMDb  Obituary

December

Glenn Quinn (actor) -- Dead. Likely drug overdose. Died December 3, 2002. Born May 28, 1970. Becky's husband in Roseanne, Doyle on the first season of Angel Home Page IMDb

William "Tex" Henson (animator) -- Dead. Hit by a truck. Died December 4, 2002. Born 1924. Animated Chip and Dale and Rocky and Bullwinkle (but not at the same time)

Roone Arledge (TV innovator) -- Dead. Cancer. Died December 5, 2002. Born July 8, 1931. Created Wide World of Sports, NFL Monday Night Football, and PrimeTime Live, was president of ABC News when he died Home Page Obituary IMDb

Ian McNaughton (director) -- Dead. After-effects of a car accident. Died December 10, 2002. Born December 30, 1925. Directed most of the episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus Obituary IMDb

Joe Strummer (rocker) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 22, 2002. Born August 21, 1952. The Clash (to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in early 2003), Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros Home Page Obituary IMDb

Kenneth Tobey (actor) -- Dead. Died December 22, 2002. Born March 23, 1917. Many bit parts since the '50s IMDb

Herb Ritts (photographer) -- Dead. Pneumonia/AIDS. Died December 26, 2002. Born August 13, 1952. Popular photographer of the '80s and '90s, longtime friend of Richard Gere, Cindy Crawford and Madonna who were featured prominantly in his photos. Home Page Obituary IMDb

George Roy Hill (director) -- Dead. Parkinson's disease. Died December 27, 2002. Born December 20, 1921. Directed wonderful movies including Butch Cassidy and The StingIMDb

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