The media lost its most trusted journalist this year while the entertainment industry lost quite a few notable baby boomers and beyond. Did you know the majority of people on this list died from some form of cancer? The second leading cause was heart disease.
Here is the list of celebrity deaths from January 1, 2009 to today's date, December 27.
88-year-old Actor Ricardo Montalban Fantasy Island
69-year-old Bob May--played Mr. Smith on Lost in Space
70-year-old Soap Opera Actor Clint Ritchie--played Clint Buchanan on One Life to Live
Soap Opera Actor Phil Carey--played Asa Buchanan on One Life to Life
87-year-old Actor James Whitmore
45-year-old Actress Natasha Richardson
61-year-old Singer Dan Seals--"I Really Want to See You Tonight"
86-year-old Actress Bea Arthur-- Golden Girls
56-year-old Former Porn Star Marilyn Chambers
75-year-old Comedian Dom Deluise
62-year-old Actress Farrah Fawcett
50-year-old Singer Michael Jackson
72-year-old Actor David Caradine
50-year-old Informercial Pitchman Billy May
92-YEAR-OLD Newsman Walter Cronkite
61-year-old Black SuperModel Naomi Sims
57-year-old Actor Patrick Swayze
73-year-old comedian Henry Gibson--from Laugh In
83-year-old Comedian Soupy Sales
69-year-old Actor Dennis Cole
79-year-old Actor Edward Woodward--played The Equalizer
63-year-old Actress Alaina Reed Hall--from Sesame Street and "227"
79-year-old Actress Connie Hines--played Carol Post on "Mr. Ed"
90-year-old Actor Gene Barry--from Burke's Law
If I missed anyone, please feel free to add.