Famous People's Deaths By lamslib Nov 22, 1996 Mark Lenard's Death Mark Lenard, actor (Sarek-Star Trek), dies of cancer at 68. Jan 22, 1997 Diana Spencer's Death Diana Spencer, princess of England, dies in car crash in Paris at 36. Feb 24, 1998 Henny Youngman's Death Henny Youngman, comedian (Take my wife please), dies at 92. Mar 8, 1999 Peggy Cass' Death Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian,dies at the age of 74. Jan 4, 2000 Tom Fears' Death Tom Fears, American football player,dies at the age of 77 from Alzheimer's disease. Feb 18, 2001 Dale Earnhardt's Death Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver,dies at the age of 49,while racing at the Daytona 500. Aug 5, 2002 Joshua Ryan Evans' Death Joshua dies at age 20,following complications from open heart surgery. Evans was best known from the role of Timmy in the soap opera Passions Sep 11, 2003 John Ritter's Death John Ritter,American actor,dies at the age of 54. Most commonly known on the show "8 Simple Rules". Oct 10, 2004 Christopher Reeve's Death Christopher Reeve, American actor dies at age 52.Most commonly known for acting on the t.v. show "Superman". Sep 2, 2005 Bob Denver's Death Bob Denver, American actor, dies at the age of 70, after complications to cancer treatment.Most commonly known as Gilligan in the hit t.v show Gilligan's Island. Sep 5, 2006 Steve Irwin's Death Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and television personality at age of 44, after being stung by a stingray. Feb 8, 2007 Anna Nicole Smith's Death Anna Nicole Smith,dies at the age of 39 after an accidental overdose. Aug 9, 2008 Bernie Mac's Death Bernie Mac,actor,dies at the age of 50.Most commonly known for his t.v. show "The Bernie Mac Show". Jun 25, 2009 Michael Jacskon's Death Michael Jackson, American recording artist, entertainer and King of Pop music dies of cardiac arrest aged 50. May 28, 2010 Gary Coleman's Death Gary Coleman, American actor dies at age of 42. Feb 28, 2011 Frank Buckle's Death Frank Buckles,dies at the age of 110,he was the last World War 1 veteran alive,until he died.