Celebrity Deaths of 2009: A Tribute

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It's one of only two guarantees in life, so it's never too surprising when a star leaves us. But this year was quite unlike most others in terms of celebrity deaths, both in terms of pure volume and in the nature in which some passed away.

From some of the biggest celebrities on the planet to those we barely got to know, and from older stars to those who were taken from us far too soon, 2009 marked a sad farewell to so many memorable names and faces.

Here's a list of notable celebrity deaths of 2009. If we left anyone off, it was just a mistake. Just leave a comment and we'll add them ASAP ...

Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein

Bea Arthur

Billy Mays

Brittany Murphy

Chris Henry

David Carradine

Dominick Dunne

Don Hewitt

Ed McMahon

Erik Gates

Farrah Fawcett

Henry Gibson

Jack Kemp

Jasmine Fiore

Jett Travolta

John Hughes

John Updike

Les Paul

Michael Jackson

Vintage MJ

Natasha Richardson

Patrick Swayze

Paul Harvey

Robert Novak

Ron Silver

Roy Disney

Ryan Alexander Jenkins

Sahel Kazemi

Soupy Sales

Steve McNair

Ted Kennedy

"The Rev" Sullivan

Walter Cronkite

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You forgot to add in Chris Henry the footballer who fell of the back of the moving truck.
Thanks :)

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um hello, Bea Arthur!

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