List of Famous people who died in 2000

Hedy Lamarr

Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler
First Name Hedy
Born on November 9, 1914
Died on January 19, 2000 (aged 85)
Born in Austria
Height 166 cm | 5'5

Hedy Lamarr was an American actress, inventor, and film producer. She appeared in 30 films over a 28-year career, and co-invented an early version of frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication for torpedo guidance.

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Stig Engström

Stig Folke Wilhelm Engström
First Name Stig
Born on February 26, 1934
Died on June 26, 2000 (aged 66)
Born in India

Stig Folke Wilhelm Engström was a Swedish graphic designer. Long treated by the police as an eyewitness of the assassination of prime minister Olof Palme, Engström was proposed as the assassin by Swedish writers Lars Larsson and, separately, Thomas Pettersson.

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Alimineti Madhava Reddy

First Name Alimineti
Born on February 28, 1949
Died on March 7, 2000 (aged 51)

Alimineti Madhava Reddy was a politician from Telugu Desam Party (TDP). He was elected four times to Legislative assembly Bhongir from TDP.

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Susan Berman

First Name Susan
Born on May 18, 1945
Died on December 23, 2000 (aged 55)

Susan Jane Berman was an American journalist, author, and the daughter of David "Davie" Berman, a Jewish-American mobster. She wrote about her late-in-life realization of her father's role in organized crime.

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Pierre Trudeau

Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau
First Name Pierre
Last Name Trudeau
Born on October 18, 1919
Died on September 28, 2000 (aged 80)
Born in Canada, Quebec

Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, also referred to by the initials PET, was a Canadian politician who was the 15th prime minister of Canada and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1968 to 1984, with a brief period instead as Leader of the Opposition between 1979 and 1980. His tenure of 15 years and 164 days makes him Canada's third longest-serving Prime Minister, behind William Lyon Mackenzie King and John A. Macdonald.

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David Tomlinson

First Name David
Last Name Tomlinson
Born on May 7, 1917
Died on June 24, 2000 (aged 83)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

David Cecil MacAlister Tomlinson was an English stage, film and television actor and comedian. Having been described as both a leading man and a character actor, he is primarily remembered for his roles as authority figure George Banks in Mary Poppins, fraudulent magician Professor Emelius Browne in Bedknobs and Broomsticks and as hapless antagonist Peter Thorndyke in The Love Bug. Tomlinson was posthumously inducted as a Disney Legend in 2002.

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Mary Anne MacLeod Trump

Mary Anne MacLeod
First Name Mary
Last Name Trump
Born on May 10, 1912
Died on August 7, 2000 (aged 88)

Mary Anne Trump was a Scottish-American philanthropist known for being the mother of Donald Trump and the wife of real-estate developer Fred Trump. Born in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, she emigrated to the United States in 1930 and became a naturalized citizen in March 1942. She raised five children with her husband and lived in the New York area.

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Alec Guinness

First Name Alec
Born on April 2, 1914
Died on August 5, 2000 (aged 86)
Height 176 cm | 5'9

Sir Alec Guinness, was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, Guinness was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), in which he played nine different characters, The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), for which he received his first Academy Award nomination, and The Ladykillers (1955). He collaborated six times with director David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai, Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), General Yevgraf Zhivago in Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Professor Godbole in A Passage to India (1984). In 1970 he played Jacob Marley's ghost in Ronald Neame's Scrooge. He also portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy; for the original 1977 film, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 50th Academy Awards.

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Kirsty MacColl

Kirsty Anna Louisa MacColl
First Name Kirsty
Born on October 10, 1959
Died on December 18, 2000 (aged 41)

Kirsty Anna MacColl was a British singer and songwriter. She recorded several pop hits in the 1980s and 1990s, including "There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis" and cover versions of Billy Bragg's "A New England" and The Kinks' "Days". Her song "They Don't Know" was covered with great success by Tracey Ullman. MacColl also sang on recordings produced by her then-husband Steve Lillywhite, most notably "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues.

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Candace Newmaker

First Name Candace
Born on November 19, 1989
Died on April 18, 2000 (aged 10)

Candace Elizabeth Newmaker was a child who was killed during a 70-minute attachment therapy session purported to treat reactive attachment disorder. The treatment, during which Candace was suffocated, included a rebirthing script.

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René Favaloro

René Gerónimo Favaloro
First Name René
Last Name Favaloro
Born on July 12, 1923
Died on July 29, 2000 (aged 77)

René Gerónimo Favaloro was an Argentine cardiac surgeon and educator best known for his pioneering work on coronary artery bypass surgery using the great saphenous vein.

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Frank Wills

First Name Frank
Last Name Wills
Born on February 4, 1948
Died on September 27, 2000 (aged 52)

Frank Wills was a security guard best known for his role in foiling the June 17, 1972, break-in at the Democratic National Committee inside the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Then 24, Wills called the police after discovering that locks at the complex had been tampered with. Five men were arrested inside the Democratic headquarters, which they had planned to bug. The arrests triggered the Watergate scandal and eventually the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon in 1974.

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Ahmet Kaya

First Name Ahmet
Last Name Kaya
Born on October 28, 1957
Died on November 16, 2000 (aged 43)

Ahmet Kaya was a folk singer who was born in Malatya, Turkey. He was of mixed Kurdish-Turkish origin and often identified himself as a "Kurd of Turkey".

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Anatoly Sobchak

First Name Anatoly
Born on August 10, 1937
Died on February 19, 2000 (aged 62)

Anatoly Aleksandrovich Sobchak was a Russian politician, a co-author of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the first democratically elected mayor of Saint Petersburg, and a mentor and teacher of both Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev.

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Justin Pierce

First Name Justin
Last Name Pierce
Born on March 21, 1975
Died on July 10, 2000 (aged 25)

Justin Charles Pierce was a British actor and a skateboarder who grew up in the U.S. He is best known for his roles in the 1995 film Kids and as Roach in the 2000 film Next Friday. On July 10, 2000, Pierce died by suicide in Las Vegas.

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Paula Yates

First Name Paula
Last Name Yates
Born on April 24, 1959
Died on September 17, 2000 (aged 41)

Paula Elizabeth Yates was a British television presenter and writer. Yates is best known for her work on two television programmes, The Tube and The Big Breakfast. She was the girlfriend of musician Bob Geldof from 1976 to 1986 and was married to him from 1986 to 1996. She was also in a relationship with musician Michael Hutchence from the mid-1990s until Hutchence's death in 1997. Yates died of a heroin overdose in 2000.

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Yuri Klinskikh

Юрий Николаевич Клинских
First Name Yuri
Last Name Klinskikh
Born on July 27, 1964
Died on July 4, 2000 (aged 35)

Yuri Nikolayevich Klinskikh was a Russian musician, singer, songwriter, arranger, founder of the rock band Sektor Gaza. Also known as Yuri Hoi.

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Derrick Thomas

First Name Derrick
Last Name Thomas
Died on February 8, 2000 (aged 30)

Derrick Vincent Thomas, nicknamed D.T., was an American football linebacker and defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). Thomas was drafted fourth overall by the Chiefs in the 1989 NFL Draft where he spent the entirety of his 11-year career until his death in 2000. Considered one of the greatest pass rushers of all time, he was named to nine Pro Bowls and holds the record for most sacks in a single game at seven.

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Ann Mui

First Name Ann
Last Name Mui
Born on December 10, 1959
Died on April 16, 2000 (aged 40)

Ann Mui Oi-fong (梅愛芳) was a singer and actress.

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Gwen Verdon

Gwyneth Evelyn Verdon
First Name Gwen
Born on January 13, 1925
Died on October 18, 2000 (aged 75)

Gwyneth Evelyn "Gwen" Verdon was an American actress and dancer. She won four Tony Awards for her musical comedy performances, and served as an uncredited choreographer's assistant and specialty dance coach for theater and film. With flaming red hair and a quaver in her voice, Verdon was a critically acclaimed performer on Broadway in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Having originated many roles in musicals she is also strongly identified with her second husband, director–choreographer Bob Fosse, remembered as the dancer–collaborator–muse for whom he choreographed much of his work and as the guardian of his legacy after his death.

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