List of Famous people who died in 2011

Steve Jobs

Steven Paul Jobs
First Name Steve
Last Name Jobs
Born on February 24, 1955
Died on October 5, 2011 (aged 56)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Steven Paul Jobs was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc., the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

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Amy Winehouse

Amy Jade Winehouse
First Name Amy
Last Name Winehouse
Born on September 14, 1983
Died on July 23, 2011 (aged 27)
Height 159 cm | 5'3

Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter. She was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues and jazz.

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Gary Speed

Gary Andrew Speed
First Name Gary
Last Name Speed
Born on September 8, 1969
Died on November 27, 2011 (aged 42)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Gary Andrew Speed, MBE was a Welsh professional footballer and manager.

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Osama bin Laden

أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن
First Name Osama
Last Name Laden
Born on March 10, 1957
Died on May 2, 2011 (aged 54)
Height 195 cm | 6'5

Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, also rendered Usama bin Ladin, was a founder of the pan-Islamic militant organization al-Qaeda, designated as a terrorist group by the United Nations Security Council, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union, and various countries.

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John Paul Getty III

First Name John
Last Name III
Died on February 5, 2011 (aged 41)

John Paul Getty III was the grandson of American oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, who was once the richest man in the world. While living in Rome in 1973, he was kidnapped by the 'Ndrangheta and held for a $17 million ransom. His grandfather was reluctant to pay, but, after his severed ear was received by a newspaper, he negotiated a payment of $2.2 million, and Getty was released five months after being kidnapped. Getty developed an addiction to drugs and alcohol soon after, eventually leading to an overdose and stroke which left him severely disabled for the rest of his life.

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Muammar Gaddafi

معمر محمد أبو منيار القذافي
First Name Muammar
Last Name Gaddafi
Born on June 7, 1942
Died on October 20, 2011 (aged 69)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He governed Libya as Revolutionary Chairman of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 and then as the "Brotherly Leader" of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 1977 to 2011. He was initially ideologically committed to Arab nationalism and Arab socialism but later ruled according to his own Third International Theory.

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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
First Name Elizabeth
Last Name Taylor
Born on February 27, 1932
Died on March 23, 2011 (aged 79)
Height 160 cm | 5'3

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was an English-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s, and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the 1960s and remained a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend of all time.

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Joe Frazier

First Name Joe
Last Name Frazier
Born on January 12, 1944
Died on November 7, 2011 (aged 67)
Height 179 cm | 5'10

Joseph William Frazier, nicknamed "Smokin' Joe", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1965 to 1981. Frazier was known for his strength, durability, formidable punching power, and relentless pressure fighting style. He was also the first boxer to beat Muhammad Ali. He reigned as the undisputed heavyweight champion from 1970 to 1973, and as an amateur won a gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

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Kim Jong-il

Юрий Ирсенович Ким
First Name Kim
Last Name Jong-il
Born on February 16, 1941
Died on December 17, 2011 (aged 70)

Kim Jong-il was a North Korean politician who served as the second Supreme Leader of North Korea from 1994 to 2011. He led North Korea from the 1994 death of his father Kim Il-sung, the first Supreme Leader until his own death in 2011, when he was succeeded by his son, Kim Jong-un.

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Jimmy Savile

First Name Jimmy
Born on October 31, 1926
Died on October 29, 2011 (aged 84)

Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile was an English DJ, television and radio personality who hosted BBC shows including Top of the Pops and Jim'll Fix It. He raised an estimated £40 million for charities and, during his lifetime, was widely praised for his personal qualities and as a fund-raiser. After his death, hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse were made against him, leading the police to conclude that Savile had been a predatory sex offender—possibly one of Britain's most prolific. There had been allegations during his lifetime, but they were dismissed and accusers ignored or disbelieved; Savile took legal action against some accusers.

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