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In the year 2001

616 Notable deaths


American singer, actress, and model (1979–2001).

Born January 16th, 1979 in Brooklyn.

Died August 25th, 2001 at 22 years old in Marsh Harbour (aviation accident).

George Harrison

British musician and lead guitarist of the beatles (1943-2001).

Born February 25th, 1943 in Liverpool. [ref]

Died November 29th, 2001 at 58 years old in Los Angeles (lung cancer). [ref]

Jennifer Syme

American actress (1972-2001).

Born December 7th, 1972 in Pico Rivera.

Died April 2nd, 2001 at 28 years old in Los Angeles (traffic collision).

Timothy McVeigh

American domestic anti-government terrorist (1968–2001).

Born April 23rd, 1968 in Lockport.

Died June 11th, 2001 at 33 years old in United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute (lethal injection).

Dale Earnhardt

American racing driver (1951-2001).

Born April 29th, 1951 in Kannapolis.

Died February 18th, 2001 at 49 years old in Daytona International Speedway (basilar skull fracture).

Jack Lemmon

American actor (1925–2001).

Born February 8th, 1925 in Newton. [ref]

Died June 27th, 2001 at 76 years old in Los Angeles (bladder cancer). [ref]

Henry Lee Lucas

American serial killer.

Born August 23rd, 1936 in Blacksburg.

Died March 12th, 2001 at 64 years old in Huntsville (heart failure).

John Phillips

American musician (1935–2001).

Born August 30th, 1935 in Parris Island. [ref]

Died March 18th, 2001 at 65 years old in Los Angeles (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Anthony Quinn

Mexican-american actor (1915-2001).

Born April 21st, 1915 in Chihuahua City. [ref]

Died June 3rd, 2001 at 86 years old in Boston (pneumonia). [ref]

Carroll O'Connor

American actor (1924-2001).

Born August 2nd, 1924 in New York City.

Died June 21st, 2001 at 76 years old in Culver City (myocardial infarction, diabetes).

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Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace. Oscar Wilde