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In the year 2005

689 Notable deaths

Rosa Parks

African-american civil rights activist (1913-2005).

Born February 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee. [ref]

Died October 24th, 2005 at 92 years old in Detroit. [ref]

Richard Pryor

American comedian and actor (1940–2005).

Born December 1st, 1940 in Peoria. [ref]

Died December 10th, 2005 at 65 years old in Encino (multiple sclerosis, myocardial infarction). [ref]

John Paul II

Head of the roman catholic church from 1978 to 2005.

Born May 18th, 1920 in Wadowice.

Died April 2nd, 2005 at 84 years old in Apostolic Palace (Parkinson's disease, sepsis, myocardial infarction, senility).

Hunter S. Thompson

American journalist and author (1937-2005).

Born July 18th, 1937 in Louisville.

Died February 20th, 2005 at 67 years old in Woody Creek. [ref]

Johnnie Cochran

American lawyer (1937–2005).

Born October 2nd, 1937 in Shreveport.

Died March 29th, 2005 at 67 years old in Los Feliz (brain cancer).

Eddie Guerrero

American professional wrestler (1967-2005).

Born October 9th, 1967 in El Paso.

Died November 13th, 2005 at 38 years old in Minneapolis (heart failure). [ref]

Johnny Carson

American talk show host and comedian (1925–2005).

Born October 23rd, 1925 in Corning.

Died January 23rd, 2005 at 79 years old in West Hollywood (pulmonary emphysema).

Pat Morita

Japanese-american actor (1932-2005).

Born June 28th, 1932 in Isleton. [ref]

Died November 24th, 2005 at 73 years old in Las Vegas (acute myocardial infarction). [ref]

Gemini Ganesan

Indian actor.

Born November 17th, 1920 in Pudukkottai.

Died March 22nd, 2005 at 84 years old in Chennai (multiple organ dysfunction syndrome).

George Best

Northern irish association football player (1946-2005).

Born May 22nd, 1946 in Belfast.

Died November 25th, 2005 at 59 years old in London (kidney failure). [ref]

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