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In the year 2006

742 Notable deaths

Gerald Ford

President of the united states from 1974 to 1977.

Born July 14th, 1913 in Omaha. [ref]

Died December 26th, 2006 at 93 years old in Rancho Mirage (arteriosclerosis). [ref]

Saddam Hussein

Iraqi president, army officer and baathist politician.

Born April 28th, 1937 in Al-Awja. [ref]

Died December 30th, 2006 at 69 years old in Kadhimiya (hanging). [ref]

Steve Irwin

Australian environmentalist and television personality.

Born February 22nd, 1962 in Upper Ferntree Gully.

Died September 4th, 2006 at 44 years old in Batt Reef (exsanguination). [ref]

Desmond Doss

Recipient of the purple heart medal, recipient of the medal of honor (1919-2007).

Born February 7th, 1919 in Lynchburg.

Died March 23rd, 2006 at 87 years old in Piedmont. [ref]

James Brown

American singer-songwriter, dancer, music mogul (1933-2006).

Born May 3rd, 1933 in Barnwell. [ref]

Died December 25th, 2006 at 73 years old in Atlanta (pneumonia, heart failure). [ref]

Syd Barrett

English musician (1946–2006), co-founder of pink floyd.

Born January 6th, 1946 in Cambridge.

Died July 7th, 2006 at 60 years old in Cambridge (diabetes, pancreatic cancer). [ref]

Augusto Pinochet

Dictador, general, politician of chile (1915-2006).

Born November 25th, 1915 in Valparaíso. [ref]

Died December 10th, 2006 at 91 years old in Santiago (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Don Knotts

American actor and stand-up comedian.

Born July 21st, 1924 in Morgantown. [ref]

Died February 24th, 2006 at 81 years old in Beverly Hills (lung cancer). [ref]

Richard Kuklinski

American contract killer.

Born April 11th, 1935 in Jersey City. [ref]

Died March 5th, 2006 at 70 years old in Trenton (hematopoietic system disease). [ref]

Chris Penn

American actor (1965-2006).

Born October 10th, 1965 in Los Angeles. [ref]

Died January 24th, 2006 at 40 years old in Santa Monica (cardiovascular disease). [ref]

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Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride! Hunter S. Thompson