Top 10 Saddest Deaths of 2005

The Top Ten

1 Richard Pryor Richard Pryor

Died from a heart attack.

2 Johnny Carson Johnny Carson John William "Johnny" Carson was an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, actor, and musician, best known for his 30 years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Died from a sever heart attack.

3 Pat Morita Pat Morita

Died from kidney failure.

4 Arthur Miller Arthur Miller Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright, essayist, and figure in 20th-century American theater. He was often in the public eye, particularly between the late 1940s and early 1960s. During this time, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, testified ...read more.

Died from bladder cancer and congestive heart failure.

5 Terri Schiavo Terri Schiavo

You all may be familiar with this one. This woman was in a persistent vegetative state (a condition where patients have awaken from a coma but still have not regained awareness). They had to remove a feeding tube she used which then led to her death.

6 Zdzislaw Beksinski Zdzislaw Beksinski

This death was incredibly tragic. He was stabbed 17 times by an acquaintance of his because he refused to lend him some money.

7 James Doohan James Doohan

Died from complications of pulmonary fibrosis.

8 Anne Bancroft Anne Bancroft Anna Maria Louisa Italiano, known professionally as Anne Bancroft, was an American actress, director, and screenwriter associated with the method acting school, having studied under Lee Strasberg.

Died from uterine cancer.

9 Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author, and the founder of the gonzo journalism movement.

Committed suicide by shooting himself.

10 Robert Wise Robert Wise

Died from a heart attack.

The Contenders

11 Luther Vandross Luther Vandross
12 Rosa Parks Rosa Parks Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".

Death by natural causes

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