Famous People Who Died in 2009
View famous people who died in 2009 such as Michael Jackson, Corazon Aquino, and Patrick Swayze.
Dancer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Singer / 1958 - 2009
Singer-songwriter Michael Jackson's award-winning career as the King of Pop transformed the face of pop music and popular culture. He released the best-selling album in history, Thriller, in 1982. He died unexpectedly in 2009.
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Singer / 1952 - 2009Patrick Swayze was a Golden-Globe winning, beloved actor, as well as a singer, songwriter, and dancer, who died of pancreatic cancer in September of 2009.
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profile name: Michael Jackson profile occupation: Dancer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Singer
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profile name: Patrick Swayze profile occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Singer
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profile name: Corazon Aquino profile occupation: World Leader
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profile name: Farrah Fawcett profile occupation: Actress, Pin-up
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profile name: Ted Kennedy profile occupation: U.S. Representative
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profile name: Bea Arthur profile occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Actress
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