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2009 Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

The most viewed memorials & obituaries in the 2009 Memorial Site.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson, defined in equal parts as the world's greatest entertainer and perhaps its most enigmatic figure, was about to attempt one of the greatest comebacks of all time. Then his life was cut shockingly — and so far, mysteriously — short. The 50-year-old musical superstar died Thursday, just as he was preparing for what would be a series of 50 concerts starting July 13 at London's famed 02 arena. Jackson had been spending hours and hours toiling with a team of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into viewers' hearts with "Dirty Dancing" and then broke them with "Ghost," died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57. "Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months," said a statement released Monday evening by his publicist, Annett Wolf. No other details were given. Fans of the actor were saddened to learn in...
BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77. In nearly 50 years in the Senate, Kennedy served alongside 10 presidents — his brother John Fitzgerald Kennedy among them — compiling an impressive list of legislative achievements on health care, civil rights, education, immigration...
Farrah Fawcett Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Farrah Fawcett, whose...

Shaniya Davis Obituary (AP News)

SANFORD, N.C. (AP) — Searchers found the body of...

Australia Wildfire Victims Obituary (AP News)

At least 200 people have died so far in the worst...

Willie Perry Obituary (AP News)

ATLANTA – Movie producer Tyler Perry says his...

Jett Travolta Obituary (AP News)

NASSAU, Bahamas - John Travolta's teenage son,...

Sandra Cantu Obituary (AP News)

TRACY, Calif. (AP) — The body of an 8-year-old...

Fort Hood Shooting Victims Obituary (AP News)

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Exodus Tyson Obituary (AP News)

PHOENIX – The 4-year-old daughter of former...

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