Jacob Zinn :: journalist + photographer

Rest in Peace, 2009

Posted in Celebrity Deaths by Jacob Zinn on September 5, 2009

It’s September and we’re about two-thirds through the year 2009. Here are just a handful of celebrities who have died since the year began.

Ron Asheton, guitarist (Iggy and the Stooges) | July 17, 1948 – January 6, 2009

Bea Arthur, actress (The Golden Girls) | May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009

Ed McMahon, entertainer (Johnny Carson’s sidekick) | March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009

Farrah Fawcett, actress (Charlie’s Angels) | February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson, entertainer (“King of Pop”) | August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

Billy Mays, TV ad salesman (OxiClean) | July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009

Walter Cronkite, broadcast journalist (CBS Evening News) | November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009

John Hughes, ’80s teen filmmaker (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) | February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder (Special Olympics) | July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009

Les Paul, electric guitar pioneer (Gibson Les Paul) | June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009

Ted Kennedy, senator (D. Massachusetts) | February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009

DJ AM, disc jockey (Fix Your Face, Vol. 1) – March 30, 1973 – August 28, 2009

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