In Memorium 2000's

This page is in memory of some of those who passed on between 2000 and 2009. Please pause a moment to reflect.

Michael Jackson


Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 June 25, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and businessman. Often referred to as the King of Pop, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

David Carradine

1936 - 2009

David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine; December 8, 1936 June 3, 2009) was an American actor and martial artist, best known for his role as a warrior monk, Kwai Chang Caine, in the 1970s television series Kung Fu. He was a member of a productive acting family that began with his father, John Carradine. His acting career, which included major and minor roles on stage, television and cinema, spanned over four decades. A prolific "B" movie actor, he appeared in more than 100 feature films and was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award. The last nomination was for his title role in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill.

Andy Hallett


Andrew Alcott "Andy" Hallett (August 4, 1975 March 29, 2009) was an American singer and actor best known for playing the part of Lorne (The Host) in the television series Angel. He used his singing talents often on the show, and performed two songs on the series' 2005 soundtrack album, Angel: Live Fast, Die Never.

Yvonne De Carlo

1922 - 2007

Yvonne De Carlo (born Margaret Yvonne Middleton; September 1, 1922 January 8, 2007) was a Canadian-American actress, dancer, and singer. A brunette with blue-gray eyes, she became an internationally famous Hollywood film star in the 1940s and 1950s, made several recordings, and later acted on television and stage.

Andreas Katsulas


Andrew "Andreas" Katsulas (May 18, 1946 February 13, 2006) was a Greek-American actor known for his roles as Ambassador G'Kar in the science fiction television series Babylon 5, as the one-armed villain Sykes in the film The Fugitive (1993), and as the Romulan Commander Tomalak on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also played Vissian Captain Drennik in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Cogenitor".

Al Lewis

1923 - 2006

Al Lewis (born Albert Meister; April 30, 1923 February 3, 2006) was an American character actor best known for his role as Count Dracula lookalike "Grandpa", opposite Fred Gwynne's and Yvonne De Carlo's characters on the CBS television series The Munsters from 1964 to 1966 and its subsequent film versions. Later in life, he was also a restaurant owner, political candidate, and radio broadcaster.

Bob Denver


Robert Osbourne Denver (January 9, 1935 September 2, 2005) was an American comedic actor. He is known for having portrayed Gilligan on the television series Gilligan's Island and the beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on the 19591963 TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.

James Doohan


James Montgomery "Jimmy" Doohan (March 3, 1920 July 20, 2005) was a Canadian character and voice actor best known for his role as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the television and film series Star Trek. Doohan's characterization of the Scottish Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise was one of the most recognizable elements in the Star Trek franchise, for which he also made several contributions behind the scenes. Many of the characterizations, mannerisms, and expressions that he established for Scotty and other Star Trek characters have become entrenched in popular culture.

Richard Biggs


Richard T. "Dick" Biggs (March 18, 1960 May 22, 2004) was an American television and stage actor, best known for his roles on the television series Days of our Lives and Babylon 5.

Glenn Quinn


Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn (28 May 1970 3 December 2002) was an Irish actor in television and film, known for playing Mark Healy in the American sitcom Roseanne, and Doyle, a half-demon, on the 19992004 television series Angel, a spin-off series of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Pierre Trudeau


Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, PC, CC, CH, QC, MSRC (18 October 1919 28 September 2000), usually known as Pierre Trudeau or Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from 20 April 1968 to 4 June 1979, and again from 3 March 1980 to 30 June 1984.

Pierre Trudeau was a charismatic figure who, from the late 1960s until the mid-1980s, dominated the Canadian political scene and aroused passionate reactions. "Reason before passion" was his personal motto. Admirers praise the force of Trudeau's intellect and they salute his political acumen in preserving national unity and establishing the Charter of Rights and Freedoms within Canada's constitution. His detractors accuse him of arrogance, economic mismanagement, and unduly favouring the authority of the federal government in relation to the provinces, but despite the controversy, both Trudeau's defenders and detractors agree he left a mark on the Canadian politics of his time.

Trudeau led Canada through a difficult period in Canadian history, and was often the centre of attention and controversy. Known for his flamboyance, he dated celebrities, was accused of using an obscenity during debate in the House of Commons, and once did a pirouette behind the back of Queen Elizabeth II.

Larry Linville

1939 - 2000

Lawrence Lavon Linville (September 29, 1939 April 10, 2000) was an American actor. He was best known for his portrayal of the surgeon Major Frank Burns on the television series M*A*S*H.

Doug Henning

1947 - 2000

Douglas James Henning (May 3, 1947 February 7, 2000) was a Canadian magician, illusionist, escape artist and politician. Henning died aged 52 in February 2000 in Los Angeles five months after being diagnosed with liver cancer.