How many celebrity deaths were there in 2009?
At least 29.
The Cable News Network (CNN)’â„¢s 2009 Year in Review listed 29 celebrity deaths in 2009, the latest being the death of actress Brittany Murphy in December 20. The list includes actors, politicians, sports stars, and even endorsers. It does not, however, include non-U.S. celebrities and cult personalities like Dominick Dunne, Paul Harvey, Claude Levi-Strauss, Bobby Robson, Susan Atkins, and the like.