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Celebrity deaths of 2009

Celebrity deaths of 2009
Michael Jackson's sudden death on June 25 sent a wave of shock and sadness around the world. (Getty Images)
Celebrity deaths of 2009
Brittany Murphy, the US actress, died suddenly at her Los Angeles home on December 20. She was just 32 years-old. (Getty Images)
Celebrity deaths of 2009
Patrick Swayze, seen here making his entrance during the opening of the first Planet Hollywood shop in the UAE in 1996, died on September 14 after a long battle against cancer. (Getty Images)
Celebrity deaths of 2009
British actress Natasha Richardson died suddenly due to a skiing injury on March 18. (Getty Images)
Celebrity deaths of 2009
Irish pop singer and Boyzone star Steven Gately died on October 10 while on holiday on the Spanish island of Majorca. (Getty Images)
Celebrity deaths of 2009
British reality TV star Jade Goody was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2008 and died on March 22. (Getty Images)