Notable deaths in 2008

DeathSexSteve FossettLarry HarmonNobel Prize AwardsBozo the Clown (fictional character)Eartha Kitt

Actor Paul Newman died this year. So did Larry Harmon, who was better known as "Bozo the Clown"; W. Mark Felt, who was the mysterious "Deep Throat"; and William Stulla, who as "Engineer Bill" delighted a generation of children with a simple glass of milk.

William F. Buckley, the father of the modern conservative movement also left the scene, as did singer and self-proclaimed "sex kitten" Eartha Kitt and the Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter.

Millionaire Steve Fossett's adventurer's life came to an end after a plane crash on a California hillside. And, after 28 years in a coma, socialite Martha "Sunny" von Bulow died in December.

Here are lists of the major newsmakers in a wide range of categories who died in 2008.

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