Here's a list, courtesy of Reuters, of 2004's People Who Mattered Who Died. It's the printer-friendly version. You're welcome.
Also, in this week's special double-issue Entertainment Weekly, there's a section devoted to the celebrity deads, which is always a good time. However, could someone please explain why Isabel Sanford and Laura Branigan's blurbs are longer than Spalding Gray's? Please?
And, because comedy comes in threes, here's where you can have your own death date calculated. It's completely scientific, so you can certainly start planning for the end a bit early. But, if you're not a celebrity of the caliber of Weezie Jefferson, don't plan on making the news.