Some famous celebrities who died in 2011 were Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Falk, Anne Francis, Amy Winehouse and Jane Russell. Other notable celebrities who died in 2011 were Steve Jobs, Frances Bay, Maria Schneider, Bubba Smith and Farley Granger.
Elizabeth Taylor was a British actress whose career peaked in the 1960s when she won two Academy Awards for her performances in "BUtterfield 8" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Taylor died of heart failure at the age of 79 on Mar. 23, 2011. Peter Falk was an American actor nominated twice for an Academy Award in the 1960s and who played the titular character in the 1970s mystery television show "Columbo." Falk died of cardiorespiratory arrest at the age of 83 on June 23, 2011.
Anne Francis was an American actress most famous for her role in the 1950s science-fiction film "Forbidden Planet." Francis died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80 on Jan. 2, 2011. Amy Winehouse, a British soul singer most famous for her Grammy-winning single "Rehab," died at the age of 27 on July 23, 2011. Jane Russell, an actress of the 1940s and 1950s, died at 89 years old on Feb. 28, 2011. Bubba Smith, most famous for his role in the "Police Academy" franchise, died on Aug. 3, 2011 at 66 years of age.