A look at some of the notable people who passed in 2005.
Shirley Chisholm, 80 -- First African-American Woman in Congress.
Johnny Carson, 79 -- Longtime host of "The Tonight Show."
Hunter S. Thompson, 67 -- "Gonzo" journalist.
Pope John Paul II, 85
Johnnie Cochran, 67 -- Attorney.
"If it doesn't fit, you must acquit."
Saul Bellow, 89 -- Novelist and Nobel laureate.
Anne Bancroft, 73 -- Actress.
Luther Vandross, 54 -- Singer.
L. Patrick Gray, 88 -- FBI Director under President Nixon.
"And Mark Felt, who was my trusted No. 2 man, has come out identifying himself as Deep Throat. I could not have been more shocked and more disappointed in a man whom I had trusted."
John H. Johnson, 87 -- Founder, Ebony and Jet magazines.
Peter Jennings, 67, -- ABC News anchor.
"There is no one absolutely essential truth for all people, and that every time I look at a coin I instinctually want to look at the other side."
William Rehnquist, 80 -- Chief justice, U.S. Supreme Court.
Simon Wiesenthal, 96 -- Nazi hunter.
Rosa Parks, 92 -- Civil rights pioneer.
"People always say what I did, but it wasn't what I did, it was what the driver did when he had me arrested. But the only thing I was doing was trying to get home from work."
Peter Drucker, 95 -- Business innovator.
Eugene McCarthy, 89 -- Former Minnesota senator.
Richard Pryor, 65 -- Comedian.
Jack Anderson, 83 -- Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who investigated government corruption.
"We've got the Justice Department settling antitrust cases for cash on the barrelhead."
John Spencer, 58 -- Actor who was best known for his Emmy-winning role on "The West Wing."
William Proxmire, 90 -- Former Wisconsin senator who fought against big spending and government waste.
"I'd like to be remembered as somebody who tried, persisted, never gave up, and who occasionally succeeded. When I succeeded, it was in the national interest."
Richard Pryor, 65 -- Comedian whose raunchy, race-based, stand-up comedy routines influenced a generation.
"I remember tricks used to come through our neighborhood. That's where I first met white people. They come down through our neighborhood to help the economy."
Eugene McCarthy, 89 -- Former Minnesota senator and presidential candidate whose anti-war message helped push Lyndon Johnson out of the 1968 presidential race.
"In this year, I sensed what this country needed -- namely that it needed and wanted a challenge to the president of the United States on the policies of Vietnam and the priorities for America."
Carroll Campbell, 65-- Former South Carolina governor.
Stan Berenstain, 82 -- Created "The Berenstain Bears," a public television and book series, with his wife, Jan.
"People say, 'Is Papa Bear based on you?' And I say, 'Well, I'm not quite as dumb as Papa Bear often is. But yes, to a great extent he is based on me.' "
Michael Evans, 61 -- White House photographer for Ronald Reagan who was present during the assassination attempt on Reagan.
Wendie Jo Sperber, 47 -- Actress who became a breast cancer activist following her diagnosis with the disease.
"You have challenges and risks, and you just have to face what's right in front of you."
Pat Morita, 73 -- Actor who earned an Oscar nomination for his role as Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid."
Ruth Siems, 74 -- Inventor of Stove Top stuffing.
Hugh Sidey, 78 -- Journalist who covered nine presidencies for Time magazine.