Celebrity deaths in 2009

Slideshow posted in Photos | Wednesday, January 14, 2009

29 of 33: Actor Ron Silver who played Bruno Gianelli in the U.S. TV series ' The West Wing', seen, in front of the Houses of Parliament, in central London, Wednesday Oct. 8, 2008. Silver died in New York City after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer. The Creative Coalition Executive Director Robin Bronk says the 62-year-old, who co-founded the nonprofit, died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him early Sunday morning March 15, 2009. (AP Photo / Lefteris Pitarakis)