2010 Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List

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List Rules List was updated throughout 2010 so the people at the top of the list passed on closest to the end of the year

List of celebrity deaths in 2010 is a round-up of celebrities who died in 2010. This celebrity death list was updated every time a notable celebrity met their death in 2010. The more recent deaths are listed at the top of this list. Celebrity deaths in 2010 includes dead writers, dead poets, dead celebrities, dead actors, dead actresses, and dead TV personalities. This famous deaths list has any notable deaths in 2010 as it happened. See also the 2012 Famous Deaths list and the 2011 celebrity deaths list as well as the more recent famous celebrity deaths 2013 and famous dead celebs 2014 for up to date celebrity deaths.

This list of 2010 famous deaths can be sorted by any column and the more recently deceased famous people can be found at the top. May they all rest in peace. This list allows you to remember the great talents that have passed in 2010.


Bernie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
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Bernie Wilson


Baritone in Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes with Teddy Pendergrass.
Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
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Famous for the '80s song "Lover Girl"

Mary Christine Brockert, better known by her stage name Teena Marie, was an American singer, songwriter, and producer. She was known by her childhood nickname Tina before taking the stage name Teena Marie; she later acquired the nickname of Lady Tee, given to her by collaborator and friend, Rick ...more

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Age: Died at 54 (1956-2010)

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter Singer, + more

Credits: The Goonies, Top Gun, Maid in Manhattan, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

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#95 on The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time

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Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
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Robert William Andrew Feller, nicknamed "The Heater from Van Meter", "Bullet Bob", and "Rapid Robert", was an American baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians. Feller pitched from 1936 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1956, interrupted only by a four-year ...more

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Age: Died at 92 (1918-2010)

Birthplace: Van Meter, Iowa, United States of America

Profession: Baseball player, Sailor

Credits: Signs of the Time, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, Pride Against Prejudice: The Larry Doby Story, Crossing White Lines

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#1 on The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

#59 on The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

#75 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

#24 on The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
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Captain Beefheart, real name Don Van Vliet

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Birthplace: Glendale

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Artist

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#35 on The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods

#6 on The Best Bands Named After Body Parts

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Blake Edwards is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
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Died Dec 16th. Legendary comedy director. Oversaw the Pink Panther films.

Blake Edwards was an American film director, screenwriter and producer. Edwards' career began in the 1940s as an actor, but he soon turned to writing screenplays and radio scripts before turning to producing and directing in film and television. His best-known films include Breakfast at Tiffany's, ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1922-2010)

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Pink Panther, A Shot in the Dark, The Return of the Pink Panther The Party, + more

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#25 on The Best Comedy Directors in Film History

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Elizabeth Edwards is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
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Breast Cancer

Mary Elizabeth Anania Edwards was an American attorney, a best-selling author and a health care activist. She was married to John Edwards, the former U.S. Senator from North Carolina who was the 2004 United States Democratic vice-presidential nominee. Edwards lived a private life until her husband's ...more

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Age: Died at 61 (1949-2010)

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Author, Lawyer

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Irvin Kershner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
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Director of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Robocop 2, Never Say Never Again and many other films. Died in his home November 28, 2010.

Irvin Kershner was an American film director and occasional actor, best known for directing quirky, independent films early in his career, and then The Empire Strikes Back, the James Bond film Never Say Never Again, and RoboCop 2. ...more

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Age: Died at 87 (1923-2010)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Actor, Film Director

Credits: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, RoboCop 2, The Last Temptation of Christ, Never Say Never Again Amazing Stories, + more

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Andy Irons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
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Three-time world champion, Andy Irons was found dead in his hotel room in Dallas on November 2, 2010. He had reportedly been suffering from dengue fever, a viral diseases.

Andy Irons (July 24, 1978 – November 2, 2010) was a professional surer. Irons learned to surf on the dangerous and shallow reefs of the North Shore in Kauai, Hawaii, and won three world titles (2002, 2003, 2004), three Quiksilver Pro France titles (2003, 2004, 2005), two Rip Curl Pro Search titles ...more

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Age: Died at 32 (1978-2010)

Birthplace: Oahu, Hawaii, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Surfer

Credits: Rise Above: The Tribe 8 Documentary, Under the Radar, Green: A Shortboard Documentary, Pure Surf OP Pro Mentawai 2001, + more

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