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
Bernie Wilson Baritone in Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes with Teddy Pendergrass.

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Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Teena Marie Died at 54 (1956-2010) - Famous for the '80s song "Lover Girl"

Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Bob Feller Died at 92 (1918-2010) - 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 ...more

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

Blake Edwards is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Blake Edwards Died at 88 (1922-2010) - Died Dec 16th. Legendary comedy director. Oversaw the Pink Panther films.

Elizabeth Edwards is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Elizabeth Edwards Died at 61 (1949-2010) - Breast Cancer

Irvin Kershner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Irvin Kershner Died at 87 (1923-2010) - 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.

Andy Irons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Andy Irons Died at 32 (1978-2010) - 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.

Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Leslie Nielsen Died at 84 (1926-2010) - Famous for his dead pan delivery of incredibly absurd dialogue, Nielsen played Lt. Frank Drebin in the Naked Gun films and appeared in countless parody movies, including Airplane, his breakthrough role. Died November 28, 2010.

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James Wall Best known for his role as Mr. Baxter on the kids' show Captain Kangaroo, TV star James Wall died in his sleep at the ripe old age of 92. He was a former vaudevillian and, following the end of his work on Captain Kangaroo, he ...

Tony Curtis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Tony Curtis Died at 85 (1925-2010) - Tony Curtis, famed star of such great films as Some Like it Hot, died on September 30, 2010 of cardiac arrest.

Greg Giraldo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Greg Giraldo Died at 45 (1965-2010) - Stand Up comedian and judge on Last Comic Standing. He was an insult comic that was known for doing Comedy Central Roasts. Overdosed on prescription pills.

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Sally Menke Died at 57 (1953-2010) - Sally Menke, longtime film editor for director Quentin Tarantino, collapsed during a hike with her dog in Beachwood Canyon on September 27, 2010. Her body was found at the bottom of the ravine. The coroner's office is determining ...

Eddie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Eddie Fisher Died at 82 (1928-2010) - Famous 50's pop singer, ex-husband of Elizabeth Taylor and father of actress Carrie Fisher, Eddie Fisher passed away from complications due to hip surgery late at night on September 22, 2010.

Rich Cronin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Rich Cronin Died at 36 (1974-2010) - Lead Singer of Boy Band LFO. Succumbed to Leukemia. 9/8/2010

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Glenn Shadix is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Glenn Shadix Died at 58 (1952-2010) - Actor famous for roles in Tim Burton films including Otho in Beetljuice. Died from inter-cranial bleed from a fall. 9/7/2010

Patricia Neal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Patricia Neal Died at 84 (1926-2010) - Tony, Golden Globe, and Oscar-winning actress best known for her roles in "The Day The Earth Stood Still," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," and "Hud."

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Jack Tatum Died at 62 (1948-2010) - Known as "The Assassin," Jack Tatum, safety guard for the Oakland Raiders, died of a heart attack on July 27, 2010. He had diabetes for the last several years and lost his left leg due to circulation problems.He's best known ...

Maury Chaykin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Maury Chaykin Died at 61 (1949-2010) - Maury Chaykin Filmography

George Steinbrenner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
George Steinbrenner Died at 80 (1930-2010) - Controversial owner of the New York Yankees. During his time as owner, the Yankees won 11 Pennants and 7 World Series Championships.

Tuli Kupferberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Tuli Kupferberg Died at 87 (1923-2010) - Naphtali "Tuli" Kupferberg was an American counterculture poet, author, cartoonist, pacifist anarchist, publisher and co-founder of the band The Fugs.

Harvey Pekar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Harvey Pekar Died at 71 (1939-2010) - Creator of the American Splendor underground comic book

Jimmy Dean is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Jimmy Dean Died at 82 (1928-2010) - Country Music singer, Sausage King

Rue McClanahan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Rue McClanahan Died at 76 (1934-2010) - Golden Girl

Marvin Isley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Marvin Isley Died at 57 (1953-2010) - Cofounder of the Isley Brothers

Chris Haney is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Chris Haney 47 - Christopher Deane Haney is an American former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. He pitched from 1991–2000 and in 2002 for the Montreal Expos, Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland ...more

Dennis Hopper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Dennis Hopper Died at 74 (1936-2010) - Dennis Lee Hopper was an American actor, filmmaker, photographer, and artist. He attended the Actors Studio, making his first television appearance in 1954, and soon after appeared in two films with ...more

Gary Coleman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Gary Coleman Died at 42 (1968-2010) - Gary Wayne Coleman was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his role as Arnold Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes and for his small stature as an adult. He was described in the ...more

Paul Gray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Paul Gray Died at 38 (1972-2010) - Paul Dedrick Gray, also known as The Pig or by his number #2, was an American musician, best known as the bassist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award-winning metal band Slipknot.

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Simon Monjack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Simon Monjack Died at 40 (1970-2010) - Simon Mark Monjack was a British screenwriter, film director, film producer and make-up artist. He was the husband of American actress Brittany Murphy.

José Lima is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Jose Lima Died at 38 (1972-2010) - José Desiderio Rodriguez Lima was a Dominican right-handed pitcher who spent thirteen seasons in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles ...more

Dio is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Ronnie James Dio Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, ...more

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Ali "Ollie" Woodsen Singer, Member of the Temptations

Frank Frazetta is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Frank Frazetta Died at 82 (1928-2010) - Frank Frazetta was an American fantasy and science fiction artist, noted for comic books, paperback book covers, paintings, posters, LP record album covers and other media. He was the subject of a ...more

Lena Horne is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Lena Horne Died at 93 (1917-2010) - Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was an American singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before ...more

Lynn Redgrave is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Lynn Redgrave Died at 67 (1943-2010) - Natasha Richardson's aunt, Lynn Redgrave died

Dixie Carter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Dixie Carter Died at 71 (1939-2010) - Dixie Virginia Carter was an American film, television, and stage actress. From 1986 to 1993, she starred as Julia Sugarbaker in the CBS sitcom Designing Women. Carter made her professional stage ...more

David Mills is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
David Mills Died at 49 (1961-2010) - David Eugene Mills was an American journalist, writer and producer of television programs. He was an executive producer and writer of the HBO miniseries The Corner, for which he won two Emmy Awards, ...more

Fess Parker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Fess Parker Died at 86 (1924-2010) - Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. was an American film and television actor best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney 1955–1956 TV mini-series and as Daniel Boone in a television series ...more

Peter Graves is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Peter Graves Died at 84 (1926-2010) - Peter Duesler Aurness, known professionally as Peter Graves, was an American film and television actor. He was best known for his starring role in the CBS television series Mission: Impossible from ...more

Corey Haim is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Corey Haim Died at 39 (1971-2010) - Corey Ian Haim was a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. He starred in a number of films, such as Lucas, Silver Bullet, Murphy's Romance, License to Drive, and Dream a ...more

Andrew Koenig is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Andrew Koenig 63 - Andrew R. Koenig is a former AT&T and Bell Labs researcher and programmer. He is the author of C Traps and Pitfalls, co-author of Accelerated C++ and Ruminations on C++, and his name is associated ...more

Art van Damme is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Art van Damme Died at 90 (1920-2010) - Art Van Damme was a jazz accordionist.

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Kathryn Grayson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Kathryn Grayson Died at 88 (1922-2010) - Kathryn Grayson was an American actress and soprano. From the age of twelve, Grayson trained as an opera singer. She was under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by the early 1940s, soon establishing a ...more

Walter Frederick Morrison is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Walter Frederick Morrison Died at 90 (1920-2010) - Walter Frederick "Fred" Morrison was an American inventor and entrepreneur, best known as the inventor of the Frisbee. He was born in Richfield, Utah. Morrison claimed that the original idea ...more

Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Alexander McQueen Died at 41 (1969-2010) - Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE was a British fashion designer and couturier. He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. ...more

J. D. Salinger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
J. D. Salinger Died at 91 (1919-2010) - Jerome David "J. D." Salinger was an American writer who won acclaim early in life. He led a very private life for more than a half-century. He published his final original work in 1965 and ...more

Howard Zinn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Howard Zinn Died at 88 (1922-2010) - Author of People's History of the United States died on January 27, 2010.

Richard Kindleberger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Richard Kindleberger Died at 67 (1943-2010) - Richard Kindleberger was an American newspaper reporter and editor who worked at the Boston Globe.

Bingo Gazingo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
Bingo Gazingo Died at 86 (1924-2010) - Murray Wachs, better known as Bingo Gazingo, was an elderly poet and former postal worker from New York City. Two versions, each also titled Bingo Gazingo, have been released of the only single-artist ...more