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Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths List

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

This celebrity list was updated every time a notable celebrity passed in 2010. The listings include beloved writers, poets, celebrities, actors, and TV personalities that have passed. Celebs who passed in 2010 include Oscar-nominated actor Dennis Hopper (Speed, Easy Rider, Hoosiers, and so many more), funnyman Leslie Nielsen (The Naked Gun, Airplane!), child actor Gary Coleman (Diff'rent Strokes), British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, '80s teen idol Corey Haim (The Lost Boys, License to Drive), and more. 

This list allows us to remember the great stars and public figures that passed in 2010.

  • Dennis Hopper
    Photo: Antje Verena / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 2.0
    Dennis Lee Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010) was an American actor, filmmaker, photographer, and artist. He attended the Actors Studio, made his first television appearance in 1954, and soon after appeared alongside James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), and Giant (1956). In the next ten years he made a name in television, and by the end of the 1960s had appeared in several films. Hopper also began a prolific and acclaimed photography career in the 1960s.Hopper made his directorial film debut with Easy Rider (1969), which he and co-star Peter Fonda wrote with Terry Southern. The film earned Hopper a Cannes Film Festival Award for "Best First Work" and a nomination for the Academy...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 74 (1936-2010)
    • Birthplace: Dodge City, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Leslie Nielsen
    Photo: M. Nelson / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0

    Famous for his deadpan 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. Passed November 28, 2010.

    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1926-2010)
    • Birthplace: Regina, Canada

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  • Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) was a British fashion designer and couturier. He worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001, and founded his own fort Alexander McQueen label in 1992. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards (1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003), as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award in 2003. McQueen died by suicide in 2010, at the age of 40, at his home in Mayfair, London....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 41 (1969-2010)
    • Birthplace: London Borough of Lewisham, London, United Kingdom

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  • J. D. Salinger
    Photo: National Portrait Gallery Collection / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
    Jerome David Salinger (; January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer known for his novel The Catcher in the Rye. He was raised in Manhattan and began writing short stories while in secondary school. His father urged him to learn about the meat-importing business; he went to work in Europe but was so disgusted by the slaughterhouses that he decided to embark on a different career path. He left Austria one month before it was annexed by Nazi Germany on March 12, 1938. In 1942, he began to date Oona O'Neill, daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill. He found her self-absorbed, yet he called her often and wrote her long letters. Their relationship ended when Oona began seeing...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 91 (1919-2010)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York

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