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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 2017 for up to date celebrity deaths.

Celebs who died in 2010 include Dennis Hopper, Leslie Nielsen, Gary Coleman, Alexander McQueen, Corey Haim, and more. 

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 stars that have passed in 2010.

Dennis Hopper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
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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 James Dean. 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. In 1969 Hopper directed and starred in Easy Rider, winning an award at the Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as co-writer. Journalist Ann Hornaday wrote: "With its portrait of counterculture heroes raising their middle fingers to the uptight ...more

Age: Died at 74 (1936-2010)

Birthplace: Dodge City, Kansas, United States of America

Also Ranked

#79 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#36 on Who's The Best Actor From Every State?

#29 on The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time

#27 on The Most Psychedelic People Ever

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Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
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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.

Leslie William Nielsen, OC was a Canadian-American actor and comedian. He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters. Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and later worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to study theatre at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Making his acting debut in 1948, he made more than 50 television appearances two years later. Nielsen later made his film debut in 1956, with supporting roles in several drama, western, and romance films produced between the 1950s and the 1970s, with Nielsen crossing genres in both television and films. Although his ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1926-2010)

Birthplace: Regina, Canada

Also Ranked

#11 on The Funniest People of All Time

#3 on The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

#47 on The Hottest Silver Foxes

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Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
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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. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards, as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award in 2003. ...more

Age: Died at 41 (1969-2010)

Birthplace: London Borough of Lewisham, London, United Kingdom

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#9 on The Most Influential People in Fashion

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J. D. Salinger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Official 2010 Celebrity Deaths: 2010 Famous Deaths List
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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 gave his last interview in 1980. Salinger was raised in Manhattan and began writing short stories while in secondary school. Several were published in Story magazine in the early 1940s before he began serving in World War II. In 1948, his critically acclaimed story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" appeared in The New Yorker magazine, which became home to much of his later work. In 1951, his novel The Catcher in the Rye was an immediate popular success. His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1919-2010)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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#67 on The Best Writers of All Time

#17 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#55 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#21 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

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