Famous Deaths in 2010

Deaths 1 - 200 of 462

  • Jan 3 Professor Sir Ian Brownlie, International law specialist
  • Jan 3 Mary Daly, American theologian and feminist scholar (b. 1928)
  • Jan 4 Johan Ferrier, Surinamian politician (b. 1910)
  • Jan 4 Sandro, Argentine songwriter (b. 1945)
  • Jan 4 Casey Johnson, American heiress and socialite (b. 1979)
  • Jan 4 Rory Markas, American sportscaster (b. 1955)
  • Jan 4 Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (b. 1916)
  • Jan 5 Rory Markas, Angels baseball announcer (b.1955)
  • Jan 5 Murray Saltzman, Reform Jewish rabbi and civil rights leader (b. 1929)
  • Jan 5 Gisela Kraft, German writer, dies at 73
  • Jan 7 Willie Mitchell, American soul singer (b. 1928)
  • Jan 8 Monica Maughan, Australian actor (b. 1933)
  • Jan 8 Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (b. 1963)
  • Jan 9 Vimcy, Sports writer (b. 1925)
  • Jan 10 Mano Solo [Emmanuel Cabut], French singer, dies from multiple aneurisms at 46
  • Jan 11 Miep Gies, Dutch Humanitarian, discoverer of Anne Frank's diary (b. 1909)
  • Jan 11 Mick Green, British guitarist (b. 1944)
  • Jan 11 Joe Rollino, American strongman, weightlifter, and boxer (b. 1905)
  • Jan 12 Hasib Sabbagh, Palestinian businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Consolidated Contractors Company (b. 1920)
  • Jan 12 Daniel Bensaid, French philosopher (b. 1946)
  • Jan 13 Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (b. 1950)
  • Jan 13 Jay Reatard, American garage punk musician (b. 1980)
  • Jan 13 Kalifa Tillisi, Libyan writer and linguist
  • Jan 14 Petra Schürmann, German model and TV announcer, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)
  • Jan 17 Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (b. 1914)
  • Jan 17 Daisuke Gouri, Japanese seiyu (b. 1952)
  • Jan 17 Gaines Adams, American football player (b. 1983)
  • Jan 18 Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, dies at 63
  • Jan 19 Bill McLaren Scottish rugby commentator (b. 1923)
  • Jan 19 Jennifer Lyon American reality television personality (Survivor) (b. 1972)
  • Jan 21 Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)
  • Jan 22 Jean Simmons, English-American actress (b. 1929)
  • Jan 24 Pernell Roberts, American actor & singer, last surviving star of Bonanza (b. 1928)
  • Jan 25 Ali Hasan al-Majid aka Chemical Ali, Iraqi defense minister and military commander (b. 1941)

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Jan 27 J. D. Salinger, American novelist (The Catcher in the Rye), dies at 91

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • Jan 27 Howard Zinn, American historian (b. 1922)
  • Jan 27 Zelda Rubinstein, American actress (b. 1933)

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Jan 29 Tom Brookshier, American football player and sportscaster, dies of cancer at 78

NFL Sportscaster Tom Brookshier
NFL Sportscaster
Tom Brookshier
  • Jan 31 Jürg Baur, German composer, dies at 91
  • Feb 3 Regina, Crown Princess of Austria (b. 1925)
  • Feb 5 Harry Schwarz, South African lawyer, politician and diplomat, leader of the anti-apartheid movement (b. 1924).
  • Feb 8 John Murtha, American politician (b. 1932)
  • Feb 9 Phil Harris, American fisherman from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch (b. 1956)
  • Feb 9 Walter Frederick Morrison, American inventor (b. 1920)
  • Feb 10 Charles Wilson, American politician (b. 1933)
  • Feb 10 Fred Schaus, American basketball coach and executive (b. 1925)
  • Feb 10 Max Schubel, American composer (Opus One Records), dies at 77
  • Feb 11 [Lee} Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, commits suicide at 40
  • Feb 12 Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)
  • Feb 13 John Reed, British singer of Gilbert & Sullivan (b. 1916)
  • Feb 14 Doug Fieger, American musician The Knack (b. 1952)
  • Feb 14 Dick Francis, British jockey-turned-novelist (b. 1920)
  • Feb 16 Wan Chi Keung, Hong Kong soccer player and actor. (b. 1956)
  • Feb 18 John Babcock, Last known Canadian veteran of World War I (b. 1900)
  • Feb 19 Laura Spurr, Tribal Chairperson, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (b. 1945)
  • Feb 20 Alexander Haig, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)
  • Feb 25 İhsan Doğramacı, Turkish academic and the founder of YÖK (d. 1915)
  • Feb 26 Nujabes, Japanese Hip Hop producer and inspiration to many around the world.
  • Mar 1 Kristian Digby, British television presenter and director (b. 1977)
  • Mar 2 Winston Spencer-Churchill, British politician (b. 1940)
  • Mar 3 Keith Alexander, British football manager (b. 1956)
  • Mar 3 Michael Foot, British politician (L) and writer, Leader of the Opposition (1980-83), dies at 96
  • Mar 4 Raimund Abraham, Austrian architect (b. 1933)
  • Mar 4 Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4 Vladislav Ardzinba, Abkhazian politician (b. 1945)
  • Mar 4 Etta Cameron, Danish singer and actor (b. 1939)
  • Mar 4 Samuel J. Eldersveld, U.S. academic, political scientist, and Democratic politician (b. 1917)
  • Mar 4 Joaquim Fiúza, Portuguese sailor (b. 1908)
  • Mar 4 Tetsuo Kondo, Japanese politician (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4 Hilario Chávez Joya, Mexican Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1928)
  • Mar 4 Nan Martin, American actress (b. 1927)
  • Mar 4 Roger Newman, British-born American actor and television writer (b. 1940)
  • Mar 4 Angelo Poffo, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • Mar 4 Tony Richards, British footballer (b. 1934)
  • Mar 4 Joanne Simpson, American meteorologist (b. 1923)
  • Mar 4 Lolly Vegas, American singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 4 Fred Wedlock, British folk musician (b. 1942)
  • Mar 6 Mark Linkous, member of Sparklehorse (b. 1962)
  • Mar 6 Endurance Idahor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1984)
  • Mar 6 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • Mar 7 Mary Josephine Ray, Canadian supercentenarian (b. 1895)
  • Mar 9 Doris Haddock, American political activist (b. 1910)
  • Mar 10 Corey Haim, Canadian actor (b. 1971)
  • Mar 11 Hans van Mierlo, Dutch politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1931)
  • Mar 11 Leena Peltonen-Palotie, Finnish human geneticist (b. 1952)
  • Mar 11 Merlin Olsen, American football player / Actor (b. 1940)
  • Mar 12 Miguel Delibes, Spanish novelist (b. 1920)
  • Mar 13 He Pingping, the world's shortest man who was able to walk. (b. 1988)
  • Mar 14 Peter Graves [Aurness], American actor, dies at 83
  • Mar 17 Alex Chilton, American musician (b. 1950)
  • Mar 17 Charlie Gillett, British musicologist and radio presenter (b. 1942)
  • Mar 17 Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter (Box Tops), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Mar 18 Fess Parker, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Mar 20 Liz Carpenter, American feminist writer (b. 1920)
  • Mar 20 Stewart Udall, American politician, environmentalist (b. 1920)
  • Mar 20 Girija Prasad Koirala, Nepalese politician (b. 1925)
  • Mar 21 Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (b. 1919)
  • Mar 22 James W. Black, Scottish Nobel Prize-winning doctor and medical research scientist (b. 1924)
  • Mar 24 Jim Marshall, American photographer (b. 1936)
  • Mar 24 Robert Culp, American actor (b. 1930)
  • Mar 24 Johnny Maestro, American singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 25 Pål Bang-Hansen, Norwegian film critic and television personality (b. 1937)
  • Mar 27 Vasily Smyslov, Russian grandmaster (b. 1921)
  • Mar 28 June Havoc Ellen Evangeline Hovick], Canadian-born American stage and screen actress, dies at 97
  • Mar 30 Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-born American high school teacher at Garfield High School (b. 1930)
  • Mar 30 Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)
  • Mar 31 Shirley Mills, American actress (b. 1926)
  • Apr 1 John Forsythe, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 92
  • Apr 2 Mike Cuellar, Cuban baseball player (b. 1937)
  • Apr 2 Chris Kanyon, American wrestler (b. 1970)
  • Apr 3 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 6 Wilma Mankiller, Native-American activist, chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1945)
  • Apr 6 Corin Redgrave, British actor and political activist (b. 1939)
  • Apr 8 Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician (b. 1946)
  • Apr 8 Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (b. 1926)
  • Apr 8 Jack Agnew, American World War II veteran (b. 1922)
  • Apr 9 Zoltán Varga, Hungarian Footballer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 9 Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete and Olympic champion (1952, Helsinki), dies at 77
  • Apr 10 Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish statesman is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 90
  • Apr 10 Dixie Carter, an American actress (b.1939)
  • Apr 10 Maria Kaczyńska, Polish economist and First Lady of Poland, is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 67
  • Apr 10 Lech Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, then President of Poland is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 60
  • Apr 12 Palito, Filipino comedian (b. 1934)
  • Apr 14 Peter Steele, American musician. (b. 1968)
  • Apr 15 Jack Herer, American author and cannabis activist (b. 1939)
  • Apr 16 Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (b. 1949)
  • Apr 16 Daryl Gates, LAPD Chief, dies at 83
  • Apr 19 Keith "Guru" Elam, American rapper (b. 1966)
  • Apr 19 Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (b. 1981)
  • Apr 19 Carl Williams, Australian criminal (b. 1970)

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Apr 20 Dorothy Height, American civil rights activist, dies at 98

Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • Apr 21 Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
  • Apr 21 Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president (b. 1920)
  • Apr 25 Dorothy Provine, loving grandmother, (b. 1935)
  • Apr 25 Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), dies at 82
  • Apr 30 Gerry Ryan, Irish radio broadcaster (b. 1956)
  • May 1 Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
  • May 2 Lynn Redgrave, British actress (b. 1943)
  • May 4 Ernie Harwell, American sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • May 4 Zvonimir Levačić - Ševa, Croatian humorist and entertainer (b. 1943)
  • May 6 Robin Roberts, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • May 9 Lena Horne, American singer and actress (b. 1917)
  • May 9 Otakar Motejl, Czechoslvakian politician (b. 1932)
  • May 10 Frank Frazetta, American artist (b. 1928)
  • May 11 Frank Frazetta, American fantasy and science fiction artist (b. 1928)
  • May 14 Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1918)
  • May 15 Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (b. 1950)
  • May 15 Besian Idrizaj, Footballer (b. 1987)
  • May 16 Ronnie James Dio, American heavy metal vocalist (b. 1942)
  • May 16 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist (b. 1918)
  • May 17 Walasse Ting, Chinese/American painter (b. 1929)
  • May 23 Jose Lima, Dominican baseball player (b. 1972)
  • May 23 Simon Monjack, English actor, producer, & writer (b. 1970)
  • May 23 Gane Todorovoski, Macedonian literary critic, poet, & publicist (b. 1929)
  • May 23 Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess Of Russia (b. 1914)
  • May 24 Ray Alan, English ventriloquist & television entertainer (b. 1930)
  • May 24 Virendra Bhatia, Indian politician (b. 1947)
  • May 24 Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India (b. 1937)
  • May 24 Raymond V. Haysbert, African-American business executive and civil rights leader (b. 1920)
  • May 24 Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926)
  • May 24 Morrie Martin, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1922)
  • May 24 Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
  • May 24 Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972)
  • May 25 Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African opera singer (b. 1975)
  • May 25 Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)
  • May 25 Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (b. 1925)
  • May 25 Gabriel Vargas, Mexican cartoonist (b. 1915)
  • May 25 Silvius Magnago, Italian politician (b. 1914)
  • May 25 Michael H. Jordan, businessman and former CEO PepsiCo and CBS Corporation (b. 1936)
  • May 26 Jean Constantin, Romanian actor (b. 1928)
  • May 26 Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)
  • May 26 Christopher Moran, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1956)
  • May 26 Kieran Phelan, Irish senator (b. 1949)
  • May 26 Jarvis Williams, American football player (b. 1965)
  • May 27 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator (b. 1929)
  • May 28 Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), dies at 42
  • May 29 Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (b. 1936)
  • May 30 Duff Roblin, Canadian politician (b. 1917).
  • May 31 Louise Bourgeois, French-born American sculpter (b. 1911)
  • May 31 Brian Duffy, British photographer and film producer (b. 1933)
  • May 31 William A. Fraker, American cinematographer (b. 1923)
  • May 31 Rubén Juárez, Argentine bandoneonist (b. 1947)
  • May 31 Benjamin Lees, American composer (b. 1924)
  • May 31 Merata Mita, New Zealander filmmaker (b. 1942)

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May 31 Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", dies at 59

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney
  • Jun 1 Lt. Gen. William H. Ginn, Jr., U.S. Air Force officer (b.1928)
  • Jun 3 John Hedgecoe, English photographer (b. 1932)
  • Jun 3 Rue McClanahan, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies at 76
  • Jun 4 John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1910)
  • Jun 6 Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
  • Jun 7 Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
  • Jun 7 Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)
  • Jun 7 Omar Rayo, Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. (b. 1928)
  • Jun 10 Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
  • Jun 11 Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter (b. 1997)
  • Jun 15 Bekim Fehmiu, Yugoslavian actor (Black Sunday, Permission to Kill, Cagliostro), dies of suspected suicide at 74
  • Jun 16 Marc Bazin, Haitian politician (b. 1932)
  • Jun 17 K. S. Rajah, Singaporean jurist (b. 1930)

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Jun 18 José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • Jun 18 Trent Acid, American professional wrestler (b.1980)