Famous Deaths in 2010

Deaths 1 - 200 of 457

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

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

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

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

NFL Sportscaster Tom Brookshier
NFL Sportscaster
Tom Brookshier
  • Jan 31st Jürg Baur, German composer, dies at 91
  • Feb 3rd Regina, Crown Princess of Austria (b. 1925)
  • Feb 5th Harry Schwarz, South African lawyer, politician and diplomat, leader of the anti-apartheid movement (b. 1924).
  • Feb 8th John Murtha, American politician (b. 1932)
  • Feb 9th Phil Harris, American fisherman from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch (b. 1956)
  • Feb 9th Walter Frederick Morrison, American inventor (b. 1920)
  • Feb 10th Charles Wilson, American politician (b. 1933)
  • Feb 10th Fred Schaus, American basketball coach and executive (b. 1925)
  • Feb 11th [Lee} Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, commits suicide at 40
  • Feb 12th Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)
  • Feb 13th John Reed, British singer of Gilbert & Sullivan (b. 1916)
  • Feb 14th Doug Fieger, American musician The Knack (b. 1952)
  • Feb 14th Dick Francis, British jockey-turned-novelist (b. 1920)
  • Feb 16th Wan Chi Keung, Hong Kong soccer player and actor. (b. 1956)
  • Feb 18th John Babcock, Last known Canadian veteran of World War I (b. 1900)
  • Feb 19th Laura Spurr, Tribal Chairperson, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (b. 1945)
  • Feb 20th Alexander Haig, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)
  • Feb 25th İhsan Doğramacı, Turkish academic and the founder of YÖK (d. 1915)
  • Feb 26th Nujabes, Japanese Hip Hop producer and inspiration to many around the world.
  • Mar 1st Kristian Digby, British television presenter and director (b. 1977)
  • Mar 2nd Winston Spencer-Churchill, British politician (b. 1940)
  • Mar 3rd Keith Alexander, British football manager (b. 1956)
  • Mar 3rd Michael Foot, British politician (L) and writer, Leader of the Opposition (1980-83), dies at 96
  • Mar 4th Raimund Abraham, Austrian architect (b. 1933)
  • Mar 4th Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4th Vladislav Ardzinba, Abkhazian politician (b. 1945)
  • Mar 4th Etta Cameron, Danish singer and actor (b. 1939)
  • Mar 4th Samuel J. Eldersveld, U.S. academic, political scientist, and Democratic politician (b. 1917)
  • Mar 4th Joaquim Fiúza, Portuguese sailor (b. 1908)
  • Mar 4th Tetsuo Kondo, Japanese politician (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4th Hilario Chávez Joya, Mexican Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1928)
  • Mar 4th Nan Martin, American actress (b. 1927)
  • Mar 4th Roger Newman, British-born American actor and television writer (b. 1940)
  • Mar 4th Angelo Poffo, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • Mar 4th Tony Richards, British footballer (b. 1934)
  • Mar 4th Joanne Simpson, American meteorologist (b. 1923)
  • Mar 4th Lolly Vegas, American singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 4th Fred Wedlock, British folk musician (b. 1942)
  • Mar 6th Mark Linkous, member of Sparklehorse (b. 1962)
  • Mar 6th Endurance Idahor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1984)
  • Mar 7th Mary Josephine Ray, Canadian supercentenarian (b. 1895)
  • Mar 9th Doris Haddock, American political activist (b. 1910)
  • Mar 10th Corey Haim, Canadian actor (b. 1971)
  • Mar 11th Hans van Mierlo, Dutch politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1931)
  • Mar 11th Leena Peltonen-Palotie, Finnish human geneticist (b. 1952)
  • Mar 11th Merlin Olsen, American football player / Actor (b. 1940)
  • Mar 12th Miguel Delibes, Spanish novelist (b. 1920)
  • Mar 13th He Pingping, the world's shortest man who was able to walk. (b. 1988)
  • Mar 14th Peter Graves [Aurness], American actor, dies at 83
  • Mar 17th Alex Chilton, American musician (b. 1950)
  • Mar 17th Charlie Gillett, British musicologist and radio presenter (b. 1942)
  • Mar 17th Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter (Box Tops), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Mar 18th Fess Parker, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Mar 20th Liz Carpenter, American feminist writer (b. 1920)
  • Mar 20th Stewart Udall, American politician, environmentalist (b. 1920)
  • Mar 20th Girija Prasad Koirala, Nepalese politician (b. 1925)
  • Mar 21st Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (b. 1919)
  • Mar 22nd James W. Black, Scottish Nobel Prize-winning doctor and medical research scientist (b. 1924)
  • Mar 24th Jim Marshall, American photographer (b. 1936)
  • Mar 24th Robert Culp, American actor (b. 1930)
  • Mar 24th Johnny Maestro, American singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 25th Pål Bang-Hansen, Norwegian film critic and television personality (b. 1937)
  • Mar 27th Vasily Smyslov, Russian grandmaster (b. 1921)
  • Mar 28th June Havoc, American actress (b. 1913)
  • Mar 30th Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-born American high school teacher at Garfield High School (b. 1930)
  • Mar 30th Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)
  • Mar 31st Shirley Mills, American actress (b. 1926)
  • Apr 1st John Forsythe, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 92
  • Apr 2nd Mike Cuellar, Cuban baseball player (b. 1937)
  • Apr 2nd Chris Kanyon, American wrestler (b. 1970)
  • Apr 6th Wilma Mankiller, Native-American activist, chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1945)
  • Apr 6th Corin Redgrave, British actor and political activist (b. 1939)
  • Apr 8th Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician (b. 1946)
  • Apr 8th Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (b. 1926)
  • Apr 8th Jack Agnew, American World War II veteran (b. 1922)
  • Apr 9th Zoltán Varga, Hungarian Footballer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 9th Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete and Olympic champion (1952, Helsinki), dies at 77
  • Apr 10th Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish statesman is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 90
  • Apr 10th Dixie Carter, an American actress (b.1939)
  • Apr 10th Maria Kaczyńska, Polish economist and First Lady of Poland, is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 67
  • Apr 10th 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 12th Palito, Filipino comedian (b. 1934)
  • Apr 14th Peter Steele, American musician. (b. 1968)
  • Apr 15th Jack Herer, American author and cannabis activist (b. 1939)
  • Apr 16th Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (b. 1949)
  • Apr 16th Daryl Gates, LAPD Chief, dies at 83
  • Apr 19th Keith "Guru" Elam, American rapper (b. 1966)
  • Apr 19th Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (b. 1981)
  • Apr 19th Carl Williams, Australian criminal (b. 1970)

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Apr 20th 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 21st Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
  • Apr 21st Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president (b. 1920)
  • Apr 25th Dorothy Provine, loving grandmother, (b. 1935)
  • Apr 25th Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), dies at 82
  • Apr 30th Gerry Ryan, Irish radio broadcaster (b. 1956)
  • May 1st Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
  • May 2nd Lynn Redgrave, British actress (b. 1943)
  • May 4th Ernie Harwell, American sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • May 4th Zvonimir Levačić - Ševa, Croatian humorist and entertainer (b. 1943)
  • May 6th Robin Roberts, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • May 9th Lena Horne, American singer and actress (b. 1917)
  • May 9th Otakar Motejl, Czechoslvakian politician (b. 1932)
  • May 10th Frank Frazetta, American artist (b. 1928)
  • May 11th Frank Frazetta, American fantasy and science fiction artist (b. 1928)
  • May 14th Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1918)
  • May 15th Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (b. 1950)
  • May 15th Besian Idrizaj, Footballer (b. 1987)
  • May 16th Ronnie James Dio, American heavy metal vocalist (b. 1942)
  • May 16th Hank Jones, American jazz pianist (b. 1918)
  • May 17th Walasse Ting, Chinese/American painter (b. 1929)
  • May 23rd Jose Lima, Dominican baseball player (b. 1972)
  • May 23rd Simon Monjack, English actor, producer, & writer (b. 1970)
  • May 23rd Gane Todorovoski, Macedonian literary critic, poet, & publicist (b. 1929)
  • May 23rd Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess Of Russia (b. 1914)
  • May 24th Ray Alan, English ventriloquist & television entertainer (b. 1930)
  • May 24th Virendra Bhatia, Indian politician (b. 1947)
  • May 24th Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India (b. 1937)
  • May 24th Raymond V. Haysbert, African-American business executive and civil rights leader (b. 1920)
  • May 24th Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926)
  • May 24th Morrie Martin, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1922)
  • May 24th Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
  • May 24th Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972)
  • May 25th Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African opera singer (b. 1975)
  • May 25th Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)
  • May 25th Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (b. 1925)
  • May 25th Gabriel Vargas, Mexican cartoonist (b. 1915)
  • May 25th Silvius Magnago, Italian politician (b. 1914)
  • May 25th Michael H. Jordan, businessman and former CEO PepsiCo and CBS Corporation (b. 1936)
  • May 26th Jean Constantin, Romanian actor (b. 1928)
  • May 26th Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)
  • May 26th Christopher Moran, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1956)
  • May 26th Kieran Phelan, Irish senator (b. 1949)
  • May 26th Jarvis Williams, American football player (b. 1965)
  • May 27th Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator (b. 1929)
  • May 28th Gary Coleman, American actor (b. 1968)
  • May 29th Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (b. 1936)
  • May 30th Duff Roblin, Canadian politician (b. 1917).
  • May 31st Louise Bourgeois, French-born American sculpter (b. 1911)
  • May 31st Brian Duffy, British photographer and film producer (b. 1933)
  • May 31st William A. Fraker, American cinematographer (b. 1923)
  • May 31st Rubén Juárez, Argentine bandoneonist (b. 1947)
  • May 31st Benjamin Lees, American composer (b. 1924)
  • May 31st Merata Mita, New Zealander filmmaker (b. 1942)

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May 31st 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 1st Lt. Gen. William H. Ginn, Jr., U.S. Air Force officer (b.1928)
  • Jun 3rd John Hedgecoe, English photographer (b. 1932)
  • Jun 3rd Rue McClanahan, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies at 76
  • Jun 4th John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1910)
  • Jun 6th Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
  • Jun 7th Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
  • Jun 7th Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)
  • Jun 7th Omar Rayo, Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. (b. 1928)
  • Jun 10th Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
  • Jun 11th Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter (b. 1997)
  • Jun 15th Bekim Fehmiu, Yugoslavian actor (Black Sunday, Permission to Kill, Cagliostro), dies of suspected suicide at 74
  • Jun 16th Marc Bazin, Haitian politician (b. 1932)
  • Jun 17th K. S. Rajah, Singaporean jurist (b. 1930)

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

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • Jun 18th Trent Acid, American professional wrestler (b.1980)
  • Jun 19th Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)
  • Jun 19th Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (b. 1925)
  • Jun 19th Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), dies at 78
  • Jun 20th Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (b. 1916)