On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2010 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 626

  • May 2 Lynn Redgrave, British-American actress (Gods and Monsters, Georgy Girl), dies of cancer at 67
  • May 4 Ernie Harwell, American sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • May 4 Zvonimir Levačić - Ševa, Croatian humorist and entertainer (b. 1943)
  • May 5 Alfons Kontarsky, German concert pianist (best known for duo-piano performance with his brother, Aloys) dies at 77
  • May 6 Robin Roberts, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (7 x MLB All Star; won 28 consecutive complete games 1952-53; Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 83
  • May 7 Adele Mara [Adelaida Delgado], American actress, singer and dancer (Cool Million; Wheels), dies at 87
  • May 9 Lena Horne, American actress and Grammy Award-winning singer (Cabin in the Sky; Stormy Weather; The Wiz), dies at 92
  • May 9 Otakar Motejl, Czechoslvakian politician, dies at 77
  • May 10 Frank Frazetta [Frazzetta], American fantasy illustrator of comic book, paperback, album cover art, dies of a stroke at 82
  • May 13 Lode Backx, Flemish pianist, dies at 87
  • May 14 Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1918)
  • May 15 Besian Idrizaj, Footballer (b. 1987)
  • May 15 Moshe Greenberg, American-Israeli Bible scholar, dies at 81
  • May 15 Diether de la Motte, German composer and music theorist, dies at 82
  • May 16 Ronnie James Dio [Padavona], American singer, songwriter and musician (Elf; Rainbow; Black Sabbath; Dio; and Heaven & Hell), dies at 67
  • May 16 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, dies at 91
  • May 17 Walasse Ting, Chinese-American painter (b. 1929)
  • May 17 Yvonne Loriod, French pianist, composer (Mélopées africaines), and teacher, dies at 86
  • May 21 Trevor Meale, New Zealand cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v England 1958), dies at 81
  • 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 23 Billy Francis, American keyboardist (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show - "Cover of the Rolling Stone"), dies at 68
  • May 24 Ray Alan, English ventriloquist & television entertainer (Lord Charles), dies at 79
  • 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, 1942-83, dies at 85
  • May 24 Morrie Martin, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1949-59 (Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Athletics, and 5 other teams), and double Purple Heart Army veteran, dies at 87
  • May 24 Petr Muk, Czech new-wave and pop musician, and singer-songwriter (Oceán; Shalom), dies from mixing alcohol and prescription medications at 45
  • May 24 Paul Gray, American heavy metal bassist (Slipknot), dies of a drug overdose at 38
  • May 25 Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African operatic tenor singer, dies of meningitis at 35
  • 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 27 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator (b. 1929)
  • May 27 John William Finn, American US Navy sailor, awarded the 1st Medal of Honor of WWII for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor, dies at 100
  • May 28 Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), dies at 42
  • May 28 Jacob Kistemaker, Dutch nuclear physicist (ultra centrifuge), dies at 93
  • May 28 Eddie Barth [Edward Bartholetti], American actor and voiceover artist nicknamed "Mr. Gravel" for his raspy vocals (Shaft, Simon & Simon), dies at 78
  • May 28 Hugh Ford, British mechanic engineer, dies at 96

Dennis Hopper

May 29 Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider), dies at 74

  • May 30 Duff Roblin, Canadian politician (b. 1917).
  • May 31 Louise Bourgeois, French-born American sculptor, painter and print maker, dies at 98
  • 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, dies of cancer at 62
  • May 31 Benjamin Lees [Lisniansky], American composer (Kalmar Nyckel; Memorial Candles), dies at 86
  • May 31 Merata Mita, New Zealander filmmaker (Mauri, Patu!), dies at 67

Chris Haney

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

  • Jun 1 Lt. Gen. William H. Ginn, Jr., U.S. Air Force officer (b.1928)
  • Jun 3 John Hedgecoe, English photographer (Royal College of Art), dies at 78
  • Jun 3 Rue McClanahan, American actress (The Golden Girls), dies at 76
  • Jun 3 Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician (Kolmogorov–Arnold–Moser theorem), dies at 72
  • Jun 4 John Wooden, American basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships), dies at 99
  • Jun 6 Marvin Isley, American rock bassist, and songwriter (The Isley Brothers - "Fight The Power"), dies from complications of diabetes at 56)
  • Jun 6 Ladislav Smoljak, Czech director, actor and screenwriter (An Uncertain Season), dies of cancer at 78
  • Jun 7 Stuart Cable, Welsh rock drummer (Stereolab), and broadcaster, choles to death on his own vomit at 40
  • Jun 7 Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)
  • Jun 7 Omar Rayo, Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. (b. 1928)
  • Jun 9 Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina, dies at 101
  • 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 12 Egon Ronay, Hungarian food critic, dies at 94
  • Jun 13 Jimmy Dean, American country and rockabilly singer ("Big Bad John"), television host (Jimmy Dean Show), actor (Diamonds Are Forever), and sausage maker,, dies at 81
  • Jun 14 Leonid Kizim, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15), dies at 68
  • 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 16 Ronald Neame, British director (1st Monday in October; The Poseidon Adventure), dies at 99
  • Jun 16 Maureen Forrester, Canadian operatic contralto (Resurrection Symphony), dies at 79
  • Jun 17 Andy Ripley, English rugby union #8 (24 caps; British Lions 1974), dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • Jun 17 K. S. Rajah, Singaporean jurist (b. 1930)

José Saramago

Jun 18 José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, dies of leukemia at 87

  • Jun 18 Trent Acid, American professional wrestler (b.1980)
  • Jun 19 Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)
  • Jun 19 Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (b. 1925)
  • Jun 19 Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), dies at 78
  • Jun 19 Ursula Thiess [Schmidt], German actress (Monsoon, Bengal Brigade, Americano), dies at 86
  • Jun 20 Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (b. 1916)
  • Jun 21 Hector Laing, English biscuit manufacturer (McVitie & Price), pilot and Director of the Bank of England, dies at 87
  • Jun 23 Pete Quaife, English bassist (The Kinks, 1963-69 -"Sunny Afternoon"), and cartoonist, dies of kidney failure at 66
  • Jun 24 Deborah Jo Billingsley, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and songwriter, dies of cancer at 58
  • Jun 25 Alan Plater, English playwright and screenwriter, dies of cancer at 75
  • Jun 25 Richard B. Sellars, American business executive (b. 1915)
  • Jun 26 Sergio Vega, Mexican Banda singer (b.1969)
  • Jun 26 Algirdas Brazauskas, President of Lithuania (b. 1932)
  • Jun 27 Dolph Briscoe, American businessman and 41st Governor of Texas (1973-79), dies at 87
  • Jun 28 Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager(KISS, 1973-82; Billy Idol, 1981-86), dies of prostate cancer surgey complications at 66
  • Jun 28 Robert Byrd, US Senator (Democrat-WV, 1959-2010), majority leader and once the longest-serving Senator in history, dies at 92
  • Jun 30 Park Yong-ha, Korean actor and K-pop, and J-pop singer, takes his own life at 32
  • Jun 30 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Bobo, Big Sleep), dies at 80
  • Jul 1 (Jacqueline) "Ilene" Woods, American radio singer and actress (Disney's Cinderella), dies from complications of Alzheimer's disease at 81
  • Jul 1 Don Coryell, American College Football Hall of Fame/NFL coach (SD Chargers), dies at 85
  • Jul 2 Beryl Bainbridge, Author (b. 1932)
  • Jul 2 Laurent Terzieff, French actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way), dies at 75
  • Jul 4 Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Iraqi-born Lebanese Shiite Muslim cleric and Hezbollah mentor (b. 1935)
  • Jul 5 Bob Probert, Canadian NHL right wing, 1985-2002 (Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings), dies of a heart attack while boating at 45
  • Jul 5 David Fanshawe, British composer and ethno-musicologist (African Sanctus,; Pacific Odessey), dies of a stroke at 68
  • Jul 6 Harvey Fuqua, American R&B singer-songwriter (The Moonglows - "Sincerely"), producer (Marvin Gaye), and record label executive (Motown), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Jul 9 Jessica Anderson, Australian novelist (Tirra Lirra By The River; The Impersonators), dies following a stroke at 93
  • Jul 9 Vonetta McGee, American actress, dies from cardiac arrest at 65
  • Jul 10 Lincoln Barrington "Sugar" Minott, Jamaican singer (The African Brothers), dies at 54
  • Jul 11 Bishop Walter Hawkins, American gospel music singer (Edwin Hawkins Singers; Love Center Choir), dies of pancreatic cancer at 61
  • Jul 11 Bob Sheppard, American public address announcer (MLB: NY Yankees 1951–2007; NFL: NY Giants 1956–2006), dies at 99
  • Jul 12 Harvey Pekar, American comic book writer (American Splendor), dies at 70
  • Jul 12 Paulo Moura, Brazilian jazz and swing clarinetist and saxophonist, dies at 77
  • Jul 12 Buff Cobb [Patrizia Cobb Chapman], American actress and TV personality (Masquerade Party), dies at 82
  • Jul 12 James P. Hogan, British sci-fi author (Giants' Star), dies at 69
  • Jul 13 Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman's band (b. 1931)

George Steinbrenner

Jul 13 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees), dies from a heart attack at 80

  • Jul 14 Mădălina Manole, Romanian pop recording artist (b. 1967)
  • Jul 14 Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (b. 1937)
  • Jul 14 Bengt Emil Johnson, Swedish author and composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 14 Sir Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor, dies of cancer at 84
  • Jul 15 James E. Akins, American diplomat and advisor to Richard Nixon (b. 1926)
  • Jul 16 James Gammon, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges), dies at 70
  • Jul 17 Fred F. Carter Jr., American country session guitarist, singer, producer and composer (Nashville's "A-Team"), dies of a stroke at 76
  • Jul 18 Bernard Giraudeau, French actor (L'Annee des Meduses), screenwriter, and director, dies of cancer at 63
  • Jul 19 Lorenzen Wright, American basketball player (LA Clippers), murdered by his wife at 32
  • Jul 19 Cécile Aubry, French actress (The Black Rose), author (Belle et Sébastien), television screenwriter and director, dies at 81
  • Jul 19 Andy Hummell, American rock bassist (Big Star, 1971-73), dies of cancer at 59
  • Jul 19 David Warren, Australian scientist and inventor (Flight Data Recorder; Cockpit Voice Recorder - "the black box"), dies at 85
  • Jul 20 Mirjana Lewis (née Vrbanic), Croat-American classical pianist and harpsichord player, dies at 74
  • Jul 21 Ralph Houk, American baseball catcher, coach, manager and executive (World Series champion 1947, 52-53, coach, 58; mgr 1961-62; NY Yankees), dies at 90
  • Jul 21 Luis Corvalán, Chilean communist leader (b. 1916)
  • Jul 22 Phillip Walker, American electric blues guitarist, and singer ("Hello My Darling"), dies at 73
  • Jul 23 Daniel Schorr, American broadcast journalist (CBS), dies at 93
  • Jul 23 Willem Breuker, Dutch saxophonist and conductor (WB Collective), dies at 65
  • Jul 24 Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)
  • Jul 25 Redford White, Filipino comedian (b. 1955)
  • Jul 26 Sivakant Tiwari, senior legal officer of the Singapore Legal Service (b. 1945)
  • Jul 26 Ben Keith [Schaeufele], American musician and record producer (Neil Young; Great Speckled Bird), dies at 73
  • Jul 27 Maury Chaykin, American-born Canadian actor (b. 1949)
  • Jul 27 Jack Tatum, American football player (b. 1948)
  • Jul 28 Ivy Bean, English internet celebrity (b. 1905)
  • Jul 29 Roy Caton, American trumpet player and session musician, dies at 83
  • Jul 30 Zlatko Pibernik, Croatian composer and music teacher, dies at 83
  • Jul 30 Otto Joachim, German-Canadian composer, dies at 99
  • Jul 31 Mitch Miller, American oboist and recording producer (Sing Along with Mitch), dies at 99
  • Aug 1 Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (b. 1919)
  • Aug 1 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby, cricket representative (international cricket umpire, rugby referee), dies at 99
  • Aug 1 Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director, dies at 100
  • Aug 5 Robert Aitken, Zen co-founder (Diamond Sangha), dies at 93
  • Aug 7 Manon Alving, Dutch actress (The Assault, Short American), dies at 87

Patricia Neal

Aug 8 Patricia Neal, American actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses) and wife of Roald Dahl, dies at 84

  • Aug 9 Ted Stevens, American politician (U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1968-2009), dies at 86
  • Aug 10 Antonio Pettigrew, American athlete (World C'ship gold 400m 1991), dies by overdose medication containing diphenhydramine at 42
  • Aug 11 Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
  • Aug 11 Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Scottish Conservative politician (1959-2001), dies at 86
  • Aug 11 Dan Rostenkowski, American politician (Rep-D-Il, 1959-94), convicted of mail fraud, dies at 82
  • Aug 12 Isaac Bonewits, founder of U.S. Druid organization Ar Ndraiocht Fein (b. 1949)
  • Aug 12 Guido de Marco, 6th president of Malta, 45th President of the United Nations General Assembly (b. 1931)
  • Aug 12 Richie Hayward, American drummer (Little Feat), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • Aug 12 Paul Ryan Rudd, American stage and screen actor, dies at 70
  • Aug 13 Lance Cade, American pro wrestler (WWE Tag Team Champion [with Trevor Murdoch] 2005), dies from accidental drug overdose at 29
  • Aug 13 Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (b. 1919)
  • Aug 13 Esteban "Steve" Jordan, American conjunto, Tejano, rock and jazz accordion player, dies of liver cancer at 71
  • Aug 14 Herman Leonard, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • Aug 14 Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)
  • Aug 14 Abbey Lincoln [Anna Wooldridge], African-American civil rights activist, jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress (Nothing But a Man), dies at 80
  • Aug 14 Terje Stigen, Norwegian author (Det siste paradiset), dies at 88
  • Aug 15 James J. Kilpatrick, American newspaper journalist and columnist (60 Minutes), dies at 89
  • Aug 16 Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player, dies at 86
  • Aug 17 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and 8th President of the Italian Republic (1985-92), dies at 82
  • Aug 17 Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet (At Eighty), dies at 90
  • Aug 18 Hal Connolly, American Athlete and hammer thrower (b.1931)
  • Aug 18 Scott Davis, American Announcer of Track and Field (b.1943)
  • Aug 18 Benjamin Kaplan, American copyright scholar, dies at 99
  • Aug 18 Kenneth "Kenny" Edwards, American musician and singer-songwriter (The Stone Poneys, Bryndle), dies of cancer and a blood disorder at 64
  • Aug 19 Michael Been, American rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter (The Call - "Let the Day Begin"), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Aug 21 Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, Argentinean writer (b. 1941)
  • Aug 21 Nancy Dolman, Canadian actress and comedienne (b. 1950)
  • Aug 22 Stjepan Bobek, Yugoslav football player (b. 1923)
  • Aug 24 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director, dies at 46
  • Aug 27 Anton Geesink, Dutch judoka (first non-Japanese world champion, Olympic gold 1964), dies at 76
  • Aug 27 Luna Vachon, Professional Wrestler (b. 1962)
  • Aug 28 William P. Foster, notable band director and founder of the Marching 100 of Florida A&M University
  • Aug 29 Hans Ulrich Humpert, German composer, dies at 69
  • Aug 30 Alain Corneau, French filmmaker (b. 1943)
  • Aug 31 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), dies of cancer at 50
  • Sep 1 Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (b. 1928)
  • Sep 3 Robert Schimmel, American stand-up comedian, dies after a car accident at 60
  • Sep 3 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada], English musician (ELO), killed by a rolling hay bale at 62
  • Sep 3 Cyril Smith, British Liberal Member of Parliament and alleged serial sex offender, dies at 82
  • Sep 4 Paul Conrad, American cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84), dies at 86
  • Sep 5 Shoya Tomizawa Japanese MotoGP Racer (b. 1990)
  • Sep 7 Amar Garibović, Serbian Cross Country Skier (b. 1991)
  • Sep 7 Barbara Holland, American author (The Joy of Drinking, Secrets of the Cat: Its Lore, Legend and Lives), dies of lung cancer at 77 [1]
  • Sep 7 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, dies at 95
  • Sep 7 Glenn Shadix, American Actor (b. 1952)
  • Sep 8 Rich Cronin, American singer-songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones) dies of cancer aged 36
  • Sep 10 Edwin Charles Tubb, British sci-fi writer (Earth is Heaven, Earthfall), dies at 90
  • Sep 11 Kevin McCarthy, American actor (Invasion of Body Snatchers, Death of a Salesman), dies of pneumonia at 96