Famous People Who Died in 2010 (Part 3)

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  • Aug 30 Alain Corneau, French filmmaker (b. 1943)
  • Aug 31 Laurent Fignon, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1983, 84; Giro d'Italia 1989; FICP World #1 1989), dies of cancer at 50
  • Sep 1 Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (b. 1928)
  • Sep 3 Cyril Smith, British Liberal Member of Parliament and alleged serial sex offender, dies at 82
  • Sep 3 Mike Edwards, aka Swami Deva Pramada, British rock cellist (ELO), killed by a rolling hay bale at 62
  • Sep 3 Robert Schimmel, American stand-up comedian, dies after a car accident at 60
  • Sep 4 Paul Conrad, American cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84), dies at 86
  • Sep 5 Shoya Tomizawa Japanese MotoGP Racer (b. 1990)
  • Sep 6 Richard Bilderback Hervig, American composer, dies at 92
  • 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 Glenn Shadix, American Actor (b. 1952)
  • Sep 7 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, dies at 95
  • 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 Harold Gould, American character actor (The Sting, The Golden Girls, Rhoda, Big Bus), dies at 86
  • Sep 11 Kevin McCarthy, American actor (Invasion of Body Snatchers, Death of a Salesman), dies of pneumonia at 96
  • Sep 12 Claude Chabrol, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • Sep 12 Giulio Zignoli, Italian footballer (b. 1946)
  • Sep 15 Arrow [Alphonsus Cassell], Montserratian soca singer-songwriter ("Hot, Hot, Hot"), dies of cerebral cancer at 60
  • Sep 15 Guido Turchi, Italian composer (Invettiva), dies at 93
  • Sep 20 Kenny McKinley, American football player (b. 1987)
  • Sep 20 Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, dies at 77
  • Sep 21 Geoffrey Burgon, British jazz trumpeter, and film, television and concert composer (City Adventures), dies at 69
  • Sep 22 Eddie Fisher, American pop singer ("Oh My Papa": I'm Walking Behind You"), dies from complications from hip surgery at 82
  • Sep 23 Bob Shaw, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), dies at 77
  • Sep 23 Malcolm Douglas, Australian conservationist (b. 1941)
  • Sep 23 Teresa Lewis, American murderer (b. 1969)
  • Sep 24 Gennady Yanayev, Soviet politician (b. 1937)
  • Sep 25 Art Gilmore, American actor and announcer, dies at 98

Gloria StuartGloria Stuart (1910-2010)

Sep 26 American actress (Titanic) and founder of the Screen Actors Guild, dies from respiratory failure at 100

  • Sep 27 Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean politician and neurosurgeon (b. 1955)
  • Sep 27 George Blanda, American NFL kicker and quarterback (Bears, Oilers, Raiders), dies at 83
  • Sep 28 Dolores Wilson, American opera singer (b. 1928)
  • Sep 29 Georges Charpak, Polish-French physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel 1992), dies at 86
  • Sep 29 Greg Giraldo, American comedian (Comedy Central Roast), dies of an overdose at 44

Tony CurtisTony Curtis (1925-2010)

Sep 29 American actor (Some Like It Hot), dies at 85

  • Sep 30 Patrick Holmes Sellors, British ophthalmologist, dies at 76
  • Sep 30 Stephen J. Cannell, American TV producer (The Rockford Files, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street) and writer, dies of melanoma at 69
  • Oct 1 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), dies at 85
  • Oct 1 Ian Buxton, English football forward (Derby County) and cricket all-rounder (Derbyshire captain), dies at 72
  • Oct 2 Kwa Geok Choo, wife of Singapore PM Lee Kuan Yew (b. 1920)
  • Oct 3 Abraham Sarmiento, Sr., Filipino Supreme Court jurist (1987-91), dies at 88
  • Oct 3 Ben Mondor, Canadian baseball executive (International League Executive of the Year 1978, 99), dies at 85
  • Oct 4 Norman Wisdom, English comedian (Kraft Music Hall, Trouble In Store), dies at 95
  • Oct 5 Bernard Clavel, French novelist (b. 1923)
  • Oct 5 Mary Leona Gage, American beauty pageant winner and actress (b. 1939)
  • Oct 5 Steve Lee [Stefan Alois], Swiss rock musician and vocalist (Gotthard), dies in a vehicle crash at 47
  • Oct 6 Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor and singer (b. 1966)
  • Oct 6 Colette Renard, French actress and singer (b. 1924)
  • Oct 6 David Rowbotham, Australian poet and journalist, dies at 86
  • Oct 7 (Terry) "T" Lavitz, American jazz-fusion keyboardist (Dixie Dregs; Jazz Is Dead), dies at 54
  • Oct 7 Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor (b. 1966)
  • Oct 7 Milka Planinc, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1982-86), dies at 85
  • Oct 8 Frank Bourgholtzer, American television correspondent (b. 1919)
  • Oct 10 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano, known as 'La Stupenda' (Metropolitan Opera debut 1961), dies at 83
  • Oct 10 Solomon Burke [McDonald], American soul singer ("Cry To Me"; Diamond In Your Mind"), dies at 70
  • Oct 12 Belva Plain, American novelist (b. 1919)
  • Oct 12 Woody Peoples, American football player (b. 1943)
  • Oct 13 General Norman Johnson, American soul singer, (Chairmen of the Board - "Give Me Just a Little More Time"), and songwriter ("Patches"; "Want Ads"), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • Oct 13 Khoisan X [Benny Alexander], South African activist (Secretary-General for the Pan-Africanist Movement), dies of a stroke at 55
  • Oct 13 Vernon Biever, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • Oct 14 Benoît Mandelbrot, Polish-French-American mathematician (proved Zipf's law, discovered the Mandelbrot set), dies at 85
  • Oct 14 Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal), dies of bowel cancer at 58
  • Oct 15 Johnny Sheffield, American actor (Boy-Tarzan Finds a Son), dies at 79
  • Oct 15 Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and pro-life activist (b. 1926)
  • Oct 15 Richard C. Miller, American photographer (b. 1912)
  • Oct 16 Barbara Billingsley, American actress (Leave it to Beaver), dies at 94
  • Oct 16 Eyedea [Micheal Larsen], American poet and rapper (Eyedea & Abilities), dies from opiate induced respiratory depression at 28
  • Oct 18 Marion Brown, American jazz alto saxophonist, (Marion Brown Quartet; John Coltrane -"Ascension"; Artie Schepp), avant garde composer, writer, and ethno-musicologist, dies at 79
  • Oct 19 Tom Bosley, American actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote, Fiorello!), dies at 83

Bob GuccioneBob Guccione (1930-2010)

Oct 20 American publisher (Penthouse, Omni), dies of lung cancer at 79

  • Oct 20 Farooq Leghari, 8th President of Pakistan (1993-97), dies at 70
  • Oct 20 Harvey Phillips, American tubist (NYC Ballet Orchestra), dies at 80
  • Oct 20 Parthasarathy Sharma, Indian cricket batsman (5 Tests, 1 x 50), dies at 62
  • Oct 23 Francis Crippen, American long-distance swimmer (b. 1984)
  • Oct 23 Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (The New Yorker), dies at 68
  • Oct 24 Joseph Stein, American playwright (Fiddler on the Roof), dies at 98
  • Oct 24 Lamont Johnson, American television director (b. 1922)
  • Oct 25 Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican reggae musician, dies of lung cancer at 59
  • Oct 25 Lisa Blount, American actress and producer (b. 1957)
  • Oct 25 Vesna Parun, Croatian poet (b. 1922)
  • Oct 26 Glen "Frosty" Little, American circus clown (Ringling Brothers, 1968-91), and instructor (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, 1980-87), dies at 84
  • Oct 26 John King, American rock drummer (Steve Miller Band, 1972-74), dies at 63
  • Oct 26 Mbah Maridjan, Mount Merapi gatekeeper (b. 1927)
  • Oct 26 Romeu Tuma, Brazilian politician (b. 1931)
  • Oct 27 Denise Borino, American actress (b. 1964)
  • Oct 27 James Wall, American actor and stage manager (b. 1917)
  • Oct 27 Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician, President of Argentina (2003-2007), dies of heart failure at 60
  • Oct 27 Owen B Pickett, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia 1987-2001), dies at 80
  • Oct 28 Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist (b. 1934)
  • Oct 28 Gerard Kelly, Scottish actor (b. 1959)
  • Oct 28 James MacArthur, American actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0), dies at 72
  • Oct 28 Jonathan Motzfeldt, Greenlander statesman (b. 1938)
  • Oct 28 Liang Congjie, Chinese environmentalist (b. 1932)
  • Oct 28 Michael Sharvell-Martin, British stage and screen character actor (Dave Allen At Large), dies of esophageal cancer at 66
  • Oct 29 George Hickenlooper, American documentary filmmaker, dies at 47
  • Oct 30 Harry Mulisch, Dutch writer (Message to King Rat), dies at 83
  • Oct 31 Maurice Lucas, American basketball player, dies at 58
  • Oct 31 Theodore Sorenson, American presidential advisor to JFK and author (Kennedy), dies at 82
  • Nov 1 Charlie O'Donnell, American game show announcer (Wheel of Fortune), dies of Congestive heart failure at 78
  • Nov 1 Ed Litzenberger, Canadian NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1961-4), dies at 78
  • Nov 1 Ernesto Presas, Filipino martial artist (b. 1945)
  • Nov 2 Andy Irons, American surfer (ASP World Champion 2002-04), dies of heart attack due to acute mixed drug ingestion at 32
  • Nov 2 Clyde King, American baseball pitcher, coach, manager and executive (Brooklyn Dodgers; New York Yankees), dies at 86
  • Nov 3 (Cecil) Hotep Idris Galeta, South African jazz pianist, composer, and educator, dies of an asthma attack at 69
  • Nov 3 James "Jim" Clench, Canadian bassist and songwriter (April Wine; Bachman-Turner Overdrive), dies of lung cancer at 61
  • Nov 3 Jerry Bock, American Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Nov 3 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician (Prime Minister of Russia), dies at 72
  • Nov 4 Eugénie Blanchard, French supercentenarian, dies at 114
  • Nov 4 Michelle Nicastro, American actress and singer, dies of cancer at 50

Sparky AndersonSparky Anderson (1934-2010)

Nov 4 American Baseball HOF manager (World Series 1975, 76 Cincinnati Reds; WS 1984 & 2 x AL Manager of the Year, Detroit Tigers), dies from dementia at 76

  • Nov 5 Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet and politician (b. 1943)
  • Nov 5 Jill Clayburgh, American actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), dies of Leukemia at 66
  • Nov 5 Shirley Verrett, American operatic mezzo-soprano, dies of heart failure at 79
  • Nov 6 Jo Myong-Rok, North Korean military official, dies at 82
  • Nov 6 Robert Lipshutz, American attorney and counsel to the Carter Adminisrtation (b. 1921)
  • Nov 8 Alex Fagan, American law enforcement official (San Francisco Chief of Police), dies at 60
  • Nov 8 Emilio Eduardo Massera, Argentine naval officer and National Reorganization Process figure (b. 1925)
  • Nov 8 Jack Levine, American social realist painter, dies at 95
  • Nov 8 Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (b. 1961)
  • Nov 10 Dave Niehaus, American sportscaster (b. 1935)
  • Nov 10 Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (b. 1919)
  • Nov 10 Nicolo Rizzuto, Italian-Canadian organized crime figure, killed at his residence by a sniper at 86
  • Nov 10 Tiger Lance, South African cricketer (South African batting all-rounder 1961-67), dies at 70
  • Nov 11 Baby Marie Osborne, American actress (b. 1911)
  • Nov 11 William Edwin Self, American actor and television producer (b. 1921)
  • Nov 12 Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (Symphony No. 3 - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), dies from complications arising from a lung infection at 76
  • Nov 12 John MacIvor Perkins, American composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 12 Karl Plutus, Estonian jurist and centenarian (b. 1904)
  • Nov 13 Allan Sandage, American astronomer (b. 1926)
  • Nov 13 Ken Iman, American football player (b. 1939)
  • Nov 13 Luis García Berlanga, Spanish filmmaker (b. 1921)
  • Nov 14 Wes Santee, American middle distance runner, dies at 78
  • Nov 15 Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • Nov 15 Imre Polyák, Hungarian featherweight (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 78
  • Nov 15 Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster, author and journalist (5 x US Chess C'ship; 20+ books), dies following gallbladder surgery at 78
  • Nov 16 Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (Olympic gold 5½m Class 1952), dies at 97
  • Nov 16 Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (b. 1912)
  • Nov 16 Ronni Chasen, American film publicist (b. 1946)
  • Nov 16 Wyngard Tracy, Filipino talent manager (b. 1952)
  • Nov 18 Brian G. Marsden, British astronomer (Smithsonian's Minor Planet Center (MPC), 1978-2006), dies at 73
  • Nov 19 Pat Burns, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame coach (Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins; Stanley Cup 2002-03 New Jersey Devils), dies from cancer at 58
  • Nov 20 Chalmers Johnson, American political scholar and author (b. 1931)
  • Nov 20 Danny McDevitt, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • Nov 20 Laurie Bembenek, American convicted murderer and fugitive (b. 1958)
  • Nov 20 Rob Lytle, American football player (b. 1954)
  • Nov 21 David Nolan, American political activist (b. 1943)
  • Nov 21 José Antônio Rezende de Almeida Prado, Brazilian composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 21 Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American visual artist and co-founder of DuSable Museum of African American History, dies at 95
  • Nov 21 Norris Church Mailer, American model and widow of Norman Mailer (b. 1949)
  • Nov 22 Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)
  • Nov 22 Jean Cione, American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player (b. 1928)
  • Nov 23 Ingrid Pitt, Polish-born British actress (b. 1937)
  • Nov 23 James Tyler, American musicologist and author (b. 1940)
  • Nov 23 Joyce Howard, British film actress (b. 1922)
  • Nov 24 Huang Hua, Chinese statesman (b. 1913)
  • Nov 25 Alfred Balk, American magazine editor and journalist (b. 1930)
  • Nov 25 Ann Southam, Canadian electronic and classical music and dance composer (Glass Houses; Figures; The Emerging Ground), dies at 73
  • Nov 25 Bernard Matthews, English turkey farmer (Bernard Matthews Farms), dies at 80
  • Nov 25 C. Scott Littleton, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1933)
  • Nov 25 Peter Christopherson, British rock musician (Throbbing Gristle; Psychic TV), commercial & music video director, dies at 55
  • Nov 26 Palle Huld, Danish actor (b. 1912)
  • Nov 27 Irvin Kershner, American director (b. 1923)
  • Nov 28 Gil McDougald, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • Nov 28 Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (Spy Hard, Forbidden Planet, Naked Gun), dies of pneumonia at 84
  • Nov 28 Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (b. 1921)
  • Nov 29 Alfred Masini, American television producer (b. 1930)
  • Nov 29 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (The String, Fever), dies at 73
  • Nov 29 Mario Monicelli, Italian film director (b. 1915)
  • Nov 29 Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist and inventor (stored program concept for computers), dies at 97
  • Nov 29 Stephen Solarz, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 70
  • Nov 30 Faye Wright, American spiritual figure (b. 1914)
  • Nov 30 Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)
  • Nov 30 Monty Sunshine, British jazz clarinetist and bandleader (Petite Fleur), dies at 82
  • Nov 30 Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
  • Nov 30 Rajiv Dixit, Indian scientist and Swadeshi movement figure (b. 1967)
  • Dec 1 Alojz Srebotnjak, Slovenian composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 1 Hillard Elkins, American theatre and film producer (b. 1929)
  • Dec 2 Ron Santo, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (9-time MLB All Star; 5-time Gold Glove; Chicago Cubs), dies from bladder cancer at 70
  • Dec 3 Abdumalik Bahori, Tajik poet and fiction writer (b.1927)
  • Dec 5 Alan Armer, American television producer and director (b. 1922)
  • Dec 5 Don Meredith, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1938)
  • Dec 6 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor and musical educator, dies at 108
  • Dec 6 Mark Dailey, Canadian television journalist and announcer (b. 1953)
  • Dec 7 Elizabeth Edwards, American lawyer and wife of John Edwards (b. 1949)
  • Dec 7 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor (The Blue Lagoon, Crocodile Dundee II), dies at 82
  • Dec 8 Murray Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey centre and NCAA coach (Detroit Red Wings; coach University of Denver 1956-77, 5 NCAA C'ships), dies at 94
  • Dec 9 Dov Shilansky, Israeli politician (b. 1924)
  • Dec 9 James Moody, American jazz saxophonist, flutist, and orchestra leader, dies of pancreatic cancer at 85
  • Dec 9 John du Pont, American member of the Du Pont family and convicted murderer (b. 1938)
  • Dec 10 J. Michael Hagopian, Turkish-born American documentarian (b. 1913)
  • Dec 10 Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver, dies at 84
  • Dec 10 John Bennett Fenn, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  • Dec 10 MacKenzie Miller, American horse trainer and breeder (b. 1921)
  • Dec 11 Dick Hoerner, American football player (b. 1922)
  • Dec 12 Peter Pagel, German footballer (b. 1956)
  • Dec 12 Tom Walkinshaw, former racing driver and Formula 1 team owner (b. 1946)
  • Dec 13 Enrique Morente, Spanish flamenco singer, dies from surgery complications at 67
  • Dec 13 Richard Holbrooke, American diplomat (b. 1941)