Celebrity Deaths 2010

Actress Rue McClanahan poses at a book signing for her new book, "My First Five Husbands," near Book Soup on May 2, 2007 in West Hollywood. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Rue McClanahan Actress Rue McClanahan poses at a book signing for her new book, "My First Five Husbands," near Book Soup on May 2, 2007 in West Hollywood. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Fashion designer Alexander McQueen walks down the catwalk after his Ready-to-Wear 2009 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 10, 2009 in Paris. McQueen hung himself in his London apartment on February 11, 2010. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Alexander Mcqueen Fashion designer Alexander McQueen walks down the catwalk after his Ready-to-Wear 2009 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 10, 2009 in Paris. McQueen hung himself in his London apartment on February 11, 2010. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Actor Dennis Hopper died at the age of 74. The "Easy Rider" star was battling terminal prostate cancer. (Photo by Gabriel Bouys/Getty Images)
Dennis Hopper Actor Dennis Hopper died at the age of 74. The "Easy Rider" star was battling terminal prostate cancer. (Photo by Gabriel Bouys/Getty Images)
"Designing Women" actress Dixie Carter, who used her charm and stately beauty in a host of roles on Broadway and television, died on April 10, 2010. She was 70. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Dixie Carter "Designing Women" actress Dixie Carter, who used her charm and stately beauty in a host of roles on Broadway and television, died on April 10, 2010. She was 70. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Gary Coleman, the child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" whose later career was marred by medical and legal problems, died after suffering an intercranial hemorrhage. He was 42. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
Gary Coleman Gary Coleman, the child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" whose later career was marred by medical and legal problems, died after suffering an intercranial hemorrhage. He was 42. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
Howard Zinn, an author, teacher and political activist whose leftist "A People's History of the United States" became a million-selling alternative to mainstream texts, died of a heart attack on January 27, 2010. He was 87. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Howard Zinn Howard Zinn, an author, teacher and political activist whose leftist "A People's History of the United States" became a million-selling alternative to mainstream texts, died of a heart attack on January 27, 2010. He was 87. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
J.D. Salinger, who authored "The Catcher in the Rye" in 1951, passed away on January 28, 2010. The reclusive writer died of natural causes, according to his son. (Photo by The Associated Press)
J.D. Salinger J.D. Salinger, who authored "The Catcher in the Rye" in 1951, passed away on January 28, 2010. The reclusive writer died of natural causes, according to his son. (Photo by The Associated Press)
Vice President Joe Biden points to his mother, Jean Finnegan Biden, in this 2008 photo. Mrs. Biden passed away on January 8, 2008 at the family's Delaware home. She was 92. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Jean Biden Vice President Joe Biden points to his mother, Jean Finnegan Biden, in this 2008 photo. Mrs. Biden passed away on January 8, 2008 at the family's Delaware home. She was 92. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Jimmy Dean was a country singer who made his fortune with a breakfast sausage company that bears his name. He died on June 12, 2010. (Photo from Jimmy Dean's Estate)
Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean was a country singer who made his fortune with a breakfast sausage company that bears his name. He died on June 12, 2010. (Photo from Jimmy Dean's Estate)
John Forsyth arrives at the premiere of "Charlie's Angels" in Hollywood, California on October 22, 2010. He died on April 1, 2010 at the age of 92, after suffering complications of pneumonia, according to his publicist. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Getty Images)
John Forsythe John Forsyth arrives at the premiere of "Charlie's Angels" in Hollywood, California on October 22, 2010. He died on April 1, 2010 at the age of 92, after suffering complications of pneumonia, according to his publicist. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Getty Images)
Actor Justin Mentell, who appeared on the TV show "Boston Legal," was killed in an SUV crash in Wisconsin on February 1, 2010. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
Justin Mentell Actor Justin Mentell, who appeared on the TV show "Boston Legal," was killed in an SUV crash in Wisconsin on February 1, 2010. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
Lena Horne, actress and jazz singer born in 1917, died on May 9, 2010 at age 92. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)
Lena Horne Lena Horne, actress and jazz singer born in 1917, died on May 9, 2010 at age 92. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)
Lynn Redgrave, an introspective and independent player in her family's acting dynasty, died on May 3, 2010. She was 67. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Bon Appetit)
Lynn Redgrave Lynn Redgrave, an introspective and independent player in her family's acting dynasty, died on May 3, 2010. She was 67. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Bon Appetit)
NBA legend Manute Bol died at age 47 on June 19, 2010. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Manute Bol NBA legend Manute Bol died at age 47 on June 19, 2010. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Miep Gies died on January 11, 2010 from a neck injury suffered when she fell the previous month, the Anne Frank House said. She was 100 and had been one of the few people alive who knew Anne Frank, whom she hid from the Nazis for two years. (Photo by CBS)
Miep Gies Miep Gies died on January 11, 2010 from a neck injury suffered when she fell the previous month, the Anne Frank House said. She was 100 and had been one of the few people alive who knew Anne Frank, whom she hid from the Nazis for two years. (Photo by CBS)
Actor Peter Graves died from a heart attack at his Los Angeles home on March 14, 2010, after returning from brunch with his family, according to his publicist. Graves starred in the TV series "Mission Impossible" as well as the film "Airplane." (Photo by Mark Ralston/Getty Images)
Peter Graves Actor Peter Graves died from a heart attack at his Los Angeles home on March 14, 2010, after returning from brunch with his family, according to his publicist. Graves starred in the TV series "Mission Impossible" as well as the film "Airplane." (Photo by Mark Ralston/Getty Images)
Author Robert Parker, seen in this 2006 photo, died on January 19, 2010. Parker, a crime novelist who helped revive the hard-boiled genre, was 77. (Photo by Chitose Suzuki/AP)
Robert Parker Author Robert Parker, seen in this 2006 photo, died on January 19, 2010. Parker, a crime novelist who helped revive the hard-boiled genre, was 77. (Photo by Chitose Suzuki/AP)
Senator Robert Byrd is approached by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, Senator Carl Levin, during a full committee hearing on Iraq and testimony from Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace on January 12, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)
Robert Byrd Senator Robert Byrd is approached by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, Senator Carl Levin, during a full committee hearing on Iraq and testimony from Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace on January 12, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, seen here in 2006, died on July 13, 2010 after suffering a massive heart attack. The Yankees won several World Series trophies since he took ownership in 1973. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
George Steinbrenner New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, seen here in 2006, died on July 13, 2010 after suffering a massive heart attack. The Yankees won several World Series trophies since he took ownership in 1973. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history who lost his seat after a corruption conviction that was later dismissed, was killed on August 10, 2010 in a small plane crash in Alaska. He was 86. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Ted Stevens Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history who lost his seat after a corruption conviction that was later dismissed, was killed on August 10, 2010 in a small plane crash in Alaska. He was 86. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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