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October 30th, 2010

2010 Celebrity Memorials (January-June) @ 04:23 am

I normally wait until December to do this, but I've decided to do the first half right now and then do part two normally after the year's end.

Once again, I'm not perfect, and I have forgotten people before.

January
8 - Art Clokey, 88, creator of Gumby and Davey and Goliath, bladder infection
Tony Halme, 47, Finnish pro wrestler and former House of Parliament member, suicide (gun)
11 - Miep Gies, 100, Protector of Anne Frank's family, complications from a fall
16 - Glen Bell, 86, founder of Taco Bell
Carl Smith, 82, country singer and father of Carlene Carter, illness

February
1 - Jack Brisco, 68, pro wrestler, complications from open-heart surgery
3 - Dick McGuire, 84, basketball player and Basketball Hall of Fame member, natural causes
10 - Carl Braun, 82, basketball player, natural causes
11 - Alexander McQueen, 40, British fashion designer, suicide (hanging)
12 - Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21, Georgian luger, accident preparing for 2010 Winter Olympics

March
4 - Angelo Poffo, 84, pro wrestler and father of Randy Savage and Lanny Poffo
14 - Peter Graves, 83, actor, heart attack

April
1 - John Forsythe, 92, actor, pneumonia
2 - Mike Cuellar, 72, Cuban baseball player, stomach cancer
Chris Kanyon, pro wrestler, suicide (prescription painkiller overdose)
6 - Eddie Carroll, 76, Canadian voice actor of Jiminy Cricket
8 - Malcolm McLaren, 64, British musician and manager, mesothelioma
10 - Dixie Carter, 70, Designing Women actress, endometrial cancer
14 - Peter Steele, 48, Type O Negative bassist, heart failure
21 - Juan Antonio Samaranch, 89, former International Olympic Committee president, heart failure

May
4 - Ernie Harwell, 92, former Detroit Tigers announcer, cholangiocarcinoma
16 - Ronnie James Dio, 67, heavy metal vocalist (Dio, Black Sabbath/Heaven and Hell, Rainbow), stomach cancer
23 - Jose Lima, 37, Dominican baseball player, heart attack
26 - Art Linkletter, 97, radio and TV personality, natural causes
29 - Dennis Hopper, 74, actor-director, prostate cancer

June
3 - Rue McClanahan, 76, actress, stroke
13 - Jimmy Dean, 81, country musician and entrepreneur, natural causes
19 - Manute Bol, 47, Sudanese basketball player and activist, Stevens-Johnson syndrome
20 - Raymond Parks, 96, racing pioneer and 2-time NASCAR owner points champion
28 - Bill Aucoin, 66, former KISS manager, pancreatic cancer
 
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