List of Famous people who died in 2010

Simon Monjack

First Name Simon
Last Name Monjack
Born on March 9, 1970
Died on May 23, 2010 (aged 40)

Simon Mark Monjack was an English-American screenwriter, film director, film producer and make-up artist. He was the husband of American actress Brittany Murphy.

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Tony Curtis

Bernard Schwartz
First Name Tony
Last Name Curtis
Born on June 3, 1925
Died on September 29, 2010 (aged 85)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Anthony Curtis was an American actor whose career spanned six decades, achieving the height of his popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in more than 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances.

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Gary Coleman

Gary Wayne Coleman
First Name Gary
Last Name Coleman
Born on February 8, 1968
Died on May 28, 2010 (aged 42)
Height 140 cm | 4'7

Gary Wayne Coleman was an American actor, comedian, and writer. One of the highest-paid child actors in the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was rated first on a list of VH1's "100 Greatest Kid Stars" on television, and received several awards and nominations throughout his career, including winning two Young Artist Awards and four People's Choice Awards.

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Corey Haim

First Name Corey
Last Name Haim
Born on December 23, 1971
Died on March 10, 2010 (aged 38)
Born in Canada, Ontario
Height 168 cm | 5'6

Corey Ian Haim was a Canadian actor. He starred in a number of 1980s films, such as Lucas, Silver Bullet, Murphy's Romance, License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream. His role alongside Corey Feldman in The Lost Boys made him a household name. Known as The Two Coreys, the duo became 1980s icons and appeared together in seven movies, later starring in the A&E American reality show The Two Coreys.

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Eddie Fisher

Edwin John Fisher
First Name Eddie
Last Name Fisher
Born on August 10, 1928
Died on September 22, 2010 (aged 82)

Edwin Jack Fisher was an American singer and actor. He was one of the most popular artists during the 1950s, selling millions of records and hosting his own TV show, The Eddie Fisher Show. Actress Elizabeth Taylor was best friends with Fisher's first wife, actress Debbie Reynolds. After Taylor's third husband, Mike Todd, was killed in a plane crash, Fisher divorced Reynolds and he and Taylor married that same year. The scandalous affair that Fisher and Taylor had been having while each were already married, was widely reported and brought unfavorable publicity to both Fisher and Taylor. Approximately five years later, he and Taylor divorced and he later married Connie Stevens. Fisher is the father of Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher, whose mother is Reynolds; and the father of Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher, whose mother is Stevens.

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Chris Kanyon

Christopher Morgan Klucsarits
First Name Chris
Last Name Kanyon
Born on January 4, 1970
Died on April 2, 2010 (aged 40)
Height 193 cm | 6'4

Christopher Morgan Klucsarits was an American professional wrestler. He was best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1994 to 2004, under the ring names Chris Kanyon, Kanyon, and Mortis.

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Luna Vachon

Gertrude Elizabeth Wilkerson
First Name Luna
Last Name Vachon
Born on January 12, 1962
Died on August 27, 2010 (aged 48)
Height 168 cm | 5'6

Gertrude Elizabeth Vachon was an American-Canadian professional wrestler, better known as Luna Vachon. Over the course of her 22-year career, she wrestled for promotions such as the World Wrestling Federation, Extreme Championship Wrestling, the American Wrestling Association, and World Championship Wrestling. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2019.

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Caroline McWilliams

First Name Caroline
Last Name McWilliams
Born on April 4, 1945
Died on February 11, 2010 (aged 64)

Caroline Margaret McWilliams was an American actress best known for her portrayal of Marcy Hill in the television series Benson. McWilliams had also appeared in nine episodes of its parent-series Soap, as Sally. She was a regular on the CBS soap Guiding Light for several years and appeared in a short-term role on the NBC soap Another World. She also had a recurring role on Beverly Hills, 90210 playing the mother of Jamie Walters' character, Ray Pruit.

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Paul Schäfer

First Name Paul
Last Name Schäfer
Born on December 4, 1921
Died on April 24, 2010 (aged 88)

Paul Schäfer Schneider was the founder and leader of a sect and agricultural commune of 300 German immigrants called Colonia Dignidad —later renamed Villa Baviera—located in the south of Chile, about 340 km south of Santiago from 1961-2005. Aside from severe human right abuses of his followers, and sexual abuse of 200 boys, pedophile Schäfer colluded with the Pinochet regime with weapon smuggling, contract torture and dozens of executions. After 40 years of terror, a handful of Chilean boys brought the end to his reign of terror. Living underground for 8 years, he spent the last 5 years of life in prison in Chile.

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John Eleuthère du Pont

First Name John
Last Name Pont
Born on November 22, 1938
Died on December 9, 2010 (aged 72)

John Eleuthère du Pont was a convicted murderer and former philanthropist. An heir to the Du Pont family fortune, he was a published ornithologist, philatelist, conchologist, and sports enthusiast. He died in prison while serving a sentence of 30 years for the murder of Dave Schultz.

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Lorenzen Wright

First Name Lorenzen
Last Name Wright
Born on November 4, 1975
Died on July 29, 2010 (aged 34)
Height 211 cm | 6'11

Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright was an American professional basketball player who played thirteen seasons in the National Basketball Association. He was drafted 7th overall in the 1996 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers and also played for the Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Bernard Giraudeau

First Name Bernard
Last Name Giraudeau
Died on July 17, 2010 (aged 40)

Bernard René Giraudeau was a French actor, film director, scriptwriter, producer and writer.

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Dino De Laurentiis

Agostino De Laurentiis
First Name Dino
Last Name Laurentiis
Born on August 8, 1919
Died on November 10, 2010 (aged 91)
Born in Italy, Campania

Agostino "Dino" De Laurentiis was an Italian film producer. Along with Carlo Ponti, he was one of the producers who brought Italian cinema to the international scene at the end of World War II. He produced or co-produced more than 500 films, of which 38 were nominated for Academy Awards. He also had a brief acting career in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

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Ildaura Murillo-Rohde

First Name Ildaura
Born on September 6, 1920
Died on September 5, 2010 (aged 89)

Ildaura Murillo-Rohde was a Panamanian nurse, academic, tennis instructor, and organizational administrator. She founded the National Association of Hispanic Nurses in 1975.

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Manute Bol

First Name Manute
Born on October 16, 1962
Died on June 19, 2010 (aged 47)
Height 231 cm | 7'7

Manute Bol was a Sudanese-born American professional basketball player and political activist. Listed at 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) or 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) tall, Bol was one of the tallest players in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Martin D. Ginsburg

Martin David Ginsburg
First Name Martin
Last Name Ginsburg
Born on June 10, 1932
Died on June 27, 2010 (aged 78)

Martin David Ginsburg was an American lawyer who specialized in tax law and was the husband of American lawyer and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He taught law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and was of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of the American law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

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Robert Byrd

Robert Carlyle Byrd
First Name Robert
Last Name Byrd
Born on November 20, 1917
Died on June 28, 2010 (aged 92)

Robert Carlyle Byrd was an American politician who served as a United States Senator from West Virginia for over 51 years, from 1959 until his death in 2010. A member of the Democratic Party, Byrd also served as a U.S. Representative for six years, from 1953 until 1959. He remains the longest-serving U.S. Senator in history; he was the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Congress until surpassed by Representative John Dingell of Michigan. He was the last remaining member of the U.S. Senate to have served during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, and he was the last remaining member of Congress to have served during the presidency of Harry S. Truman. Byrd is also the only West Virginian to have served in both chambers of the state legislature and both chambers of Congress.

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Johan Ferrier

First Name Johan
Born on May 12, 1910
Died on January 4, 2010 (aged 99)

Johan Henri Eliza Ferrier was a Surinamese politician who served as the 1st President of Suriname from 25 November 1975 to 13 August 1980. He was that country's last governor before independence, from 1968 to 1975, and first president after it gained independence from the Netherlands.

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Alexander McQueen

Lee Alexander McQueen
First Name Alexander
Last Name McQueen
Born on March 17, 1969
Died on February 11, 2010 (aged 40)

Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE was a British fashion designer and couturier. He worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001, and founded his own Alexander McQueen label in 1992. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards, as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award in 2003. McQueen died by suicide in 2010, shortly after the death of his mother. He died at the age of 40, at his home in Mayfair, London.

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Leslie Nielsen

Leslie William Nielsen
First Name Leslie
Last Name Nielsen
Born on February 11, 1926
Died on November 28, 2010 (aged 84)
Born in Canada, Saskatchewan
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Leslie William Nielsen was a Canadian actor, comedian and producer. With a career spanning 60 years, he appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters.

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