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Celebrity Deaths 2010: Leslie Nielsen, Cory Haim, Gary Coleman

Posted by on December 30, 2010 at 7:05 PM EST

leslie-nielsen-2010Leslie Nielsen, Cory Haim, Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper are on the list of Celebrity Deaths in 2010.

Celebrity Deaths 2010 list to recap who we have lost. Now that the New Year is upon us, it is time to look back and reflect on 2010.  Part of doing that is remembering those who passed away this year. From Leslie Nielsen to Gary Coleman, we lost a lot of iconic celebrities this year. We have compiled this list of celebrity deaths from 2010 and while I know this is a sad subject, let us reflect on the actors/actresses of whom we will never forget.

Here are some of the notable celebrity deaths of 2010:

Leslie Nielsen star of such famous movies as Airplane! and the Naked Gun series of movies died of complication from pneumonia over the Thanksgiving weekend.

While she wasn’t a household name Denise Borino-Quinn died of cancer at 46. She was best known as Ginny Sacramoni, wife of mob boss Johnny Sack on The Sopranos.

Barbara Billingsley who will forever be known as June Cleaver from the iconic show Leave it to Beaver died at 94.

Gary Coleman died at the age of 42. He became a household name during his days as the star of Diff’rent Strokes. His death was surrounded by controversy when he was taken off of life support after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

Child star Cory Haim died at the age of 38. While he had other illnesses at the time, it is suspected that he died from an accidental drug overdose.

Dennis Hopper died at 74 after a long battle with prostate cancer. A legend of the screen is maybe best known for his roles in Easy Rider and Blue Velvet.

Legendary actress Lynn Redgrave passed away at the age of 67 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Football great and former actor probably best known for his role on Little House on the Prairie, Merlin Olsen died in March due to complication from mesothelioma.

The Knack frontman Doug Fieger died at the age for 57 in February from lung and brain cancer. He is best known for their hit “My Sharona.”

An unlikely star, Phil Harris, who was the captain of the fishing vessel Cornelia Marie from the hit show Deadliest Catch died from complications due to a stroke.

Legendary singer Teddy Pendergrass died at the age of 59 after a battle with colon cancer.

New York Yankee’s owner George Steinbrenner died in July after suffering a heart attack.

Legendary film producer Dino De Laurentiis passed away in November at the age of 91. While he worked on hundreds of movies, he is probably best known for producing the movie Silence of the Lambs.

Last on my list is comic Greg Giraldo who died in September from an overdose on prescription medication. He was a very funny stand-up comic who was best known for his appearances on the Comedy Central Roasts.

I know I have missed many different people with this list and it isn’t a slight. There is simply too many who passed away this year for me to list everyone so I chose those who stuck out in my mind. My condolences to anyone who lost a friend, a family member or someone they admired this year. May 2011 be a happier year and the memories of those who we have lost put a smile on your face.



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