Photos: Notable deaths in 2010

Photos: Notable deaths in 2010

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Height, who some called the queen mother of the civil rights movement through seven decades of advocacy, including 41 years as president of the National Council of Negro Women, died at 98.

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Posted on December 23, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 10:23 AM

View slide show:  50 Notable Deaths in 2010

January

    January 4 – Johan Ferrier, 1st President of Suriname (born 1910)
    January 4 – Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese dual atomic bomb survivor (born 1916)
    January 9 – Armand Razafindratandra, Malagasy cardinal (born 1925)
    January 11 – Miep Gies, Dutch humanitarian (born 1909)
    January 11 – Éric Rohmer, French film director (born 1920)
    January 12 – Zilda Arns, Brazilian pediatrician and aid worker (born 1934)
    January 13 – Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B and soul singer (born 1950)
    January 15 – Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American biologist; Nobel Prize laureate (born 1927)
    January 17 – Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (born 1914)
    January 17 – Erich Segal, American author, screenwriter, and educator (born 1937)
    January 18 – Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk singer (born 1946)
    January 19 – Panajot Pano, Albanian footballer (born 1939)
    January 22 – Iskandar of Johor, 8th King of Malaysia (born 1932)
    January 22 – Jean Simmons, British actress (born 1929)
    January 25 – Ali Hassan al-Majid, Iraqi politician and military commander (born 1941)
    January 27 – Zelda Rubinstein, American actress and human rights activist (born 1933)
    January 27 – J. D. Salinger, American author (born 1919)
    January 27 – Howard Zinn, American historian (born 1922)

February

    February 1 – Steingrímur Hermannsson, 19th Prime Minister of Iceland (born 1928)
    February 6 – John Dankworth, British jazz musician and composer (born 1927)
    February 7 – André Kolingba, 4th President of the Central African Republic (born 1936)
    February 10 – Charlie Wilson, American politician (born 1933)
    February 11 – Alexander McQueen, British fashion designer (born 1969)
    February 14 – Dick Francis, British author and jockey (born 1920)
    February 17 – Kathryn Grayson, American singer (born 1922)
    February 18 – Ariel Ramírez, Argentine composer (born 1921)
    February 20 – Alexander Haig, 59th United States Secretary of State (born 1924)

March

    March 3 – Michael Foot, British politician (born 1913)
    March 4 – Vladislav Ardzinba, Soviet-born politician (born 1945)
    March 10 – Corey Haim, Canadian actor (born 1971)
    March 10 – Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Egyptian Muslim cleric (born 1928)
    March 12 – Miguel Delibes, Spanish author and journalist (born 1920)
    March 14 – Peter Graves, American actor (born 1926)
    March 20 – Girija Prasad Koirala, Nepalese politician (born 1925)
    March 21 – Wolfgang Wagner, German festival director (born 1919)
    March 22 – James Black, British pharmacologist and Nobel Prize laureate (born 1924)
    March 22 – Valentina Tolkunova, Soviet and Russian singer (born 1946)
    March 24 – Robert Culp, American actor, screenwriter and director (born 1930)
    March 27 – Vasily Smyslov, Soviet-Russian chess grandmaster (born 1921)
    March 28 – Herb Ellis, American jazz guitarist (born 1921)
    March 28 – June Havoc, Canadian-born American actress (born 1912)
    March 30 – Martin Sandberger, German army officer (born 1911)

April

    April 1 – John Forsythe, American actor (born 1918)
    April 3 – Eugene Terre'Blanche, South African politician and white supremacist (born 1941)
    April 5 – Vitali Sevastyanov, Soviet cosmonaut (born 1935)
    April 6 – Corin Redgrave, British actor and political activist (born 1939)
    April 8 – Malcolm McLaren, British musician and manager (born 1946)
    April 8 – Abel Muzorewa, Zimbabwean politician (born 1925)
    April 10 – Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish statesman (born 1919)
    April 10 – Lech Kaczyński, President of Poland (born 1949)
    April 14 – Peter Steele, American musician (born 1962)
    April 16 – Tomáš Špidlík, Czech cardinal (born 1919)
    April 19 – Guru, American rapper (born 1966)
    April 21 – Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish sports official (born 1920)
    April 25 – Alan Sillitoe, British writer (born 1928)
    April 30 – Paul Mayer, German cardinal (born 1911)

May

    May 2 – Lynn Redgrave, British actress (born 1943)
    May 4 – Luigi Poggi, Italian cardinal (born 1917)
    May 5 – Giulietta Simionato, Italian opera singer (born 1910)
    May 5 – Umaru Yar'Adua, President of Nigeria (born 1951)
    May 8 – Andor Lilienthal, Hungarian chess grandmaster (born 1911)
    May 9 – Lena Horne, American singer and actress (born 1917)
    May 10 – Frank Frazetta, American artist (born 1928)
    May 16 – Ronnie James Dio, American musician (born 1942)
    May 16 – Oswaldo López Arellano, Honduran two-time former president (born 1921)
    May 16 – Hank Jones, American pianist (born 1918)
    May 17 – Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian singer (born 1925)
    May 17 – Khattiya Sawasdipol, Thai army general (born 1951)
    May 17 – Yvonne Loriod, French pianist (born 1924)
    May 18 – Edoardo Sanguineti, Italian writer (born 1930)
    May 22 – Martin Gardner, American science author (born 1914)
    May 24 – Paul Gray, American musician (born 1972)
    May 28 – Gary Coleman, American actor (born 1968)
    May 29 – Dennis Hopper, American actor and film director (born 1936)
    May 31 – Louise Bourgeois, French-born American sculptor (born 1911)

June

    June 1 – Andrey Voznesensky, Soviet-Russian poet (born 1933)
    June 2 – Giuseppe Taddei, Italian baritone (born 1916)
    June 3 – Vladimir Arnold, Soviet-Russian mathematician (born 1937)
    June 3 – Rue McClanahan, American actress (born 1934)
    June 9 – Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina (born 1908)
    June 10 – Sigmar Polke, German painter and photographer (born 1941)
    June 14 – Leonid Kizim, Soviet-Ukrainian cosmonaut (born 1941)
    June 16 – Ronald Neame, British cinematographer, producer and director (born 1911)
    June 18 – Marcel Bigeard, French military officer (born 1916)
    June 18 – José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel Prize laureate (born 1922)
    June 19 – Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (born 1962)
    June 23 – Mohammed Mzali, former Prime Minister of Tunisia (born 1925)
    June 26 – Algirdas Brazauskas, 9th President of Lithuania (born 1932)
    June 28 – Robert Byrd, American politician (born 1917)

July

    July 2 – Beryl Bainbridge, British novelist (born 1934)
    July 3 – Abu Daoud, Palestinian militia commander (born 1937)
    July 4 – Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Lebanese spiritual leader (born 1935)
    July 5 – Cesare Siepi, Italian opera singer (born 1923)
    July 5 – Nasr Abu Zayd, Egyptian Qur'anic theologian (born 1943)
    July 12 – Harvey Pekar, American comic book writer (born 1939)
    July 14 – Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor (born 1925)
    July 17 – Bernard Giraudeau, French actor and film director (born 1947)
    July 21 – Luis Corvalán, Chilean politician (born 1916)
    July 24 – Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (born 1949)

August

    August 5 – Godfrey Binaisa, 5th President of Uganda (born 1920)
    August 6 – Tony Judt, British historian (born 1948)
    August 7 – Bruno Cremer, French actor (born 1929)
    August 8 – Patricia Neal, American actress (born 1926)
    August 9 – Ted Stevens, American politician (born 1923)
    August 10 – Antonio Pettigrew, American athlete (born 1967)
    August 12 – Guido de Marco, 6th President of Malta (born 1931)
    August 16 – Nicola Cabibbo, French physicist (born 1935)
    August 17 – Francesco Cossiga, 63rd Prime Minister and 8th President of Italy (born 1928)
    August 18 – Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Spanish aristrocrat (born 1930)
    August 22 – Stjepan Bobek, Yugoslav footballer (born 1923)
    August 23 – Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director (born 1963)
    August 26 – Raimon Panikkar, Spanish theologian (born 1918)
    August 27 – Anton Geesink, Dutch judoka (born 1934)
    August 28 – Sinan Hasani, 10th President of Yugoslavia (born 1922)
    August 30 – Alain Corneau, French filmmaker (born 1943)
    August 30 – Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer (born 1910)
    August 31 – Laurent Fignon, French road bicycle racer (born 1960)

September

    September 9 – Bent Larsen, Danish chess grandmaster (born 1935)
    September 11 – Kevin McCarthy, American actor (born 1914)
    September 12 – Claude Chabrol, French film director (born 1930)
    September 22 – Eddie Fisher, American entertainer and singer (born 1928)
    September 24 – Gennady Yanayev, Soviet politician (born 1937)
    September 26 – Gloria Stuart, American actress (born 1910)
    September 28 – Arthur Penn, American film director (born 1922)
    September 29 – Georges Charpak, French physicist (born 1924)
    September 29 – Tony Curtis, American actor (born 1925)
    September 30 – Stephen J. Cannell, American writer and television producer (born 1941)

October

    October 4 – Norman Wisdom, British actor and comedian (born 1915)
    October 7 – Milka Planinc, former Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (born 1924)
    October 10 – Solomon Burke, American soul musician (born 1940)
    October 10 – Hwang Jang-yop, North Korean politician and defector (born 1923)
    October 11 – Joan Sutherland, Australian opera singer (born 1926)
    October 14 – Benoît Mandelbrot, French-American mathematician (born 1924)
    October 19 – Tom Bosley, American actor (born 1927)
    October 20 – Farooq Leghari, 9th President of Pakistan (born 1940)
    October 23 – David Thompson, 6th Prime Minister of Barbados (born 1961)
    October 25 – Gregory Issacs, Jamaican musician (born 1951)
    October 27 – Néstor Kirchner, 54th President of Argentina (born 1950)
    October 28 – Jonathan Motzfeldt, 1st Prime Minister of Greenland (born 1938)
    October 30 – Harry Mulisch, Dutch writer (born 1927)

November

    November 2 – Rudolf Barshai, Soviet-Russian conductor and violist (born 1924)
    November 3 – Viktor Chernomyrdin, 31st Prime Minister of Russia (born 1938)
    November 5 – Jill Clayburgh, American actress (born 1944)
    November 5 – Hajo Herrmann, German fighter pilot and lawyer (born 1913)
    November 11 – Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (born 1919)
    November 12 – Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (born 1933)
    November 13 – Luis García Berlanga, Spanish film director (born 1921)
    November 28 – Leslie Nielsen, Canadian-American actor (born 1926)
    November 29 – Bella Akhmadulina, Soviet-Russian poet (born 1937)

December

    December 12 – Tom Walkinshaw, British racing car driver and team owner (born 1946)
    December 13 – Richard Holbrooke, American diplomat (born 1941)
    December 15 – Blake Edwards, American film director (born 1922)
    December 17 – Captain Beefheart, American musician (born 1941)
    December 21 – Enzo Bearzot, Italian footballer and coach (born 1927)
 

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