Another year has passed and with it, we lost many celebrities. Here is a few that left us in 2010:
Jan 8 – Art Clokey – Art Clokey, the creator of Gumby, died of complications due to a bladder infection at age 88.
Jan 13 – Teddy Pendergrass – R & B singer Teddy Pendergrass almost saw his career end in 1982 when he crashed into a tree. However, he rehabilitated and continued to sing until his death at age 59 from colon cancer.
Jan 17 – Erich Segal – Author Erich Segal, known for writing “Love Story,” died of a heart attack at age 72.
Jan 24 – Pernell Roberts – Actor Pernell Roberts, best known as Adam Cartwright on “Bonanza,” died at age 81 of pancreatic cancer.
Jan 27 – Howard Zinn – Howard Zinn, a well known writer, political activist, and teacher, died of a heart attack at age 87.
Jan 27 – JD Salinger – JD Salinger, reclusive writer of “Catcher in the Rye,” died of natural causes at the age of 91.
Feb 11 – Alexander McQueen – Fashion designer Alexander McQueen committed suicide at age 40.
Feb 14 – Doug Fieger – Doug Fieger, who penned the ‘80s hit “My Sharona” after his then-girlfriend, died of lung cancer at age 57.
Feb 20 – Alexander Haig – A retired General and former Secretary of State, Haig died at age 85 of complications due to an infection.
Feb 25 – Andrew Koenig – Andrew Koenig, who played Richard “Boner” Stabone on “Growing Pains,” committed suicide at age 41.
Mar 10 – Corey Haim – Corey Haim, part of the famed Two Coreys from the ‘80s, died of pulmonary edema at age 38.
Mar 11 – Merlin Olsen – Footballer and actor Merlin Olsen died of mesothelioma at age 69.
Mar 14 – Peter Graves – Peter Graves, who played Jim Phelps on “Mission Impossible,” died of a heart attack four days short of his 84th birthday.
Mar 17 – Alex Chilton – Alex Chilton hit #1 with “The Letter” as a teenager and was a cult figure in the music world when he died of a heart attack at age 59.
Mar 18 – Fess Parker – Fess Parker, who played both Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on television, died at 85 of natural causes.
Mar 24 – Robert Culp – Robert Culp, who played Kelly Robinson on “I Spy,” died at age 79 of a heart attack.
Mar 31 – John Forsythe – John Forsythe had an acting career that spanned four decades. He died on pneumonia and cancer at age 92.