In Memoriam – 2010 – Part 2

Yesterday, I listed the celebrities that died in January, February, and March of 2010. Today, more that left us, some far too soon.


Apr 7 – Christopher Cazenove – Christopher Cazenove, the British actor best known as playing Ben Carrington on “Dynasty,” died of septicemia at age 64.

Apr 8 – Malcolm McLauren – Malcolm McLauren, who brought together the epitome of ‘70s punk bands, The Sex Pistols, died of mesothelioma at age 64.

Apr 10 – Dixie Carter – Dixie Carter, actress and wife of Hal Holbrook, died of complications from endometrial cancer at the age of 70.

Apr 13 – Peter Steele – Pete Steele, who served as the frontman of the band Type O Negative, died of heart failure at age 48.


May 2 – Lynn Redgrave – Academy Award nominated actress Lynn Redgrave died of breast cancer at age 67. Her brother Corin, also an actor, died less than a month earlier on April 6.

May 16 – Ronnie James Dio – Heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who fronted for such bands as Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio, died of complications due to stomach cancer at the age of 67.

May 23 – Simon Monjack – Simon Monjack, the widow of Brittany Murphy, died at age 40 of acute pneumonia and severe anemia, the same thing that killed his wife less than six months before.

May 28 – Gary Coleman – Gary Coleman, the diminutive star of “Diff’rent Strokes,” died of an intracranial hemorrhage at the age of 42.

May 29 – Dennis Hopper – Actor, filmmaker and artist Dennis Hopper died at the age of 74 from prostate cancer.


June 3 – Rue McClanahan – Rue McClanahan of “Maude,” “Mama’s Family,” and “The Golden Girls” died after suffering a stroke at the age of 75. Betty White remains the only living Golden Girl.

June 6 – Marvin Isley – Marvin Isley, former bass guitarist for the Isley Brothers, died of complications brought about by diabetes at age 56.

June 13 – Jimmy Dean – Jimmy Dean, country singer and sausage king, died of natural causes at the age of 81.

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I have always loved to write and gives me the opportunity to share my passion for writing with others. I work full-time as a web developer at UTHSC and most of my other time is spent with my son (born 2004). I love everything pop culture, but also enjoy writing about green living (it has opened my eyes to many things!) and health (got to worry about that as you get older!).