Sunday 21 December 2014

Celebrity deaths of 2010

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Alexander McQueen, CBE (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010)
The British fashion designer, who was best known for his lavish, unconventional runway shows was found hanged at his London home nine days after the death of his mother, Joyce, from cancer. Photo: Getty Images
Eugene Lambert (1928 – 22 February 2010)
Puppeteer and owner of the Lambert Puppet Theatre he was noted for co-starring as O'Brien in the RTÉ television series Wanderly Wagon. Lambert's Puppet Theatre also produced the iconic children's television character Bosco. He died in 2010 at the age of 82. Photo: Collins
Corey Haim (December 23, 1971 – March 10, 2010)
Best-known for his role alongside Corey Feldman in The Lost Boys, which made him a household name. Haim died of an accidental overdose of prescribed drugs. Photo: Getty Images
Malcolm McLaren (22 January 1946 – 8 April 2010)
Punk rock pioneer and manager of the Sex Pistols and the New York Dolls - he was also credited with introducing hip hop to the UK. McLaren died in a Swiss hospital after losing a battle with cancer. Photo: Getty Images
Gerry Ryan (4 June 1956 – 30 April 2010)
He was one of the nation's best known broadcasters, hosting The Gerry Ryan Show on 2FM every weekday morning from 1988 until his death. Gerry was found dead in his Dublin apartment after failing to broadcast his morning radio show. Photo: PA
Lynn Redgrave (8 March 1943 – 2 May 2010)
The English actress appeared in several films during the mid-1960s, including Tom Jones (1963), and Georgy Girl (1966) which won her a New York Film Critics Award and nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Also appeared in Broadway in a number of stage productions. She died from breast cancer. Photo: Getty Images
Lena Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010)
American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer who died of heart failure. In the 1940s, Lena was one of the first black performers hired to sing with a major white band and among a handful with a Hollywood contract. Photo: Getty Images
Dennis Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010)
The legendary actor and Hollywood rebel made his first television appearance in 1954, and then appeared in two films featuring James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant. Hopper later directed and starred in Easy Rider, before a period where he was unable to build on his success - that is until a featured role in Apocalypse Now once again brought him attention. Dennis Hopper died after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Photo: Getty Images
Tony Curtis (June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010)
The star of classic films such as Some Like It Hot, The Defiant Ones and The Sweet Smell of Success. He died of cardiac arrest aged 85. Photo: Getty Images
Norman Wisdom (4 February 1915 – 4 October 2010)
He was best known for a series of comedy films produced between 1953 and 1966 featuring his hapless onscreen character Norman Pitkin. He died aged 95 after a series of strokes caused a decline in his physical and mental health. Photo: Getty Images

The Kerryman started out as a Gaelic footballer before being capped 51 times for the Irish rugby team. He achieved success with Ireland winning the Five Nations Championship in 1974 and 1982 and was part of their historic Triple Crown victory in 1982. Keane died of cancer aged 62 Photo: Getty Images" >
Maurice "Moss" Keane (27 July 1948 – 5 October 2010)
The Kerryman started out as a Gaelic footballer before being capped 51 times for the Irish rugby team. He achieved success with Ireland winning the Five Nations Championship in 1974 and 1982 and was part of their historic Triple Crown victory in 1982. Keane died of cancer aged 62 Photo: Getty Images
Leslie Nielsen (11 February 1926 – 28 November 2010)
The Airplane! and Naked Gun star passed away, aged 84, due to complications from pneumonia. Photo: Getty Images

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