Today we lost Rue McClanahan, who was best known for her role as Blanche Deveraux on the classic sitcom "The Golden Girls." Here's a look back at the other celebrities we've said goodbye to so far in 2010:
Rue McClanahan, June 3
Ali Ollie Woodson, May 30
Dennis Hopper, May 29
Gary Coleman, May 28
Art Linkletter, May 26
Simon Monjack, May 23
Ronnie James Dio, May 16
Lena Horne, May 9
Lynn Redgrave, May 2
Helen Wagner, May 1
Dixie Carter, April 10
Malcolm McLaren, April 8
Christopher Cazenove, April 7
John Forsythe, April 1
David Mills, March 30
Corey Haim, March 10
Peter Graves, March 14
Merlin Olsen, March 11
Andrew Koenig, February
Doug Fieger, February 14
Alexander McQueen, February 11
Phil Harris, February 9
Frances Reid, February 3
Justin Mentell, February 1
J.D. Salinger, January 27
Zelda Rubinstein, January 27
James Mitchell, January 22
Teddy Pendergrass, January 13
Casey Johnson, January 4
Did we miss anyone who you'll miss? Add your comments below.
I miss Tom bolsey
i will miss rue. i loved her in the golden girls. god bless betty white. she gives us hope.
tina marie was one of the best blue-eyed soul s and she will greatly miss but of course he music will still be poppin forever.
What about Barbara Billingsley (aka Mrs. Cleaver)
Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, bassist/guitarist for Daryl Hall and John Oates as well as many others.
Nasty comments on here about Simon Monjack. Wow – I had no idea you knew him personally. He was a screenwriter – one of which was a movie called Factory Girl. He may not have had the celebrity status of Brittany Murphy, but who are we to determine that he was a leech? Just tasteless – show some courtesy. I feel bad for everyone personally affected by their deaths which occurred in such a short span of time. They are together now.
I agree about the tasteless remark. People are just picky with whom they consider a celebrity... to be honest who really cares? If he's on the list or not, people should just pay their respects or hold their negative remarks if they have nothing better to say. I also agree that the deceased metal stars mentioned in another post should be included... it's only "fair" I suppose.
yes, you omitted Pernell Roberts who played Adam Cartwright on the popular "Bonanza" series and played Trapper John on the tv series "Trapper John MD", both of which are still shown today in syndication. He was excellent in both shows. He passed Jan 24, 2010.
Corin Redgrave..brother of Lynn passed away a couple months before she did.
jazz legend hank jones
Simon Monjack was not a celebrity. His wife was. He was a leech."
Your wife is a leech...guess where she's sucking?
Your ear? o_O
Brittany Murphy isn't on the list because she died in late 2009. Monjack and Casey Johnson were not stars, though, so not sure why they are included.
Brittany Murphy died in 2009, December. Gary Coleman is on the list.
I did not know Helen Wagner had died. I was just wondering the other day since As the World Turns was ending later this year if they were going to give Nancy Hughes the last line since she had the very first line of the show...how sad
Mac & Brandy...Britney Murphy died in 2009.
However, her husband was not a star...and where the heck is Peter Steele of Type O Negative??? He was way more inportant than Simon Monjack!!
Ron Banks of the (Dramatics) r&b group pass away.
I can't believe there is a list that DOESN"T include RONNIE JAMES DIO!! PETER STEELE from Type O Negative, Paul Gray from Slipknot. Metal has lost alot of fine soldiers.
Simon Monjack? Seriously? I didn't know who he was until Brittney Murphy died... take him off this list!
Um, I didn't see Britney Murphy on there, just her husband....
I don't see Brittany Murphy and Gary Coleman in the list
The reason she isn't on there is because she died in 2009!
Peter Steele of Type O Negative is missing as well.
The major stars you're missing are Robert Culp, Kathryn Grayson, Fess Parker, Pernell Roberts, and Jean Simmons. They should all be added to the slideshow, as shouldRonnie James Dio, Art Linkletter, and Merlin Olsen.
Simon Monjack was not a celebrity. His wife was. He was a leech.
Paul Gray, bassist for Slipknot died on May 24th
What about Art Linkletter?
Isn't it a little early to be looking back on 2010?
Year is half way over..............
I will greatly miss Merlin Olsen, Peter graves and Rue and Bea....and Dixie's Julia Sugarbaker....so many talented people.dlr
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