Saying goodbye
June 4th, 2010
08:30 AM ET

Saying goodbye: Stars we have lost in 2010

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.

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  1. kelly deroy

    I miss Tom bolsey

    January 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. elizabeth a yancey

    i will miss rue. i loved her in the golden girls. god bless betty white. she gives us hope.

    December 31, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. darlene

    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.

    December 27, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bryan

    What about Barbara Billingsley (aka Mrs. Cleaver)

    December 25, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. Michele

    Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, bassist/guitarist for Daryl Hall and John Oates as well as many others.

    June 4, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Angie

    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.

    June 4, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      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.

      June 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. charley

    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.

    June 4, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Feeniegal

    Corin of Lynn passed away a couple months before she did.

    June 4, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. DJ Riz

    jazz legend hank jones

    June 4, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. fester akbar

    Mark Linkous...Spaklehorse

    June 4, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. Stephen


    Simon Monjack was not a celebrity. His wife was. He was a leech."

    Your wife is a leech...guess where she's sucking?

    June 4, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  12. Teri

    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.

    June 4, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  13. Nikkimomma

    Brittany Murphy died in 2009, December. Gary Coleman is on the list.

    June 4, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  14. Charlie

    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 sad

    June 4, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  15. Kitkat

    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!!

    June 4, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  16. darrell

    Ron Banks of the (Dramatics) r&b group pass away.

    June 4, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  17. icemanN4

    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.

    June 4, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  18. deanie

    Dorothy Provine

    June 4, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  19. sm

    Simon Monjack? Seriously? I didn't know who he was until Brittney Murphy died... take him off this list!

    June 4, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  20. Brandy

    Um, I didn't see Britney Murphy on there, just her husband....

    June 4, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  21. mac

    I don't see Brittany Murphy and Gary Coleman in the list

    June 4, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  22. Brian

    Peter Steele of Type O Negative is missing as well.

    June 4, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  23. Chuck

    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.

    June 4, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  24. Rob

    Simon Monjack was not a celebrity. His wife was. He was a leech.

    June 4, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  25. jazzy


    June 4, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  26. Tara

    Paul Gray, bassist for Slipknot died on May 24th

    June 4, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  27. Red Dog

    What about Art Linkletter?

    June 4, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  28. Justin

    Isn't it a little early to be looking back on 2010?

    June 4, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  29. debra

    I will greatly miss Merlin Olsen, Peter graves and Rue and Bea....and Dixie's Julia many talented people.dlr

    June 4, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |

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