73 Stars And Icons We Lost In The 2010s

The 2010s were a rough decade for music fans since we lost many all-time great legends.

Juice Wrld (Jarad Higgins), 21


The singer best known for "Lucid Dreams" passed away on December 8, 2019, just six days after his birthday. (At the time of publication, the cause of death has not been released).

Godfrey Gao, 35


Model and actor Gao passed away on November 27, 2019. He experienced a heart attack while filming a reality show, likely due to the production pushing the physical limits of its stars.

Toni Morrison, 88


The author who had won a Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom died from complications of pneumonia on Aug. 5, 2019.

Cameron Boyce, 20



The actor died on July 6, 2019, due to complications of epilepsy.

Nipsey Hussle, 33


The Grammy-nominated rapper died after a shooting in Los Angeles near a clothing store he owned on March 31, 2019.

Luke Perry, 52


The actor from 'Riverdale' and "Beverly Hills 90210' died on March 4, 2019, after a stroke.

Karl Lagerfeld, 85


Lagerfeld, who worked for both Fendi and Chanel during his career, died from pancreatic cancer on Feb. 19, 2019.

George Bush, 94, and Barbara Bush, 92


The former U.S. president died of Parkinson's disease on Nov. 30, 2018. His wife Barbara Bush died earlier in the year on April 17, 2018.

Stephen Hillenburg, 57


'SpongeBob' creator Hillenburg passed away on November 26, 2018, from ALS.

Stan Lee, 95


The superhero of Marvel, he died of cardiac arrest on Nov. 12, 2018.

Mac Miller, 26


The beloved Pittsburgh rapper died of an accidental overdose on Sept. 7, 2018.

John McCain, 81


The former U.S. presidential candidate and veteran died of brain cancer on August 25, 2018.

Aretha Franklin, 76


The 'Queen of Soul' died of a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor on Aug. 16, 2018.

XXXTentacion (Jahseh Onfroy), 20


The rapper died when he was shot on June 18, 2018.

Anthony Bourdain, 61


The well-traveled and admired chef and writer died by suicide on June 8, 2018.

Kate Spade, 55


The trendy designer died by suicide on June 5, 2018.

Avicci (Tim Bergling), 28


The musician died by suicide on April 20, 2018.

Stephen Hawking, 76


The groundbreaking scientist died from ALS on March 14, 2018.

Mark Salling, 35


The 'Glee' actor died by suicide on Jan. 30, 2018.

Dolores O'Riordan, 46


Singer from the Irish band The Cranberries, she drowned due to alcohol intoxication on Jan. 15, 2018.

Tom Petty, 66


The musician died of an accidental overdose on Oct. 2, 2017.

Hugh Hefner, 91


The icon of the 'Playboy' franchise, he died of cardiac arrest on Sept. 27, 2017.

Robert Hardy, 91


Known for his role as Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter series, the actor passed away due to natural causes on Aug. 3, 2017.

Chester Bennington, 41


The Linkin Park frontman tragically passed from suicide on July 20, 2017.

Chris Cornell, 52


Leader of the '90s band Soundgarden, he died by suicide on May 18, 2017.

Bill Paxton, 61


The 'Titanic' actor died of a stroke following heart surgery on Feb. 25, 2017.

John Hurt, 77


The acclaimed and knighted actor died from cancer on Jan. 25, 2017.

Debbie Reynolds, 84


The actress and singer followed the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher. She died of an intracerebral hemorrhage on December 28, 2016, just one day after her daughter's death.

Carrie Fisher, 60


Most famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Stars Wars films, she died of a heart attack on Dec. 27, 2016.

George Michael, 53


The '80s star who campaigned for LGBTQ rights and fundraised for HIV/AIDS charities died of heart and liver issues on December 25, 2016.

Leonard Cohen, 82


Probably most famous for writing "Hallelujah," he died of leukemia on Nov. 7, 2016.

Gene Wilder, 83


This unforgettable actor died from complications of Alzheimer's disease on August 29, 2016.

Anton Yelchin, 27


Known for his roles in the Star Trek films, he died in a freak accident on June 19, 2016, when he was pinned between his Jeep and a brick pillar.

Christina Grimmie, 22


The singer died when she was shot and killed by an obsessed fan during a performance on June 10, 2016.

Muhammad Ali, 74


One of the greatest 20th century athletes, he died from Parkinson's disease on June 3, 2016.

Prince, 57


The musician who recorded multiple hits and who was known for his spectacular performances died of an accidental overdose on April 21, 2016.

Merle Haggard, 79


The country music star died of complications from pneumonia on April 6, 2016.

Harper Lee, 89


The author of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' died of natural causes on Feb. 19, 2016.

Alan Rickman, 69


The actor beloved by many for playing Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise tragically died of pancreatic cancer on Jan. 14, 2016.

David Bowie, 69


One of rock's most influential artists, he died of liver cancer on January 10, 2016. Two days before his death, Bowie released his album Blackstar, featuring the song 'Lazarus', which many consider to be his final goodbye.

Wes Craven, 76


The iconic director, known as 'The Master of Horror', died Aug. 30, 2015 of brain cancer.

B.B. King, 89


The 'King of the Blues' died from vascular dementia on May 14, 2015.

Leonard Nimoy, 83


Best known for his role as Spock in Star Trek, he died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Feb. 27, 2015.

Joan Rivers, 81


The comedic actress died following minor throat surgery on Sept. 4, 2014.

Richard Attenborough, 90


The 'Jurassic Park' actor died of natural causes on Aug. 24, 2014.

Oscar De La Renta, 82


The high-fashion designed died of cancer on Oct. 20, 2014.

Robin Williams, 63


The comedic actor who was a mainstay in the childhood memories for so many shockingly died from suicide on Aug. 11, 2014.

Maya Angelou, 86


The landmark poet died of natural causes on May 28, 2014.

Mickey Rooney, 93


One of the biggest box office stars of the 20th century, the actor died of natural causes on April 6, 2014.

Shirley Temple, 85


The iconic former child star died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Feb. 10, 2014.

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, 46


The versatile actor died of a drug overdose on Feb. 2, 2014.

James Avery, 68


Best known as Uncle Phil from the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air', he died on Dec. 31, 2013, following open-heart surgery.

Nelson Mandela, 95


The South African president and activist died from a respiratory infection on Dec. 5, 2013.

Paul Walker, 41


The 'Fast and Furious' actor died in a high-speed car accident on Nov. 30, 2013.

Cory Monteith, 31


The 'Glee' actor died of a drug overdose on July 13, 2013.

James Gandolfini, 51


'The Sopranos' actor died of a heart attack on June 19, 2013.

Margaret Thatcher, 87


England's longest-serving prime minister died after suffering a stroke on April 8, 2013.

Richard Griffiths, 65


The Tony-award winner, also best known for his role as Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films died after heart surgery on March 28, 2013.

Neil Armstrong, 82


The astronaut and first person to walk on the moon, he died following heart surgery on Aug. 25, 2012.

Sally Ride, 61


The first American woman in space, the astronaut died of pancreatic cancer on July 23, 2012.

Donna Summer, 63


The five-time Grammy winning 'Queen of Disco' died of lung cancer on May 17, 2012.

Maurice Sendak, 83


Famous for 'Where the Wild Things Are', the author died from complications of a stroke on May 8, 2012.

Adam Yauch, 47


The rapper from The Beastie Boys died of cancer on May 4, 2012.

Whitney Houston, 48


One of the greatest music icons, she drowned on Feb. 11, 2012.

Etta James, 73


The six-time Grammy winning blues singer died from leukemia on Jan. 20, 2012.

Steve Jobs, 56


We lost the Apple icon from pancreatic cancer on Oct. 5, 2011.

Amy Winehouse, 27


The singer tragically died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011.

Ryan Dunn, 34


The 'Jackass' prankster died in a car crash on June 20, 2011.

Elizabeth Taylor, 79


The iconic actress died of congestive heart failure on March 23, 2011.

Rue McClanahan, 76


The 'Golden Girls' actress died after suffering a brain hemorrhage on June 3, 2010.

Gary Coleman, 42


The comedically gifted Gary died of a subdural hematoma on May 28, 2010.

Ronnie James Dio, 67


The Black Sabbath vocalist died on May 16, 2010 after a battle with cancer.

Alexander McQueen, 40


The fashion designer sadly died by suicide on Feb. 11, 2010.

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