On Oct. 5, the 56-year-old Apple co-founder and CEO died of a rare form of
The British singer died of accidental alcohol poisoning July 23 at age 27. It was arguably an ending that had been telegraphed from the beginning of her fame.
The American Film Institute "Female Legend," three-time Oscar winner, gay icon and
4. Patrice O'Neal
The standup comedian died of complications from
The bon vivant and provocateur died Nov. 15 of complications from cancer. In his many articles, essays and books such as "God Is Not Great," Hitchens fearlessly opposed any force he saw as totalitarian and seemed to relish being contrarian, whether he was taking down Mother Teresa or backing the
6. Heavy D
A big man who styled himself as a Don Juan, the rapper and producer, 44, died Nov. 8 of unknown causes. Heavy D & the Boyz was the first to be signed to Uptown Records, one of the pioneers in bringing hip-hop and R&B together.
Dunn, a star of "Jackass" and "Viva La Bam," died in a car crash June 20. He was 34 years old. Dunn had posted a photo of himself drinking hours before the accident, prompting film critic
8. Clarence Clemons
A saxophonist nonpareil, Clemons, 69, died June 18 of complications from a stroke. The joyous backbone of
9. Andy Whitfield
Whitfield died Sept. 11 at age 39 — 18 months after being diagnosed with non-