Those We Lost In 2010

SF and fantasy legends who sadly passed away in the last 12 months.


Zelda Rubinstein, 76

May 28 1933 - 27 January 2010
Actress ( Poltergeist , Poltergiest 2 )

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Lionel Jeffries, 83

10 June 1926 - 19 February 2010
Actor ( Chitty Chitty Bang Bang , The Quatermass Xperiment , The Revenge Of Frankenstein ), director (the amazingly underrated The Amazing Mr Blunden )

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Corey Haim, 38

23 December 1971 - 10 March 2010
Actor ( The Lost Boys )

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Peter Graves, 83

18 March 1926 - 14 March 2010
Actor ( Mission: Impossible , Airplane II )

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John Hicklenton, 42

8 May 1967 - 19 March 2010
Comic artist ( Judge Dredd, Nemesis The Warlock ) and the subject of the award-winning documentary Here’s Johnny about his battle with multiple sclerosis.

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John Eric Holmes, 80

16 February 1930 - 20 March 2010
Writer, editor of the 1977 Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set, and Edgar Rice Burroughs expert

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Robert Culp, 79

16 August 1930 - 24 March 2010
Actor ( I Spy , The Greatest American Hero )

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Dick Giordano, 77

July 20 1932 - 27 March 2010
US comic book artist and DC executive editor

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Frank Frazetta, 82

9 February 1928 - 10 May 2010
Fantasy artist

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Dennis Hopper, 74

17 May 1936 - 29 May 2010
Actor ( Waterworld , The Crow: Wicked Prayer , Firestarter 2 , Space Truckers , Super Mario Brothers … erm, and a lot of really good appearances in non-genre film and TV)

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Al Williamson, 79

21 March 1931 - 12 June 2010
US comic book artist ( Secret Agent X-9 , Star Wars , Flash Gordon )

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Pennant Roberts, 69

15 December 1940 - 22 June 2010
TV director, Doctor Who , Blake’s Seven , Survivors , Doomwatch


Alan Hume, 85

16 October 1924 - 13 July 2010
Legendary cinematographer ( Return of the Jedi , Lifeforce , A View To A Kill , Supergirl , Warlords Of Atlantis , The Land That Time Forgot , At The Earth’s Core , Dr Terror’s House Of Horrors , The Kiss Of The Vampire )

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Tom Mankiewicz, 68

1 June 1942 - 31 July 2010
Screenwriter ( Superman The Movie , Superman II , Ladyhawke , The Man With The Golden Gun , Live And Let Die , Diamonds Are Forever )

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Satoshi Kon, 46

12 October 1963 -24 August 2010
Acclaimed Japanese anime director ( Perfect Blue , Millennium Actress )

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Kevin McCarthy, 96

15 February 1914 – 11 September 2010
Actor ( Invasion Of The Body Snatchers )

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Edwin Charles (“EC”) Tubb, 90

15 October 1919 - 10 September 2010
SF author ( Dumarest Saga , Cap Kennedy series)

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Louis Marks, 82

23 March 1928 - 17 September
Script writer ( Doomwatch , Doctor Who: “Planet Of The Giants”, “Day Of The Daleks”, “The Planet Of Evil”, “The Masque Of Mandragora”)

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Geoffrey Burgon, 69

15 July 1941 - 21 September 2010
British composer ( Monty Python’s The Life Of Brian , Doctor Who “Terror Of The Zygons” & “The Seeds Of Doom”, the BBC’s The Chronicles of Narnia )

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Roy Ward Baker, 93

19 December 1916 - 5 October 2010
British film director ( The Vault Of Horror , The Vampire Lovers , Scars Of Dracula , Quatermass And The Pit )

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Simon MacCorkindale, 58

12 February 1952 - 14 October 2010
Actor ( Manimal )

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Mike Esposito, 83

14 July 1927 - 24 October 2010
American comic book artist, primarily known for his longstanding partnership with Ross Andru, providing inking duties for Andru’s line art (Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Iron Man, Spider-Man, all the greats…)

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Mervyn Haisman, 82

15 March 1928 - 29 October 2010
Screenwriter ( Doctor Who : “The Abominable Snowmen”, “The Web Of Fear”, “The Dominators”)

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Dino De Laurentiis, 91

8 August 1919 - 10 November 2010)
Italian film producer ( Barbarella , King Kong ’76, Flash Gordon ’80, Conan The Barbarian )

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Ingrid Pitt, 73

21 November 1937 - 23 November 2010
Polish-born British actress ( The Vampire Lovers , Countess Dracula , The House That Dripped Blood )

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Irvin Kershner, 87

29 April 1923 - 27 November 2010
Director ( Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back , RoboCop II , The Eyes Of Laura Mars , seaQuest DSV pilot)

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Leslie Nielsen, 84

11 February 1926 - 28 November 2010
Actor ( Forbidden Planet )

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Jean Rollin,72

3 November 1938 – 15 December 2010
Cult French film director ( Le Viol du Vampire , La Vampire Nue, Les Raisins de La Mort )