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15 That Kicked The Bucket in 2011
Died in the 2010s
"A number of notable figures shook off their mortal coils in the year 2011. Take a look back with me on the year that was and see how much you remember about these well-known figures."
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Dead at seventy-five, Václav Havel was an intellectual and playwright who assumed the presidency of his country in 1989. Of which country was he the leader until 1993?
Born Randall Mario Poffo, this World Wrestling Federation champ succombed to a sudden heart attack in May. Miss Elizabeth (his wife in real life) often appeared ringside as his manager. Who was this bigger than life professional wrestling personality?
Jake "The Snake" Roberts
"Macho Man" Randy Savage
Andre The Giant
In October the world mourned the loss of inventor and entrepreneur Steve Jobs. The co-funder of Apple Computers passed at the age of 56. What caused Jobs' untimely death?
Cause of death: alcohol poisoning. Found dead on July 23, this troubled British pop star publicly battled drug and alcohol addictions over her career. Who was this talented musician behind the 2006 blockbuster album "Back to Black"?
At a towering 6'7" this ex-NFL star turned actor passed away from acute drug intoxication in August. On screen he is best remembered as the aptly name Moses Hightower in the film series "Police Academy". Who was this gentle giant?
Known as the "Dear Leader" of North Korea, this repressive dictator reportedly died at the age of 69 in December. He assumed the presidency of the isolated nation upon his father's death in 1984. Who was this political personality?
In July the world lost the former First Lady of the United States from 1974- 1977. She also lent her name to a world-renowned addiction clinic in California. What was the name of this American icon?
(First and last name)
Congestive heart failure took the life of this Hollywood beauty in May,2011. Her storied life included eight marriages to seven husbands, a memorable role in the film "National Velvet" and the frgrance known as "White Diamonds". Who was this legendary thespian?
After his final broadcast of "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney" he died about a month later in November from surgical complications. The opinionated Rooney died at 92 after almost 33 years as a commentator on what television newsmagazine show?
Who could forget TV's U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon? The Dodge City lawman, played by actor James Arness, passed away at 88 in June. On what long-running TV western did Arness make his name?
In May, President Obama declared, "Justice has been done" when he announced the death of al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden. Dead from a gunshot wound during an intense firefight with U.S. Navy SEALs, the terrorist was dead at 54 years of age. In what country did the militant meet his end?
It was fitting in November that Muhammad Ali should attend the funeral of this man - the first to beat him in the ring. One of the combatants in the Thrilla in Manila this boxer died of liver cancer at the age of 67. Who was this renowned heavyweight?
Clarence Clemons' last note came on June 18th at the age of 69. The legendary saxophone player, known to many as "The Big Man", died from complications from a stroke. For over thirty years he was an integral member of what band?
The E Street Band
Sax On The Beach
The Grateful Dead
Peter Falk's most memorable television character was a lieutenant in the Los Angeles Police Department. Suffering from dementia for a number of years, Falk passed at age 83 from cardiorespiratory arrest. What was the name of the scruffy detective he brought to life on TV?
At nearly 80 years old this actor passed away from kidney failure in December at his home in Florida. He was best known for his roles in "Tarzan the Ape Man" (1932) and "Tarzan and his Mate" in 1934. Who was this memorable on-screen presence?
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