2010s Obituaries

Can you name these notable people who left us in the decade of the 2010s?
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Year
Age
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Person
2019
86
President of France from 1995 to 2007
Jacques Chirac
2018
94
Former CIA chief elected U.S. President in 1988
George H. W. Bush
2018
95
He invented Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, and many more
Stan Lee
2016
74
He floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee
Muhammad Ali
2016
57
He partied like it's 1999
Prince
2016
69
His notable roles included Severus Snape and Hans Gruber
Alan Rickman
2016
69
Androgynous rocker also known as Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie
2015
90
King of Saudi Arabia
King Abdullah
2015
83
He played Spock on "Star Trek"
Leonard Nimoy
2014
63
He was Mork, Genie, Patch Adams, etc...
Robin Williams
2014
81
Red carpet interviewer, comedienne, and plastic surgery patient
Joan Rivers
2014
85
Dimpled child actress who became a U.S. ambassador
Shirley Temple Black
2014
46
Three-named actor who starred in "Capote" and "The Master"
Philip Seymour Hoffman
2013
95
First black President of South Africa
Nelson Mandela
2013
87
Britain's first female Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
2013
58
Leftist Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez
2012
82
First man on the moon
Neil Armstrong
2012
48
"Bodyguard" actress
Whitney Houston
2011
79
"Cleopatra" actress who was married eight times
Elizabeth Taylor
2011
54
9/11 mastermind
Osama Bin Laden
2011
27
She didn't want to go to rehab, no no no
Amy Winehouse
2011
56
Co-founder of Apple Computer
Steve Jobs
2011
71
Dictator of Libya
Muammar Gaddafi
2011
70
Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-il
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Level 82
May 1, 2016
On average this set died at 67 years old. That's a bit younger than modern life expectancy. Several lived to a very respectable age though.
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Level 88
May 2, 2016
That is interesting. Looking a little closer, 3 of the youngest 4 lost their lives due to drug use (including alcohol). Remove those, and the average jumps to 71.722. Assuming average lifespan for men of 71, and women of 73.5, the expected average lifespan of this list would be 71.714, or 71.555 excluding those 3.

The more you know...

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Level 69
Sep 15, 2017
What source are you using? 78 and 81 respectively. In America anyway.
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Level 88
May 9, 2019
@CliveDexter, point. I was using the global expectancies.
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Level 50
Jun 9, 2016
God I'm terrible at names. So many of these I was able to see their face but the name just escaped me. Argh!
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Level 53
Jun 9, 2016
How did I miss Muhammad Ali
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Level 83
Jun 9, 2016
It's only been a week.
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Level 62
Jun 9, 2016
Great quiz, although I have a few criticisms: saying in the description that these people "left us" sounds weird, but maybe that's just my opinion; Nelson Mandela is not notable because he was the first black president of South Africa, he is notable for ending apartheid; describing the communist dictator Hugo Chavez as "leftist" is a bit misleading; Whitney Houston was primarily a singer; it seems odd to include Osama bin Laden in this quiz, as if to extend sympathy to him. That's it. I'm done complaining.
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Level 80
Jun 9, 2016
Some of the things you're complaining about are very commonly used phrases or descriptions. So we could say the leftist left us.
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Level 80
Jun 9, 2016
and nobody (here) said we're required to be sympathetic just because someone died.
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Level 49
Jun 9, 2016
You're American, I take it?

Because even though I never knew them personally, Kim Jong-il and Muammar Gaddafi didn't have reputations as the nicest gentlemen in history either, did they?

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Level ∞
Jun 9, 2016
Mandela ended apartheid? Incredible that such a monumental achievement was the work of only one person. :P
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Level 74
Jul 14, 2016
Yes, FW de Klerk and Mandela both received the Nobel Peace Prize for spearheading the ending of apartheid. Their partnership from each side of the racial divide was important to making it happen.
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Level 80
Jun 9, 2016
It's only 2016
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Level 55
Jun 9, 2016
Bin Laden ain't dead.
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Level 80
Jun 10, 2016
of course not. I saw him hitting the clubs in Kiev last night with BigFoot and Elvis.
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Level 77
Jan 19, 2017
Jesus was there as well
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Level 72
Jun 9, 2016
Please accept Dick Cheney. I know he's not dead but...
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Level 70
Jun 9, 2016
I kept entering Nemoy, hoping it would work.
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Level 70
Jun 9, 2016
niemoy, nemoy, neimoy, niemoi, nimoi... his best role was in the monorail episode.
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Level 49
Jun 9, 2016
Or the X-Files episode?

♫ Good Morning Starshine ♫

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Level 67
Jun 9, 2016
Pretty sure you mean the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGF5ROpjRAU
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Level 57
Jul 9, 2018
Yup, Nemoy, Nemoi, Nemoid... was sure it was an 'e'.
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Level 62
Jun 9, 2016
Oh, Alan Rickman. :(
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Level 41
Jun 9, 2016
I wrote Bush for the 9/11 clue but then realized that he is still alive...
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Level 80
Jun 10, 2016
and after that did you realize he did not plan 9/11?
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Level 73
Aug 23, 2016
Well that was daft of you.
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Level 68
Feb 5, 2020
And as of 2018, Bush IS now a correct answer! Admittedly for a different clue and a different Bush, though.
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Level 69
Jun 9, 2016
Merl Haggard!
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Level 65
Jun 9, 2016
I didn't even know Alan Rickman was dead. Damn. What a bummer.
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Level 58
Jun 10, 2016
Sadly now you can add Gordie Howe to that list.
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Level 67
Jun 10, 2016
This has not been a good year
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Level 67
Jun 10, 2016
already four legends up there from this year, add Gordie Howe and Glenn Frey. damn
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Level 60
Feb 20, 2017
And two-thirds of Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
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Level 42
Jun 11, 2016
Please accept more spellings for Ghaddafi
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Level 51
Jun 27, 2016
I spelled it exactly like you did.
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Level 73
Aug 23, 2016
It's what Leo McGarry would have wanted.
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Level 55
Jun 11, 2016
You forgot about James Gandolfini!
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Level 55
Jun 11, 2016
and Leslie Nielsen too!
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Level 37
Jul 19, 2016
Gotta change the description for Thatcher. Britain's got another female Prime Minister now.
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Level ∞
Jul 19, 2016
Changed it
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Level 77
Jan 19, 2017
Hm, where is the 2015 obituaries quiz? Spelled differently maybe?
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Level 72
Sep 19, 2019
Gary Coleman lives on at Avenue Q!
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Level 74
Jan 31, 2020
No Reservations - Anthony Bourdain. 2018.
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Level 65
Feb 4, 2020
Carrie Fisher? C'mon! You can't leave off Princess Leia!
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Level 56
Feb 4, 2020
"This beats or equals 8.6% of test takers"

I missed Mandela and I will never live this down.

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Level 61
Feb 4, 2020
For me the saddest were Jack Bruce, Gough Whitlam, Johann Cruyff and Rik Mayall. It should also be noted that Philip Seymour Hoffman was in The Big Lebowski. The Dude abides.
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Level 59
Feb 6, 2020
Jack Bruce and Rik Mayall for sure. Afraid I'm not familiar with the others.

Also Mitch Mitchell, Larry Coryell, John Abercrombie...

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Level 61
Feb 5, 2020
I ran out of time. I got as far as Thatcher and started celebrating again!!