There was plenty of ink spilled and pixels lit in 2010 when, say, actor Dennis Hopper died, or singer Lena Horne, or reclusive author J.D. Salinger, or punk provocateur Malcolm McLaren, and there will be more written and said about their substantial lives and legacies as the year now comes to a close. Not every passing of a well-known person will be universally mourned (e.g. controversial Yankees owner George Steinbrenner), but such figures such as soul singer Teena Marie, diplomat Richard Holbrooke, fashion designer Alexander McQueen, MC Guru, comics writer Harvey Pekar, movie producer Dino De Laurentiis, or punk chanteuse Ari Up will get a few well-deserved column inches. Each year we try to focus on a handful of the recently deceased whose lives made some difference in our own, even if-especially because-their deaths didn't bring Twitter to a halt and their legacies probably won't inspire lavish year-end tributes elsewhere.