Ten most notable people to die in Colorado

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Number 10: Michael Kennedy

The son of the late Robert Kennedy, Michael Kennedy didn't put his mark on history as did so many other members of his famous clan. However, his death made headlines across the country and the world. He died on the slopes of Aspen, with numerous reports suggesting that he and other relatives were playing football on skis when he smacked into a tree and sustained fatal injuries. Unlike real football players, Michael wasn't wearing a helmet.
Posts like our collection of the top ten "You know you're from Colorado when...." punchlines celebrate life in our fair state. But what about the opposite side of that coin? Turns out the last breath of many memorable folks was of our thin air. We've assembled a roster of the ten most notable passings. Check them out below -- and let us know if there's anyone we missed.

This list by Michael Roberts originally appeared on the Latest Word news blog, which you should visit five days a week for more Denver news.