Ten most notable people we forgot who died in Colorado

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Earlier this week, when we published our list of the ten most notable people to die in Colorado, we asked you to let us know if we'd forgotten anyone -- and thank goodness you did, because we made a number of hefty oversights. We're highlighting the ones most frequently mentioned in this sequel list, which also includes a slew of other fascinating personalities who shuffled off this mortal coil right here. Count them down below.

Number 10: Ken Lay

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Ken Lay.
Lay was the chairman and CEO of Enron, a corporation that became the poster child for business corruption circa the early 2000s -- although more recent scandals have pretty much supplanted it in the public consciousness. In 2006, he was found guilty of ten counts related to financial malfeasance and the like -- but several months before his sentencing, he died in Snowmass of a heart attack. That's the equivalent of dodging a bullet by taking one in the chest.

Number 9: Ruth Etting

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Ruth Etting.
Etting was a huge singing star in the 1920s and 1930s, with a number of her signature tunes, including "Shine On Harvest Moon" and "Ten Cents a Dance," becoming standards in the Great American Songbook. She was embroiled in scandal during the late thirties, when her former husband shot a pianist with whom she was involved. Her career took a hit as well, but the tale inspired the 1955 film Love Me or Leave Me, in which the character based on her was played by Doris Day.

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