Ten most notable people to die in Colorado

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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.

Number 10: Michael Kennedy

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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.

Number 9: John McWethy

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McWethy was one of the most honored journalists at ABC News from the late '70s until the early 2000s. His reports about his experiences on 9/11 -- he was at the Pentagon during the terrorist attack there -- were particularly memorable. He died in a skiing accident at Keystone in 2008.

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Rob Salyers
Rob Salyers

Another ten-item list strung across five pages. Are you really that desperate for page views, Westword? You could have had three from me, but you got greedy and asked for five, so you only got one.

John S. Adams Jr.
John S. Adams Jr.

Nice article, and thanks for sharing, but no Hunter S. Thompson? His influence in culture and writing easily puts him at #2, if not #1.

kesslereb
kesslereb

Sonny Bono (of Sonny and Cher fame)


Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson

Didn't Sonny Bono also die here? Shi accident, same year as Kennedy I think.

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson

Wrong Wild Bill. Hickock had the deadman's hand, a full house aces over 8's and he died in Deadwood, SD.

Belle James
Belle James

And he died in aspen that's what the article is about

Dylan Bonansigna
Dylan Bonansigna

Hunter S Thompson was from Kentucky, he just lived in Colorado for the later stage of his life.

romerogj
romerogj

Yeah! Where is Hunter? or Sunny Bono!

Belle James
Belle James

wtf westword...you guys did t mention Hunter Thompson or ODB??!

kingkong676
kingkong676

Is it just me, or did we forget about our great Woody Park resedent Hunter Thompson?

kingkong676
kingkong676

Is it just me, or did we forget about Hunter Thompson

Mark Leiby
Mark Leiby

White people problems = Skiing into trees

Erica Truskolaski
Erica Truskolaski

Linda Lovelace died in Douglas County - the accident happened on c-470: "The April 3 crash happened about 10 a.m. when Boreman's Kia Sportage veered off the right side of eastbound C-470 between South University Boulevard and South Quebec Street. Her Kia hit a mile-marker post, then spun and rolled twice, throwing Boreman from the vehicle. She was not wearing a seat belt." She is buried at the Parker Cemetery.

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