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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