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In memoriam - celebrity deaths of 2013

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As we bid farewell to 2013, let's take a look and remember the celebrities and other notables that passed away this year. Some deaths more sensational than others, but all worth noting. 2013 saw the loss of many talented individuals from Peter O'Toole to James Gandolfini et al. So now, we say a final good-bye.

  • January – Singer Patti Page Dead at 85
  • January – ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Actor Conrad Bain Dead at 89
  • February – Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch Dead at 88
  • February – Country Music Star Mindy McCready Dead at 37 in Apparent Suicide
  • March – ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Richard Griffiths Dead at 65
  • April – ‘Buckwild’ Star Shain Gandee Found Dead at 21
  • April – Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead at 70
  • April – Fashion Designer Lilly Pulitzer Dies at 81
  • April – Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: Dead at 87
  • April – Former ‘Mouseketeer’ Annette Funicello: Dead at 70
  • April – Comedian Jonathan Winters Dead at 87
  • April – Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Passes Away at Age 42
  • May – Kriss Kross Rapper Chris Kelly Found Dead at 34
  • June – ‘All in the Family’ Star Jean Stapleton: Dead at 90
  • June – 'The Sopranos' Star James Gandolfini Dead at 51
  • July – 'Glee' star Cory Monteith Dead at 31
  • July – Actor Dennis Farina Dead at 69
  • August – ‘Wizard of Oz’ Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini Dead at 89
  • August – ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Gia Allemand Dead at 29 in Apparent Suicide
  • August – That ’70′s Show’s Lisa Robin Kelly Dead at 43
  • August – Rizzoli & Isles’ Lee Thompson Young Dead at 29
  • August – Hollywood Writer Elmore Leonard Dead at 87
  • August – 'East of Eden' Actress Julie Harris Dead at 87
  • September – David Frost British Broadcaster Dead at 74
  • October – Author Tom Clancy Dead at 66
  • October – Veteran Character Actor Ed Lauter Dead at 74
  • October – ‘The Simpsons’ and 'The Bob Newhart Show' Actress Marcia Wallace Dead at 70
  • October – Musician Lou Reed Dead at 71
  • November – Honeymooner’s Revival Star Jane Kean Dead at 90
  • November – 'Fast & the Furious' Star Paul Walker Dead at 40
  • December – Nelson Mandela Dead at 95
  • December – Legendary Actor Peter O’Toole Dead at 81
  • December – Actress Joan Fontaine Dead at 96
  • December – ‘Fresh Prince’ Producer Jeff Pollack Found Dead at 54
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