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2013 in Memoriam

Friday, December 27, 2013   by: Staff

As 2013 draws to a close, we at would like to take a moment to remember industry leaders, innovators, entertainers, and news makers that we lost this year.

The following is a list of some people of note who died in 2013.

Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013 (Anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize recipient: President of South Africa 1994-1999)

Roger Ebert: 1924-2013 (Movie critic, journalist)

Clive Burr: 1957-2013 (Former Iron Maiden drummer)

Frederick Sanger: 1918-2013 (Biochemist, two-time Nobel Prize for Chemistry winner)

Jeff Hanneman: 1964-2013 (Slayer guitarist)

Helen Thomas: 1920-2013 (Author, journalist, White House correspondent from 1960-2010)

Karen Black: 1939-2013 (Actress: Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Great Gatsby, etc.)

Peter O'Toole: 1932-2013 (Actor: Lawrence of Arabia, Man of La Mancha, The Stunt Man, etc.)

Conrad Bain: 1923-2013 (Actor: The Love Boat, Maude, Diff'rent Strokes, etc.)

David Brubeck: 1920-2013 (Jazz pianist, composer, bandleader)

David 'Kidd' Kraddick: 1959-2013 (Radio and television personality: Kidd Kraddick in the Morning)

August Schellenberg: 1936-2013 (Canadian actor: Black Robe, Free Willy, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Crazy Horse, etc.)

Cory Monteith: 1982-2013 (Actor: Glee - Finn Hudson)

Ray Dolby: 1933-2013 (Engineer, sound innovator - creator of the Dolby Noise Reduction system)

Patti Page: 1927-2013 (Singer: The Tennessee Waltz, How Much is That Doggie in the Window, etc.)

Rita MacNeil: 1944-2013 (Canadian singer, TV personality)

Jonathan Winters: 1925-2013 (Comedian, author, artist, actor: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Mork & Mindy - Mearth, etc.)

Eydie Gorme: 1928-2013 (Singer: Blame it on the Bossa Nova, I Want You to Meet My Baby, etc.)

Larry Hagman: 1931-2013 (Actor: I Dream of Jeanie, Mother Jugs and Speed, Nixon, Dallas - J.R. Ewing, etc.)

Stompin' Tom Connors: 1936-2013 (Canadian musician and icon: The Hockey Song, Sudbury Saturday Night, Algoma Central 69, etc. )

Ned Wertimer: 1923-2013 (Actor: The Jeffersons - Ralph the Doorman)

Jeanne Cooper: 1928-2013 (Actress: The Young and the Restless - Katherine Chancellor)

Alan Myers: 1955-2013 (Drummer for DEVO)

Jean Stapleton: 1923-2013 (Actress: All in the Family - Edith Bunker)

George Jones: 1931-2013 (Country singer: She Still Thinks I Care, He Stopped Loving Her Today, Wine Coloured Roses, etc.)

Peter Banks: 1947-2013 (Former guitarist for Yes)

James Gandolfini: 1961-2013 (Actor: The Sopranos - Tony Soprano, The Man Who Wasn't There, Where The Wild Things Are - voice of Carol, etc.)

Mindy McCready: 1975-2013 (Country singer: Guys Do It All the Time, A Girl's Gotta Do, Ten Thousand Angels, etc.)

Slim Whitman: 1923-2013 (Singer, songwriter: Danny Boy, Rose Marie, Red River Valley, etc.)

JJ Cale: 1938-2013 (Musician, singer, songwriter: After Midnight, Cocaine, Call Me the Breeze, etc.)

Phil Ramone: 1934-2013 (Music producer: Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Lou Reed, etc.; Movie and Broadway producer: A Star is Born, Flashdance, Ghostbusters, Midnight Cowboy, etc.)

Tom Clancy: 1947-2013 (Author: The Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Rainbow Six, etc.)

Ray Manzarek: 1939-2013 (Keyboardist for The Doors)

Lou Reed: 1942-2013 (Musician, rock icon, founder of The Velvet Underground: Sweet Jane, I'm Waiting For the Man, Walk on the Wild Side, Rock and Roll, Perfect Day, etc.)

Phil Chevron: 1957-2013 (The Pogues' guitarist)

Chris Kelly: 1979-2013 (Rapper for Kriss Kross: Jump, Warm It Up, Alright, etc.)

Chrissy Amphlett: 1959-2013 (Singer for The Divinyls)

Richie Havens: 1941-2013 (Musician, singer, songwriter: Lady Madonna, Freedom, Here Comes the Sun, I'm Not in Love, etc.)

Annette Funicello: 1942-2013 (Actress: The Mickey Mouse Club, Beach Blanket Bingo, etc.)

Bonnie Franklin: 1944-2013 (Actress: One Day at a Time - Ann Romano)

Richard Street: 1942-2013 (Singer for The Temptations)

David Frost: 1939-2013 (British broadcaster, journalist, satirist: That Was the Week That Was, The Nixon Interviews)

Reg Presley: 1941-2013 (Singer for The Troggs: Wild Thing, With a Girl Like You, Love is All Around, etc.)

Paul Walker: 1973-2013 (Actor: Varsity Blues, The Fast and the Furious film series - Brian O'Conner, etc.)

Lisa Robin Kelly: 1970-2013 (Actress: That '70s Show - Laurie Foreman)

Donald Byrd: 1932-2013 (Jazz trumpeter)

Eileen Brennan: 1932-2013 (Actress: The Sting, Divorce American Style, Private Benjamin - Captain Doreen Lewis, etc.)

Elmore Leonard: 1925-2013 (Author: Out of Sight, Get Shorty, 3:10 to Yuma, etc.)

Hugo Chavez: 1954- 2013 (President of Venezuela 1999-2013)

Ray Harryhausen: 1920-2013 (Movie producer, visual effects creator: It Came From Beneath the Sea, Jason and the Argonauts, One Million Years B.C., Clash of the Titans, etc.)

Margaret Thatcher: 1925-2013 (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1979-1990)

Marcia Wallace: 1942-2013 (Actress, comedian: The Bob Newhart Show, The Simpsons - voice of Edna Krabappel)

Joan Fontaine: 1917- 2913 (Actress: Gunga Din, Jane Eyre, Island in the Sun, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, etc.)

Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner: 1943-2013 (Singer for The Ohio Players: Fire, Love Rollercoaster, etc.)

Ed Lauter: 1938-2013 (Actor: The Rockford Files, Miami Vice, etc.)

Tom Laughlin: 1931-2013 (Director, screenwriter, author, political activist, actor: The Billy Jack movie series - Billy Jack)

Dennis Farina: 1944-2013 (Actor: Law & Order, Snatch, Midnight Run, etc.)

Ray Price: 1926-2013 (Country singer, songwriter: Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes, Heartaches By the Number, You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You, etc.)


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Bob the builder 12/27/2013 6:41:03 PM Report

Way to go Sootoday. There were some that I wasn't aware had passed on. Ah the memories. Those were good people.
God bless them all.
SarahMac 12/27/2013 7:40:04 PM Report

Hugo Chavez: 1954- 2913

Wow, over 900 years old
irishfey 12/27/2013 7:57:49 PM Report

Same as Bob the Builder,,, thanks Soo Today,, was some i didn"t know of... yes,, good folks they will be missed, and not too many upcoming to take their place.
uncle gary 12/28/2013 12:12:06 PM Report

Fantastic article. Thank-you for putting this together for us all to reflect on and once again remember.
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